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Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 11:31:42 -0800 (PST)
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Call for Submissions
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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) 
http://idke.ruc.edu.cn/mdm2008/

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2008

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

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GENERAL OVERVIEW of MOSOC

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.

TOPICS

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
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).  There will be also a key note
presentation. 

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.


SUBMISSIONS

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 
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

* 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
library.

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


IMPORTANT DATES

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



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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
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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