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From: "Peter P. Yim" <yimpp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:12:52 -0700
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To: "Terry Payne" <trp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Terry R. Payne" <trp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 22:01:31 +0100
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                     --- Semantic Web Services ---    (02)

                   2004 AAAI Spring Symposium Series    (03)

                       Stanford University, CA    (04)

            http://www.daml.ecs.soton.ac.uk/SSS-SWS04.html    (05)

Services, i.e. network pervasive programs or devices, facilitate
interoperation by exposing their interfaces to each other. Such
service-oriented research includes:     (06)

  * Web Services - standardized enterprise components
    offered across the Web; 
  * Grid Services - scientific/computing resources that
    facilitate large-scale e-science research; 
  * Multi-Agent Systems - heterogeneous agents that
    cooperate or compete to solve distributed AI problems.     (07)

Whilst services deliver dynamic, personalised, and relevant applications
though discovery, invocation and composition, a key remaining challenge
is to support automated interoperability without necessitating human
intervention. The inclusion and use of Semantic Web annotations promise
to make Web-based information and services both accessible and
understandable to agents and other applications. Emerging ontologies
(e.g. DAML-S) are being used to construct semantically rich service
descriptions. Techniques for planning, composing, editing, reasoning and
analysing about these descriptions are being investigated, and deployed
to resolve semantic interoperability between services within scalable,
open environments.     (08)

Key research challenges in the area of Web services, Grid services and
Multi-Agent computing include the construction of ontologies for service
description, ontologies of service types (i.e. describing classes of
services), etc, as well as techniques that support the manipulation of
service descriptions to automate service discovery, translation,
composition, etc.     (09)

This proposed symposium aims to bring together researchers addressing
many of these issues, and promote and foster a greater understanding of
how the Semantic Web can assist Grid, Web Services and Multi Agent
System research.     (010)

Topics of Interest include: 
===========================    (011)

Ontologies that support service descriptions 
Ontologies for service classification 
Semantic interoperability and integration 
Quality of service and service level agreement management 
Semantic Web security policies, management and frameworks 
Semantic description, discovery, and selection of services 
Scaleable service composition for heterogeneous environments 
Knowledge Representation for Semantic Web Services 
DAML-S services 
Semantics in Agent Communication Languages 
Semantics for service delegation and knowledge aggregation 
Architectures for supporting Semantic Web Services 
Service enactment/invocation frameworks 
Service Negotiation 
Rules within Semantic Web Services     (012)

Submission Information
Those interested in participating should send either 1-3 page extended
abstract, or an 8-page paper to Terry Payne (trp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) by the
submission deadline. Electronic submissions (Postscript or PDF) in AAAI
format preferred    (013)

Abstracts Due:         October 3, 2003 
Acceptance Notices:    November 7, 2003 
Camera Ready:          January 20, 2004 
Registration:          February 27, 2004 
Symposium:             March 22-24, 2004    (014)

Terry Payne (Chair) - University of Southampton
Keith Decker - University of Delaware
Ora Lassila - Nokia Research Center
Sheila McIlraith - University of Toronto (Stanford U.)
Katia Sycara - Carnegie Mellon University    (015)

Terry R. Payne, PhD.      | http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~trp/index.html
University of Southampton | Voice: +44(0)23 8059 8343 [Fax: 8059 2865]
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK | Email: terry@xxxxxxx / trp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (016)

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