Dr Richard Benjamins is Director of Innovation and R&D at Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO) in Madrid, Spain. He co-founded the international Semantic Web solutions company in June 1999. In September 2005 they were granted the National Award for Computer Science.
Dr Benjamins has been a part time professor at the Technical University of Madrid. Before working at iSOCO, Dr Benjamins has held positions at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.
He has published over 100 scientific articles in books, journals and proceedings, covering areas such as knowledge technologies, artificial intelligence, human-computer studies, knowledge management, Semantic Web and ontologies. He has been the guest editor of several journal special-issues and co-chair of numerous international workshops and conferences. He now serves on many international programme committees.
He is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Intelligent Systems, Web Semantics (Elsevier), International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (Idea Group). Richard Benjamins received his Master's Degree (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) in cognitive science from the University of Amsterdam.
In this talk, Richard Benjamins will give an overview of several commercial applications that incorporate Semantic Web technology. Relevant experiences and identified business challenges will be summarized.
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