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Subject: Re: [regrep] [Fwd: SemPGRID04: Call for Paper (DATE CORRECTIONS!)]


Thanks - are you going?  I propose that someone should present this 
groups work to the SCM  or SW people  at the conference.


Farrukh Najmi wrote:

> FYI...
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject:
> SemPGRID04: Call for Paper (DATE CORRECTIONS!)
> From:
> Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit <hongsuda@ISI.EDU>
> Date:
> Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:57:01 -0800 (PST)
> To:
> news-announce-conferences@uunet.uu.net
>Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message.
>****************** 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
>      ontologies
>    * 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
>      technology
>    * 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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