[DL] 1st CFP: Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

Tommaso Di Noia t.dinoia at poliba.it
Thu Jun 14 11:40:52 CEST 2007

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

         First International Joint Workshop SMR2 2007 on
Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

Co-located with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2007
              November 11, 2007 Busan, South Korea

+ Aims & Scope:
One challenge of service coordination in the semantic Web is concerned
with how to best connect the ultimate service requester with the
ultimate service provider? Like intermediaries in the physical economy,
a special kind of software agents, so called middle-agents, is supposed
to solve this problem based on the declarative characterization of the
capabilities of both service requester and provider agents. In fact, the
standard Web service interaction life cycle corresponds to the classical
service matchmaking process. 
More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service
matchmaking to the process of discovering any kind of resource
(services, data, information, knowledge) for given settings,
participating entities, and purposes. It is at the core of several
scenarios in the Semantic Web area, spanning from web-services, grid
computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications such as
e-commerce, human resource management, or social networks applications
such as mating and dating services.

The SMR2 workshop provides a forum for promoting, presenting, and
discussing the latest scientific advances on semantic Web service and
resource retrieval; and Establishing and fostering cross-disciplinary
relations between relevant parties in research and/or business for the
purpose of joint work on solutions to relevant problems in the domain.

+ Topics of interest:
- Advanced searching of services and other resources in the semantic
- Approaches to matchmaking and brokering in the semantic Web, with
particular emphasis on semantic web services 
- Semantic retrieval of resources and services in P2P and Grid networks 
- Matchmaking in e-commerce scenarios: auctions, e-marketplaces, supply
- Composition planning of semantic Web services 
- Negotiation of semantic Web services and resources 
- Interleaving of discovery, composition, and negotiation of semantic
Web services 
- Formal description and handling of semantic Web services, queries, and
- Non-functional service properties and their use for discovery (and
- Trust issues of semantic Web service discovery 
- Prototypes and tools for semantic Web services engineering 
- Practical and user-oriented issues and experiences of implementing
semantic Web service retrieval 
- Experimental comparative evaluation of implemented SW service
retrieval tools

+ Going to Practice: The First Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest
This year, the SMR2 workshop also integrates the first edition of the
open international contest on semantic service selection (S3)

+ Important Dates:
Submission deadline: July 27, 2007
Authors notification: August 24, 2007
Camera-ready due: September 7, 2007

+ Joint Organisation Committee:
Abraham Bernstein (U Zurich, Switzerland)
Tommaso Di Noia (TU Bari, Italy)
Takahiro Kawamura (Toshiba Research, Japan)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Ruben Lara (AFI, Spain)
Alain Leger (France Telecom Research, France)
David Martin (SRI International, USA)
Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo Research Europe, Germany)
Axel Polleres (DERI Galway, Ireland)
Ioan Toma (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)

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