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CFP: Semantic-Based Resource , Discovery, Retrieval and Composition

From: Massimo Paolucci <paolucci@docomolab-euro.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 19:57:24 +0200
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======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ===================================

                  Semantic-Based Resource
              Discovery, Retrieval and Composition
                  TECHNICAL TRACK at the
            22nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
                       SAC 2007


SAC 2007

For the past twenty-one years, the ACM Sym-posium on Applied Computing has
been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer
engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the
world. SAC 2007 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied
Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul and
The Suwon University in Gyeonggi-do.


This track aims at gathering researchers from various fields, spanning from
web/mobile services discovery and composition, to intelligent multimedia
retrieval, to planning in artificial intelligence, to matchmaking in
electronic commerce. We envisage the following topics as central for the

- retrieval of resource descriptions
- knowledge management
- supply chain formation
- web/mobile service discovery and composition
- matchmaking of resource request and resource providers
- node discovery in P2P networks
- semantic-based resource negotiation
- semantic annotation for multimedia
- information integration
- semantic grid

All these topics share as central the notion of "Semantically-annotated
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 constraints 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
- 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:

- Paper Submission deadline - Sept. 8, 2006
- Notification of acceptance - October 16, 2006
- Camera-ready version deadline - October 30, 2006
- Track Date - March 11 - 15, 2007

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (To be completed)

Marco Aiello - University of Trento - Italy 
Daniela Berardi - University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Italy 
Flavius Frasincar - Eindhoven University of Technology - Nederlands 
Michael C. Jaeger - TU Berlin - Germany 
Tomasz Kacmarek - The Poznan University of Economics - Poland 
Ignazio Palmisano - University of Bari - Italy 
Giovanni Semeraro - University of Bari - Italy


Tommaso Di Noia - Technical University of Bari - Italy 
Eugenio Di Sciascio - Technical University of Bari - Italy 
Francesco M. Donini - University of Tuscia - Italy 
Massimo Paolucci - DoCoMO Euro-Labs - Germany
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