FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Distributed Information Systems

Semantic Web Services Challenge


Startdate: 2006-03-07


The Semantic Web Services Challenge is an international initiative organized primarily by the Logic Group at Stanford University, STI Innsbruck, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, and TU Dortmund.

The goal of the SWS Challenge is to develop a common understanding of various technologies intended to facilitate the automation of mediation, choreography and discovery for Web Services using semantic annotations. The intent of this challenge is to explore the trade-offs among existing approaches. Additionally we would like to figure out which parts of problem space may not yet be covered.

Our most important service is that we provide a certification of SOA (Service Oriented Achitecture) technologies. We challenge the technical community to show what their web service mediation, discovery, and composition technologies can really do.