CFP: Semantic Web Services workshop at ISWC

From: David Martin (martin@AI.SRI.COM)
Date: 06/03/04

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                   2 n d   C a l l   f o r   P a p e r s
                        SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES:
                     a workshop to be held at the
         3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004)
                           Hiroshima, Japan
                      Monday, November 8th, 2004
    Recognition of the potential value and technical challenges of Semantic
    Web services (SWS) has grown rapidly over the last couple years in the
    Semantic Web research community.  Awareness of the need for richer
    semantics for service description is also growing in the worlds of
    commercial Web services (particularly with respect to Enterprise
    Application Integration and eCommerce) and Grid computing, as well as in
    selected groups of early adopters of Semantic Web technologies.
    Significant work has already been done in this decade on SWS, and a
    large body of relevant work exists from earlier decades, in fields such
    as knowledge representation, planning, agent-based systems, databases,
    programming languages, and software engineering.  Nevertheless many
    difficult research challenges remain, and much work is needed to adapt
    relevant existing technologies to the context of Web services and the
    Semantic Web, and to prepare the more mature languages, capabilities and
    architectures for widespread deployment.
    This workshop aims to provide a forum in which to focus on selected core
    technical challenges for deployment of SWS; provide guidance to early
    adopters of Semantic Web services technology, particularly in the
    business community; and facilitate the formation of new communities of
    SWS users.
    There will be a particular focus on the relationship of work on SWS to
    the needs of business systems.  To this end, submissions are sought that
    demonstrate innovative application of SWS technologies to the challenges
    involved in automating online business transactions.
    Another focus will be on the relationship between current research
    efforts and the ultimate requirements for full-scale deployment of these
    technologies.  One desired outcome of the workshop is to get clearer
    about questions such as
       * How far have we come towards scalable industrial-strength technology?
       * Is there enough infrastructure (e.g., tools, architectural and
    language specifications, meta-services) to begin to support widespread
       * If not, what significant gaps most urgently need to be filled?"
    Relevant topics include:
    Ontology Design and Use with Semantic Web Services
    Applications of SWS to E-business and E-government
    Supporting Enterprise Application Integration with SWS
    Relationship with Commercial Web Services technologies
    Relationship with Grid computing technologies
    Architectures for SWS Deployment
    Tools and Infrastructure Supporting SWS Deployment
    Advertising, Discovery, Matchmaking, and Brokering of SWS
    Conversational Protocols for SWS
    Models and Languages for Process Modeling for SWS
    Composition and Planning with Semantic Web Services
    Execution and Lifecycle Management of Semantic Web Services
    Monitoring and Recovery Strategies for Semantic Web Services
    Relationship of Semantic Web Services with Workflow Technologies
    Security and Privacy for Semantic Web Services
    The intended audience includes researchers working on Semantic Web
    services, Grid services, and related technologies; students interested
    in these topics; developers of commercial Web services standards (such
    as those engaged in these activities at W3C and OASIS); and commercial
    software developers who are investigating how to achieve greater
    flexibility and automation in the delivery of Web services.
    The program will occupy one full day, and will include presentations of
    papers selected from the full papers category (see "Submissions" below).
      In some cases, papers may be presented as part of themed discussion
    There will be one invited speaker.  Subject to time constraints, there
    may also be a panel of experts on a selected topic.  Panels will be
    conducted in such a way as to encourage discussion with the audience.
    This workshop is open to all members of the ISWC community. Please note
    that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the
    workshop.  All workshop participants must pay the ISWC2004 workshop
    registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.
    Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop.
    However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would
    like to participate, those who have submitted a paper (in any category)
    will be given priority for registration.
    Two categories of submissions are solicited:
    (1) Full papers (up to 15 pages).
    (2) Position papers (1-2 pages).
    All submissions should be formatted in Springer's LNCS style
    (, and sent by e-mail to
    Full papers will be peer-reviewed; position papers will receive no review.
    Accepted full papers will be scheduled for a presentation at the
    workshop.  Shorter full papers may be given appropriately shortened time
    slots.  In some cases, papers may be presented as part of themed
    discussion panels.
    All accepted full papers, and all position papers of attendees, will be
    published online, on a publicly available Web site.
    We emphasize that a larger word count does not necessarily confer any
    greater likelihood of acceptance.  In some cases -- such as papers
    describing early work on a project -- it is appropriate for papers to be
    considerably shorter than 15 pages.  Naturally, however, figures that
    help the reader to quickly grasp the essence of complex material are
    strongly encouraged.
    Position statements are limited to 2 pages and should include some or
    all of the following:
         * introduction of the author(s)
         * brief description of your work (and possibly other work
           at your institution) related to Semantic Web services
         * tools or testbeds you have to offer to the community
         * discussion of what you view as the most challenging
           issues in Semantic Web Services and prospects for
           solving them
         * challenges, questions or issues that you'd like to see
           addressed at the workshop.
    Submissions due:               July 15, 2004
    Notification of acceptance:    September 8, 2004
    Camera ready format due:       October 1, 2004
    Organizing Committee
    David Martin          SRI International, USA
    Takahira Yamaguchi    Keio University, Japan
    Rubén Lara Hernández  Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
    Steering Committee
    Chris Bussler          Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
    Andreas Eberhart       University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    Sheila McIlraith       University of Toronto, Canada
    Katia Sycara           Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Program Committee (partial)
    Sudhir Agarwal         University o0f Karlsruhe, Germany
    Steve Battle           Hewlett Packard, UK
    Richard Benjamins      iSOCO, Spain
    Mark Burstein          BBN Technologies, USA
    Marin Dimitrov         Ontotext, Bulgaria
    John Domingue          Open University, UK
    Dieter Fensel          Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
    Tim Finin              University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
    Stefan Fischer         Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
    Naoki Fukuta           Shizuoka University, Japan
    Richard Goodwin        IBM, USA
    Benjamin Grosof        MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
    Noriaki Izumi          Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST, Japan
    Michael Kifer          University at Stony Brook, USA
    Jae Kyu Lee            KAIST, Korea
    Alain Lčger            France Telecom, France
    Ryusuke Masuoka        Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Japan/USA
    Frank McCabe           Fujitsu Labs, USA
    Pramila Mullan 	       France Telecom R & D, USA
    Massimo Paolucci       Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
    Bijan Parsia           University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    Chris Priest           HP Labs, UK
    Ulrich Reimer          Business Operation Systems, Switzerland
    Marta Sabou            Vrije Universiteit, NL
    Evren Sirin            University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    Monika Solanki         De Montfort University, UK
    Naveen Srinivasan      Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
    Rudi Studer            University o0f Karlsruhe, Germany
    Said Tabet             Macgregor Group, USA
    Hideaki Takeda         National Institute of informatics, Japan
    Naohiko Uramoto        IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan

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