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Call for Papers: Second International Workshop SMR2 2008 on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

From: RUBEN LARA HERNANDEZ <rubenlh@tid.es>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:20:45 +0200
To: RUBEN LARA HERNANDEZ <rubenlh@tid.es>
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========================= CALL FOR PAPERS =========================

                Second International Workshop SMR2 2008 on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web
                        http://www-ags.dfki.uni-sb.de/~klusch/smr2-08/index.html

                Co-located with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2008
                        October 26 or 27, 2008 Karlsruhe, Germany

+ Aims & Scope:
One challenge of service coordination in the semantic Web is concerned with how to best connect the ultimate service requester with the ultimate service provider? Like intermediaries in the physical economy, a special kind of software agents, so called middle-agents, is supposed to solve this problem based on the declarative characterization of the capabilities of both service requester and provider agents. In fact, the standard Web service interaction pattern includes a central role for a classical service matchmaking capability.

More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service matchmaking to the process of discovering any kind of resource (services, data, information, knowledge, even persons and organizations) for given settings, participating entities, and purposes. It is at the core of several scenarios in the Semantic Web area, spanning from web-services, grid computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications such as e-commerce, human resource management, or social networks applications such as mating and dating services.

The main objective of the SMR2 workshop is to bring together researchers and industry participants who tackle semantic service matchmaking and resource retrieval from various points of view, in order to not only further analyse these challenges and problems but moving towards their resolution.

+ Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
-       Advanced searching of services and other resources in the semantic Web
-       Approaches to matchmaking and brokering in the semantic Web, with a particular emphasis on semantic web services
-       Semantic retrieval of resources and services in P2P and Grid networks
-       Matchmaking in e-commerce scenarios: auctions, e-marketplaces, supply chains
- Matchmaking in other application scenarios: e-government, biopharma, etc.
-       Composition planning of semantic Web services
-       Negotiation of semantic Web services and resources
-       Interleaving of discovery, composition, and negotiation of semantic Web services
- Semantic Web services selection
-       Formal description and handling of semantic Web services, queries, and resources
-       Non-functional service properties and their use for discovery (and composition)
-       Trust issues of semantic Web service discovery
-       Prototypes and tools for semantic Web services engineering
-       Practical and user-oriented issues and experiences of implementing SW service retrieval tools
-       Experimental comparative evaluation of implemented SW service retrieval tools

+ Going to Practice: The Second Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest
The SMR2 workshop also integrates the second edition of the open international contest on semantic service selection (S3). The S3 contest is executed in collaboration with the Semantic Web Service Challenge. More information on http://www-ags.dfki.uni-sb.de/~klusch/s3/html/2008.html

+ Important Dates:
Submission deadline: July 25, 2008
Notification of acceptance: September 12, 2008
Camera-ready due: September 26, 2008

+ Program co-chairs:
Ruben Lara (Telefonica R&D, Spain)
Tommaso Di Noia (TU Bari, Italy)
Ioan Toma (STI, Austria)

+ Steering Committee:
Abraham Bernstein (U. Zurich, Switzerland)
Tommaso Di Noia (TU Bari, Italy)
Takahiro Kawamura (Toshiba, Japan)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Ulrich Küster (U. Jena, Germany)
Ruben Lara (Telefonica R&D, Spain)
Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
David Martin (SRI International, USA)
Terry Payne (U. Southampton, UK)
Axel Polleres (DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway)
Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo Europe, Germany)
Ioan Toma (STI, Austria)

+ Program Committee:
Stephan Grimm (FZI Karlsruhe, Germany)
Djamal Benslimane (Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France)
Uwe Keller (STI Innsbruck, Austria)
Eugenio Di Sciascio (Technical University of Bari, Italy)
Rama Akkiraju (IBM, USA)
Christophe Rey (ISIMA, University of Clermont Ferrand, France)
Sung-Kook Han (Won Kwang University, Korea)
Dumitru Roman (STI Innsbruck, Austria)
Farouk Toumani (ISIMA, University of Clermont Ferrand, France)
Sinuhé Arroyo (U. Alcala de Henares, Spain)
Freddy Lecue (Orange-France Telecom, France)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Frank Kaufer (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Ioan Alfred Letia (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Sudhir Agarwal (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Holger Lausen (Seekda, Austria)
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