27 September 2004 to 1 October 2004
Interlaken, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Defining a Semantic Web Initiative for High Energy Physics

30 Sep 2004, 14:00
Brunig 3 (Interlaken, Switzerland)

Brunig 3

Interlaken, Switzerland


B. White (SLAC)


During a recent visit to SLAC, Tim Berners-Lee challenged the High Energy Physics community to identify and implement HEP resources to which Semantic Web technologies could be applied. This challenge comes at a time when a number of other scientific disciplines (for example, bioinformatics and chemistry) have taken a strong initiative in making information resources compatible with Semantic Web technologies and in the development of associated tools and applications. The CHEP conference series has a strong history of identifying and encouraging adoption of new technologies. The most notable of these technologies include the Web itself and Grid computing. The Semantic Web could have a similar potential. Topics of discussion in this BoF include (but are not limited to): Definition of the Semantic Web; Semantic Web component technologies; Review of current Semantic Web-related efforts in HEP; Semantic Web resources that are publicly available; What needs to be done next.

Primary author

B. White (SLAC)

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