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SDWP05: Semantic and Dynamic Web processes Workshop - New deadline May, 13, 2005

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 08:29:06 +0100
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================ Deadline extension & Call for Papers ======================

Because of requests for extensions and the need to complement our workshop

with the W3C workshop that overlaps with our workshop, we have decided

to extend the deadline for submission to May 13, 2005.

We hope to achieve two key outcomes: high quality discussions and

of significant work in progress, and selection and publication of more

work after the workshop as a book.




                   Second International Workshop on

                 Semantic and Dynamic Web Process 

                               (SDWP 2005)



                        In conjunction with the

    2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2005)

            July 12-15, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA




SDWP Workshop aims and Objectives


Organizations are increasingly faced with the challenge of managing
e-business systems and e-commerce applications managing Web services and Web
processes. Web services promise universal interoperability and integration.

Several researchers agree that it is essential for Web services to be
machine understandable in order to support all the phases of the lifecycle
of Web processes. The intelligent combination of Web services and the
Semantic Web can start off a technological revolution with the development
of Semantic Web Processes. These processes can bring together autonomous and
heterogeneous applications, data, services, and components residing in
distributed environments. These technological advances can ultimately lead
to a new breed of Web-based applications.

The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers, scientists from both
industry and academics, and representatives from different communities
together to study, understand, and explore the phases that compose the
lifecycle of Semantic Web Processes.

In particular, we wish to emphasize the research and technological issues
related to supporting more flexible, dynamic and scalable Web processes to
meet the advanced needs of the organizational processes in the networked
global economy.



Last year workshop: SWSWPC 2004


Last year workshop (SWSWPC 2004) intended to bring researchers, scientists
from both industry and academics, and representatives from different
communities together to study, understand, and explore the phases that
compose the lifecycle of Semantic Web Processes.

The rich material discussed at the workshop, and the members of the Program
Committee who have reviewed and assessed the scientific merit of each
submitted paper, have ensured high quality standards. As a result,
Springer-Verlag will publish the contributions in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series (Volume 3387, lunch date Feb. 2005).


Topics of Interest


The theme of the workshop is: Semantic and Dynamic Web Processes. One of the
main points of this workshop is to focus on one of the most promising
solution to support all Web Process lifecycle phases, the use semantics.
Semantics include rich descriptions of Web services and Web processes that
can be used by computers for automatic processing in various applications.
While enterprises have sought to apply semantics to manage and exploit data
or content, for example to support data integration, Web Processes are the
way to exploit their applications, increasingly made interoperable as Web


Submissions are invited that focus specifically on the challenges in
applying semantics to each of the steps in the Semantic Web Process
lifecycle. In particular we present the role of semantics in:


  - Annotation (Semantic Annotation of Web Services)

  - Discovery (Semantic Web Service Discovery)

  - Composition (Semantic Process Composition)

  - Process Execution/Enactment (Semantic Web Process Orchestration), and
Quality of Service of Semantic Web Processes


We invite researchers and experts of web service and semantics to submit
original research papers as well as reports on work in progress related to
Semantic Web Process lifecycle. Suggested topics include but are not
restricted to: 


- Semantic Web Processes

- Dynamic Web Processes

- Web Processes Lifecyle

- Use of Semantics in Annotation, Discovery, Composition, and Orchestration
of Web Services and Processes

- Semantic Selection of Web Services

- Semantic Web Process Quality of Service 

- Dynamic Changes and Composition of Semantic Web Processes

- Web Process Reasoning

- Web Processes Complexity

- Ontological representation of QoS and Execution Semantics

- Exploiting Domain Specific Semantics for Web Services (e.g. domains
include, but not limited to, bioinformatics, telecommunication, travel,
financial, and legal)

- SOA and Grid Computing with dynamic allocation and semantics

- Workflow Technologies and Semantics

- Standards extensions (incl. WSDL, UDDI, BPEL) to support dynamic
evolution/changes, and semantics


Paper Submission and Review


Research papers should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 12 pages). Short
papers (up to 6 pages) describing early research results are also welcome.
Submitted papers must not overlap with papers that have been published or
that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with


Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a peer-review process. 

The workshop proceedings will be published electronically and made available
from the Association for Information Systems, SIG on Semantic Web and
Information Systems AIS SIGSEMIS, http://www.sigsemis.org.


Arrangements will be made with Kluwer Academic to possibly produce a book
based on a selection of papers presented at the workshop. Therefore, papers
should be prepared in Kluwer Academic's book chapter format. In particular,
authors should check
http://dme.uma.pt/jcardoso/Research/Conferences/SDWP05/submission.html for
further information.


On this year's edition, we have set up an online submission and reviewing
system so that the whole track management process is simplified. Please go
to http://dme.uma.pt/jcardoso/Research/Conferences/sDWP05/OpenConf/ to
submit your paper.


Important Dates


Papers submission deadline: April 22, 2005; new date April 29, 2005 

Author notification:        May 23, 2005

Camera ready:               Jun 10, 2005

Workshop:                   Jul 11, 2005


Workshop Organization


Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal, jcardoso@uma,pt

Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA, amit@cs.uga.edu


PC Members


Pamila Mullan, France Telecom 

Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University 

Siegfried Handschuh, University of Karlsruhe 

Leo Obrst, MITRE 

Alain Leger, France Telecom 

Amit P. Sheth, University of Georgia 

Ashok Mallya, North Carolina State University 

Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University 

Bentallah, University of New South Wales 

Chris Bussler, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) 

Dimitris Plexousakis, Univeristy of Crete 

Isabel F. Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira 

Kunal Verma, University of Georgia 

Malu Castellanos, HP Laboratories, Palo Alto 

Marco Pistore, Universita degli Studi di Trento 

Mark Burstein, BBN Technologies 

Mark Little, Arjuna Labs 

Mathias Weske, Hasso-Plattner-Institute 

Michael Huhns, Univ of South Carolina 

Monika Solanki, De Montfort University 

Rama Akkiraju, IBM 

Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Labs of America 

Sanjay Chaudhary, Institute of Information and Communication Techology 

Sheila McIlraith, Stanford University 

Sonia Bergamaschi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 

Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau 

Wang Jianmin, Tsinghua University 

Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology 

Yu Yong, APEX Lab, Shanghai JiaoTong University 


Kind Regards,

The Workshop Organization,


Jorge Cardoso, jcardoso@uma.pt 

Amit Sheth, amit@cs.uga.edu


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