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2nd CFP SWUMA'06

From: Terry Payne <trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:17:58 +0000
To: Valentina Tamma <valli@csc.liv.ac.uk>
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Cc: Terry Payne <trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

Second C a l l   f o r   P a p e r s

		2nd International Workshop on the use of
	Semantic Web Technologies for Ubiquitous and
		Mobile Applications (SWUMA'06)

		Trentino, Italy, August 28th 2006
				
			http://www.swuma.org/

Important Dates
===============
Electronic submission deadline:	April 10th, 2006
Notification:			May 10th, 2006
Camera Ready Copies:	May 24th, 2006
Workshop date:		August 28th, 2006

Workshop Theme

Mobile and ubiquitous computing refers to an emerging computing  
paradigm that aims at providing hardware and software means for  
offering user-friendly information and communication services,  
anywhere and anytime. The central concept is to empower users through  
a digital environment that is aware of their presence and context,  
able to provide personalized services to their requirements, capable  
of anticipating their behaviour and responding to their presence.
An essential aspect for the ubiquitous vision to become true is  
therefore the provisioning of small, handheld, wireless computing  
devices that enable interaction between users and environments (e.g.,  
sensors, actuators, interactive screens, displays, etc.), and  
computing elements (usually hardwired) that carry out specific  
networking functions such as data processing, storage and routing.  
These devices offer functionalities that can be described, advertised  
and discovered by others and they are eventually 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  
devices and reason about their functionalities when necessary.  
Knowledge deployed in mobile and ubiquitous applications is therefore  
pervasive, distributed, heterogeneous, and dynamic by nature. In this  
respect, mobile and ubiquitous applications can benefit from marrying  
the Semantic Web, which provides the infrastructure for the extensive  
usage of distributed knowledge, to be deployed for modelling devices  
functionalities and add meaning (through ontologies), enabling  
lightweight discovery and composition of device functionalities  
(using annotations and reasoning for service matchmaking), and  
coordination of processes (using negotiation strategies). The ability  
to appropriately combine ubiquity and semantic grounded data sharing  
has generated and is continuously triggering challenging questions in  
several areas of computer science, engineering and networking.

The workshop on Semantic Web technology for mobile and ubiquitous  
applications aims to gather input covering the above mentioned  
challenges, and it is intended as a lively forum of discussion for  
bringing together and fostering the interaction of practitioners and  
researchers coming from the many disciplines contributing to the  
design and deployment of mobile and ubiquitous applications in a  
semantic-grounded perspective.

  TOPICS OF INTEREST
  The main topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
	 	 Lightweight semantic negotiation for mobile and
                    ubiquitous applications;
	 	 Semantic Web and p2p;
	 	 Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems;
	 	 Semantic Web Technology for Context aware applications;
	 	 Personalisation;
	 	 Knowledge representation, discovery and management in mobile
                    and ubiquitous applications;
	 	 Knowledge representation, discovery and management for
                     semantic web services in mobile and ubiquitous  
environments;
	 	 Semantic web services;
	 	 Dynamic composition of semantic web services;
	 	 Agent technologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems;
	 	 Integration of agent-based services and web services;
	 	 Mobile and ubiquitous databases and information retrieval.


SUBMISSION

Papers are solicited for any of the  topics of interest listed above.  
We invite contributions of different kinds. We solicit regular  
research papers which may report on:
	 	 completed work;
	 	 description of current, but mature, work in progress;
	 	 discussion papers comparing different approaches, or
                     account of practical experiences of using SW  
technology in
                     mobile and ubiquitous applications..
In addition, we invite people wishing to participate in the workshop  
to submit a short position paper concerning statements of interest,  
or technical or policy issues. Spaces will be limited and those who  
have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. Both  
type of papers will provide the framework for the discussions during  
the workshop. Papers must be written in English.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the  
programme committee, and selected on the basis of their relevance and  
originality. Both research and position papers should be formatted  
according to the official formatting guidelines of the ECAI main  
conference.  Research papers should not exceed twelve pages, while  
position statements should not exceed five pages. Papers and position  
statements can be submitted to submissions@swuma.org

ORGANISERS
All enquiries and submissions should be directed to chair@swuma.org

Terry Payne, University of Southampton (Co-Chair)
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool (Co-Chair)
David Tarrant, University of Southampton (Webmaster)
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Norman M. Sadeh, ISRI, Carnegie Mellon University
Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe
Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
Ashok Mallya, North Carolina State University, NC
Chiara Ghidini, ITC Trento, Italy
Chris van Aart, Y'all The Netherlands
Dave de Roure, University of Southampton, UK
Deepali Khushraj, Nokia
Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Filip Perich, Cougaar Software, USA
Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK
Grigoris Antoniou, ICS Forth, Greece
Harry Chen, Image Matters, LLC, US
Jinghai Rao, CMU, US
Kaoru Hiramatsu, NTT Corporation, Japan
Kendall Clark, MINDLAB, University of Maryland, USA
Luigi Iannone, University of Liverpool, UK
Manolis Koubarakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany
Michael Berger, Siemens, Germany
monica mc schraefel, University of Southampton
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Labs of America, MD
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Simon Thompson, Intelligent Systems Lab, BTexact Technologies, UK
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
_______________________________________________________________________
Terry R. Payne, PhD.        | http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~trp/index.html
AgentLink III Co-coordinator    | AgentLink III - http:// 
www.agentlink.org
University of Southampton    | Voice: +44(0)23 8059 8343 [Fax: 8059  
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Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK | Email: terry@acm.org / trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk
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