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CFP: Policy Management for the Web (PM4W) Workshop at WWW05

From: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 18:31:18 -0500
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             POLICY MANAGEMENT FOR THE WEB (PM4W)

                 http://www.cs.umbc.edu/pm4w/

                      A WWW2005 Workshop
         14th International World Wide Web Conference
                 Tuesday 10 May 2005, Chiba, Japan

In order to realize the full potential of the World Wide Web
as an open, dynamic, and distributed ``universe of
network-accessible information'', it is important for web
entities to behave appropriately. Policy management provides
the openness, flexibility, and autonomy required to regulate
this environment as entities can reason over their own
policies and the policies of other entities to decide how to
behave. Using policies allows entities to specify expected
behavior of entities they interact with. Entities can also
adapt to increasingly complex requirements without the need
for substantial changes to the structure or implementation
through the use of policies.

Policy management includes policy specification, deployment,
reasoning over policies, updating and maintaining policies,
and enforcement. We propose that policy management is
required for the web for (i) constraining different kinds of
behavior including security, privacy, conversation, and
collaboration, (ii) configuration management, (iii)
describing business processes, and (iv) establishing trust
and reputation.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE :

     * Policy specification, implementation, and enforcement
     * Dynamic merging of policies
     * Static and dynamic conflict resolution
     * Dynamic policy modification
     * Formal models for policy verification
     * Relationship of trust and reputation to policies
     * Business contracts and rules
     * Case studies for policy management
     * Applicability of XML, RDF and OWL for policy specification
     * Obligation management
     * Policies for access control, privacy, and collaboration
     * Decidability and tractability issues
     * Digital Rights Management policies
     * Policy engineering
     * Enhancing P3P with policies
     * User-oriented policy authoring systems

VENUE. The PM4W workshop will be held as part of WWW2005 in
Chiba, Japan at Nippon Convention Center (or better known as
Makuhari Messe). Makuhari Messe is conveniently located
halfway between central Tokyo and the New Tokyo
International Airport (Narita Airport). From the airport, it
can be reached by bus or car in 30 minutes. Tokyo station is
also only 30 minutes away by train (the JR Keiyo Line).

TYPES OF PAPERS. We seek two kinds of papers: research
papers that report on the results of original research and
short papers that articulate a position, describe an
application or demonstrate a working language or
system. Both research papers and short papers will be
included in the workshop proceedings.  Research papers
should describe original research not published elsewhere
and should not exceed eight pages in length. Short papers
are expected to be four to six pages. Short position papers
should provide insight into the requirements for, or
challenges of, developing or applying policies for web-based
information systems. Short application papers should
describe an implemented novel use of policies in a web-based
environment.  Short demonstration papers should document a
implemented system or language that uses policies. Each
submission should indicate the type of paper being
submitted: research, position, application or demonstration.

SUBMISSION DETAILS.Papers should be submitted electronically
by the 1 February 2005. See
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/pm4w/submit.html for information on
formatting and submitting your paper.

DEADLINES.  Papers must me submitted electronically by
midnight (US eastern time zone, i.e., gmt-5) on 1st
February, 2005. Notification of the reviewing results will
be made on 15th March, 2005. Final camera-ready versions of
accepted documents must be provided electronically on 15th
April, 2005.

PROGRAM. PM4W will be a one day workshop consisting of
invited talk(s), presentations of submitted papers, and
(probably) a panel as well as time for discussion.

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Jim Hendler, University of Maryland College Park
Lalana Kagal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Anne Anderson, Sun Microsystems
Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, IHMC
Dan Connolly, W3C
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College
Tim Finin, UMBC
Jim Hendler, UMCP
Maryann Hondo, IBM
Benjamin Grosof, MIT
Anupam Joshi, UMBC
Lalana Kagal, MIT
Jonathan Moffett, University of York
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover
Bijan Parsia, UMCP
Filip Perich, Cougaar Software
Stefan Poslad, Queen Mary University of London
Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
Kent Seamons, BYU
Norman Sadeh, CMU
Akhil Sahai, HP Labs
Marek Sergot, Imperial College
Katia Sycara, CMU
Dinesh Verma, IBM TJ Watson
William Winsborough, GMU
Marianne Winslett, UIUC

FOR MORE INFORMATION. For more information, send email to
pm4w at cs.umbc.edu or contact one of the workshop chairs. A
one page version of the call for papers suitable for
printing can be found at http://www.cs.umbc.edu/pm4w/cfp.pdf
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