[DL] "Semantic Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval - NEW CFP + SPECIAL ISSUE"

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Thu Jun 8 08:07:26 CEST 2006

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** Due to several requests the workshop schedule has been changed **

    * New Submission Deadline  : June 12, 2006

======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ===================================

            SMR 2006
        1st International Workshop on
    Semantic Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval:
        Issues and Perspectives

        Co-located with VLDB 2006
    The Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX)
        Seoul, Korea - September 11, 2006

Matchmaking is basically the process of discovering, based on a given request, promising partners for some kind of purpose. It is a process common to several scenarios in the Internet era, spanning from e-commerce to web-services, to grid computing, to human resource management, to actual dating services, to Peer-to-Peer computing. Both requests and partner descriptions are usually, but not always, given some kind of structure.

Obviously, main issues emerge when the search is not limited to identity matches but, as in real life, when the objective is finding partners suitable at least to some extent, or -- when a single partner cannot fulfill the request
-- find a pool of cooperating partners able to accomplish it.
As this process may lead to various possible matches, the notion of ranking becomes central, to provide a list of potential partners ordered according to some criteria.

--- TOPICS ---

Aims of the workshop are:
- Gather researchers from different communities and from both academia and industry to debate and find common ground on matchmaking issues.
- Present open and emerging issues, and possible solutions to matchmaking problems, which we summarize in the next section.
- Propose shared and acceptable methods to evaluate effectiveness of approaches to matchmaking.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    - approximate matchmaking
    - hybrid resource retrieval
    - web services discovery and composition
    - approximate reasoning for resource retrieval
    - non-monotonic reasoning for resource retrieval
    - resource annotation for matchmaking
    - Efficient storage of semantic-based annotations for matchmaking and retrieval
    - Semantic matchmaking and retrieval applications for:
        * P2P and B2C E-marketplaces
        * Semantic Grid
        * Mobile commerce
        * Workflow composition
        * Business processes
        * Dating systems
        * Competencies management
        * Multimedia


Authors are invited to submit original research contributions (not published or under consideration in other journals or conferences) on the topics of the workshop. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must clearly identify the nature of the paper as research, experience, or position. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by three members of the Program Committee.

Authors should submit their papers in PDF format through the conference management system that can be accessed at http://www.easychair.org/SMR06/.

Submissions must not exceed 15 pages for full length papers and 6 pages for research-in-progress proposals and must be formatted using templates available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

All accepted papers will be published as on-line proceedings of CEUR-WS vol. 178.
At the workshop, a hard copy of the proceedings will be handed out to the participants.


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for inclusion in an upcoming Special Issue on Semantic Matchmaking and Retrieval of IJEC - International Journal of Electronic Commerce - http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ijec-si-smr/


The proposed schedule of important dates for the workshop is as follows:

    * Submission Deadline  : June 12, 2006
    * Notification of Acceptance : July 12, 2006
    * Camera-ready Due : Jul 24, 2006
    * Early registration deadline : Jul 31, 2006


    * Boualem Benatallah - The University of New South Wales - Australia
    * Fabio Casati - HP Labs - USA
    * Tommaso Di Noia - Technical University of Bari - Italy
    * Eugenio Di Sciascio - Technical University of Bari - Italy
    * Francesco Donini - University of Tuscia - Italy
    * Lalana Kagal - MIT - USA
    * Mick Kerrigan - DERI - Austria
    * Werner Kießling - Lehrstuhl für Informatik II, Universität Augsburg - Germany
    * Matthias Klusch - DFKI - Germany
    * Ruben Lara - Tecnologìa, Informaciòn y Finanzas - Spain
    * Alain Leger - France Telecom - France
    * Massimo Mecella - University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Italy
    * Massimo Paolucci - DoCoMo Laboratories - Germany
    * Yun Peng - UMBC - USA
    * Euripides Petrakis - Technical University of Crete - Greece
    * Axel Polleres - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Spain
    * Marta Sabou - The Open University - UK
    * Ulrike Sattler - University of Manchester - UK
    * Pavel Shvaiko - University of Trento - Italy
    * Robert Stevens - University of Manchester - UK


Tommaso DI NOIA
Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy
tel : +39 080 5963903
fax : +39 080 5963410
mail: t.dinoia at poliba.it

Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy
tel : +39 080 5963903
fax : +39 080 5963410
mail: disciascio at poliba.it

Francesco M. DONINI
Università della Tuscia
Viterbo, Italy
tel : +39 0761 357 861
fax : +39 0761 357 887
mail: donini at unitus.it

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