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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGY FOR MOBILE AND UBIQUITOUS APPLICATIONS
From:   Valantina Tamma
Email:   V.A.M.Tamma_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk
Date received:   12 Jul 2004
Deadline:   28 Jul 2005
Start date:   07 Nov 2005

Following the suggestion made by the ISWC' 04 workshop chair, the deadline for paper submission at the workshop on Semantic Web Technology for Mobile and Ubiquitous Applications is EXTENDED to July 28th. C a l l f o r P a p e r s SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGY FOR MOBILE AND UBIQUITOUS APPLICATIONS http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/ISWC04-SWMU/ a workshop to be held at the 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004) http://iswc2004.semanticweb.org/ Hiroshima, Japan Sunday, November 7th, 2004 MOTIVATION 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 ISWC'04 main conference (LNAI style available online at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lcns/authors.html) Research papers should not exceed twelve pages, while position statements should not exceed five pages. The URL of the paper in Postscript, Adobe PDF format can be submitted electronically. Detailed submission instructions will be posted at a later stage. PUBLICATION All accepted papers (both technical and position papers) will be available on the day of the workshop in a set of working notes. Accepted papers will also made available in electronic format before the day of the workshop. IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: July, 28th (extended from July 15th) Notification of acceptance: September, 7th Camera ready due: October, 10th Workshop: November, 7th ORGANISERS All enquiries and submissions should be directed to the contact person : Monique Calisti Whitestein Technologies AG Gotthardstrasse 50 8002, Zurich, Switzerland mca_(on)_whitestein.com Chiara Ghidini ITC-Irst Via Sommarive, 18 Povo, 38050, Trento, Italy ghidini_(on)_itc.it Kaoru Hiramatsu NTT Communication Science Laboratories NTT Corporation 2-4, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan hiramatu_(on)_cslab.kecl.ntt.co.jp Terry R. Payne Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group University of Southampton Southampton, SO14 2GH, UK trp_(on)_ecs.soton.ac.uk Valentina Tamma (main contact) Department of Computer Science University of Liverpool Chadwick Building, Peach Street, Liverpool L69 7ZF United Kingdom, Tel. +44-151-794 6797 Fax. +44-151-794 3715 V.A.M.Tamma_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed) Michael Berger, Siemens, Germany Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy Patricia Charlton, Motorola, France Kendall Clark, MINDLAB, University of Maryland, USA Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany Manolis Koubarakis, Technical Universiy of Crete, Grece Shoji Kurakake, NTT DoCoMo, Japan Yannis Labrou, Fujitsu Labs of America, USA Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates Enrico Motta, KMI, UK Sotiris Nikoletseas, Patras University, Greece Filip Perich, Cougaar Software, USA Stefan Poslad, Queen Mary University of London, UK Dave de Roure, University of Southampton, UK Norman Sadeh, Mobile Commerce Lab, CMU, USA Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy Simon Thompson, Intelligent Systems Lab, BTexact Technologies, UK Chris van Aart, Acklin BV, The Netherlands Steven Wilmott, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain Franco Zambonelli, Unibersity of Modena, Italy
 

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