Semantic Web services (SWS) aims at extending traditional Web services
with machine-readable semantic descriptions of their functionality and
interfaces in order to increase the degree of automation for
service-based applications, e.g., by allowing the discovery, binding
and composition of services to be performed automatically.
This talk will provide a quick introduction to Semantic Web Services,
will discuss what have been the past achievements in this research area. The talk will also try to
analyze what are the problems that are hindering semantic web services to be largely adopted and how
future work in the area can contribute to solve such issue.