Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo


My current research interest are focused on Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services and how they can be applied to create robust middlewares that enhance current state-of-the-art on Service Oriented Computing, Enterprise Service Buses and e-learning. In the following, the projects where I took part are listed.


LUISA (FP6-027149) is an STREP Project funded by the European Union's IST programme. It started in March 2006 and has a duration of 30 months. It has a total funding of 3 MEUR. The mission of LUISA is that of exploiting the advantages of a Semantic Web Service Architecture to make richer and more flexible the processes of query and specification of learning needs in the context of Learning Management Systems and Learning Object Repositories. Learning needs may originate directly from learners or tutors and authors may demand them as part of the process of authoring or instructional design. The enhanced architecture will open new possibilities in the automation of learning object discovery, selection, composition and negotiation, within distributed service architectures seamlessly integrated through ontologies. The openness of the architecture proposed will ease the integration with existing Learning Management Systems and existing Learning Objects Repositories, providing ways to annotate current Learning Objects to spread their use.
Among the expected results of the project are counted:
  • Developing a Semantic Web Service-based Architecture for Learning Object Discovery, Selection, Negotiation and Composition.
  • Developing Semantic Learning Object Annotation Techniques.
  • Annotation Tool development.
  • Integration of the architecture into existing LCMS.
  • Case study reports.
  • Infrastructure artefacts.
  • Concrete tools.
  • Reports on case studies.

  • Proposal writing
  • Project coordinator


    DIP (FP6 - 507483) is an Integrated Project supported by the European Union's IST programme. It started in January 2004 and has a duration of 36 months. It has a total funding of 16.3 MEUR. DIP’s primary objective is to develop and extend Semantic Web and Web Service technologies in order to produce a new technology infrastructure for Semantic Web Services (SWS) - an environment in which different web services can discover and cooperate with each other automatically. DIP's long term vision is to deliver the potential benefits of Semantic Web Services to e-Work and e-Commerce. DIP is the largest of three IST projects in the area of Semantic Web. The two other projects are: SEKT (Semantic Knowledge Technologies) and KnowledgeWeb. SEKT, DIP and KnowledgeWeb form part of a natural 'cluster' collectively referred to as SDK. Close cooperation between the projects is ensured through a number of common tasks such as architecture design and joint dissemination actions.
    Among the expected results of the project are counted:
  • Open source Semantic Web Services Architecture
  • Three case study applications of SWS to real world scenarios in different sectors:
  • Virtual Internet Service Provider - Telecommunications
  • Intelligent Information Management and EAI - eGovernment
  • Dynamic & Smart e-business - eBanking, eCommerce
  • Practical, exploitable technology that can be deployed in new methods for eWork, eGoverment, and eCommerce.
  • Standard proposal through the Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI)

  • Participation in the proposal elaboration.
  • Workpackage 2 leader
  • Partner project management
  • Member of the Executive Project Management Board and Technical Project Managemenet Board


    One of the biggest problems we nowadays face in the information society is information overload. The Semantic Web aims to overcome this problem by adding meaning to the Web, which can be exploited by software agents to whom people can delegate tasks. The objective of Esperonto (IST-2001-34373) is to 'provide a bridge between the current web and the Semantic Web' by creating tools and services that enable the publishing of new and existing content on the SW. This infrastructure will enable the automatic aggregation of information contained in, semantically annotated, web resources.
  • Partner project management
  • Member of the Executive Project Management Board and Technical Project Managemenet Board


    Web services promise a new level of service on top of current web. However, in order to employ their full potential, appropriate description means for web services need to be developed. Current technology around UDDI, WSDL, and SOAP provide limited support in mechanizing service recognition, service configuration and combination, service comparison and automated negotiation. SWWS (IST-2001-37134) will provide a Semantic Web based Web Service platform which will service as a basis for some case studies in different areas.
  • Project member


    The Objectives of COG (IST–2001-38491) are: Demonstrate the Applicability of Grid Technologies to Industry; realize the Concept of an Information Grid Incorporating Real Corporate Data; give Semantics to Corporate Data Formats, including Legacy, Relational, and XML, through a Detailed Mapping to a Central Ontology; demonstrate the Technological Innovation of Automatically Translating Data Between Data Formats on the Grid by Way of a Semantic Mapping to a Central Ontology; publish a Reusable Ontology with Concepts from Discrete Manufacturing, and Specifically Automotive; capture Best Practices in Achieving these Objectives and Document the Methodology; disseminate the Methodology and the Results to Europe's Corporations; and re-use of Methodology in Industry.
  • Project member

    Scientific Program committees

    II Jornadas Científico-Técnicas en Servicios Web (JSWEB 2006), Sabtiago de Compostela, Spain, November 16-17, 2006.
    Chair of the Business Services Session at the IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service (EEE-04), Taipei, Taiwan, March 28-31, 2004.

    Paper Review

    WWW/Internet 2006. IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2006 Murcia, Spain, 5-8 October 2006
    Data & Knowledge Engineering Journal. Computer Science Journals
    SWS workshop at The Third International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004), Hiroshima, Japan, November 8, 2004.
    SWS workshop at The Third International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004), Hiroshima, Japan, November 8, 2004.
    IEEE Computer Society. IEEE Intelligent Systems
    IFIP International Conference on Intelligence in Communication Systems (Intellcomm 2004), Bangkok, Thailand, 23-26th November 2004
    14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2004), Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK, 5-8th October 2004
    International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2004) , San Diego, California, EEUU, July 6-9, 2004
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004) , Lisbon, Portugal, May 24-30, 2004
    26th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2003) , Hamburg, Germany, September 15-18, 2003
    IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference. WWW/Internet 2003 , Algarve, Portugal, November 5-8, 2003
    3rd International Conference on Web Engineering, Oviedo, Spain, July 14-18, 2003
    BIS 2003 (6th International Conference on Business Information Systems), Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, June 4-6, 2003
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