The presentation titled, "The role of semantic web technologies in smart environments" was presented by Faisal Razzak on 15/03/2013 (14:10) at DAUIN, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The presentation provides an overview of the PhD Thesis and explores the potential role of semantic web technologies in smart/Intelligent environments. It ponders on two main contributions, i.e., User Intelligible goals and Semantic Data Exchange. Briefly talks about Domotic Effects framework (Modelling, Evaluation, Enforcement and Optimization) and Effects Ontology. It also talks about the concept of Linked Open Dynamic Data and Publisher Ontology.