SWAD-Europe: Semantic web advanced development in Europe For the Web to reach its full potential, it must evolve into a Semantic Web, providing a universally accessible platform that allows data to be shared and processed by automated tools as well as by people. The ’Semantic Web’ is a recent initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), with the goal of extending the current Web to facilitate Web automation, universally accessible content, and the ’Web of Trust’. However, if the semantic web is going to be adopted and assimilated a clear migration path from present technologies to new ones is required. The SWAD-Europe project aims to support the W3C’s Semantic Web initiative in Europe, providing targeted research, demonstrations and outreach to ensure Semantic Web technologies move into the mainstream of networked computing. The project aims to support the development and deployment of W3C Semantic Web specifications through implementation, research and testing activities.