An updated workshop schedule is available for the IJCAI 2001 Workshop on E-Business and the Intelligent Web, to be held in Seattle, WA, August 5, 2001 as part of the Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. An invited paper on "Standardizing XML Rules" will be presented by Benjamin N. Grosof of the MIT Sloan School of Management. The workshop is set against the backdrop of two key trends: "(1) The e-business community is creating new infrastructures to support high-level business-to-business and business-to-consumer activities on the web. (2) The so-called 'semantic web' movement is developing a range of proposals aimed at supporting intelligent information-seeking and information-management operations over the web. In the first trend, the main foci are on defining a new generation of electronic data interchange protocols, mostly based on XML (prominent initiatives include BizTalk, eCo, OASIS, and RosettaNet) and on creating new kinds of e-business services such as agent-mediated B2B e-commerce, and knowledge-driven customer relationship management. In the second trend, the emphasis is on enriching the web's data markup languages with knowledge representation features, to permit inference over the content of web pages (prominent initiatives include DAML, OIL, and RDF). Its goals include the production of internet-scale inference mechanisms, knowledge markup languages, and active information-seeking services. The goal of the workshop is to bring together members of the e-business and intelligent web communities to consider the current state of the two fields, and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the interaction between the two areas."
Paper sessions include: Knowledge Modelling for E-Business; Intelligent Web Services; Customer-to-Business Techniques; Business-to-Business Techniques; Prospects for the Semantic Web and E-Business.
- IJCAI 2001 Workshop on E-Business and the Intelligent Web
- Workshop program [cache]
- "Standardizing XML Rules." Invited presentation by Benjamin N. Grosof
- Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
- Ontologies & Information Sharing workshop website
- "Rule Markup Language (RuleML)" - Main reference page.
- "XML and 'The Semantic Web'" - Main reference page.