DEADLINE EXTENDED: Workshop on Mediation in the Semantic Web Services at ICSOC 2005, deadline Sept. 30, 2005

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				Call for Papers
First International Workshop on Mediation in Semantic Web Services
                         (MEDIATE 2005)
                     in conjunction with the
3rd International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2005)
            Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12th 2005

Description of the Workshop Topic:
The usage of computer systems is widely characterized by decentralized
and autonomous evolution, i.e. if we look at system components from a global
perspective, they are often developed and modified without alignment in the
design stage. Also, components follow individual paths of evolution during
their life-cycles. It can be observed that this is a major cause for
interoperability problems, contributing to the brittleness of systems
integration efforts. If we want to increase the degree of automation in
general, it seems important to provide software components that can help
overcome occurring interoperability conflicts and this in an automated
fashion. This functionality is known as mediation and the respective
are called mediators. Mediation can take place on a multiplicity of levels,
e.g. on data, ontologies, processes, protocols, or goals. To a great extent,
it will depend on the availability of sophisticated, industry-strength
support whether the promise of Semantic Web services can become reality.

In this workshop we want to advance the theoretical and practical knowledge
about the design and implementation of mediators in the Semantic Web and
Web services.

Focus of the Workshop:
Possible topics include, but are not limited to
-   Conceptual Aspects of Mediation
-   Data Mediation
-   Ontology Mediation
-   Process Mediation
-   Protocol Mediation
-   Goal Mediation
-   Architecture and Implementation of Effective Mediation Services
-   Evolution, Learning, and Adaptability of Mediators
-   Versioning Issues
-   Grounding of Semantic Web Services

Important Dates:
2005-09-30: Submission of papers      (extended)
2005-10-28: Notification of acceptance
2005-11-11: Camera-ready versions due 
2005-12-12: Workshop

Submission Format:
Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English,
following the LNCS format (
Papers must not exceed 16 pages. Shorter papers, presenting preliminary 
results, are welcome. Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least
two members of the program committee. Please send your submissions in PDF
format to

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the workshop
order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled in the
workshop program. Postproceedings in the form of a book will be considered.

More information on the venue, registration, hotels, and related events will
available at
In addition, we will provide more detailed information on the workshop

Organizing Committee:
Michael Genesereth, Stanford University
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Martin Hepp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), University of
Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), University of

Program Committee:
Diego Calvanese (University of Bolzano/Bozen)
Emilia Cimpian (DERI)
Jos De Bruijn (DERI)
John Domingue (Open University)
Jerome Euzenat (INRIA)
Dieter Fensel (DERI)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento)
Rick Hull (Bell Labs)
Michael Kifer (University at Stony Brook)
Deborah McGuinness (Stanford University)
Enrico Motta (The Open University)
Marco Pistore (University of Trento)
Pavel Shvaiko (University of Trento)
Jianwen Su (UC Santa Barbara)
York Sure (AIFB)
Paolo Traverso (ITC/IRST)
Michael F. Uschold (Boeing)
Ludger van Elst (DFKI)
Holger Wache (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Gio Wiederhold (Stanford University)

Administrative Contact:
Martin Hepp
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) Innsbruck
University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465, Fax: +43 512 507 9872

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Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 23:43:33 UTC