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SWSWPC 2004 - Second Call for Papers

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 15:19:19 +0100
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			First International Workshop on

        Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition

                         (SWSWPC 2004)
   http://dme2.uma.pt/~jcardoso/ICWS-SWSWPC04/SWSWPC_Workshop.htm


                    In conjunction with the
    2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2004)
            July 6-9, 2004, San Diego, California, USA
 

 
Workshop Objectives
-------------------

The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers, scientists
from both industry and academics, and representatives from different
communities together to study, understand, and explore the phases
that compose the lifecycle of Semantic Web Processes.
The workshop presents what can be achieved by symbiotic synthesis of
two of the hottest R&D and technology application areas: Web services
and the Semantic Web, as recognized at the latest World Wide
Conference (Budapest 2003) and in industry press. The intelligent
combination of Web services and the Semantic Web can start off a
 technological revolution with the development of Semantic Web
Processes.
These processes can bring together autonomous and heterogeneous
applications, data, services, and components residing in distributed
environments. These technological advances can ultimately lead to a new
breed of Web-based applications. 
Web Services, Web processes and semantics are important movements
emerging
in the World Wide Web. Web Services and Web processes promise to ease
various of nowadays infrastructure challenges, such as data,
application,
and process integration. Web services are truly platform-independent and
allow the development of distributed loosely-coupled applications, a key
characteristic for the success of dynamic Web Processes.
There is a growing consensus that Web Services alone will not be
sufficient
to developed valuable and sophisticated Web processes due the degree of
heterogeneity, autonomy, and distribution of the Web. Before the huge
promise of Web services become industry strength, a lot of work is
needed,
and semantics holds a key [cf: Michael Brodie (Chief Scientist,
Verizon),
Keynote at Intl. Semantic Web Conference, 2003.]
Several researchers agree that it is essential for Web services to be
machine understandable in order to allow the full deployment of
efficient
solution supporting all the phases of the lifecycle of Web Processes.
The
lifecycle of Web processes includes a dynamic and automatic discovery
and
evaluation of Web services, the composition, orchestration, and the
analysis
of Web processes.


Topics of Interest
------------------

The theme of the workshop is: Semantic Web Services and Web Process
Composition

One of the main points of this workshop is to focus on one of the most
promising solution to support all Web Process lifecycle phases, the use
semantics. Semantics include rich descriptions of Web services and Web
processes that can be used by computers for automatic processing in
various
applications. While enterprises have sought to apply semantics to manage
and exploit data or content, for example to support data integration,
Web
Processes are the way to exploit their applications, increasingly made
interoperable as Web Services. 

Submissions are invited that focus specifically on the challenges in
applying
semantics to each of the steps in the Semantic Web Process lifecycle. In
particular we present the role of semantics in:

 * Annotation (Semantic Annotation of Web Services) 
 * Discovery (Semantic Web Service Discovery) 
 * Composition (Semantic Process Composition) 
 * Process Execution/Enactment (Semantic Web Process Orchestration), and

 * Quality of Service of Semantic Web Processes 

We invite researchers and experts of web service and semantics to submit
original research papers as well as reports on work in progress related
to
Semantic Web Process lifecycle.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to: 

 - Standards for Semantic Web Wervices
 - Semantic Annotation of Web Services
 - Web Service Descriptions and Ontologies
 - Web Service Description Languages
 - Semantic Registration of Web Services
 - Semantic Web Service Discovery
 - Semantic Web Service Brokering 
 - Semantic Selection of Web Services
 - Web Service Composition Modeling and Specification
 - Formal Models and Languages for Web Services and Web Process
Description
 - Process Models for Web Processes
 - Business Semantics and Ontologies
 - Dynamic and Semi-automatic Composition of Processes
 - Reasoning about Web Services and Web Processes
 - Semantic Web Process Orchestration
 - Execution, Management, and Monitoring of Web Services and Web
Processes
 - Quality of Service of Semantic Web Processes
 - Quality of Service Models for Processes
 - Security and Performance Evaluation of Web Services and Web Processes
 - From Legacy Systems to Semantic Web Services
 - Workflow technologies and Web processes


Paper Submission and Review
---------------------------

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference
with proceedings. Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a
peer-review
process. The workshop proceedings will be published electronically,
which may
be followed by an edited book from Springer. The format for the final
version
will be the Springer LNCS format (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html),
which includes e.g. templates for MS Word and Latex. 
Research papers should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 12 pages).
Short papers (up to 6 pages) describing early research results are also
welcome.
Papers should be submitted in electronic form (Standard Postscript, PDF,
doc, RTF)
via E-mail to: jcardoso@uma.pt


Important Dates
---------------

Papers submission deadline: April 23, 2004
Author notification:        May 21, 2004
Camera Ready:               Jun 12, 2004
 

Workshop Organization
-----------------------------------

Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal, jcardoso@uma,pt
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA, amit@cs.uga.edu
Leonid A. Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
leonidk@synth.ipi.ac.ru
Francisco Curbera, IBM, USA, curbera@us.ibm.com
 

Program Committee Members (Partial list...) 
------------------------------------------

Steffen Staab, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Manuel Núńez, University of UCM, Spain
Satish Thatte, Microsoft, USA 
Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
Leonid A. Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Francisco Curbera, IBM, USA
Suresh Damodaran, Sterling Commerce, USA
Dimitris Plexousakis, University  of Crete, Greece
Kunal Verma, University of Georgia, USA
Leo Obrst, MITRE, USA
Mark Little, Arjuna Labs, UK
Massimo Paolucci, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Chris Bussler, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Rama Akkiraju, IBM, USA

____________________________________________
 Jorge Cardoso, Ph.D.
 Department of Mathematics and Engineering
 University of Madeira
 http://dme2.uma.pt/~jcardoso/
 
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