Amicalola Report: Database and Information Systems Research Challenges and Opportunities in Semantic Web and Enterprises

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This report describes opportunities for the DB/IS community to contribute to the advancement of the Semantic Web and the challenges or new research topics presented by the vision of the Semantic Web to the database and information systems (DB/IS) researchers. It is based on the NSFOntoWeb Invitational Workshop on DB/IS Research for Semantic Web and Enterprises that was held during April 3-5, 2002 at the Amicalola Falls State Park in the northern Georgia mountains. Most of the workshop participants were industry R&D leaders or senior academics from the fields of database management and information systems who at various points in time have been deeply involved with semantics or interdisciplinary work in knowledge representation. Others included AI and database researchers who are active with Semantic Web related projects, those who have worked on semantic modeling and interoperability dealing with different domains (e.g., geographic) and/or media (video, images). This report could not have been produced without their generous contribution, which we explicitly acknowledge and for which we are once more very grateful.