CFP: Web Service Semantics workshop at WWW2005

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

                      WEB SERVICE SEMANTICS:


                   a workshop to be held at the

       14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005)


                         Chiba, Japan
                    Tuesday, May 10th, 2005


The description of Web services in a machine-understandable fashion is
expected to have a great impact in the areas of e-Commerce and
Enterprise Application Integration, as it can enable dynamic and
scalable cooperation between independently developed systems and
organisations.  These potential benefits have led to the establishment
of an important class of research activities, both in industry and
academia, aimed at the practical deployment of declarative,
semantically rich service and process descriptions and their use
across the Web service lifecycle.

This research, which draws on a variety of fields such as knowledge
representation, automated software engineering, process modeling,
workflow, and software agents, is happening under several headings,
including Semantic Web services (SWS), Grid services and Semantic Grid
services, and (some aspects of) Service-Oriented Computing.  For ease
of reference, in this call we refer to this general area of work as
Semantic Web services (SWS).  We note that here, "Semantic Web" does
not denote any particular set of standards, although much work in this
area does build on products of the Semantic Web activity at W3C.  In
addition, many SWS efforts are aligned with rapidly developing
commercial Web service standards such as WSDL and UDDI.

Many major challenges need to be addressed in this field. This
workshop aims to provide a forum in which to focus on selected core
technical challenges for deployment of SWS, and reach a better
understanding of the relationships between commercial Web service
standards, current SWS research efforts, and the ultimate requirements
for full-scale deployment of these technologies. Another major focus
will be on the relationship of work on SWS to the needs of business
systems, and in particular the needs having to do with publishing
policies associated with Web services, such as those discussed at the
recent W3C Workshop on Constraints and Capabilities for Web Services
(see Submissions related to
semantics for Grid services are welcome.  We particularly seek
submissions that demonstrate innovative applications of SWS
technologies to the challenges involved in automating online business


Relevant topics include:

    o Supporting SWS Deployment
    o Architectures for SWS Deployment
    o Semantics in Grid Services
    o Tools and Infrastructure
    o Applications of SWS to E-business and E-government
    o Supporting Enterprise Application Integration with SWS
    o Policies for Semantic Web Services
    o Advertising, Discovery, Matchmaking
    o SWS Conversational Protocols and Choreography
    o Ontologies and Languages for Service Description
    o Ontologies and Languages for Process Modeling
    o Foundations of Reasoning about Services and/or Processes
    o Contracts and Commitments
    o Composition of Semantic Web Services
    o Execution and Lifecycle Management of Semantic Web Services
    o Monitoring and Recovery Strategies for Semantic Web Services
    o Relationship of Semantic Web Services with Workflow Technologies
    o Security and Privacy for Semantic Web Services
    o Relationships between SWS, Grid Service, and Commercial WS


The intended audience includes researchers working on Semantic Web
services, Grid services, and related technologies; students interested
in these topics; developers 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 panels.

There will be one invited speaker.  Subject to time constraints, there
may also be a panel of experts on a selected topic.

Registration will be open to all registrants of the WWW conference.
Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must
attend the workshop.  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


Two categories of submissions are solicited:

(1) Full papers (up to 12 pages).
(2) Position papers (1-2 pages).

All submissions should be formatted in the style required for the
Refereed Paper Tracks of WWW 2005, which is specified here:
Submissions should be sent by email 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:               February 23, 2005
Notification of acceptance:    March 21, 2005
Camera ready format due:       April 6, 2005


Organizing Committee

Christoph Bussler     Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Richard Goodwin       IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Rubén Lara            Tecnología, Información y Finanzas (TIF), Spain
David Martin          SRI International, USA
Takahira Yamaguchi    Keio University, Japan

Steering Committee (partial)

Sheila McIlraith      University of Toronto, Canada
Mathias Weske         Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany

Program Committee (partial)

Sudhir Agarwal 	        University of 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 (DERI),
                           Austria / Ireland
Tim Finin               University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA	
Naoki Fukuta            Shizuoka University, Japan	
Michael Kifer           University at Stony Brook, USA
Jae Kyu Lee             KAIST, Korea
Alain Lèger             France Telecom, France
Pramila Mullan          France Telecom R & D, USA
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 of Karlsruhe, Germany
Said Tabet              Macgregor Group, USA	
Naohiko Uramoto         IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
Laurentiu Vasiliu       DERI, Ireland
Tomas Vitvar            DERI, Ireland
Michal Zaremba          DERI, Ireland

Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 06:50:15 UTC