Strong KMi presence at EKAW 2012

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is a key event in Europe for the research communities in areas such as ontology engineering, the semantic web, knowledge discovery, knowledge acquisition, etc. KMi has a long history of contributions to the conference and, again this year, KMi had a strong presence.
 
Enrico Motta presented the paper “Realizing Networks of Proactive Smart Products” which details the work realised within the SmartProducts project, on a distributed architecture of SmartProducts that can proactively collaborate to solve problems and tasks in their environment. This work has in particular be applied in the context of kitchen appliances collaborating within a smart-kitchen context, and has been especially welcome for connecting works done in the past on problem solving, with more recent trends around distributed data and knowledge architectures and the Semantic Web.
 
Mathieu d’Aquin was, together with Andriy Nikolov, chair of the poster and demo track of the conference. Demo submissions were included in the proceedings and the session itself was very busy, generating lots of interactions between conference attendees.