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International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE) Volume 8, Issue 4 Announcement

From: Fulvio Frati <fulvio.frati@unimi.it>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:22:46 +0200
To: semantic-web@w3.org
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Dear Colleague, 

 

I am pleased to provide you with the official announcement for 

International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
Volume 8, Issue 4, October - December 2013. 

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically

ISSN: 1554-1045; EISSN: 1554-1053; 

Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ghazi I. Alkhatib (Princess Sumaya University for
Technology, Jordan), Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy)

 

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission
guidelines at 

http://www.igi-global.com/ijitwe 

 

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to: 

Editor-in-Chief: Ghazi I. Alkhatib at Alkhatib@psut.edu.jo
<mailto:Alkhatib@psut.edu.jo> ; Ernesto Damiani at ernesto.damiani@unimi.it
<mailto:ernesto.damiani@unimi.it>  

 

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GUEST EDITORIAL PREFACE

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** Special Issue on Semantic and Web Technologies

Mimoun Malki (Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes,
Algeria), Salima Benbernou (Paris Descartes University, Paris, France)

 

To obtain a copy of the Guest Editorial Preface, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/pdf.aspx?tid=103161&ptid=71713&ctid=15&t=Special Issue on
Semantic and Web Technologies 

 

* ARTICLE 1

Enabling Semantic Mediation in DaaS Composition: Service-Based and
Context-Driven Approach

Idir Amine Amarouche (University of Sciences and Technology Houari
Boumediene, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria), Djamal Benslimane (Claude Bernard Lyon 1
University, Lyon, France), Zaia Alimazighi (University of Sciences and
Technology Houari Boumediene, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria)

 

As commonly agreed, Web services fall into two categories depending on their
functionality world-altering services and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). Much
work has been done on automatic DaaS discovery and composition, such as the
query rewriting approach proposed by the database community. In this
context, DaaS is described as Parameterized-RDF View over Domain Ontology
(DO). However, the DO is unable to capture the different perspectives or
viewpoints for the same domain knowledge. This limitation raises semantic
conflicts between pieces of data exchanged during DaaS composition process.
Thus, mediators are typically required to reconcile potential conflicts. In
this paper, the authors propose a service-based approach for automatically
inserting appropriate mediation services in DaaS compositions to resolve
incompatibilities in their data flow. Also, the authors present a
context-driven approach to support semantic mediation between composed
DaaSs. The implementation and the experimental evaluations performed showed
us satisfactory results.

 

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/article/enabling-semantic-mediation-in-daas-composition/1
03163
<http://www.igi-global.com/article/enabling-semantic-mediation-in-daas-compo
sition/103163>  

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103163
<http://www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103163>  

 

* ARTICLE 2

Semantic Cloud: Building Dynamic Mashup in Cloud Environment

Abdelhamid Malki (Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel
Abbes, Algeria), Sidi Mohammed Benslimane (Djillali Liabes University of
Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria)

 

Mashups allowed a significant advance in the automation of interactions
between applications and Web resources. In particular, the combination of
web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is seen as a strength, which
can meet the complex needs by combining the functionality and data from
multiple services within a single Mashup application. Automating the process
of building Mashup based mainly on the Semantics Web APIs which facilitate
to the developer their selection and matching. In this paper, we introduce
reference architecture with six layers representing the main functional
blocks for annotating, combining and deploying Web APIs in Cloud
environment. We introduce Semantic Annotation for Web Application
Description Language (SAWADL), an extension of the Web Application
Description Language (WADL) that allows the semantization of the REST Web
Service. The proposed architecture uses the Cloud Computing technology as a
promising solution to increase the number of public API and therefore making
the engineering process of Mashup applications more agile and more flexible.

 

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/article/semantic-cloud/103164
<http://www.igi-global.com/article/semantic-cloud/103164>  

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103164
<http://www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103164>  

 

* ARTICLE 3

Applying CBR Over an AI Planner for Dynamic Web Service Composition

Fouad Henni (LIO Laboratory Oran, University of Mostaganem, Algeria),
Baghdad Atmani (LIO Laboratory Oran, University of Oran, Algeria)

 

Web services have emerged as a major technology for deploying automated
interactions between distributed and heterogeneous applications. The main
advantage of Web services composition is the possibility of creating
value-added services by combining existing ones to achieve customized tasks.
How to combine these services efficiently into an arrangement that is both
functionally sound and architecturally realizable is a very challenging
topic that has founded a significant research area within computer science.
A great deal of recent Web-related research has concentrated on dynamic Web
service composition. Most of proposed models for dynamic composition use
semantic descriptions of Web services through the construction of domain
ontology. In this paper, we present our approach to dynamically produce
composite services. It is based on the use of two Artificial Intelligence
(AI) techniques: Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) and AI planning. Our motivating
scenario concerns a national system for the monitoring of childhood
immunization.

 

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/article/applying-cbr-over-an-ai-planner-for-dynamic-web-s
ervice-composition/103165
<http://www.igi-global.com/article/applying-cbr-over-an-ai-planner-for-dynam
ic-web-service-composition/103165>  

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103165
<http://www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103165>  

 

* ARTICLE 4

Geo-Multi-Agent System Based Webmapping Approach Using Multiple
Representation and Generalisation Driven by Domain Ontology

Khalissa Derbal Amieur (Computer Science Department, University of Sciences
and Technology Houari Boumediene, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria), Kamel Boukhalfa
(Computer Science Department, University of Sciences and Technology Houari
Boumediene, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria), Zaia Alimazighi (Computer Science
Department, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Bab
Ezzouar, Algeria)

 

Geographic Information (GI) is currently available at any time, from
anywhere on the surface of the earth, for any person connected to internet.
Some applications of design, implementation, generation and dissemination of
maps on the web are recognized as "Webmapping" application, geographic web
services or more generally on demand-map making tools. All these web
applications aims the satisfaction of user needs by providing personalized
maps in a fast response time with a good quality. However, the complexity
and diversity of aspects taking into account have lead researchers to focus
on one aspect at the expense of others. Consequently, few works have
addressed all these aspects simultaneously. The authors propose in this
paper, a Webmapping approach organized into two main tasks: (1) query
analysis driven by domain ontology in analyzing a query launched by a user
on a web browser and (2) map generation process. The first step allows
extracting and formalizing user needs through two map determinants factors:
the Level of Detail (LoD) and Point of View (PoV) and the second, exploit an
hybrid approach "Multi Representation and Generalization" in storing and
generating geographical data with integrating Multi-Agent technology in all
steps of processing. To evaluate the effectiveness of our proposal, a first
tool prototype implementing our approach is so developed using a geographic
vector dataset provided by national cartographic agency.

 

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/article/geo-multi-agent-system-based-webmapping-approach-
using-multiple-representation-and-generalisation-driven-by-domain-ontology/1
03166
<http://www.igi-global.com/article/geo-multi-agent-system-based-webmapping-a
pproach-using-multiple-representation-and-generalisation-driven-by-domain-on
tology/103166>  

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103166
<http://www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103166>  

 

 

* ARTICLE 5

A Query Approximating Approach Over RDF Graphs

Ala Djeddai (LabGED Laboratory, Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, Annaba,
Algeria), Hassina Seridi-Bouchelaghem (LabGED Laboratory, Badji
Mokhtar-Annaba University, Annaba, Algeria), Med Tarek Khadir (LabGED
Laboratory, Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, Annaba, Algeria)

 

Regardless of the knowledge structure lack about Resource Description
Framework (RDF) data, difficulties, principally, occur in specifying and
answering queries. Approximate querying is the solution to find relevant
information by getting a set of sub structures (e.g. sub graphs) matching
the query. Approaches based on the structure and others based on semantic,
marginalized the common meaning between concepts in its computing. In this
paper in order to improve the approximation by introducing the meaning
similarity between components in the query and RDF components is proposed,
getting better need satisfaction. The meaning similarity measure can be
calculated using WordNet and used in all steps of the query answering
process. In addition, other important properties in the approximation level
calculation between query paths and RDF paths are considered; besides
indexing and optimizations strategies are performed. Answers are a set of
sub graphs ranked in decreasing order on its matching degree. Experiments
are conducted within real RDF dataset.

 

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/article/a-query-approximating-approach-over-rdf-graphs/10
3167
<http://www.igi-global.com/article/a-query-approximating-approach-over-rdf-g
raphs/103167>  

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103167
<http://www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=103167>  

 

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For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
in your institution's library. This journal is also included in the IGI
Global aggregated "InfoSci-Journals" database: www.igi-global.com/isj
<http://www.igi-global.com/isj> . 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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** Mission of IJITWE:

The main objective of the International Journal of Information Technology
and Web Engineering (IJITWE) is to publish refereed papers in the areas
covering information technology (IT) concepts, tools, methodologies, and
ethnography in the contexts of global communication systems and Web
engineered applications. In accordance with this emphasis on the Web and
communication systems, this journal publishes papers on IT research and
practice that support seamless end-to-end information and knowledge flow
among individuals, teams, and organizations. This end-to-end strategy for
research and practice requires emphasis on integrated research among the
various steps involved in data/knowledge (structured and unstructured)
capture (manual or automated), classification and clustering, storage,
analysis, synthesis, dissemination, display, consumption, and feedback. The
secondary objective is to assist in the evolving and maturing of
IT-dependent organizations, as well as individuals, in information and
knowledge based Web engineering frameworks, processes, applications,
integrated research, case studies, and platforms.

Coverage of IJITWE:

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the
following: 

- Case studies validating Web-based IT solutions 

- Competitive/intelligent information systems 

- Data analytics for business and government organizations 

- Data and knowledge capture and quality issues 

- Data and knowledge validation and verification 

- Human factors and cultural impact of IT-based systems 

- Information filtering and display adaptation techniques for wireless
devices 

- Integrated heterogeneous and homogeneous workflows and databases within
and across organizations, suppliers, and customers 

- Integrated user profiling, provisioning, and context-based processing 

- IT education and training 

- IT readiness and technology transfer studies 

- Knowledge structure, classification, and search algorithms or engines 

- Metrics-based performance measurement of IT-based, Web-based
organizations, and social networks. 

- Mobile, location-aware, and ubiquitous computing 

- Ontology and Semantic Web studies 

- Quality of service and service level agreement issues among integrated
systems 

- Radio frequency identification (RFID) research and applications in Web
engineered systems 

- Security, integrity, privacy, and policy issues 

- Software agent-based applications 

- Strategies for linking business and IT requirements 

- Virtual teams and virtual enterprises: communication, policies, operation,
creativity, and innovation 

- Web engineering platforms: networks and cloud computing, with related
application and security issues. 

- Web systems architectures, including distributed grid computers and
communication systems processing 

- Web systems engineering design 

- Web systems performance engineering studies 

- Web user interfaces design, development, and usability engineering studies


 

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission
guidelines
www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-information-techno
logy-web/1093
<http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-informatio
n-technology-web/1093>  

 

 

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For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
in your institution's library.  This journal is also included in the IGI
Global aggregated "InfoSci-Journals" database:
http://www.igi-global.com/EResources/InfoSciJournals.aspx. 

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