Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas  (FORTH)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Information Systems Lab (ISL)

Since its establishment in 1983, the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH-ICS) has a relatively long history and an established tradition of internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and providing services. FORTH-ICS represents Greece in the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). FORTH-ICS is active partner of FP6 Networks of Excellences related to the current proposal, including DELOS II (Digital Libraries), and REWERSE (Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics).

The FORTH-ICS Information Systems (ISL) Laboratory has many outstanding achievements in the Semantic Web area. ISL members have designed and implemented RDFSuite, a set of highly scalable tools used for managing RDF description bases and schemas. It includes a Validating RDF Parser (VRP), a RDF Schema Specific DataBase (RSSDB), an RDF Query Language (RQL) and an RDF View Language (RVL). ISL has also designed a novel Semantic Web Integration Middleware (SWIM) for mediating high-level queries to relational and/or XML sources using ontologies expressed in RDF/S.

For more see:
The ICS-FORTH RDFSuite: High-level Scalable Tools for the Semantic Web (