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CFP: Fourth International Workshop on Semantic Web for Services and Processes

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:18:57 -0000
To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "'Jorge Cardoso'" <jcardoso@uma.pt>
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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.sheth (wright.edu)

Rama Akkiraju, IBM TJ Watson Research Center Hawthorne, USA, akkiraju
(us.ibm.com)

Kunal Verma, Accenture Technology Labs, USA kunal.verma1 (gmail.com)

 

 

Kind Regards,

The Workshop Organization,

 

Jorge Cardoso

Amit Sheth

Rama Akkiraju

Kunal Verma
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