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****************** CALL FOR PAPERS ************************
                        2nd Workshop on
      Semantics in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing (SemPGRID)
                              at the
        Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference
                  17-18 May 2004, New York, USA
                     in cooperation with the
            GGF Semantic Grid Research Group (SEM-GRD)
        Workshop URL: http://www.isi.edu/~hongsuda/SemPGRID04

Topics and Content

The  Semantic Web is widely accepted as a means to enhance the Web
with machine processable content. However, mostly the Semantic Web
is  aiming  at techniques and technologies for static information,
in  contrast to dynamic services or distributed computing. Several
interest  groups  and  efforts  are  working on infrastructure for
enabling  distributed computing. The organization of these efforts
are  in part top down organized efforts, involving multiple formal
organizations  and  dedicated  projects,  and  bottom-up  efforts,
sometimes  started  by  single  organizations  or individuals in a
grassroots effort.

The  Grid  is  aiming  at  technologies  which allow the flexible,
secure,  coordinated resource sharing among dynamic collections of
individuals,   institutions,   and   resources,  enabling  virtual
organizations.   Problems   encountered   include  authentication,
authorization,    resource   access,   resource   discovery,   and
interoperation  of  active services. The same problems are eminent
in  the  Peer-to-Peer  (P2P)  area,  where  projects are typically
organized  in  a  bottom-up  fashion.   Infrastructures  like  the 
TeraGrid  and  SUN's  JXTA  are  emerging,   attracting   numerous  
applications.  However, each application uses its own data format, 
and it is hard to see how applications interoperate.

A  related  area  is  Web  Services:  driven  by  industry efforts
numerous  specifications  are developed, which are of interest for
the  Grid  projects  as  well  as  for  the  Peer-to-Peer efforts.
Although  there  is  an  agreement that Web Services would benefit
from  more  semantics, little systematic research has been done on
how  to  combine the notions of Web Services with the Semantic Web,  
Peer-to-Peer and/or Grid computing technologies.

Topics of interest for technical papers include, but are not
limited to, the following:
    * Scalable infrastructures for service discovery in Grid
      computing and P2P networks, e.g., based on reconfiguration
      of the network with respect to shared interests or shared
    * Interoperation infrastructure for enabling heterogeneous
      peers to exchange and translate information
    * Emergent Semantics and incrementally learning and evolution
      of ontologies in an P2P environment
    * Metadata infrastructures for P2P and Grid computing
    * Task ontologies and service composition languages 
    * Service Composition framework
    * Data Integration of P2P and Grid applications
    * Interaction of the Semantic Web and Grid Services  
    * Semantics-based routing 
    * Agent-Architectures based on P2P and Grid Computing
    * The role of Semantics in the Open Grid Service Architecture

The  workshop  will  be  organized in part around talks presenting
research  results in the intersection of the Semantic Web, P2P and
Grid  computing.  Another  important  part of the workshop will be
break-out groups, focusing on the amalgamation of Semantic Web and
distributed  computing.  We  hope the break-out groups will evolve
into independent working groups and generate follow-up activities,
which contribute to the technology areas.  The proceedings will be
published  on  the  Web. 

Submission and Important Dates
We  invite  the submission of technical papers as well as position
statements.  The  submitted papers should be formatted as close as
possible     to     the    rules    of    Springer    LNCS    (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html,             section
"Proceedings   and  Other  Multi-author  Volumes"  for  formatting
instructions).   Technical   papers  should  have  max.  20  pages
including  references,  Position papers should not exceed 2 pages.
Please  submit  documents as HTML, PDF, or Word to hongsuda@isi.edu.

    * Submissions due: March 10, 2004
    * Notification for acceptance: April 1, 2004
    * Camera ready due: April 15, 2004
    * Workshop date*: May 17-18, 2004

Workshop Chairs
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
karl.aberer@epfl.ch, http://lsirpeople.epfl.ch/aberer/

Stefan Decker, DERI Galway, Ireland and USC/Information Sciences
Institute, USA 
stefan@isi.edu http://www.isi.edu/~stefan

David De Roure, University of Southampton, UK
dder@ecs.soton.ac.uk, http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~dder/

Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
carole@cs.man.ac.uk, http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~carole/

Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit, USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA 
hongsuda@isi.edu, http://www.isi.edu/~hongsuda

Program Committees 
* Karl Aberer (EPFL) 
* I. Budak Aripnar (University of Georgia)
* Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne) 
* Mario Cannataro (University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro)
* Stefan Decker (USC-ISI) 
* David de Roure (University of Southampton) 
* Johannes Ernst (R-Objects)
* Ian Foster (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
* Yolanda Gil (ISI/USC)
* Carole Goble (University of Manchester)
* Frank van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam)
* Ian Horrocks (University of Manchester)
* Vipul Kashyap (National Library of Medicine)
* David Karger (MIT) 
* Carl Kesselman (ISI/USC)
* Chen Li (University of California at Irvine)
* Wolfgang Nejdl (University of Hannover and Learninglab Lower Saxony)
* Sylvia Ratnasamy (U.C.Berkeley)
* Mario Schlosser (McKinsey & Company)
* Amit Sheth (University of Georgia
* Steffen Staab (University of Karlsruhe)
* Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit (USC-ISI)
* Bernard Traversat (SUN Microsystems)

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