From: Tim Finin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
POLICY MANAGEMENT FOR THE WEB (PM4W) http://www.cs.umbc.edu/pm4w/ A WWW2005 Workshop 14th International World Wide Web Conference Tuesday 10 May 2005, Chiba, Japan EXTENDED DEADLINE : 14 Feb 2005 Due to numerous requests and competing deadlines for the NSF Cybertrust program we are extending the deadline for paper submissions to February 14th. The new schedule is as follows: 14 February 2005 Submitted papers due (midnight GMT -5) 28 March 2005 Decisions announced 20 April 2005 Camera ready papers due 10 May 2005 Workshop In order to realize the full potential of the World Wide Web as an open, dynamic, and distributed ``universe of network-accessible information'', it is important for web entities to behave appropriately. Policy management provides the openness, flexibility, and autonomy required to regulate this environment as entities can reason over their own policies and the policies of other entities to decide how to behave. Using policies allows entities to specify expected behavior of entities they interact with. Entities can also adapt to increasingly complex requirements without the need for substantial changes to the structure or implementation through the use of policies. Policy management includes policy specification, deployment, reasoning over policies, updating and maintaining policies, and enforcement. We propose that policy management is required for the web for (i) constraining different kinds of behavior including security, privacy, conversation, and collaboration, (ii) configuration management, (iii) describing business processes, and (iv) establishing trust and reputation. TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE: policy specification, implementation, and enforcement; dynamic merging of policies; static and dynamic conflict resolution; dynamic policy modification; formal models for policy verification; relationship of trust and reputation to policies; business contracts and rules; case studies for policy management; applicability of XML, RDF and OWL for policy specification; obligation management; policies for access control, privacy, and collaboration; decidability and tractability issues; digital rights management policies; policy engineering; enhancing P3P with policies; and user-oriented policy authoring systems. VENUE. The PM4W workshop will be held as part of WWW2005 in Chiba, Japan at Nippon Convention Center (or better known as Makuhari Messe). Makuhari Messe is conveniently located halfway between central Tokyo and the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). From the airport, it can be reached by bus or car in 30 minutes. Tokyo station is also only 30 minutes away by train (the JR Keiyo Line). TYPES OF PAPERS. We seek two kinds of papers: research papers that report on the results of original research and short papers that articulate a position, describe an application or demonstrate a working language or system. Both research papers and short papers will be included in the workshop proceedings. Research papers should describe original research not published elsewhere and should not exceed eight pages in length. Short papers are expected to be four to six pages. Short position papers should provide insight into the requirements for, or challenges of, developing or applying policies for web-based information systems. Short application papers should describe an implemented novel use of policies in a web-based environment. Short demonstration papers should document a implemented system or language that uses policies. Each submission should indicate the type of paper being submitted: research, position, application or demonstration. SUBMISSION DETAILS. Papers should be submitted electronically by the 14th February 2005. See http://www.cs.umbc.edu/pm4w/submit.html for information on formatting and submitting your paper. DEADLINES. Papers must me submitted electronically by midnight (US eastern time zone, i.e., gmt-5) on 14th February, 2005. Notification of the reviewing results will be made on 28th March, 2005. Final camera-ready versions of accepted documents must be provided electronically on 20th April, 2005. PROGRAM. PM4W will be a one day workshop consisting of invited talk(s), presentations of submitted papers, and (probably) a panel as well as time for discussion. WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS: Tim Finin (UMBC), Jim Hendler (UMCP), Lalana Kagal (MIT) PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Anne Anderson (Sun Microsystems), Vijay Atluri (Rutgers University), Elisa Bertino (Purdue University), Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (IHMC), Dan Connolly (W3C), Naranker Dulay (Imperial College), Tim Finin (UMBC), Jim Hendler (UMCP), Maryann Hondo (IBM), Benjamin Grosof (MIT), Anupam Joshi (UMBC), Lalana Kagal (MIT), Jonathan Moffett (University of York), Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S and University of Hannover), Bijan Parsia (UMCP), Filip Perich (Cougaar Software), Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University of London), Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C), Kent Seamons (BYU), Norman Sadeh (CMU), Akhil Sahai (HP Labs), Marek Sergot (Imperial College), Katia Sycara (CMU), Dinesh Verma (IBM TJ Watson), William Winsborough (GMU), Marianne Winslett (UIUC). FOR MORE INFORMATION, send email to pm4w at cs.umbc.edu or contact one of the workshop chairs.
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