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CFC: Fourth International Workshop on Semantic Web for Services and Processes (SWSP 07)

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 19:42:41 -0000
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                        | Call for Papers |
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                 Fourth International Workshop on

                 Semantic Web for Services and Processes 

                         (SWSP 2007)
   http://dme.uma.pt/jcardoso/Research/Conferences/SWSP07/

                    In conjunction with the
    2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2007)
            July 9-13, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
 

 
SWSP Workshop aims and Objectives
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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.

The lifecycle of semantic Web processes includes the description/annotation,
the advertisement,
the discovery, the selection, the composition of Web services that makeup
Web processes, and the
execution of Web processes. All these stages are significant for the Web
process lifecycle and
their success.

Semantic Web services will allow the semi-automatic and automatic
annotation, advertisement,
discovery, selection, composition, and execution of inter-organization
business logic, making
the Internet become a global common platform where organizations and
individuals communicate
among each other to carry out various commercial activities and to provide
value-added services.


Proceedings publication: 
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The contributions from the first workshop were published in the Lecture
Notes in 
Computer Science (LNCS) series (Vol. 3387) by Springer. 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. In 2006 the contributions were published
by the IEEE society.
This year again, the contributions will be published by the IEEE society.


Topics of Interest
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The theme of the workshop is: Semantic Web for Services and Processes. The
use of semantics
to support all Web Process lifecycle phases is the primary focus of this
workshop. Semantics
include rich descriptions of Web services and processes that can be used by
computers for
automatic processing in various applications 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, our focus is on 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), 
  - Process Adaptation, 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
  - Runtime adaptation of 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
  - Real world use cases demonstrating use of Semantic Web Services in
OWL-S, WSMO or WSDL-SAWSDL


Paper Submission and Review
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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/2007/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/sWSP07/OpenConf/ to submit
your paper.



Important Dates
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Papers submission deadline: April 15, 2006
Author notification:        May 15, 2006
Camera ready:               Jun 1, 2006
Workshop:                   July 9, 2006



Workshop Organization
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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,
akkiraju@us.ibm.com
Kunal Verma, Accenture Technology Labs, USA


Kind Regards,
The Workshop Organization,

Jorge Cardoso
Amit Sheth
Rama Akkiraju
Kunal Verma
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