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Call for Papers: WS-Challenge 2007

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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:33:39 -0500
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Call for Participation

  in the

2007 Web Services Challenge

  in conjunction with

The IEEE International Conference on
  e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services (EEE'07)
and the IEEE International Conference on
  Electronic Commerce (CEC'07)

July 23-26, 2007, Tokyo, Japan

Overview
  The Web Services Challenge (WS-Challenge) is a venue where
researchers can collaborate on web service composition tools and
techniques. The competition solicits industry and academic researchers
that develop software components and/or intelligent agents that have
the ability to discover pertinent web services and also compose them
to create higher-level functionality.

  The 2007 Web Services Challenge is the 4th challenge and will be
co-located with the 2007 Conference on Electronic Commerce and the
Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (CEC/EEE
2007). This fourth competition is more narrowly defined than that of
the last year, which included both syntactic and semantic matching of
WSDL part names. This year, the competition will focus exclusively on
semantic composition of web service chains. Since formalisms for
representing semantics of services are quite complex and several
different proposals/approaches exist, this competition adheres to a
traditional approach, leveraging classical XML standards. Input/Output
messages of the service descriptions will be semantically linked via
inheritance relationships implemented using complex XML Schema types.
The participants will be required to determine relations between
different types during the process of service composition.

  The WS-Challenge invites the participation of students and
researchers addressing the composition challenge stated above, with
details posted on the Web Services Challenge website. The competition
entails the submission of a four-page description of the approach to
be submitted in early 2007. Papers should be formatted according to
the IEEE Conference Publishing Services guidelines
<http://tinyurl.com/psg2o>, in an 8.5" x 11" two-column layout. After
a peer-review process, the technical descriptions will be included in
the conference proceedings of the joint conference. As a next step
later in the spring of 2007, the participants will be required to
provide a preliminary version of their software for a pre-competition
evaluation stage. The pre-competition evaluation is required in order
for teams to participate in the challenge taking place during the
conference. Competition and technical details are available at:
<http://www.ws-challenge.org/wsc07/>

  Finally, the 2007 WS-Challenge will be awarding student scholarships
in order to encourage and support participation by U.S.-based student
teams. These awards will cover the expenses of travel, hotel
accommodations, meals, and conference registration for those who would
otherwise be unable to attend. These travel awards are sponsored by
the National Science Foundation; teams from all U.S. colleges are
eligible to apply.  More information can be found at:
<http://www.ws-challenge.org/wsc07/travel.html>

Important Dates:
  March 31, 2007 -  Submission of Technical Description (four pages,
formatting conforming to IEEE CS Press Proceedings)
  April 15, 2007 - Notification of Acceptance of Technical Description
  May 1, 2007 - Final, Camera-Ready Version of Technical Description
  June 4, 2007 - Pre-Evaluation of Composition Software
  July 23-26, 2007 - Competition on Conference Site

WSC Co-Chairs:

M. Brian Blake
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
E-mail: blakeb [at] cs.georgetown.edu

Andreas Wombacher
Distributed Information Systems Laboratory
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
E-mail: andreas.wombacher [at] epfl.ch

Michael C. Jaeger
Faculty of EE and CS
Berlin University of Technology
E-mail: mcj [at] cs.tu-berlin.de

William K. Cheung
Centre of e-Transformation Research
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
E-mail: william [at] comp.hkbu.edu.hk

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:

David Cummings
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
E-mail: wsctokyo07 [at] gmail.com
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