[ecoop-info] Semantic Week: Call for Contribution / Call for Papers

Dr. Sven Abels imapnews at abelssoft.de
Tue May 19 09:30:01 CEST 2009

                                 Call for Contribution / Call for Papers
                                    Semantic-Based Interoperability

On behalf of European projects STASIS, SOA4All, BREIN, COIN the NESSI European Technology Platforms Semantics 
Group and SEMIC.EU, we would like to invite you to "Semantics Week", to be held June 22-26th in beautiful and logistic 
friendly Amsterdam.

The Semantic Week workshop organizers invite all interested parties to submit their contribution to the workshop. In 
agreement with the workshop themes, papers and posters may deal with one or more of the following non-exhaustive list of 

  - Interoperability obstacles and successes
  - Usage scenarios for and experiences with emerging areas such as the Semantic Web
  - Case studies introducing projects deploying standards
  - Lessons learned from integrating standards-based products into existing business processes
  - Basics on semantics
  - Ontology fundamentals for semantic processing
  - Semantic technologies
  - Semantic deep web
  - Semantic reasoning
  - Semantic content searching
  - Domain-oriented semantic applications
  - Semantic applications/platforms/tools

Paper contributions can optionally be published in the IBIS  journal. (http://www.ibis-journal.net/)
Semantic-Based Interoperability

Internet computing is the dominating paradigm in 21st century’s IT. Corporate environments, public bodies and social 
networks are opening up to the Web to share their data, services and resources at a global scale. While the Internet 
provides the technological infrastructure to interlink the various interacting actors, it does not respond to the interoperability 
needs inherently appearing in such open heterogeneous computing environments. With the emergence of Web services 
and Service-oriented Infrastructures, interoperability is becoming a crucial aspect for the success of every business. 
Most industrial IT solutions for interoperability focus on the technical layer, dealing with problems such as protocol 
interoperability, message format interoperability and alike. Unfortunately, achieving interoperability at the technical or 
syntactic level is not enough as it does not take into account the actual meaning of the exchanged information. To achieve 
interoperability at this level in tomorrows Future Internet, a formal description and other techniques which can convey the 
semantics of the content of the exchanged information is required. This is one area and example where Semantic 
technologies can solve this issue. 

While service orientation is widely acknowledged for its potential to revolutionize the world of computing by abstracting from 
underlying hardware and software layers, its success still depends on resolving fundamental challenges that current SOA 
does not yet address. Interoperability in terms of mutual understanding of shared objects and in- and output parameters is 
certainly one of them. Moving towards computing at Web scale or in mobile or even ubiquitous environments brings in 
additional complexities. In such settings, there are no a priori boundaries to the number and diversity of data, respectively 
service providers and consumers. Semantic technologies are a major building block in addressing heterogeneities at 
various levels and from various view points. 
Semantic Week

Semantic Week provides a place for sharing knowledge, networking practical ideas and initiatives happening in Europe 
today, and meeting people that surround it. It provides a mix of sessions, workshops, demonstrations and facilities for peer-
group meetings.

The workshop is organized by   STASIS, SOA4All, NESSI, BREIN and SEMIC

Please send an abstract of your presentation to Philipp Hahn pmhahn at wi-ol.de until  June, 9th, 2009

If you intend to publish your work at the IBIS-Journal please use the layout guidelines of the IBIS journal (www.ibis-journal.net). 
A word template is available at:
Further information on the Web
http://www.stasis-project.net/workshop/workshop2/home.cfm and from paul.cranner at sunderland.ac.uk

Best greetings,
Sven Abels


Dr. Sven Abels 
Coordinator European Projects

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