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Call for Participation: 2008 Web Services Challenge

From: Brian Miller <bcm36@georgetown.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:04:07 -0400
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Call for Participation

in the

2008 Web Services Challenge

in conjunction with

The IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e- 
Services (EEE'08) and the IEEE International Conference on Electronic  
Commerce (CEC'08)

21-24 July 2008, Crystal City, Washington, DC USA


About CEC'08/EEE'08

The IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC '08) and the IEEE  
Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE  
'08) will be held as a joint event geared toward E-Commerce and  
Enterprise Computing.  It will focus on new technologies and methods  
that enable business processes to smoothly transcend organizational  
boundaries.  This includes solutions to dynamically establish business  
relationships, provide services across organizational boundaries - in  
a Mashup and Web 2.0 environment as well as from mobile devices - and  
exercise governance.

This CEC'08/EEE'08 program will consist of invited talks, paper  
presentations, and panel discussions.  For more information, please  
visit http://cec2008.cs.georgetown.edu.

About the Competition

The Web Services Challenge (WS-Challenge) is a venue where researchers  
can collaborate on web service composition tools and techniques. The  
competition solicits industry and academic researchers that develop  
software components and/or intelligent agents that have the ability to  
discover pertinent web services and also compose them to create higher- 
level functionality.

The 2008 Web Services Challenge is the 4th challenge and will be co- 
located with the 2008 Conference on Electronic Commerce and the  
Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (CEC/EEE  
2008). This fourth competition is more narrowly defined than that of  
the last year, which included both syntactic and semantic matching of  
WSDL part names. This year, the competition will focus exclusively on  
semantic composition of web service chains. Additionally, the  
challenge will incorporate use of OWL ontologies rather than XML  
Schema to define services and their relationships to each other. The  
participants will be required to determine relations between different  
types during the process of service composition.

The WS-Challenge invites the participation of students and researchers  
addressing the composition challenge stated above, with details posted  
on the Web Services Challenge website. The competition entails the  
submission of a four-page description of the approach to be submitted  
in early 2008. Papers should be formatted according to the IEEE  
Conference Publishing Services guidelines, in an 8.5 x 11 two-column  
layout. After a peer-review process, the technical descriptions will  
be included in the conference proceedings of the joint conference. As  
a next step later in the spring of 2008, the participants will be  
required to provide a preliminary version of their software for a pre- 
competition evaluation stage. The pre-competition evaluation is  
required in order for teams to participate in the challenge taking  
place during the conference.

Schedule & Deadlines

March 31, 2008
Submission of Technical Description (four pages, formatting conforming  
to IEEE CS Press Proceedings)

April 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance of Technical Description

May 1, 2008
Final, Camera-Ready Version of Technical Description

June 4, 2008
Pre-Evaluation of Composition Software

July 21-24, 2008
Competition on Conference Site: Crystal City, Washington, DC.

Contact Information
WSC Co-Chairs:

M. Brian Blake
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
E-mail: blakeb@cs.georgetown.edu

Steffen Bleul
Distributed Systems Group
University of Kassel

Thomas Weise
Distributed Systems Group
University of Kassel

Andreas Wombacher
Distributed Information Systems Laboratory
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
E-mail: andreas.wombacher@epfl.ch

Michael C. Jaeger
Faculty of EE and CS
Berlin University of Technology
E-mail: mcj@cs.tu-berlin.de

William K. Cheung
Centre of e-Transformation Research
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
E-mail: william@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:

Brian Miller
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
E-mail: wscdc08@gmail.com

For more information, including Competition Rules and Technical  
Details, please visit:

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