Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) sponsored the awareness session of Emerging Trends in Semantic Business and Application Development that was held on Thursday, 28th March, 2013 at SEECS-Campus, NUST Islamabad. Teachers & Students, Researchers & Developers, IT & Business Professionals, from industry and academia participated in the event.

Semantics is the study of meaning and a branch of Artificial Intelligence. Semantic based development is becoming in main stream computing, and a number of notable applications are in use by various organizations globally, such as BBC and Oracle. HTML-5 is the upcoming technology which is also using semantics, which enhances accessibility, search ability, internationalization and interoperability.

In Pakistan, very few organizations are working on semantics based products. So there is a huge potential market to generate business opportunities.