SWAE'08 Call for Papers

2nd International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises
in conjunction with DEXA 2008
19th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Turin, Italy
1-5 September 2008


The Semantic Web vision aims at building a “web of data”, where applications may share their data on
the Internet and relate them to real world objects for interoperability and exchange. Similar ideas
have been applied to web services, where different modeling architectures have been proposed for adding
semantics to web service descriptions making services on the web widely available. The potential impact
envisaged by these approaches on real business applications is also important in areas such as:
- Semantic-based business integration: business integration allows enterprises
   to share their data and services with other enterprises for business purposes.
   Making data and services available satisfies both "structural" requirements of
   enterprises (e.g. the possibility of sharing data about products or about available services),
   and "dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business partnerships to execute an order). Information
   systems implementing semantic web architectures can enable and strongly support this process.
- Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic and flexible exchange of data
   and services across information systems of different organizations. Adding semantics to representations
   of data and services allows accurate data querying and service discovering.
- Semantic-based lifecycle management: metadata, ontologies and rules are becoming an effective way
   for modeling corporate processes and business domains, effectively supporting the maintenance and
   evolution of business processes, corporate data, and knowledge.
- Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem to provide an innovative support
   to the elicitation, representation and sharing of corporate knowledge.

SWAE (Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises) aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision
has met its promises with respect to business and market needs. Papers and demonstrations of interest for the
workshop will show and highlight the interactions between Semantic Web technologies and business applications.
The workshop aims at collecting models, tools, use cases and practical experience in which Semantic Web techniques
have been developed and applied to support  any relevant business processes. It aims at assessing their degree of
success, the challenges that have been addressed, the solutions that have been provided and the new tools that have
been implemented. Special attention will be paid to proposals of “complete architecture”, i.e. applications that
can effectively support the maintenance and evolution of business processes as a whole and applications that are
able to combine representations of data and services in order to realize a common business knowledge management system.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic Integration
* Information extraction
* Managing metadata for information integration
* Managing metadata for data classification
* Semantic Web technologies for enterprises
* Ontologies for Information Integration and data exchange
* Ontology mapping and merging
* Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
* On-the-fly Integration
* Information Integration architectures
* Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
* Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
* Integration of legacy applications in semantic web architectures
* Semantic web and business processes
* Reliability and scalability of Semantic Web technologies and tools
* Enterprise-level tools and applications
* Costs of semantic-based architectures for enterprises
* Semantic Web and Integrated Information Systems
* Semantic based systems and business applications: cost management, decision support systems, workflow management systems, etc.
* Economic sustainability of semantic web based systems
* Metrics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the knowledge encoding process
* Novel Web service architectures
* Development and modeling frameworks for Web service applications
* Modeling of semantic web services
* Interoperability of web services
* Unified management of data and services

Submission of abstracts: March 8, 2008
Submission of Full Papers: March 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2008
Camera-ready Copies: May 15, 2008


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not being considered
in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and
references. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers
(http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/index.jsp). Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign
the IEEE copyright form.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the
conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be
published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'08 workshops.

Authors of accepted papers are requested to send the full paper to be received by May 15, 2008.


Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi
Department of Computer Science
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Dott. Francesco Guerra
Department of Business Economics
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Dott. Yannis Velegrakis
Department of Information and Communication Technology
University of Trento

Francesco Bellomi, Università di Verona
Omar Boucelma, Université Aix-Marseille, France
Paolo Bouquet, Università di Trento, Italia
Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA
Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal	
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK
Matteo Cristani, University of Verona , Italy
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Mustafa Jarrar, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Alain Leger,  France Telecom R&D, France
Andrea Maurino, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Lyndon Nixon, University of Berlin, Germany
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Lucian Popa, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Armando Stellato, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Research Labs, USA
Zografoula Vagena, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

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