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CFP: Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Management Workshop

From: Ilya Zaihrayeu <zaihrayeu@itc.it>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 19:13:55 +0100
Message-Id: <200502221814.j1MIDv2b024339@orchestra.itc.it>
To: "'Ilya Zaihrayeu'" <zaihrayeu@itc.it>
Cc: "'Dave Robertson'" <dr@inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Second International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Management (P2PKM),

July 17, 2005 – San Diego, CA, USA
co-located with MobiQuitous 2005 (www.mobiquitous.org)

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) architectures are intended to allow autonomous peers to
interoperate in a decentralized, distributed manner for fulfilling
individual and/or common goals. Peers have equivalent capabilities in
providing other peers with data and/or services. Confederations of peers may
be forged or broken opportunistically through the choices made by individual
peers. The overall performance of a P2P network emerges from local
point-to-point interactions of (all) peers on the network.

The P2P paradigm in general offers a prospect of robustness, scalability and
availability of large pool of storage and computational resources. The
approach has been shown to be effective for basic but essential tasks such
as file sharing. P2P, however, offers opportunities not addressed in
existing architectures. They include the creation, maintenance, exchange,
acquisition, and use of knowledge by peers. Because they are autonomous,
peers can represent knowledge in a number of diverse forms, e.g. contexts,
knowledge bases, files, databases, etc. In order to facilitate the
interoperation, peers may agree on a shared conceptualization of a knowledge
domain in the form of, for instance, ontology, and collectively maintain it
over time. Apart from this, peers should be able to locate other peers,
having required pieces of information and/or providing required services;
agree on the meaning of the pieces of information (service delivery
protocols) they want to exchange; and interoperate, based on the reached
agreement, in a meaningful, purpose-driven way.

The P2PKM workshop is intended to serve as an active forum for researchers
and practitioners, where they will have the possibility to exchange and
discuss novel ideas, research results and experiences, laying in the
intersection of the P2P, Knowledge Management (KM), Semantic Web, databases,
pervasive computing, agents, as well as other related fields.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include and are not limited to:

- Methodologies to analyze, design and deploy distributed KM solutions;
- Data models and distributed query languages; 
- Meta-data representation and management;
- Semantic Web and P2P KM systems;
- Semantic web services to support P2P KM;
- Semantics-driven peer coordination mechanisms;
- Protocols, algorithms and techniques to support semantic interoperability;

- Role of ontologies in P2P KM systems;
- Distributed knowledge discovery; 
- Trust and reputation as means to support knowledge acquisition; 
- Agent-mediated KM;
- P2P and databases;
- P2P KM in location- and context-aware environments;
- Mobile and ubiquitous P2P KM;
- P2P to support (virtual) communities of practice and interest networks; 
- Organizational impacts of P2P technologies, and social adoption of
distributed technologies; 
- P2P KM system architectures, infrastructure and middleware; 
- Experience with deployed systems, performance evaluation and benchmarking;

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 		May 6th, 2005
Acceptance notification: 	May 31st, 2005
Camera ready due: 		June 27th, 2005

We invite the submission of high quality technical papers. The submitted
papers should be formatted as close as possible to the Springer LNCS style
and must not exceed 12 pages including figures and references. Interested
authors should submit their papers at the EDAS site within the submission
deadline. PDF format is preferred, but other formats (PS, DOC) are also
acceptable. Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR workshop
electronic proceedings, and hardcopies of the proceedings will be handed out
at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the
workshop to present their work. The authors of the best papers (dealing with
issues related to semantics) will be invited to submit an extended version
of their paper for a special issue of the LNCS Journal of Data Semantics.

Invited Talks

Bernard Traversat, SUN Microsystems, USA 
Title: "JXTA(tm): Beyond P2P File Sharing, The Emergence of Knowledge
Addressable Networks"

Matteo Bonifacio, ITC-Irst, Italy
Title: "Beyond the Centralized Approach to Knowledge Management: the
Emergence of Distributed Knowledge Management"


Organizing Committee:
- Dave Robertson, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Ilya Zaihrayeu (chair), ITC-Irst, Italy

Steering Committee:
- Matteo Bonifacio, ITC-Irst, Italy
- Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
- Ilya Zaihrayeu, ITC-Irst, Italy

Program Committee:
- John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
- Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
- Zachary G. Ives, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Chiara Ghidini, ITC-Irst, Italy
- Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL, Switzerland
- Manolis Koubarakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
- Gabriel Kuper, University of Trento, Italy
- Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria's Competence Center for Knowledge Management,
- Maurizio Marchese, University of Trento, Italy
- Mark Maybury, MITRE Corporation, USA
- Gianluca Moro, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
- Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
- Terry Paine, University of Southampton
- Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Univ. of Stanford, USA
- Christoph Schmitz, Universitšt Kassel, Germany
- Carles Sierra, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany 
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Bernard Traversat, SUN Microsystems, USA 
- Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Wamberto Vasconcelos, Univ. of Aberdeen, UK
- Chris Walton, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK

Futher Information

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