4th International SMR2 Workshop @ ISWC 2010


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Fourth International Workshop (SMR2):


Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web


Co-located with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)


November 8, 2010; Shanghai, China






Aims & Scope:


One central challenge of service coordination in the Semantic Web is how to
best relate requests for services with the services that are available.

This functionality is usually provided by semantic service matchmaking
capabilities (which may themselves be deployed as services by middle agents)
that select the services that are closest to a requested service on the
basis of a declarative characterization of the capabilities of both service
requested and services provided.


More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service matchmaking
to the process of discovering any kind of Web resources (ranging from
services, data, information, knowledge to networked physical objects,
persons and organizations) for given application settings and purposes. It
is at the core of several scenarios in the Semantic Web area, spanning from
Web services, Grid computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications
such as e-commerce, human resource management, and social networking


The primary objective of this workshop is to bring together academic and
industry researchers and industry practitioners who tackle semantic service
matchmaking and discovery from various points of view. In particular, we
also intend to build bridges to the software engineering and model-driven
development communities in order to share requirements, technologies, and
experiences that might be helpful in advancing the state of the art in
semantic service matchmaking and resource retrieval.


Going to Practice: The 4th International Semantic Service Selection (S3)


The SMR2 workshop also integrates the fourth edition of the open
international contest on semantic service selection (S3) which is in
collaboration with the SEALS SWS tool evaluation campaign. The S3 contest
series provides the means and a forum for evaluating the retrieval
performance of Semantic Web service matchmakers in terms of recall,
precision, F1, response time etc., over given test collections based on the
prominent semantic service formats such as OWL-S, WSML and the standard




The proceedings of SMR2 will be available as a CEUR volume online.

In addition, it is planned to publish selected and invited papers of the

SMR2 workshop in a special issue of the international Semantic Web journal


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


• Semantic resource and service matchmaking and brokering • Semantic
retrieval of resources and services in P2P, Grid networks and Cloud
Computing • Model-driven semantic service engineering and matchmaking •
Privacy-preserving and trusted semantic service discovery • Composition
planning of semantic services and workflows • Formal description and
handling of semantic services, queries, and resources • Prototypes and tools
for semantic services engineering, discovery and composition • Negotiation
of semantic services and resources • Interleaving of discovery, composition,
and negotiation of semantic services and resources • Practical applications
of semantic services • Evaluation of implemented semantic service retrieval
tools • Middleware solutions for semantic service search and composition




Contributions to the workshop can be made as technical papers, addressing
different issues of service / resource matching and retrieval.

The papers written in English should be not longer than 16 pages using the
LNCS Style:




All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted
through the workshop submission site at: 



Important Dates:


August 27, 2010: Paper Submission


September 20, 2010: Notification


October 2, 2010: Camera-Ready Paper


November 8, 2010: SMR2-2010, Shanghai, China



Organizing Committee:


Abraham Bernstein (U Zurich, Switzerland) Paul Grace (U Lancaster, UK)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany) Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo, Germany)


Program Committee (to be completed):


Liliana Cabral (Open U, UK)

Tommaso Di Noia (U Bari, Italy)

Eugenio Di Sciascio (U Bari, Italy)

Takahiro Kawamura (Toshiba, Japan)

Freddy Lecue (U Manchester, UK)

Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)

Tiziana Margaria (U Potsdam, Germany)

Nils Masuch (TU Berlin, Germany)

Oliver Müller (U Muenster, Germany)

Pierluigi Plebani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Axel Polleres (DERI,
Ireland) Eran Toch (CMU, USA) Roman Vaculin (IBM, USA)






Massimo Paolucci

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH

Landsberger Strasse 308-312, 80687 Munich


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Managing Directors (Geschaeftsfuehrer):

Dr. Masami Yabusaki, Mr. Naoki Tani, Mr. Seiichi Ikeda

Amtsgericht Muenchen, HRB 132976



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