Trends in E-Commerce: Tomorrow: Semantic Desktop,

Tomorrow I will be giving a talk at TU-Wien about: The Semantic Desktop – a new hope for Personal Information Management.

The presentations take place on 1st December 2008 from 17:00-19:00 in the Seminarraum Zemanek, Favoritenstrasse 9-11 (1040 Vienna), ground floor. The nearest underground station is U1 Taubstummengasse.

As usualy, there are mozartballs and time for questions, please come in masses, if possible, manic.

With today’s operating systems it is possible to store a file to a folder, but not to a project or a person. Applications do not share concepts of persons or projects. In the Semantic Web effort, the W3C has proposed standards for the management of metadata.
This talk is about a merge of Semantic Web and Personal Computers resulting in the Semantic Desktop. Existing data sources are adapted to RDF, enabling integration across applications. Different projects aim at implementing the new paradigm, in the talk the open source frameworks published by the NEPOMUK project are presented.