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CFP: Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition International Workshop

From: Jorge Cardoso <jcardoso@uma.pt>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 09:56:40 -0000
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                 First International Workshop on
        Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition
                         (SWSWPC 2004)
                    In conjunction with the
    2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2004)
            July 6-9, 2004, San Diego, California, USA
Workshop Objectives
The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers, scientists from
both industry and academics, and representatives from different
communities together to study, understand, and explore the phases that
compose the lifecycle of Semantic Web Processes. The workshop presents
what can be achieved by symbiotic synthesis of two of the hottest R&D
and technology application areas: Web services and the Semantic Web, as
recognized at the latest World Wide Conference (Budapest 2003) and in
industry press. The intelligent combination of Web services and the
Semantic Web can start off a  technological revolution with the
development of Semantic Web Processes. These processes can bring
together autonomous and heterogeneous applications, data, services, and
components residing in distributed environments. These technological
advances can ultimately lead to a new breed of Web-based applications. 
Web Services, Web processes and semantics are important movements
emerging in the World Wide Web. Web Services and Web processes promise
to ease various of nowadays infrastructure challenges, such as data,
application, and process integration. Web services are truly
platform-independent and allow the development of distributed
loosely-coupled applications, a key characteristic for the success of
dynamic Web Processes. There is a growing consensus that Web Services
alone will not be sufficient to developed valuable and sophisticated Web
processes due the degree of heterogeneity, autonomy, and distribution of
the Web. Before the huge promise of Web services become industry
strength, a lot of work is needed, and semantics holds a key [cf:
Michael Brodie (Chief Scientist, Verizon), Keynote at Intl. Semantic Web
Conference, 2003.] Several researchers agree that it is essential for
Web services to be machine understandable in order to allow the full
deployment of efficient solution supporting all the phases of the
lifecycle of Web Processes. The lifecycle of Web processes includes a
dynamic and automatic discovery and evaluation of Web services, the
composition, orchestration, and the analysis of Web processes.
Topics of Interest
The theme of the workshop is: Semantic Web Services and Web Process
One of the main points of this workshop is to focus on one of the most
promising solution to support all Web Process lifecycle phases, the use
semantics. Semantics include rich descriptions of Web services and Web
processes that can be used by computers for automatic processing in
various applications. While enterprises have sought to apply semantics
to manage and exploit data or content, for example to support data
integration, Web Processes are the way to exploit their applications,
increasingly made interoperable as Web Services. 
Submissions are invited that focus specifically on the challenges in
applying semantics to each of the steps in the Semantic Web Process
lifecycle. In particular we present the role of semantics in:
 * Annotation (Semantic Annotation of Web Services) 
 * Discovery (Semantic Web Service Discovery) 
 * Composition (Semantic Process Composition) 
 * Process Execution/Enactment (Semantic Web Process Orchestration), and

 * Quality of Service of Semantic Web Processes 
We invite researchers and experts of web service and semantics to submit
original research papers as well as reports on work in progress related
to Semantic Web Process lifecycle.
Suggested topics include but are not restricted to: 
 - Standards for Semantic Web Wervices
 - Semantic Annotation of Web Services
 - Web Service Descriptions and Ontologies
 - Web Service Description Languages
 - Semantic Registration of Web Services
 - Semantic Web Service Discovery
 - Semantic Web Service Brokering 
 - Semantic Selection of Web Services
 - Web Service Composition Modeling and Specification
 - Formal Models and Languages for Web Services and Web Process
 - Process Models for Web Processes
 - Business Semantics and Ontologies
 - Dynamic and Semi-automatic Composition of Processes
 - Reasoning about Web Services and Web Processes
 - Semantic Web Process Orchestration
 - Execution, Management, and Monitoring of Web Services and Web
 - Quality of Service of Semantic Web Processes
 - Quality of Service Models for Processes
 - Security and Performance Evaluation of Web Services and Web Processes
 - From Legacy Systems to Semantic Web Services
 - Workflow technologies and Web processes
Paper Submission and Review
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. Papers submitted to the workshop will
undergo a peer-review process. The workshop proceedings will be
published electronically, which may be followed by an edited book from
Springer. The format for the final version will be the Springer LNCS
format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html),
which includes e.g. templates for MS Word and Latex. 
Research papers should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 12 pages).
Short papers (up to 6 pages) describing early research results are also
welcome. Papers should be submitted in electronic form (Standard
Postscript, PDF, doc, RTF) via E-mail to: jcardoso@uma.pt
Important Dates
Papers submission deadline: April 23, 2004
Author notification:        May 21, 2004
Camera Ready:               Jun 12, 2004
Workshop Organization
Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal, jcardoso@uma,pt Amit
Sheth, University of Georgia, USA, amit@cs.uga.edu Leonid A.
Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
leonidk@synth.ipi.ac.ru Francisco Curbera, IBM, USA, curbera@us.ibm.com
Program Committee Members (Partial list...) 
Steffen Staab, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Manuel Nez, University of UCM, Spain
Satish Thatte, Microsoft, USA 
Jorge Cardoso, University of Madeira, Portugal
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
Leonid A. Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Francisco
Curbera, IBM, USA
Suresh Damodaran, Sterling Commerce, USA
Dimitris Plexousakis, University  of Crete, Greece
Kunal Verma, University of Georgia, USA
Leo Obrst, MITRE, USA
Mark Little, Arjuna Labs, UK
Massimo Paolucci, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Chris Bussler, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
 Jorge Cardoso, Ph.D.
 Department of Mathematics and Engineering
 University of Madeira
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