Ph.D Research Proposal for Semantic Web

Wireless communications have become very pervasive. The number of mobile phones and wireless Internet users has increased significantly in recent years. Traditionally, first-generation wireless networks were targeted primarily at voice and data communications occurring at low data rates. Recently, the evolution of second- and third-generation wireless systems incorporates the features provided by broadband. In addition to supporting mobility, broadband also aims to support multimedia traffic, with quality of service (QoS) assurance. In the presence of different air interface technologies, and the need for interoperability has increasingly been recognized by the research community. GSM is commonly referred to as the second-generation mobile cellular system. GSM has its own set of communication protocols, interfaces, and functional entities. It is capable of supporting roaming, and carrying speech and data traffic. The third generation (3G) integrates cellular phones into the Internet world by providing high speed packet-switching data transmission in addition to circuit-switching voice transmission. In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. It is a successor to the 3G and 2G families of standards. It is expected to provide a comprehensive and secure all-IP based mobile broadband solution to laptop computer wireless modems, smart phones, and other mobile devices. Facilities such as ultra-broadband Internet access, IP telephony, gaming services, and streamed multimedia may be provided to users. The term 4G is used broadly to include several types of broadband wireless access communication systems, not only cellular telephone systems.

Research Topics in Semantic Web

  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Ontologies and Ontology Languages
  • Simple Ontologies in RDF and RDF Schema
  • Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL)
  • RDF Formal Semantics
  • Web Ontology Language OWL
  • Creating and Managing Ontologies
  • Developing the Semantic Web
  • Methodology for Semi-automatic Ontology Construction
  • Using Knowledge Discovery for Ontology Learning
  • Semantic Annotation
  • Data-driven Ontology Changes
  • Usage-driven Ontology Changes
  • Approaches to Reasoning with Inconsistency
  • Causes for Inconsistency in the Semantic Web
  • Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies
  • Approaches in Ontology Mediation
  • Mapping and Querying Disparate Knowledge Bases
  • Ontologies for Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Access and the Semantic WEB
  • Searching for Semantic Web Resources
  • Natural Language Generation from Ontologies
  • Semantic Web Services
  • The Web Services Modeling Ontology (WSMO)
  • The Web Service Modeling Language (WSML)
  • OWL-S Approach
  • The WSDL-S Approach