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CFP (Deadline extended) SDWP06 - Third International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Web Processes

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 13:10:16 +0100
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Cc: "'Jorge Cardoso'" <jcardoso@uma.pt>
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Deadline extended to May, 8, 2006

                        | Call for Papers |
                 Third International Workshop on

                Semantic and Dynamic Web Processes 

                         (SDWP 2006)

                    In conjunction with the
    2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2006)
            September 18-22, 2005, Chicago, USA

SDWP Workshop aims and Objectives
Organizations are increasingly faced with the challenge of managing
e-business systems and e-commerce applications managing Web services and Web
processes. Web services promise universal interoperability and integration.
Several researchers agree that it is essential for Web services to be
machine understandable in order to support all the phases of the lifecycle
of Web processes. 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.
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. In particular, we wish to emphasize the

research and technological issues related to supporting more flexible,
dynamic and scalable Web processes to meet the advanced needs of the 
organizational processes in the networked global economy.

Proceedings publication: 
The contributions from the first workshop were published in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (Volume 3387, lunch date Feb. 2005).
  Selected, revised and extended contributions from the second workshop were
published the book "Semantic Web Services, Processes and Applications",
Cardoso, J. Sheth, A., by Springer. This year the contributions will be
published by the IEEE society.

Topics of Interest
The theme of the workshop is: Semantic and Dynamic Web Processes. 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: 

- Semantic Web Processes
- Dynamic Web Processes
- Web Processes Lifecyle
- Use of Semantics in Annotation, Discovery, Composition, and Orchestration 
of Web Services and Processes
- Semantic Selection of Web Services
- Semantic Web Process Quality of Service 
- Dynamic Changes and Composition of Semantic Web Processes
- Web Process Reasoning
- Web Processes Complexity
- Ontological representation of QoS and Execution Semantics
- Exploiting Domain Specific Semantics for Web Services (e.g. domains
 include, but not limited to, bioinformatics, telecommunication, travel,
financial, and legal)
- SOA and Grid Computing with dynamic allocation and semantics
- Workflow Technologies and Semantics
- Standards extensions (incl. WSDL, UDDI, BPEL) to support dynamic
evolution/changes, and semantics

Paper Submission and Review
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are

not being considered in another forum. Submitted manuscripts will be limited

to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the 
IEEE Proceedings template. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press 
Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. At least one author is

required to attend the conference and present the paper. An electronically
submitted abstract will be required prior to the submission of the full 
paper. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word formats) is 
required. Submissions should include the paper title, abstract, name of 
authors, their affiliations, emails addresses, and postal addresses. In 
addition, the author responsible for correspondence should include his/her
telephone number and complete email address. Please go to 
http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2006/submission.html for more details.
Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a peer-review process. 

On this year's edition, we have set up an online submission and reviewing 
system so that the whole track management process is simplified. Please go
to http://dme.uma.pt/jcardoso/Research/Conferences/sDWP06/OpenConf/ to 
submit your paper.

Important Dates
Papers submission deadline: May 9, 2006
Author notification:        May 21, 2006
Camera ready:               Jun 4, 2006
Workshop:                   Sep 18, 2006

Workshop Organization
Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal, jcardoso@uma,pt
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA, amit@cs.uga.edu
Rama Akkiraju, IBM TJ Watson Research Center Hawthorne, USA,

PC Members
Amit Sheth , University of Georgia (USA) 
Anca-andreea Ivan,IBM
Biplav Srivastava,IBM India ?
Christoph Bussler , CISCO (USA) 
Dimitris Plexousakis , ICS - FORTH (Greece) 
E. M. (Max) Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Lab
Jacek Kopecky, DERI
Jorge Cardoso , University of Madeira (Portugal) 
Karthik Gomadam, University of Georgia
Kunal Verma , University of Georgia (USA) 
Leo Obrst , The MITRE Corporation (USA) 
Malu Castellanos , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (USA) 
Marco Pistore , University of Trento (Italy) 
Mark Burstein , BBN Technologies (USA) 
Mark Little , Arjuna Technologies (UK) 
Mathias Weske , University of Potsdam (Germany) 
Rama Akkiraju , IBM (USA) 
Ryusuke Masuoka , Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. (USA) 
Sanjay Chaudhary , DA-IICT (India) 
Siegfried Handschuh , FZI, University of Karlsruhe (Germany) 
Sonia Bergamaschi , DII - Universita` di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) 
Thomas Vitvar, DERI
Alain Leger , France Telecom (France)

To be completed...

Kind Regards,
The Workshop Organization,

Jorge Cardoso, jcardoso@uma.pt 
Amit Sheth, amit@cs.uga.edu
Rama Akkiraju, akkiraju@us.ibm.com
Received on Tuesday, 2 May 2006 12:10:08 UTC

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