CFP: Semantic Web Services workshop at ISWC

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                 C a l l   f o r   P a p e r s

                    SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES:


                 a workshop to be held at the

     3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004)


                       Hiroshima, Japan
                  Monday, November 8th, 2004


Recognition of the potential value and technical challenges of Semantic
Web services (SWS) has grown rapidly over the last couple years in the
Semantic Web research community.  Awareness of the need for richer
semantics for service description is also growing in the worlds of
commercial Web services (particularly with respect to Enterprise
Application Integration and eCommerce) and Grid computing, as well as in
selected groups of early adopters of Semantic Web technologies.

Significant work has already been done in this decade on SWS, and a
large body of relevant work exists from earlier decades, in fields such
as knowledge representation, planning, agent-based systems, databases,
programming languages, and software engineering.  Nevertheless many
difficult research challenges remain, and much work is needed to adapt
relevant existing technologies to the context of Web services and the
Semantic Web, and to prepare the more mature languages, capabilities and
architectures for widespread deployment.

This workshop aims to provide a forum in which to focus on selected core
technical challenges for deployment of SWS; provide guidance to early
adopters of Semantic Web services technology, particularly in the
business community; and facilitate the formation of new communities of
SWS users.

There will be a particular focus on the relationship of work on SWS to
the needs of business systems.  To this end, submissions are sought that
demonstrate innovative application of SWS technologies to the challenges
involved in automating online business transactions.

Another focus will be on the relationship between current research
efforts and the ultimate requirements for full-scale deployment of these
technologies.  One desired outcome of the workshop is to get clearer
about questions such as
   * How far have we come towards scalable industrial-strength technology?
   * Is there enough infrastructure (e.g., tools, architectural and
language specifications, meta-services) to begin to support widespread
   * If not, what significant gaps most urgently need to be filled?"


Relevant topics include:

Ontology Design and Use with Semantic Web Services
Applications of SWS to E-business and E-government
Supporting Enterprise Application Integration with SWS
Relationship with Commercial Web Services technologies
Relationship with Grid computing technologies
Architectures for SWS Deployment
Tools and Infrastructure Supporting SWS Deployment
Advertising, Discovery, Matchmaking, and Brokering of SWS
Conversational Protocols for SWS
Models and Languages for Process Modeling for SWS
Composition and Planning with Semantic Web Services
Execution and Lifecycle Management of Semantic Web Services
Monitoring and Recovery Strategies for Semantic Web Services
Relationship of Semantic Web Services with Workflow Technologies
Security and Privacy for Semantic Web Services


The intended audience includes researchers working on Semantic Web 
services, Grid
services, and related technologies; students interested in these topics; 
of commercial Web services standards (such as those engaged in these 
activities at
W3C and OASIS); and commercial software developers who are investigating 
how to
achieve greater flexibility and automation in the delivery of Web services.


The program will occupy one full day, and will include presentations of
papers selected from the full papers category (see "Submissions" below).
  In some cases, papers may be presented as part of themed discussion

There will be one invited speaker.  Subject to time constraints, there
may also be a panel of experts on a selected topic.  Panels will be
conducted in such a way as to encourage discussion with the audience.

This workshop is open to all members of the ISWC community. Please note
that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the
workshop.  All workshop participants must pay the ISWC2004 workshop
registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop.
However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would
like to participate, those who have submitted a paper (in any category)
will be given priority for registration.


Two categories of submissions are solicited:

(1) Full papers (up to 15 pages).
(2) Position papers (1-2 pages).

All submissions should be formatted in Springer's LNCS style
(, and sent by e-mail to

Full papers will be peer-reviewed; position papers will receive no review.

Accepted full papers will be scheduled for a presentation at the
workshop.  Shorter full papers may be given appropriately shortened time
slots.  In some cases, papers may be presented as part of themed
discussion panels.

All accepted full papers, and all position papers of attendees, will be
published online, on a publicly available Web site.

We emphasize that a larger word count does not necessarily confer any
greater likelihood of acceptance.  In some cases -- such as papers
describing early work on a project -- it is appropriate for papers to be
considerably shorter than 15 pages.  Naturally, however, figures that
help the reader to quickly grasp the essence of complex material are
strongly encouraged.

Position statements are limited to 2 pages and should include some or
all of the following:

     * introduction of the author(s)
     * brief description of your work (and possibly other work
       at your institution) related to Semantic Web services
     * tools or testbeds you have to offer to the community
     * discussion of what you view as the most challenging
       issues in Semantic Web Services and prospects for
       solving them
     * challenges, questions or issues that you'd like to see
       addressed at the workshop.


Submissions due:               July 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance:    September 8, 2004
Camera ready format due:       October 1, 2004


Organizing Committee

David Martin          SRI International, USA
Takahira Yamaguchi    Keio University, Japan
Rubén Lara Hernández  Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria

Steering Committee

Chris Bussler          Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Andreas Eberhart       University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Sheila McIlraith       University of Toronto, Canada
Katia Sycara           Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Program Committee (partial)

Sudhir Agarwal         University o0f Karlsruhe, Germany
Steve Battle           Hewlett Packard, UK
Richard Benjamins      iSOCO, Spain
Mark Burstein          BBN Technologies, USA
Marin Dimitrov         Ontotext, Bulgaria
John Domingue          Open University, UK
Dieter Fensel          Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
Tim Finin              University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Stefan Fischer         Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Naoki Fukuta           Shizuoka University, Japan
Richard Goodwin        IBM, USA
Benjamin Grosof        MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Noriaki Izumi          Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST, Japan
Michael Kifer          University at Stony Brook, USA
Jae Kyu Lee            KAIST, Korea
Alain Lčger            France Telecom, France
Ryusuke Masuoka        Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Japan/USA
Frank McCabe           Fujitsu Labs, USA
Pramila Mullan 	       France Telecom, France
Massimo Paolucci       Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
Bijan Parsia           University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Chris Priest           HP Labs, UK
Ulrich Reimer          Business Operation Systems, Switzerland
Marta Sabou            Vrije Universiteit, NL
Evren Sirin            University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Monika Solanki         De Montfort University, UK
Naveen Srinivasan      Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
Rudi Studer            University o0f Karlsruhe, Germany
Said Tabet             Macgregor Group, USA
Hideaki Takeda         National Institute of informatics, Japan
Naohiko Uramoto        IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan

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