To be held at ISWC 2007, in Busan, Korea, November 11-16, 2007

First Industrial Results of Semantic Technologies (FIRST)


The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate the early adoption of semantic technologies by enterprises, and to promote further technology transfer from Semantic Web research to industry. It will bring industry and research together to present and discuss the pros and cons of applying semantic technologies in business processes, not only to identify how industrial requirements can be met, but also important issues of technology maturity, accessability, integratability into existing enterprise IT structures and maintenance throughout the entire ontology and metadata lifecycle.

Call for Papers

We seek concrete reports of technology transfer to industry of Semantic Web technologies. In particular, we invite industry representatives to report on first experiences from the application and use of semantic technology within business processes. The workshop provides an opportunity to inform the research community of industrial requirements and gain feedback from technology developers.

Topics of Interest

We aim for a broad range of topics to be covered in terms of their industrial value and barriers to uptake, including:


Submissions are not yet open, and will be done through the main conference submission system. Workshop submissions will be electronic and should follow the ISWC guidelines (PDF, formatting according to Springer guidelines, no more than 14 pages). Papers will be published in an accompanying online proceedings as well as hardcopy which will be available to all workshop attendees.

Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: 17 August 2007
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 10 September 2007
Submission of CRC: 30 September 2007

The workshop will be held November 2007 as part of the International Semantic Web conference in Busan, Korea. Please refer to the conference site for all organisational issues.

Organizing committee

Program committee

To Be Confirmed Soon


The event is supported by KnowledgeWeb, the EU funded Network of Excellence on Realizing the Semantic Web

Knowledge Web