CFP: AWeSOMe'05 - Deadline Extended, July 1st


The First International Workshop on
Agents, Web Services and Ontologies Merging (AWeSOMe'05)

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2005


Web services are a rapidly expanding approach to building
distributed software systems across networks such as the Internet.
A Web service is an operation typically addressed via a URI,
declaratively described using widely accepted standards, and
accessed via platform-independent XML-based messages.

Emerging ontologies are being used to construct semantically rich
service descriptions. Techniques for planning, composing, editing,
reasoning and analysing about these descriptions are being
investigated and deployed to resolve semantic interoperability
between services within scalable, open environments.

Agents and multi-agent systems can benefit from this combination,
and can be used for web service discovery, use and composition.
In addition, web services and multi-agent systems bear certain
similarities, such as a component-like behaviour, that can help
to make their development much easier.

This workshop is intended for researchers working in this topic
who want to interact and exchange ideas with other participants.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Agent-based modelling and design techniques to address problems
 in web service system development;
* Architectures and infrastructure for distributed agent- or
 service- based frameworks;
* Architectures for supporting agents and web services within the
 semantic web;
* Infrastructure and architectures for M-services;
* Intelligent matchmaking and service brokering;
* Interoperability of web services;
* Multi-agent techniques to describing, organizing, and discovering
 web services;
* Ontology or semantic-based approaches to describing and
 classifying services and capabilities;
* Pricing and payment models for Web services;
* Process modeling for service/agent composition, orchestration and
* Scaleable service composition for heterogeneous environments;
* Security support for agents and services, and agent-based
 approaches to service security;
* Semantics for service delegation and knowledge aggregation;
* Semantics in Agent Communication Languages;
* Services and the semantic web, including initiatives such as
 OWL-S (formerly DAML-S);
* Use of agent-based approaches for web service personalization;
* Use of context and conversations for Web services composition;
* Use of web service infrastructure and tools for building
 multi-agent systems.
* Web service agreements, legal contracts, and social commitments
 between trading partners;


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format
and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Authors
instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at:

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes
a paper from the proceedings.


Abstract Submission Deadline            July 01, 2005
Paper Submission Deadline               July 01, 2005
Acceptance Notification         July 29, 2005
Final Version Due                       August 20, 2005
Conference                      October 31 - November 4, 2005


Pilar Herrero
Facultad de Informatica
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo S/N
28660 Boadilla del Monte
Madrid (Spain)
Phone: (+34) 91.336.74.56
Fax: (+34) 91.336.65.95E

Lawrence Cavedon
Center for the Study of Language and Information
Stanford University
210 Panama St
Stanford California 94305 (USA)
Phone: (+1) 650-725-2318

David Martin
Artificial Intelligence Center
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025 (USA)
Phone: 650/859-4119

Gonzalo Mendez
Facultad de Informatica
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
C/ Prof. Jose Garcia Santesmases, s/n.
28040 Madrid (Spain)
Phone: (+34) 91.394.75.99

* Chris van Aart, Acklin B.V., The Netherlands
* Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain
* Adam Cheyer, SRI International, USA
* Ian J. Dickinson, HP Labs, UK
* Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore
* Hamada H. Ghenniwa, University of Western Ontario, Canada
* Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
* Mike Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
* Margaret Lyell, The MITRE Corporation, USA
* W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California (USC), USA
* E. Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
* Juan Pavon Mestras, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
* Terry R. Payne, University of Southampton, UK
* Jose M. Peña, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Maria S. Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Debbie Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
* Victor Robles, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Marta Sabou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland
* Manuel Salvadores, Imbert Management Consulting Group, Spain
* Alberto Sanchez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology , Australia
* Leon Sterling, University of Melbourne, Australia
* Henry Tirri, Nokia Research Center(NRC), Finland
* Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
* Santtu Toivonen, VTT Information Technology, Finland
* Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
* Steve Willmott, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

AWeSOMe05 Organization

Received on Tuesday, 21 June 2005 18:34:16 UTC