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From: Ilona Zaremba <ilona.zaremba@deri.at>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:06:09 +0100
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Call for Submissions

International Workshop on the Role of Services, Ontologies, and Context
in Mobile Environments
(RoSOC-M '08)

in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Mobile Data
Management (MDM'08)

TIME AND PLACE of the Workshop: May 27, 2008, Beijing, China


All the papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version)
using the link: http://www.easychair.org/MoSOC2008/



Today, computers are changing from big, grey, and noisy things on our
desks to small, portable, and
ever-networked devices most of us are carrying around. This new form of
mobility imposes a shift in
how we view computers and the way we work with them. Services offer the
possibility to overcome the
limitations of individual mobile devices by making functionality offered
by others available to them
on an "as-needed" basis. Thus, using the service-oriented computing
paradigm in mobile environments
will considerably enlarge the variety of accessible applications and
will enable new business
opportunities in the mobile space by delivering integrated
functionalities across wireless networks.

Network hosted mobile services will allow mobile operators and third party
mobile services provider to extend their businesses by making their
network services available to a
broader audience (e.g. developers, service providers, etc.); device
hosted service will allow great
potential for big innovations for applications and services that can be
provided by individual mobile
device owners. These mobile service-oriented systems offer
functionalities and behaviors that can be described,
advertised, discovered, and composed by others. Eventually, they will be
able to interoperate even
though they have not been designed to work together. This type of
interoperability is based on the
ability to understand other services and reason about their
functionalities and behaviors when necessary.

In this respect, mobile service-oriented systems can benefit from
marrying the Semantic Web, which
provides the infrastructure for the extensive usage of distributed
knowledge, to be deployed for
modeling services and add meaning, through ontologies, enabling
lightweight discovery and composition
of mobile services. The ability to appropriately combine mobility and
semantic grounded data sharing
has generated and is continuously triggering challenging questions in
several areas of computer science,
engineering and networking.

A third dimension is added when taking context information into account:
Now, we are no
longer dealing with the information system any more, but the real world
is intermingled with the
computing and will immediately affect and interact with the processing
of data and communication.
Real-world context information can help to more efficiently exploit the
limited resources in mobile
environments by supporting better ways to provide data relevant to the
user, to enable improved
interoperability with the environment and with other mobile users, and
to decide when and how to
process data. So far, the contextual and semantic aspects of mobile
environments have received
insufficient attention from the research community as the specific
intricacies and resource issues
of mobile environments have not been considered and in mobile data
management only limited attention
has been paid to context and semantics. In this workshop we plan to
address the interdisciplinary
issues of the domain and bring together researchers and industry
attendees from mobile data management,
knowledge management/semantics, distributed systems, service-oriented
computing, and software
engineering to discuss the common interests, share and exchange
expertise and results, appreciate
each other's results and contributions. The long-term goal is to provide
application developers with
facilities (middleware, infrastructures, agent systems, service
platforms, etc.) that enable the
development and deployment of context-aware applications in mobile and
pervasive environments.


This workshop continues the themes of two MoSO and MCSIME workshops held
in 2006 and 2007.
The following indicates the general focus of the workshop. However, related
contributions are welcome as well.

- Service-oriented architectures for mobile internet services
- languages and methodologies for describing mobile Service-oriented systems
- discovery and matchmaking of ontology based services in the context of
mobile service-oriented architectures
- adaptive selection of services in mobile service-oriented architectures
- ontology management in mobile environments
- contracting and negotiation with ontology-based mobile services
(service level agreements)
- approaches to composition of ontology based services in the context of
mobile service-oriented systems
- invocation, adaptive execution, monitoring, and management of mobile
- interaction protocols and conversation models for mobile
services-oriented architectures
- ontology-based security and privacy issues in mobile service-oriented
- applications of mobile service-oriented architectures
- analysis and design approaches for mobile service-oriented
architectures and services
- reasoning with mobile services
- ontology-based policies for mobile service-oriented architectures
- tools for discovery, matchmaking, selection, mediation, composition,
management, and monitoring of
services in a mobile world in particular tools that take context into
- mobile service development
- Acquiring and disseminating context information from physical and
logical sensors
- Semantic sensor networks
- Exploiting new types of context information such as network context,
social context, and system context,
and enabling infrastructures to support management of context
information and semantics in mobile environments
- Community-based semantics in mobile environments
- Activity-based computing and its relation to context-aware mobile
- Context-aware mobile database transactions and query processing
- Semantic indexing, caching, and replication techniques for mobile
- Context-adaptive applications and algorithms
- Case studies


The program will occupy a full day, and will include presentations of
papers selected from the full
papers category (see 'submissions' below). There will be also a key note

Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must
attend the workshop. The
MDM 2008 conference formalities are applied for fees and respective
organizational aspects.
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 8 pages in IEEE format).
(2) Position papers/Posters (up to 4 pages in IEEE format).

All submissions should be formatted in the IEEE style. Formatting
instructions and LaTeX macros are available on the IEEE computer society

LaTex macros:

* ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/IEEE_CS_Latex.zip

Formatting instructions:

* ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/instruct.doc
* ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/instruct.pdf
* ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/instruct.ps

* Proceedings will be printed in hardcopy with IEEE Press and will be
included in IEEE Explore.

All accepted full papers as well as all position papers of attendees
will be printed in hardcopy
by the IEEE Press and will be included into the IEEE Explore digital

All the papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version)
using the link


Submissions: Februry 5, 2008
Acceptance: March 28 , 2008
Final copy: April 12, 2008
Workshop day: April 27, 2008


Manfred Hauswirth, DERI Galway, Ireland
Birgitta König-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dumitru Roman, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Jawad Berri, College of Etisalat, UAE
Klemens Böhm, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Erik Buchmann, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, MIT, USA
Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA, France
Abdelkader Hameurlain, University Paul Sabatier, France
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Hagen Höpfner, International University, Germany
Nafaâ Jabeur, Dhofar University, Oman
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Vana Kalogeraki, University of CA, Riverside, USA
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba Corp, Japan
Manolis Koubarakis, University of Athens, Greece
Antonio Liotta, Univ. of Essex, UK
Pedro José Marrón, University of Bonn, Germany
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, University College London, UK
Andreas Nauerz, IBM Research and Development, Germany
Vladimir Oleshchuk, HIA, Norway
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Chicago, USA
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Davy Preuveneers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Gerald Reif, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Thomas Risse, L3S, Germany
Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI Galway, Ireland
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Marc Scholl, University of Konstanz, Germany
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Wolf Siberski, L3S, Germany
Vlad Tanasescu, Open University, UK
Vagan Terziyan, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ioan Toma, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Kristian Torp, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Can Türker, ETHZ, Switzerland
Do Van Thanh, Telenor, Norway
Ouri E. Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands
Ivana Podnar Zarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Note: Check the workshop web site for updates to the PC members list.
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