CFP Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

Apologies for cross-postings





Third International Workshop on


  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 matchmaking capabilities (which
may themselves be deployed as services, brokers or 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 resource (services, data,
information, knowledge, even persons and organizations) for given settings,
participating entities, and purposes. It is at the core of several scenarios
in the Semantic Web area, spanning from Web services, Grid and cloud
computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications such as e-commerce,
human resource management, and social networking applications such as dating


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
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 Third Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest


The SMR2 workshop also integrates the third edition of the
<> open international contest on semantic
service selection (S3) executed in collaboration with the Semantic Web
Service Challenge.  The S3 contest  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 SA-WSDL. 




Accepted papers will be available online as a volume of CEUR proceedings. In
addition, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the
International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT,
Springer Verlag).



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


* Advanced searching of services and other resources in the Semantic Web

* Novel approaches to matchmaking and brokering in the Semantic Web, with a
particular emphasis on Semantic Web services

* Model-driven semantic service engineering and matchmaking

* Semantic retrieval of resources and services in P2P and Grid networks

* Semantic retrieval of resources and services in Cloud Computing


* Matchmaking in e-commerce scenarios: auctions, e-marketplaces, supply

* Matchmaking in other application scenarios: e-government, biopharma, etc.

* Composition planning of Semantic Web services

* Negotiation of Semantic Web services and resources

* Interleaving of discovery, composition, and negotiation of Semantic Web

* Semantic Web services selection

* Formal description and handling of Semantic Web services, queries, and

* Non-functional service properties and their use for discovery (and

* Trust issues of Semantic Web service discovery

* Prototypes and tools for Semantic Web services engineering

* Middleware solutions for semantic service discovery and composition

* Novel approaches to achieving interoperability between services in the
Semantic Web

* Practical business and user-oriented issues and experiences of
implementing SW service retrieval tools

* Experimental comparative evaluation of implemented SW service retrieval



Submissions :

Contributions to the workshop can be made as technical papers, addressing
different issues of service / resource matching. The papers should be not
longer than 12 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: 
September 1, 2010: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
September 20, 2010: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
October 2, 2010: Camera ready copy submission. 
November 8, 2010: SMR2-2010, Shanghai, China

Organizing Committee: 

Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich, Switzerland) 
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Paul Grace (University of Lancaster, UK) 

Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo Research Europe, Germany)


Program Committee (under construction): 

Abraham Bernstein U. Zurich, Switzerland 
Paul Grace, Lancaster U, UK
Matthias Klusch DFKI, Germany
Alain Leger, France Telecom, France         
David Martin, Apple, USA     
Oliver Müller, U Muenster, Germany                               
Massimo Paolucci, NTT Docomo, Germany       
Stefan Schulte TU Darmstadt, Germany       
Eugenio Di Sciascio, U Bari, Italy          
Marco Luca Sbodio, HP, Italy           





Massimo Paolucci

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH

Landsberger Strasse 308-312, 80687 Munich


Phone:  +49-89-56824-238

Fax:    +49-89-56824-300

Mobile: +49-162-2919238 <>


Managing Directors (Geschaeftsfuehrer):

Dr. Masami Yabusaki, Mr. Naoki Tani, Mr. Tsutomu Sakai

Amtsgericht Muenchen, HRB 132976



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