Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2003 Vol. 26 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
TC on Data Engineering: Election of Chair for 2004-2005   Paul Larson 1
Position Statement and Biography   Erich Neuhold 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Umeshwar Dayal, Harumi Kuno, Kevin Wilkinson 4

Special Issue on Making the Semantic Web Real

A Database Perspective on the Semantic Web: A Brief Commentary   Frank Manola 5
The ICS-FORTH Semantic Web Integration Middleware (SWIM)}    
    Vassilis Christophides, Gregory Karvounarakis, Aimilia Magkanaraki, Dimitris Plexousakis, Val Tannen 11
Information Integration and the Semantic Web   Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, Fereidoon Sadri 19
Knowledge Provenance Infrastructure   Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Deborah L. McGuinness, Rob McCool 26
Supporting Scalable, Persistent Semantic Web Applications    
    Kevin Wilkinson, Craig Sayers, Harumi Kuno, Dave Reynolds, Luping Ding 33
Semantic (Web) Technology In Action: Ontology Driven Information Systems for Search, Integration and Analysis    
    Amit Sheth, Cartic Ramakrishnan 40
Putting the Semantic Web to Work with DB Technology   Nathalie Moreno, Ismael Navas, J.F. Aldana 49
Functional Modeling of Engineering Designs for the Semantic Web   Joseph B. Kopena, William C. Regli 55
The Role of Semantic Web Technology in Enterprise Application Integration   Christoph Bussler 62

Announcements and Notices

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