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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:11:46 -0800 (PST)
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ROSOC-M 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan

Submission deadline: February 1, 2009



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Workshop on the Role of Services, Ontologies, and Context in Mobile
Environments
(RoSOC-M'09)
http://events.sti2.at/RoSOC-M/
May 19, 2009

in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Mobile Data
Management
(MDM'09) 
http://adslab.cs.nctu.edu.tw/mdm2009/
May 18-21, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
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THEME OF THE WORKSHOP

The theme of the workshop is the intersection of three major trends in
today’s 
computing:

    * mobile computing becomes more and more important. Mobile portable 
      devices have outnumbered already traditional desktop computers and 
      will mould the view of computers future generations will have.
    * service-oriented computing is viewed by many analysts as the computing 
      paradigm of the near future. It allows for the dynamic integration of 
      functionality provided by different parties.
    * research on ontologies, in particular in connection with work on the 
      semantic web and semantic web services allows for machine
understandable 
      description of functionality and for automatic interaction of devices
without 
      the need for human involvement.

The proposed workshop investigates how mobile computing can benefit from 
service-orientation and ontologies and vice versa. The vision is to extend
the 
typically rather limited capabilities of mobile devices by using services
offered 
by other devices, network providers or third parties. Adding ontologies to
this 
scenario allows this extension to be transparent to the human user. Further, 
some high-end mobile telecom terminals can be called already multimedia 
computers due their programmability,processor speed, and gigabytes of
memory.
Already in the near future these devices could also utilize ontologies
locally during
service provisioning.  


GENERAL OVERVIEW

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.

The RoSOC-M '09 workshop is a follow-up edition of the RoSOC-M '08 workshop,
which in turn was a joint event of the previous MoSO and MCISME workshop
series: MoSO'07, MCISME'07, MoSO'06, MCISME'06.


TOPICS

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
services

- interaction protocols and conversation models for mobile services-oriented
architectures

- ontology-based security and privacy issues in mobile service-oriented
systems

- 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 account

- 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
computing

- context-aware mobile database transactions and query processing

- semantic indexing, caching, and replication techniques for mobile
environments

- context-adaptive applications and algorithms

- case studies


WORKSHOP FORMAT AND ATTENDANCE

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

Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must 
attend the workshop. The MDM 2009 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.


SUBMISSIONS

Two categories of submissions are solicited:

(1) Full papers (up to 6 pages).
(2) Position papers (up to 3 pages).

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

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


All the papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version)
using the link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rosocm08.

All accepted full papers as well as all short/position papers of attendees
will be archieved in IEEE Xplore and IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital
libraries.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions: February 1, 2009
Acceptance: March 1, 2009
Final copy: March 15, 2009
Workshop day: May 19, 2009


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Birgitta König-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dumitru Roman, University of Innsbruck / STI Innsbruck, Austria 
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland 


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed; to be extended) 

Klemens Böhm, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Erik Buchmann, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, MIT, USA
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA, 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
Andreas Nauerz, IBM Research and Development, Germany 
Vladimir Oleshchuk, University of Agder, Norway
Davy Preuveneers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Gerald Reif, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Thomas Risse, L3S, Germany
Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI Galway, Ireland
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Vlad Tanasescu, Open University, UK
Vagan Terziyan, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland 
Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Kristian Torp, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Can Türker, ETHZ, Switzerland
Ouri E. Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Andreas Wormbacher, University of Twente, Netherlands
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