The Semantic Web and Web Services are transforming the Internet from a network of information to a network of knowledge and services. The number of services offered on the Internet is expected to rise dramatically in the next few years. The European Union is currently defining its vision of the future internet of 2015, from the physical infrastructure to user applications: software services and semantics are central to this agenda.

It is the mission of Service Web 3.0 to address these emerging developments and contribute to the implementation of framework programmes and their projects, and support the preparation of future community research and technological development. Service Web 3.0 will:

  • Define the software service agenda of the future by contributing to the EU's Future Internet initiative.
  • Produce roadmaps to plan and coordinate community activities for a future service world.
  • Set-up dedicated cross-project clusters focusing on Semantic Web Services within STI International, and exploit synergies through networking and cross-fertilization with other research and network projects related to this area.
  • Support standardization activities for semantic service descriptions.
  • Organize special focused conferences and seminars.
  • Provide information material such as white papers, feasibility studies, promotional movies for raising the awareness for the technology in industry, introducing new business models and systematically facilitating Semantic Web Services and Semantic Web technology adoption, in particular for SMEs.