Dr. Jeff Z. Pan, seconded to iSOCO from last month, is going to give a talk in iSOCO. The title and abstract are as follows.
Title: Semantic Web: How far is it from the main stream market?
Research in Semantic Web Technologies has been going on for more than a decade. People want to know if semantic applications are still only piloted and/or put into production by early adopters, or starting to infiltrate mainstream. As Semantic Web Technologies often deliver backend solutions, not necessarily visible from the outside, it is not always easy to recognise their industrial uptake. In this talk, I am going to share my thoughts on this topic, purely based on public information avaiable out there, as well as on development within the K-Drive project that might help further industrial uptake.