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Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web @ ISWC+ASWC -- Call for Participation

From: Tommaso Di Noia <t.dinoia@poliba.it>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 19:38:11 +0200
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         First International Joint Workshop SMR2 2007 on
Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

Co-located with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2007
              November 11, 2007 Busan, South Korea

One challenge of service coordination in the semantic Web is concerned
with how to best connect the ultimate service requester with the
ultimate service provider? Like intermediaries in the physical economy,
a special kind of software agents, so called middle-agents, is supposed
to solve this problem based on the declarative characterization of the
capabilities of both service requester and provider agents. In fact, the
standard Web service interaction life cycle corresponds to the classical
service matchmaking process.
More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service
matchmaking to the process of discovering any kind of resource
(services, data, information, knowledge) 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
computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications such as
e-commerce, human resource management, or social networks applications
such as mating and dating services.
The SMR2 workshop provides a forum for promoting, presenting, and
discussing the latest scientific advances on semantic Web service and
resource retrieval; and Establishing and fostering cross-disciplinary
relations between relevant parties in research and/or business for the
purpose of joint work on solutions to relevant problems in the domain.

Preliminary Program

9:00 - 9:15 Opening

Session 1: Semantic Service Discovery

- 9:15 - 10:00 Invited Talk by Charles Petrie
- 10:00 - 10:30 - Semantic Web Service Offer Discovery. 
Jacek Kopecky, Elena Simperl, Dieter Fensel (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)

- Coffee Break -

- 11:00 - 11:30 - Efficient Discovery of Services specified in
Description Logics Languages. Claudia d'Amato (University of Bari,
Italy), Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), Nicola
Fanizzi, Floriana Esposito (University of Bari, Italy)
- 11:30 - 12:00 - Towards Fine-grained Service Matchmaking by Using
Concept Similarity. Alberto Fernandez, Axel Polleres, Sascha Ossowski
(Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
- 12:00 - 12:30 - Hybrid OWL-S Service Retrieval with OWLS-MX: Benefits
and Pitfalls. Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany), Benedikt Fries
- 12:30 - 13:00 - Performance of Hybrid WSML Service Matching with
WSMO-MX: Preliminary Results. Frank Kaufer (Hasso Plattner Institute,
Germany), Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

-- Lunch --

Session 2: Semantic Service Engineering and Applications

- 14:00 - 14:15 - Semantic Web Services in the Web: A Preliminary
Reality Check. Zhiguo Xing (Saarland University, Germany), Matthias
Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
- 14:15 - 14:30 - Towards Semantic Web Service Engineering. Gennady Agre
(IIT Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary),Zlatina Marinova (OntoText
- 14:30 - 14:45 - Formulation of Hierarchical Task Network Service
(De)composition. Seiji Koide, Hideaki Takeda (NII, Japan)
- 14:45 - 15:00 - OWL-Q for QoS-based Semantic Web Service Description
and Discovery. Kiriakos Kritikos, Dimitri Plexousakis (Foundation of
Research and Technology, Greece)
- 15:00 - 15:30 - Optimizing the Retrieval of Pertinent Answers for NL
Questions with the E-Librarian Service. Serge Linckels (Hasso Plattner
Institute, Germany), Harald Sack (University of Jena, Germany),
Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany)

-- Coffee Break --

Session 3: Semantic Web Service Selection Tools: The S3 Competition 2007

- 16:00 - 16:30 Short Demonstration & Results

Session 4: Panel & Open Discussion
- 16:30 - 17:30 "Semantic Service Discovery - Quo Vadis?"

- 17:30 Closing

Joint Organisation Committee

Abraham Bernstein (U Zurich, Switzerland)
Tommaso Di Noia (TU Bari, Italy)
Takahiro Kawamura (Toshiba Research, Japan)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Ruben Lara (AFI, Spain)
Alain Leger (France Telecom Research, France)
David Martin (SRI International, USA)
Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo Research Europe, Germany)
Axel Polleres (DERI Galway, Ireland)
Ioan Toma (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)

Program Committee

Boualem Benatallah (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Uwe Keller (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Euripides Petrakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
Holger Lausen (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Fabio Porto (EPFL, Switzerland)
Rama Akkiraju (IBM, USA)
Kunal Verma (University of Georgia, USA)
Stephan Grimm (FZI Karlsruhe, Germany)
Sudhir Agarwal (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Frank Kaufer (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Freddy Lecue (Orange-France Telecom, France)
Dumitru Roman (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)
Naohiko Uramoto (IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan)
Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of informatics, Japan)
Farouk Toumani (ISIMA, University of Clermont Ferrand, France)
Christophe Rey (ISIMA, University of Clermont Ferrand, France)
Sung-Kook Han (Won Kwang University, Korea)
Terry Payne (University of Southampton, UK)
Eugenio Di Sciascio (Technical University of Bari, Italy)
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