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Deadline Extension for ESTEEM'08

Due to several requests, we have extended the submission deadline for the First International Workshop on Emergent Semantics and cooperaTion in opEn systEMs, to be held in cooperation with DEBS 2008.

The extended deadline is May 10, 2008

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ESTEEM'08 - First International Workshop on
Emergent Semantics and cooperaTion in opEn systEMs
In cooperation with DEBS 2008
http://debs08.dis.uniroma1.it/workshops.php
July 1st, 2008 - Rome, Italy

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WORKSHOP THEME:

The growing need of sharing data and digital resources in open networked systems requires to go beyond conventional information integration techniques and semantic interoperability architectures, in order to face the new challenging requirements that arise in the current evolving web of millions of autonomous peers which need to cooperate by dynamically discovering and sharing their resources, such as data or services.

Data and services have thus to be exchangeable in open and dynamic environments, where interacting peers do not necessarily share a common understanding of the world at hand and do not have a complete picture of the context where the interaction occurs. Conversely, peers dynamically produce new information or knowledge, create new semantic communities, and establish new forms of semantic interoperability, based on dynamic, trustful agreements on common interpretations within the context of a given task, referred to as emergent semantics.

To face the new requirements of emergent semantics cooperation contributions are required from different communities such as distributed systems/services, data and information semantics, ontologies and semantic web.

The ESTEEM workshop - to be held in conjunction with DEBS 2008 International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems - originates from the ESTEEM research project and aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities on the theme of emergent semantics and cooperation in open networked systems to share their ideas, views, and progresses on new solutions, systems, and techniques.

TOPICS:

Topics of interests for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergent peer communities
  • Mapping discovery and management
  • Semantic cooperation and interoperability
  • Semantic-based service discovery and composition
  • Quality-driven data and service integration
  • Trust-aware data and service discovery
  • Context-aware data and service management
  • Semantic overlay networks
  • Semantic query processing and propagation

PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING CHAIRS:

Workshop chair Silvana Castano, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Organizing Chair Carola Aiello, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Publicity Chair Alfio Ferrara, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Devis Bianchini, Universita degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

Silvia Bonomi, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Silvana Castano (Chair), Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Karthik Gomadam, kno.e.sis center, Wright State University, USA

Stephan Grimm, FZI at University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Peter Haase, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

Alexander Loser, SAP AG, SAP Research, Germany

Stefano Montanelli, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Elisa Quintarelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Monica Scannapieco, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Christoph Tempich, Detecon International GmbH, Germany

IMPORTANT DATES (NEW):

  • Paper submission: May 10, 2008
  • Author notification: May 30, 2008
  • Final manuscript due: June 14, 2008
  • Workshop date: July 1, 2008

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

The workshop proceedings will be published on-line as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. CEUR-WS.org is a recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073. At least one author of each paper should attend the workshop to present the paper.

Papers should not exceed eight (8) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for ACM SIG Proceedings. Papers must be submitted ONLY in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Papers that exceed 8 pages or do not follow the ACM SIG guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review.

Papers must be submitted by email (as attachment) at esteem08@islab.di.unimi.it. The email must contain the following information: Authors, Title of the paper, Contact Author (name and email). The contact author will be notified by email about the correct receipt of the submitted PDF file.

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

The venue will be the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica "Antonio Ruberti", Sapienza Universit` a di Roma, Via Ariosto 25, Roma, Italy.

Topics

Topics of interests for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergent peer communities
  • Mapping discovery and managenent
  • Semantic cooperation and interoperability
  • Semantic-based service discovery and composition
  • Quality-driven data and service integration
  • Trust-aware data and service discovery
  • Context-aware data and service management
  • Semantic overlay networks
  • Semantic query processing and propagation
Important Dates
  • Paper submission: May 10th, 2008
  • Author notification: June 10th, 2008
  • Final manuscript due: June 20th, 2008
  • Workshop date: July 1st, 2008