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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SWUMA'06
From:   Terry Payne
Email:   trp_(on)_ecs.soton.ac.uk
Date received:   22 Feb 2006
Deadline:   10 Apr 2006
Start date:   28 Aug 2006

Second C a l l f o r P a p e r s 2nd International Workshop on the use of Semantic Web Technologies for Ubiquitous and Mobile Applications (SWUMA'06) Trentino, Italy, August 28th 2006 http://www.swuma.org/ Important Dates =============== Electronic submission deadline: April 10th, 2006 Notification: May 10th, 2006 Camera Ready Copies: May 24th, 2006 Workshop date: August 28th, 2006 Workshop Theme Mobile and ubiquitous computing refers to an emerging computing paradigm that aims at providing hardware and software means for offering user-friendly information and communication services, anywhere and anytime. The central concept is to empower users through a digital environment that is aware of their presence and context, able to provide personalized services to their requirements, capable of anticipating their behaviour and responding to their presence. An essential aspect for the ubiquitous vision to become true is therefore the provisioning of small, handheld, wireless computing devices that enable interaction between users and environments (e.g., sensors, actuators, interactive screens, displays, etc.), and computing elements (usually hardwired) that carry out specific networking functions such as data processing, storage and routing. These devices offer functionalities that can be described, advertised and discovered by others and they are eventually able to interoperate even though they have not been designed to work together. This type of interoperability is based on the ability to understand other devices and reason about their functionalities when necessary. Knowledge deployed in mobile and ubiquitous applications is therefore pervasive, distributed, heterogeneous, and dynamic by nature. In this respect, mobile and ubiquitous applications can benefit from marrying the Semantic Web, which provides the infrastructure for the extensive usage of distributed knowledge, to be deployed for modelling devices functionalities and add meaning (through ontologies), enabling lightweight discovery and composition of device functionalities (using annotations and reasoning for service matchmaking), and coordination of processes (using negotiation strategies). The ability to appropriately combine ubiquity and semantic grounded data sharing has generated and is continuously triggering challenging questions in several areas of computer science, engineering and networking. The workshop on Semantic Web technology for mobile and ubiquitous applications aims to gather input covering the above mentioned challenges, and it is intended as a lively forum of discussion for bringing together and fostering the interaction of practitioners and researchers coming from the many disciplines contributing to the design and deployment of mobile and ubiquitous applications in a semantic-grounded perspective. TOPICS OF INTEREST The main topics of interest include but are not restricted to: • Lightweight semantic negotiation for mobile and ubiquitous applications; • Semantic Web and p2p; • Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems; • Semantic Web Technology for Context aware applications; • Personalisation; • Knowledge representation, discovery and management in mobile and ubiquitous applications; • Knowledge representation, discovery and management for semantic web services in mobile and ubiquitous environments; • Semantic web services; • Dynamic composition of semantic web services; • Agent technologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems; • Integration of agent-based services and web services; • Mobile and ubiquitous databases and information retrieval. SUBMISSION Papers are solicited for any of the topics of interest listed above. We invite contributions of different kinds. We solicit regular research papers which may report on: • completed work; • description of current, but mature, work in progress; • discussion papers comparing different approaches, or account of practical experiences of using SW technology in mobile and ubiquitous applications.. In addition, we invite people wishing to participate in the workshop to submit a short position paper concerning statements of interest, or technical or policy issues. Spaces will be limited and those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. Both type of papers will provide the framework for the discussions during the workshop. Papers must be written in English. Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee, and selected on the basis of their relevance and originality. Both research and position papers should be formatted according to the official formatting guidelines of the ECAI main conference. Research papers should not exceed twelve pages, while position statements should not exceed five pages. Papers and position statements can be submitted to submissions_(on)_swuma.org ORGANISERS All enquiries and submissions should be directed to chair_(on)_swuma.org Terry Payne, University of Southampton (Co-Chair) Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool (Co-Chair) David Tarrant, University of Southampton (Webmaster) Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County Norman M. Sadeh, ISRI, Carnegie Mellon University Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA PROGRAM COMMITTEE Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan Ashok Mallya, North Carolina State University, NC Chiara Ghidini, ITC Trento, Italy Chris van Aart, Y'all The Netherlands Dave de Roure, University of Southampton, UK Deepali Khushraj, Nokia Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France Filip Perich, Cougaar Software, USA Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK Grigoris Antoniou, ICS Forth, Greece Harry Chen, Image Matters, LLC, US Jinghai Rao, CMU, US Kaoru Hiramatsu, NTT Corporation, Japan Kendall Clark, MINDLAB, University of Maryland, USA Luigi Iannone, University of Liverpool, UK Manolis Koubarakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany Michael Berger, Siemens, Germany monica mc schraefel, University of Southampton Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Labs of America, MD Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy Simon Thompson, Intelligent Systems Lab, BTexact Technologies, UK York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates _______________________________________________________________________ Terry R. 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