CFP: Web Service Semantics workshop at WWW2005

From: David Martin (martin@AI.SRI.COM)
Date: 01/01/05

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                      C a l l   f o r   P a p e r s
    
    
                         WEB SERVICE SEMANTICS:
                  TOWARDS DYNAMIC BUSINESS INTEGRATION
    
                   http://www.ai.sri.com/WSS2005
    
    
                      a workshop to be held at the
    
          14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005)
    
                         http://www2005.org/
    
                            Chiba, Japan
                       Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
    
    
    DESCRIPTION
    
    The description of Web services in a machine-understandable fashion is
    expected to have a great impact in the areas of e-Commerce and
    Enterprise Application Integration, as it can enable dynamic and
    scalable cooperation between independently developed systems and
    organisations.  These potential benefits have led to the establishment
    of an important class of research activities, both in industry and
    academia, aimed at the practical deployment of declarative,
    semantically rich service and process descriptions and their use
    across the Web service lifecycle.
    
    This research, which draws on a variety of fields such as knowledge
    representation, automated software engineering, process modeling,
    workflow, and software agents, is happening under several headings,
    including Semantic Web services (SWS), Grid services and Semantic Grid
    services, and (some aspects of) Service-Oriented Computing.  For ease
    of reference, in this call we refer to this general area of work as
    Semantic Web services (SWS).  We note that here, "Semantic Web" does
    not denote any particular set of standards, although much work in this
    area does build on products of the Semantic Web activity at W3C.  In
    addition, many SWS efforts are aligned with rapidly developing
    commercial Web service standards such as WSDL and UDDI.
    
    Many major challenges need to be addressed in this field. This
    workshop aims to provide a forum in which to focus on selected core
    technical challenges for deployment of SWS, and reach a better
    understanding of the relationships between commercial Web service
    standards, current SWS research efforts, and the ultimate requirements
    for full-scale deployment of these technologies. Another major focus
    will be on the relationship of work on SWS to the needs of business
    systems, and in particular the needs having to do with publishing
    policies associated with Web services, such as those discussed at the
    recent W3C Workshop on Constraints and Capabilities for Web Services
    (see http://www.w3.org/2004/06/ws-cc-cfp.html). Submissions related to
    semantics for Grid services are welcome.  We particularly seek
    submissions that demonstrate innovative applications of SWS
    technologies to the challenges involved in automating online business
    transactions.
    
    
    TOPICS
    
    Relevant topics include:
    
       o Supporting SWS Deployment
       o Architectures for SWS Deployment
       o Semantics in Grid Services
       o Tools and Infrastructure
       o Applications of SWS to E-business and E-government
       o Supporting Enterprise Application Integration with SWS
       o Policies for Semantic Web Services
       o Advertising, Discovery, Matchmaking
       o SWS Conversational Protocols and Choreography
       o Ontologies and Languages for Service Description
       o Ontologies and Languages for Process Modeling
       o Foundations of Reasoning about Services and/or Processes
       o Contracts and Commitments
       o Composition of Semantic Web Services
       o Execution and Lifecycle Management of Semantic Web Services
       o Monitoring and Recovery Strategies for Semantic Web Services
       o Relationship of Semantic Web Services with Workflow Technologies
       o Security and Privacy for Semantic Web Services
       o Relationships between SWS, Grid Service, and Commercial WS
         Technologies
    
    
    INTENDED AUDIENCE
    
    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.
    
    
    WORKSHOP FORMAT AND ATTENDANCE
    
    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 panels.
    
    There will be one invited speaker.  Subject to time constraints, there
    may also be a panel of experts on a selected topic.
    
    Registration will be open to all registrants of the WWW conference.
    Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must
    attend the workshop.  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.
    
    
    SUBMISSIONS
    
    Two categories of submissions are solicited:
    
    (1) Full papers (up to 12 pages).
    (2) Position papers (1-2 pages).
    
    All submissions should be formatted in the style required for the
    Refereed Paper Tracks of WWW 2005, which is specified here:
         http://www2005.org/papers/submission.html.
    Submissions should be sent by email to
         wss-submissions@ai.sri.com.
    
    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.
    
    
    IMPORTANT DATES
    
    Submissions due:               February 23, 2005
    Notification of acceptance:    March 21, 2005
    Camera ready format due:       April 6, 2005
    
    
    ORGANIZATION
    
    Organizing Committee
    
    Christoph Bussler     Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
    Richard Goodwin       IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
    Rubn Lara            Tecnologa, Informacin y Finanzas (TIF), Spain
    David Martin          SRI International, USA
    Takahira Yamaguchi    Keio University, Japan
    
    Program Committee (partial)
    
    Tim Finin               University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA  		
    Naoki Fukuta            Shizuoka University, Japan  				
    Michael Kifer           University at Stony Brook, USA  			
    Jae Kyu Lee             KAIST, Korea  						
    Massimo Paolucci        Carnegie-Mellon University, USA  			
    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  			
    Said Tabet              Macgregor Group, USA  					
    Hideaki Takeda          National Institute of informatics, Japan  		
    Laurentiu Vasiliu       Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI),
                             Ireland
    Tomas Vitvar            Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI),
                             Ireland
    Michal Zaremba          Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI),
                             Ireland			
    


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