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CFP: Semantic-Based Resource Discovery,Retrieval and Composition TRACK @ SAC2006

From: Tommaso Di Noia <t.dinoia@poliba.it>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:52:37 +0200
Message-Id: <200507271148.j6RBmEGM016310@mail.poliba.it>
To: "Tommaso Di Noia" <t.dinoia@poliba.it>

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======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ===================================

                   Semantic-Based Resource 
              Discovery, Retrieval and Composition
                  TECHNICAL TRACK at the
            21st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
                       SAC 2006
The Semantic-Based Resource Discovery, Retrieval and Composition -- RDRC
track aims at gathering researchers from various fields, spanning from 
matchmaking in electronic commerce, to intelligent multimedia retrieval, 
to planning in artificial intelligence, to web services discovery and 
composition. We envisage the following topics as central for the track: 

- matchmaking of resource request and resource providers 
- planning and scheduling 
- semantic-based resource negotiation 
- semantic-based resource negotiation 
- retrieval of resource descriptions 
- semantic annotation for multimedia 
- information integration 
- supply chain formation 
- knowledge management 
- web-service discovery and composition 
- semantic grid 
- combinatorial auctions 

All these topics share as central the notion of "Resource" in general 
searching problems with respect to a request. A resource is a broad term 
comprising goods in electronic commerce, information available in remote 
sites, services announced through Internet, learning objects, digital 
images, to mention a few. Whatever their nature, the term "resource" is 
used in a general sense for whatever might be identified atomically and 
univocally. Hence, the problem of resource matching and retrieval arises 
in several scenarios. The front-end of a resource is always a description 
of what the resource is, what it provides, who can access it, possibly 
with side economic constraints. All this information can be semantically 
annotated, either directly in XML, or using some upper strata for defining 
standard terms as in ebXML, or OWL-S. While semantic annotation rules out 
ambiguities of Natural Language, the problem raises about how well a single 
resource fits a particular request, or whether there is a pool of resources 
which - suitably composed - cover a request. Side economic conditions in 
resource descriptions, such as cost, method of payment, payments delay, can 
make compositions difficult to be properly formed, while economic
in resource request usually filter out some solutions. 

Authors are invited to submit original papers related, but not limited to, 
the proposed track topics. Submissions fall into the following categories: 

- Original and unpublished research work 
- Reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, 
engineering, and business areas 
- Reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains 
- Reports of industrial experience and demos of new innovative systems 

Peer groups with expertise in the track focus area will blindly review 
submissions to that track. Accepted papers will be published in the annual 
conference proceedings.


The proposed schedule of important dates for the track is as follows:
- September 3, 2005 Paper Submission deadline 
- October 15, 2005 Notification of acceptance 
- November 5, 2005 Camera-ready version deadline 
- April 23-27, 2006 Track Date 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (To be completed)

Daniela Berardi - University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Italy
Oscar Corcho - Univesity of Manchester - UK
William Grosky - University of Michigan-Dearborn - USA
Martin Hepp - DERI, University of Innsbruck - Austria
Alain Léger - France Telecom - France 
Enrico Motta - KMi, The Open University - UK
Pavel Shvaiko - University of Trento - Italy


Tommaso DI NOIA 
Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy
tel : +39 080 5963903
fax : +39 080 5963410
mail: t.dinoia@poliba.it

Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy
tel : +39 080 5963903
fax : +39 080 5963410
mail: disciascio@poliba.it

Francesco M. DONINI 
Universitŕ della Tuscia 
Viterbo, Italy
tel : +39 0761 357 861 
fax : +39 0761 357 887
mail: donini@unitus.it
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