CFP: Semantic Web Services for Enterprise Application Integration 2003.

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                      Semantic Web Services for
                  Enterprise Application Integration
                      and E-Commerce (SWSEE03)
             Workshop held in conjunction with ICEC 2003
                  Pittsburgh, PA, September 30, 2003
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    The workshop "Semantic Web Services for Enterprise Application
    Integration and E-Commerce" focuses on the proposed intersection of
    three domains that very recently started drawing enormous attention
    throughout academia and industry and is of utmost importance as well as
    relevance for computer science and the business world:
    * Web Service Technology (manifested through SOAP, WSDL and UDDI)
    * Semantic Web Technology (manifested through ontology-based modelling
       framework such as RDF, RDFS, DAML+OIL and OWL)
    * Enterprise Integration (manifested through Enterprise Application
       Integration (EAI) and E-Commerce in form of Business-to-Business (B2B)
       Integration as well as Business-to-Consumer (B2C)).
    The currently brought forward 'promise' is that Semantic Web Services,
    i.e., Web Service technology in conjunction with Semantic Web
    technology, will make dynamic Enterprise Integration and Virtual
    Enterprises possible for all types and sizes of enterprises compared to
    'traditional' technology like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or Value
    Added Networks (VANs).
    These strong promises raise a series of questions: to what extend are
    these different technologies already integrated today? How does the
    combination of those technologies look like? How does this combination
    make the Enterprise Integration problem easier to solve and the solution
    more reliable?
    'Traditional' technologies exist (in some cases for over 30 years) and a
    lot of progress has been made over time due to the lessons learned in
    real world and sometimes large scale deployments. Today, the major
    problems of Enterprise Integration in form of EAI and E-Commerce are:
         * Endpoint Discovery
         * Semantic and Syntactic Unification
         * Interaction Protocols
         * Message Security and Trust Relationships
         * Process Management
         * Integration Standards
         * Legacy Application Connectivity
    Traditional technologies are able to address individually all these
    major problems today; they can implement predictable and reliable
    Enterprise Integration. However, Semantic Web Technologies may have the
    potential to lay the foundations for frameworks seamlessly addressing
    these requirements as a whole, at the semantic level and relying on
    unified standards.
    The workshop seeks contributions that address the Enterprise Integration
    problems with the new technologies. Submissions are sought that address
    specifically the intersection of Web Service Technology, Semantic Web
    Technology and Enterprise Integration. It is the goal to show the
    relevance and applicability of the new integration technologies in that
    they provide a 'better' solution to well-understood problems in the EAI
    and E-Commerce space.
    Contributions are encouraged to make a very good and well-founded case
    for the new technologies based on rigorous and solid arguments. However,
    contributions that are critical in nature based on a solid argumentation
    and also state the deficiencies that have to be overcome are equally
    welcome. Case studies that are very detailed are encouraged, too, in
    order to show the applicability of the new technologies.
    Further details can be found at
    Topics of Interest
    * Case study for complex inter-enterprise processes
    * Formal process languages for distributed process management
    * Integration process management
    * Integration standard comparisons and proposals
    * Legacy system integration
    * Semantic interoperability and integration
    * Mapping and management of heterogeneous ontologies in cooperating
    * Scaleable ontology-based frameworks and business languages
    * Public and private process management
    * Trading partner discovery and management
    * Trust relationship formation and evolution
    * Non-repudiation management for complex processes
    * Quality of service and service level agreement management
    * Security policies, management and frameworks
    * Comprehensive web service infrastructures
    * Semantic description, discovery, and selection of web services
    * Scaleable, semantic web service composition for heterogeneous
    Workshop Chairs
    Christoph Bussler, Oracle Corporation, USA,
    Dieter Fensel, Leopold-Franzens Universitaet Innsbruck, Austria,
    Organizing Committee
    Rose Dieng-Kuntz, INRIA, France,
    Fabien Gandon, Carnegie Mellon University, USA,
    Terry Payne, University of Southampton, UK,
    Program Committee
    Prof. Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Prof. Brian Blake, Georgetown University, USA
    Prof. Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dr.   Fabio Casati, HP Labs, USA
    Dr.   Umeshwar Dayal, HP Labs, USA
    Prof. Mark S. Fox, University of Toronto, Canada
    Prof. Benjamin Grosof, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
    Prof. Michael N. Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
    Dr.   Frank Leymann, IBM, Germany
    Dr.   Mark Little, Arjuna Labs, United Kingdom
    Dr.   Alexander Maedche, Robert Bosch Corp., Germany
    Prof. Michele Missikoff, IASI-CNR
    Prof. Maria Orlowska, University of Queensland, Australia
    Prof. Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Prof. Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Prof. Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
    Dr.   Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    Prof. Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Dr.   Sanjiva Weerawarana, IBM, USA
    Dr.   Jian Yang, Tilburg University, Netherlands
    Dr.   Gang Zhao, STAR Lab, Belgium
    Papers should be:
       - a maximum of 10 pages in the style posted at
       - submitted in electronic form (Postscript, PDF, or RTF) via email to
         Christoph Bussler at
    CMU will publish the workshop proceedings. We will use the publishing
    guidelines posted at
    Important Dates
    * Submission Deadline: May 31, 2003
    * Author Notification: July 15, 2003
    * Camera-Ready Papers due: August 1, 2003
    * Workshop Dates: Likely September 30, but possibly during the
       ICEC conference: Oct. 1-3.
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