last cfp: Mobile Services and Ontologies Workshop (MoSO 2006)

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*** Deadline: February 20, 2006 *** 

Last Call for Submissions

Mobile Services and Ontologies Workshop
(MoSO 2006)

at The 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management 

May 9, 2006, Nara, Japan


The theme of the workshop is the intersection of three major trends in

    * mobile computing becomes more and more important. Mobile portable 
      devices have outnumbered already traditional desktop computers and 
      will mould the view of computers future generations will have.
    * service-oriented computing is viewed by many analysts as the computing 
      paradigm of the near future. It allows for the dynamic integration of 
      functionality provided by different parties.
    * research on ontologies, in particular in connection with work on the 
      semantic web and semantic web services allows for machine
      description of functionality and for automatic interaction of devices
      the need for human involvement.

The proposed workshop investigates how mobile computing can benefit from 
service-orientation and ontologies and vice versa. The vision is to extend
typically rather limited capabilities of mobile devices by using services
by other devices, network providers or third parties. Adding ontologies to
scenario allows this extension to be transparent to the human user.


Today, computers are changing from big, grey, and noisy things on our desks 
to small, portable, and ever networked devices most of us are carrying
This new form of mobility imposes a shift in how we view computers and the 
way we work with them. In developing countries like India and China ‘Mobile 
Internet’ can become the only Internet a large portion of population will
access to.

Services offer the possibility to overcome the limitations of individual
devices by making functionality offered by others available to them on an 
“as-needed” basis. Thus, using the service-oriented computing paradigm in 
mobile environments will considerably enlarge the variety of accessible 
applications and will enable new business opportunities in the mobile space 
by delivering integrated functionalities across wireless networks. Network 
hosted mobile services will allow mobile operators and third party mobile 
services provider to extend their businesses by making their network
available to a broader audience (e.g. developers, service providers, etc.);
hosted service will allow great potential for big innovations for
applications and 
services that can be provided by individual mobile device owners.

These mobile services offer functionalities and behaviors that can be
advertised, discovered, and composed by others. Eventually, they will be
to interoperate even though they have not been designed to work together.
type of interoperability is based on the ability to understand other
services and 
reason about their functionalities and behaviors when necessary. In this
mobile services can benefit from marrying the Semantic Web, which provides 
the infrastructure for the extensive usage of distributed knowledge, to be 
deployed for modeling services and add meaning, through ontologies, enabling 
lightweight discovery and composition of mobile services. The ability to 
appropriately combine mobility and semantic grounded data sharing has 
generated and is continuously triggering challenging questions in several
of computer science, engineering and networking.

This workshop aims to tackle the research problems around methods, concepts, 
models, languages and technologies that enable new opportunities in the
space through adoption, usage, and integration of mobile services and
Of particular interest are the methodologies and technologies that would
automatic tasks to be performed with respect to mobile services and the use
ontologies in this context.

This proposed workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry 
attendees addressing many of these issues, and promote and foster a greater 
understanding of mobile service and ontologies and their potential in
new business opportunities in the mobile space.


The following indicates the general focus of the workshop. However, related 
contributions are welcome as well. 

- architectures for mobile internet services
- languages for describing mobile services
- discovery and matchmaking of ontology based mobile services
- adaptive selection of mobile services
- ontology management in mobile environments
- contracting and negotiation with ontology-based mobile services (service 
level agreements)
- approaches to composition of ontology based mobile services
- invocation, adaptive execution, monitoring, and management of mobile
- interaction protocols and conversation models for mobile services
- ontology-based security and privacy issues in mobile services
- mobile service applications
- analysis and design approaches for mobile services
- reasoning with mobile services
- ontology-based policies for mobile services
- tools for discovery, matchmaking, selection, mediation, composition, 
management, and monitoring of mobile services
- mobile service development
- multi agent systems and mobile services


The program will occupy a full day, and will include presentations of 
papers selected from the full papers category (see 'submissions' below). 

Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must 
attend the workshop. The MDM 2006 conference formalities are applied 
for fees and respective organizational aspects. Submission of a paper 
is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event 
that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, 
those who have submitted a paper (in any category) will be given 
priority for registration.


Two categories of submissions are solicited:

(1) Full papers (up to 8 pages).
(2) Position papers (up to 2 pages).

All submissions should be formatted in the IEEE style. Formatting 
instructions and LaTeX macros are available on the IEEE computer 
society site:

LaTex macros: 

Formatting instructions: 

All the papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version) using 
the following link:

Full papers will receive a peer-review. Position statements are intended 
to present very early or planned future work that is regarded as relevant 
to the workshop. Position statements are limited to 2 pages; position 
statements will not receive a peer-review. 

All accepted full papers as well as all position papers of attendees will be
published in post workshop proceedings in IEEE DL. Additionally, authors 
of selected papers will have the opportunity to submit extended versions 
of their papers for publication with a major publisher. For these extended 
versions, an additional review will take place. 


Submissions: February 20, 2006
Acceptance: March 20, 2006
Final copy: April 1, 2006
Workshop day: May 9, 2006


Christoph Bussler (DERI, Ireland)
Birgitta König-Ries (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
Dumitru Roman (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Jari Veijalainen (University of Potsdam, Germany)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed; to be extended)

Nelson Baloyian, University of Chile, Chile
Martin Bauer, NEC Europe, Germany
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, INRIA, France
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain
Yolande Berbers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Patricia Charlton, Motorola Labs, UK
John Domingue, Open University, UK
Dieter Fensel, DERI, Austria and Ireland
Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Walter Goix, Telecom Italia, Italy
Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland
Valérie Issarny, INRIA, France
Christian Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Oskar Juhlin, Interactive Institute, Sweden
Michael Klein, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Werner Kuhn, University of Münster, Germany
Antonio Liotta, University of Essex, UK
Qusay H. Mahmoud, University of Guelph, Canada
Mitsuji Matsumoto, Waseda University, Japan
Vladimir Oleshchuk, Agder University College, Norway
Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany
Stefan Poslad, Queen Mary College, UK
Tore Risch, Uppsala University, Sweden
Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI, Ireland
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Thomas Strang, DLR, Germany / DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Do van Thanh, Telenor, Norway
Vagan Terziyan, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ioan Toma, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Alexander Wahler, NIWA, Austria
Matthias Wagner, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany
Mathias Weske, HPI, Univ. of Potsdam, Germany
Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Yelena Yesha, University of Maryland, USA
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