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CFP: Workshop on Semantics for Web Services (SemWS'06), ECOWS 2006, 4-6 December 2006, Zurich, Switzerland

From: Omair Shafiq <omair.shafiq@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:51:42 +0200
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Workshop on Semantics for Web Services (SemWS'06)
in conjunction with 4th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS'06), 
4-6 December 2006, Zurich, Switzerland. 

http://events.deri.at/semws06 

Workshop Theme 

Semantic Web and Web Services have been envisioned as Semantic Web Services for dynamic discovery, selection, composition, negotiation and invocation of Web Services. Significant work has already been done in this decade to apply Semantic Web technologies for Web Services and a large body of relevant work exists from earlier decades, in fields such as formal languages, knowledge representation, planning, agent-based systems and artificial intelligence. Nevertheless many difficult research challenges remain, and much work is needed to adapt relevant existing technologies to the context of Web services and the Semantic Web, and to prepare the more mature models, languages, capabilities and architectures for widespread deployment. 

This workshop under the umbrella of the ECOWS conference as being on of the premier conferences for both researchers and practitioners to exchange the latest advances in the state of the art and practices of Web Services, aims to cover the semantic aspects for Web Services. This workshop will provide a forum to focus on technical challenges for applying Semantic Web technologies to Web Services (i.e. Semantic Web Services), provide guidance to early adopters of Semantic Web Services technology, particularly in the business community and facilitate the formation of new communities of Semantic Web Services users. 

Workshop Topics (include following, but not limited to)


. Semantics with W3C Web services technologies 
. Semantics-enabled services designs 
. Semantic Web technologies in Web services discovery, composition, ... 
. Mapping Web Services technologies to Semantic Web 
. Web services and agent technologies 
. Semantic Web and agent technologies for Web Services 
. OWL-S, WSMO, WSDL-S based systems 
. Ontologies for modeling (semantic) Web services 
. Formal languages for describing (semantic) Web services 
. Quality of services (QoS) in Web Services 
. Advertising, discovery, matchmaking, selection, and brokering of (semantic) Web services 
. Semantic Web Services architectures, tools, middleware 
. Security and privacy for (semantic) Web services 
. Use cases for using semantics in Web Services


Submission guidelines 

Papers are solicited for any of the topics of interest listed above but not limited to. We invite contributions of different kinds. We solicit papers or reports on account of experiences of Semantic technologies to Web Services:

. Completed work
. Description of current work and work in progress
. Discussion papers comparing different past work and experiences

In addition, we invite people wishing to participate in the workshop to submit a short position paper concerning statements of interest. Spaces will be limited and those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. Both types of papers will provide the framework for the discussions during the workshop. Papers must be written in English Language.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee, and selected on the basis of their relevance and originality. Both regular papers and position papers should be formatted according to the official formatting guidelines of the ECOWS 2006 main conference. Regular papers should not exceed 8 pages, short papers should not exceed 4 pages, while position statements should not exceed 2 pages.

Papers should be submitted preferably in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) through online submission system which can be accessed at http://www.easychair.org/SemWS06/


Workshop Dates 

Deadline for submissions: 20th October 2006 (Hard deadline) 
Notifications to Authors: 10th November 2006 
Camera-ready Submission: 15th November 2006 
Workshop date: 4th December 2006


Organizing Committee

Omair Shafiq, DERI University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Sung-kok Han, DERI Seoul National University, Korea 
David W. Embley, Brigham Young University, USA


Program Committee (being extended)

Jens Hartmann, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany 
Michal Zaremba, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Dieter Fensel, DERI University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Harvey Newman, California Institute of Technology, USA 
Peter Mika, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Naohiko Uramoto, IBM Research, Japan 
Hiroki Suguri, Communication Technologies, Japan 
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Research, USA 
Yue Pan, IBM Research, China 
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK 
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy 
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
Yuxiao Zhao, Linköping University, Sweden 
Ying Ding, DERI University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Hans Akkermans, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Stuart Aitken, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Richard Banjamins, iSOCO, Spain 
Stijn Heymans, DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Paulo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy 
Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA 
Yihong Ding, Brigham Young University, USA 
Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


For any further information, details and questions about the workshop, please contact Omair Shafiq (omair.shafiq@deri.org). 


Best Regards,
Omair

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Omair Shafiq
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) http://www.deri.org
Leopold Franzenz University of Innsbruck (LFUI) 
ICT - Technologie Park, Technikerstraße 21a
6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Email:  omair.shafiq@deri.org
Phone: +43 512 507 6480
Fax:    +43 512 507 9872
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