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SOCASE 2007 Final Call for Papers

From: Ingo Mueller <imueller@ict.swin.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 15:59:22 +1100
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                          The Workshop on
Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering (SOCASE 2007)

             www.ict.swin.edu.au/conferences/socase2007

                           to be held at

            The Sixth International Joint Conference on
        Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007)
           Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
                          May 14-18, 2007
                         www.aamas2007.org


DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent
significant
developments at the intersections of Multiagent Systems, Semantic
Technology,
and Service-oriented Computing, and to promote cross-fertilization of
techniques. In particular, the workshop aims at identifying techniques from
Multiagent System and Semantic Technology research that will have the
greatest
impact on automating Service-oriented application construction and
management,
focusing on critical challenges such as service quality assurance,
reliability,
and adaptability.

The Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering workshop
(SOCASE) continues the theme of previous SOCABE workshop successfully held
at
AAMAS'06, AAMAS'05 and WSABE workshops held at AAMAS'04 and AAMAS'03, with
an
expanded theme reflecting the wide spectrum of issues of the cross section
between agent-based and Service-oriented paradigms.

SOCASE 2007 is organized by an extended Organizing Committee giving the
workshop
an additional focus on research in ontology-related topics of
Service-oriented 
Multiagent Systems.


TOPICS

We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Agent Technology,

Semantic Technologies, and Service-oriented Computing. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
 
* Agent-oriented architectures, frameworks, and infrastructures for
distributed
  Service-oriented software and Semantic Web systems

* Agent-oriented modeling and design methods and tools for Service-oriented
  software and Semantic Web development

* Web services and Semantic Web technologies and standards for Multiagent
System 
  design and development

* Agent-based service description, advertisement, matchmaking, discovery,
and
  brokering

* Agent-based service composition, orchestration, and choreography

* Agent-based negotiation and management of Quality of Service and Service
Level 
  Agreements

* Deployment and distribution of agent-based service systems and Service-
  oriented agent systems

* Agent-based service business models, application scenarios and demos 
  (e.g. in e-Business, e-Science, Enterprise, Telecom etc.), and lessons
learnt

* Ontology matching for service discovery, negotiation, orchestration,
  composition, and execution

* Ontology learning and ontology reasoning

* Ontology-oriented dynamic mediation among agents

* Information retrieval and semantic integration by agents

* Automatic generation of ontologies


SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Submission is to be done electronically on 
www.ict.swin.edu.au/conferences/socase2007. 

Submitted papers should be formatted according to ACM specifications. ACM
style
guides, as well as templates and style sheets for Microsoft Word,
WordPerfect,
and LaTeX can be found on
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

Two types of submissions are available: regular submissions of length
3000-4000
words (approx. 8-12 printed pages) and position papers of length 1200-2000
words
(approx. 4-6 printed pages).

The only formats allowed for electronic submission are PostScript or PDF.
Papers
will not be accepted in any other format (e.g., MS Word). However, we
strongly
encourage the submission in PDF format.

Deadline for workshop papers is February 5, 2007, midnight -Hawaii time-

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers per paper. Selection
criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality,
technical
soundness, and quality of presentation. Some preference may also be given to

papers which address emergent trends or important common themes, or which
enhance balance of workshop topics. Since this is associated with the AAMAS
conference, accepted papers must be of real relevance to the Multiagent
research
community.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed
to
the first author by March 5, 2007. Note that at least one author of each 
accepted paper is required to register and to attend the workshop in order
to 
present the work. Accepted papers will be made available in electronic form
prior to the workshop and a printed collection will be available at the
workshop. As exercised with previous workshops' best papers, the SOCASE 2007
workshop proceedings may form the basis of a journal special issue, subject
to
appropriate number and quality of submissions.


IMPORTANT DATES

February 5, 2007           workshop paper submission 
March 5, 2007              notification of accepted papers 
March 19, 2007             camera-ready paper submission 
March 26, 2007             workshop proceedings submission 
May 14-15, 2007            AAMAS-2007 workshops 


WORKSHOP FORMAT AND ATTENDANCE

The workshop will aim to foster discussion and develop action outcomes on
key
issues relating to designing, building, and managing systems using software
agents, ontologies, and services. In addition to regular presentations, a
number
of discussion panels on identified important themes are also planned.

Attendance may be restricted by the venue. A separate call for participation
will be distributed at about the time of acceptance notification. If
attendance
needs to be limited then preference will be given first to presenters and
next
to other authors who submitted.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Jingshan Huang             University of South Carolina, USA 
Ryszard Kowalczyk          Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 
Zakaria Maamar             Zayed University Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
David Martin               SRI International, USA 
Ingo Mueller               Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 
Suzette Stoutenburg        The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Katia Sycara               Carnegie Mellon University, USA


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Esma Aimeur                University of Montreal, Canada
Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz   Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Yacine Atif                United Arab Emirates University, United Arab
Emirates 
Youcef Baghdadi            Sultan Qaboos University, Oman 
Djamal Benslimane          University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France 
Jamal Bentahar             Concordia University Montreal, Canada 
Brian Blake                Georgetown University, USA 
Peter Braun                the agent factory GmbH, Germany 
Paul Buhler                College of Charleston, USA 
Bernard Burg               Panasonic Research, USA
Jiangbo Dang               Siemens Corporate Research, USA 
Ian Dickinson              HP Laboratories Bristol, UK 
Chirine Ghedira            University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France 
Karthik Gomadam            University of Georgia, USA 
Slimane Hammoudi           ESEO, France 
Jingshan Huang             University of South Carolina, USA
Patrick Hung               University of Ontario, Canada
Nafaa Jabeur               University of Windsor, Canada 
Jugal Kalita               University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA 
Mikko Laukkanen            TeliaSonera, Finland 
Sandy Liu                  NRC Institute for Information Technology, USA 
Peter Mork                 The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Nanjangud C Narendra       IBM India Research Lab, India 
Manuel Nunez Garcia        Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 
Leo Obrst                  The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Julian Padget              University of Bath, UK 
Terry Payne                University of Southampton, UK 
Giovanna Petrone           University of Torino, Italy 
Debbie Richards            Macquarie University, Australia 
Marwan Sabbouh             The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Quan Z. Sheng              The University of Adelaide, Australia 
Pavel Shvaiko              University of Trento, Italy
Suzette Stoutenburg        The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Eleni Stroulia             University of Alberta, Canada 
Jie Tang                   Tsinghua University, China
Philippe Thiran            University of Namur, Belgium 
Huaglory Tianfield         Caledonian University Glasgow, UK 
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel  Tilburg University, The Netherlands 
Kunal Verma                Accenture Technology Labs Palo Alto, USA 
Steve Wilmott              Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain 
Soe-Tsyr Yuan              National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan
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