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last CFP: Workshop on The Next Steps After SAWSDL

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@sti2.at>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:46:04 +0200
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                        CALL FOR PAPERS
     International Workshop on The Next Steps After SAWSDL

  In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'09)
              November 1-6 2009, Algarve, Portugal

            Paper submission deadline: June 29, 2009



Semantic Web services (SWS) combine Web services with semantic
technologies in order to better support the discovery, composition and
execution of Web services. Top-down approaches to the development of
semantic Web services, e.g. WSMO and OWL-S, provide highly expressive
frameworks for describing Web services in a way that can support
further automation for discovering or composing services. Despite the
promising results obtained, a large-scale uptake of these solutions is
still to be witnessed. Arguably, the main limitation of these
approaches is their complexity both from a computational and from a
knowledge-acquisition perspectives.

Conversely, other initiatives such as WSDL-S adopted a bottom-up
approach based on less ambitious extensions that could eventually
reach further adoption by the industry. In agreement with such the
bottom-up approaches, the W3C produced SAWSDL, a lightweight bottom-up
specification for adding semantic annotations to WSDL. Two years after
SAWSDL became a W3C recommendation, we are seeing assorted use of this
new specification in a variety of systems. Some researchers are
focusing on generic extensions to SAWSDL that cater for additional
functionalities, e.g. WSMO-Lite, whereas in many other cases the
solutions adopted are mostly application specific. There is very
little reuse of annotations between the various applications of
SAWSDL. Indeed, SAWSDL by itself does not guarantee interoperability,
it is rather the standard basis for exploration of semantic Web
service descriptions. It is therefore becoming increasingly important
to restart the convergence process around semantic Web services
technologies based on the experience gained by applying SAWSDL in the
last years.


In this workshop, we intend to bring together researchers and
practitioners who are applying SAWSDL in order to discuss what
semantic annotations are in use, what are the typical problems
encountered, which are the solutions that have been adopted so far,
and eventually identify what enhancements or extensions would be
necessary in order to bring about interoperability beyond SAWSDL

We invite original academic and industrial papers that provide
insights on the systematic use of SAWSDL within frameworks and
applications, or that suggest possible extensions or enhancements 
over the language.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 * Integrated toolsets and methodologies for the systematic use of SAWSDL
 * Evaluation and lessons learnt applying SAWSDL
 * Semantic annotations for preconditions and effects, their evaluation
 * Semantic annotations for policies, QoS, or other non-functional properties
 * Languages and technologies for lifting and lowering
 * Task-specific extensions to SAWSDL (e.g., classification, selection, orchestration)


Abstract Submission Deadline:   June 22, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline:      June 29, 2009
Acceptance Notification:        August 10, 2009
Camera Ready Due:               August 25, 2009
Registration Deadline:          August 25, 2009
OTM Conferences:                November 1 - 6, 2009


Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC, and
evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and
clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions
should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages. Detailed
formatting instructions can be found at:


Papers can be submitted through a Web submission system at:


The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Failure to commit to presentation at
the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted
papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without

The paper submission site will be announced soon.


Jacek Kopecky, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Karthik Gomadam, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
Maria Maleshkova, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
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