Workshop on Human-friendly Service Description, Discovery and Matchmaking (Hf-SDDM)
to be held in conjunction with the 8th
International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE
The rise of service-oriented architectures will boost the amount
of available (Web) services. This will put the question of proper
(Web) service discovery and description on the agenda. Current
technologies like UDDI and ongoing research efforts on semantic
services are usually focused on technical, theoretical and
correctness issues rather than on the ease of use. This results in
high requirements on both the service requesters who are searching
for services, and the service providers who have to contribute proper
descriptions of their services. The
aim of this workshop is to cover the following topics with a focus
towards "real-world" usability and ease of use:
- Techniques and approaches for the description of the
functionality and capability of services.
- Architectures, tools and
algorithms for the discovery of services and their matching towards
Authors of submissions are
encouraged to address one or more of the following questions if
possible and suitable:
- How can a business expert, who is not an expert in WSML or
OWL-S, describe in an easy way the functionality of a service he
wants to find? What are proper search strategies?
- How can we ease the task of semantically describing services
for the service developer?
- How can we re-use existing natural language descriptions of
service functionalities to support the generation of formal,
semantic service descriptions?
- How can we make ontology modelling of large real-world
domains feasible and efficient?
- How can we represent
ontologies, semantic service descriptions and semantic queries in a
way that they are traceable for non-experts?
- July 15, 2007: due date for workshop papers submission
- August 15, 2007: notification of workshop paper to authors
- September 3, 2007: submission of camera ready version
- December 3, 2007: workshop at Nancy, France
Please submit your papers to firstname.lastname@example.org
as PDF documents formatted according to the LNCS style.
Your contribution should not exceed 12 pages.
Publication of Papers
The proceedings of WISE 2007 will be published in two separate
volumes by Springer in its Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series,
one volume for all papers accepted by the main conference, and one
volume for all papers accepted by all WISE workshops.
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- Marek Kowalkiewicz (SAP Research, Brisbane, Australia)
- Gennady Agre (Institute of Information Technologies, Sofia,
- Anne-Marie Sassen (European Commission, DG Information
Society and Media)
- Joerg Hoffmann (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
- Tomasz Kaczmarek (Poznan University of Economics, Poland)
- Ingo Weber (SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany)
- Massimiliano Di Penta (Research Centre on Software
Technology, University of Sannio - Benevento Italy)