Call for Participation: Semantics in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing at WWW2003

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Date: 05/06/03

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                              1st Workshop on
                Semantics in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing
                                   at the
              Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference
                       20 May 2003, Budapest, Hungary
                          in cooperation with the
                 GGF Semantic Grid Research Group (SEM-GRD)
             Workshop URL:
             Registration at:
    Topics and Content
    The  Semantic Web is widely accepted as a means to enhance the Web
    with machine processable content. However, mostly the Semantic Web
    is  aiming  at techniques and technologies for static information,
    in  contrast to dynamic services or distributed computing. Several
    interest  groups  and  efforts  are  working on infrastructure for
    enabling  distributed computing. The organization of these efforts
    are  in part top down organized efforts, involving multiple formal
    organizations  and  dedicated  projects,  and  bottom-up  efforts,
    sometimes  started  by  single  organizations  or individuals in a
    grassroots effort.
    The  Grid  is  aiming  at  technologies  which allow the flexible,
    secure,  coordinated resource sharing among dynamic collections of
    individuals,   institutions,   and   resources,  enabling  virtual
    organizations.   Problems   encountered   include  authentication,
    authorization,    resource   access,   resource   discovery,   and
    interoperation  of  active services. The same problems are eminent
    in  the  Peer-to-Peer  (P2P)  area,  where  projects are typically
    organized  in  a  bottom-up fashion. Reusable infrastructures like
    SUN's   JXTA   are  emerging,  attracting  numerous  applications.
    However, each application uses its own data format, and it is hard
    to see how applications interoperate.
    A  related  area  is  Web  Services:  driven  by  industry efforts
    numerous  specifications  are developed, which are of interest for
    the  Grid  projects  as  well  as  for  the  Peer-to-Peer efforts.
    Although  there  is  an  agreement that Web Services would benefit
    from  more  semantics, little systematic research has been done on
    the problem of how to combine the notions of Web Services with the
    results  of  the  Semantic  Web,  Peer-to-Peer and Grid computing.
    The  workshop  will  be  organized around talks presenting
    research  results in the intersection of the Semantic Web, P2P and
    Grid  computing and discussions.
    Accepted Papers and Schedule
    09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Workshop Overview
    09:15 - 10:00 Invited Talk: Jim Hendler: Titel TBA
    10:00 - 10:30 Takeshi Kato, Norihiro Ishikawa, Hiromitsu Sumino,
    Johan Hjelm, Ye Yu, and Zhongwu Zhu (NTT DoCoMo Inc & Ericsson): A
    Platform  for  Peer-to-Peer  Communications  and  its  Relation to
    Semantic Web Applications
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session Semantics in P2P System
    11:00 - 11:30 Jeen Broekstra, Marc Ehrig, Peter Haase, Frank van
    Harmelen,  Arjohn  Kampman,  Marta  Sabou1,  Ronny Siebes, Steffen
    Staab,  Heiner  Stuckenschmidt, Christoph Tempich (Free University
    of  Amsterdam  and  University of Karlsruhe): A Metadata Model for
    Semantics-Based Peer-to-Peer Systems
    11:30 - 12:00 Jing Zhou, Vijay Dialani, David De Roure, Wendy Hall
    (University of Southampton): A Semantic Search Algorithm for
    Peer-to-Peer Open Hypermedia Systems Authors
    12:00  -  12:30  A. Castano, S. Ferrara, S. Montanelli, E. Pagani,
    G.P. Rossi (University of Milan): Ontology-Addressable Contents in
    P2P Networks
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:30 Session Semantics in Grids
    14:00 - 14:30 Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit, Stefan Decker, Carl
    Kesselman (University of Southern California): Ontology-based
    Resource Matching - The Grid meets the Semantic Web
    14:30 - 15:00 Huang Lican, Wu Zhaohui, and Pan Yunhe (Zhejiang
    University): A Scalable and Eeffective Architecture for Grid
    services’ Discovery
    15:00 - 15:30 Mario Cannataro and Carmela Comito (University
    “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro): A Data Mining Ontology for Grid
    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 - 17:30 Short and Position Paper Presentations and Workshop
    Result Discussion
    16:00 - 16:20 Mario T. Schlosser and Sepandar D. Kamvar (Stanford
    University): Simulating a P2P File-Sharing Network
    16:20 - 16:35 David Bell, Mark Lycett (Brunel University): The
    Grid: Discovery with Utilisation Context and Knowledge (DUCK)
    16:35 - 16:50 Senthil Ayyasamy and Yugyung Lee (University of
    Missouri - Kansas City): Semantic Web Services and DHT-based Peer
    to Peer Networks: A New Symbiotic Relationship
    16:50 - 17:30 Facilitator Presentation, Discussion and Summary
    19:00 - .... Social Event: Dinner. Location TBA
    Workshop Chairs
    Karl Aberer Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland,
    Stefan Decker Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, USA
    David De Roure University of Southampton, UK,
    Carole Goble The University of Manchester, UK,
    Program Committee
         * Karl Aberer (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
         * Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne)
         * Stefan Decker (ISI/USC)
         * David de Roure (University of Southampton)
         * Johannes Ernst (R-Objects)
         * Dieter Fensel (University of Innsbruck)
         * Ian Foster (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
         * Yolanda Gil (ISI/USC)
         * Carole Goble (University of Manchester)
         * Frank van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam)
         * Jim Hendler (University of Maryland)
         * Ian Horrocks (University of Manchester)
         * Vipul Kashyap (National Library of Medicine)
         * Carl Kesselman (ISI/USC)
         * Chen Li (University of California at Irvine)
         * Wolfgang Nejdl (University of Hannover and Learninglab Lower Saxony)
         * Sylvia Ratnasamy (U.C.Berkeley)
         * Mario Schlosser (McKinsey & Company)
         * Amit Sheth (University of Georgia
         * Steffen Staab (University of Karlsruhe)
         * Bernard Traversat (SUN Microsystems)

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