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

The conference is next week, and the submissions were due some time ago.
Or is this a "BYOS" (Bring Your Own Submission) type of event?


Carl Mattocks wrote:
> Matthew Dovey or I are hoping we will have the opportunity to present a
> position paper based on the text below ..
> Enabling Semantic Grid Computing with ebXML
> Matthew J. Dovey1 and Carl Mattocks2
> 1 Oxford e-Science Centre, Oxford University Computing Services, 13
> Banbury Road, Ox-ford OX2 6NN, UK
> matthew.dovey@oucs.ox.ac.uk, http://e-science.ox.ac.uk
> 2 CHECKMi compendium, 225 emerson lane berkeley heights,
> nj 07922 USA
> carlmattocks@checkmi.com, http://www.checkmi.com
> Abstract. ebXML is a suite of standards from the e-business community
> ad-dressing the entire lifecycle for Service Oriented Architectures for
> business to business and business to consumer activities. This position
> paper outlines how the Semantic GRID can benefit from the use of ebXML
> related standards (such as Business Process, Collaboration Protocol
> Profiles and Agreements, Registry, Business Centric Methodology, Access
> Control Policy Management).
> Introduction
> The Semantic GRID is about the autonomous discovery and assembly of
> distributed remote resources including computational, informational,
> storage or instrumentational. This autonomous discovery and assembly is
> performed by agents acting towards achieving user specified goals, and
> involve the interaction of independent resources from different domains
> and owned by different entities. ebXML is a suite of [ISO/TS 15000]
> standards from the e-business community addressing the entire lifecycle
> re-quired for Service Oriented Architectures for business to business and
> business to consumer activities. This position paper outlines the
> relevance of ebXML technologies in enabling Semantic GRID computing. In a
> similar manner to the emerging GRID standards, ebXML uses Web Service
> standards as a foundation layer. ebXML builds upon these to define agreed
> mechanisms for aspects such as the registration, descrip-tion and
> discovery of services, and service contract (or quality of service)
> negotiations in a generic manner (not dependent upon any particular
> business context). The GRID also attempts to define generic standards for
> the discovery of research oriented re-sources and the negotiation of their
> use (including quality of service e.g. for moving and processing large
> qualities of experimental data). At present, ebXML and GRID are tackling
> these issues in different ways but a merger of technologies would benefit
> both communities.
> ebXML and Semantic Grid
> All stakeholders in the Semantic Grid need to be able to publish and
> discover re-sources, exposed as web or Grid services. Agents representing
> the stakeholders would use ontologies to both assist the discovery process
> and also to pull the services to-gether into a workflow. An example of
> this would be  the semantically enriched web services planned for the
> ARTEMIS project, which provides interoperability of medical information
> systems [1]. In the worst case, service enablement would require a
> coor-dinating agent to employ the ontologies of many different domains
> declared using a differing formats (RDF, KIF, OWL, Topic Map). The worst
> case scenario combined with the dynamic nature of the Grid, (e.g.
> providers changing characteristics of service offering at will), agents
> working to deliver a seemingly simple service are faced with major
> semantic management challenges.
> Federated ebXML knowledge management and SOA policy management offers an
> infrastructure to meet that challenge. In particular, when following BCM
> (Business-Centric Methodology) guidelines, SOA / ebXML service description
> and discovery extends beyond classification and resource location towards
> the support of activity negotiation. Specifically, when a service is
> profiled within a federated ebXML regis-try, the meta-information
> identifies both the SOA business conditions and the policy rules of access
> per level of privilege. For instance, service procurement requires the
> construction of a contract and workflow. The ebXML Business Process (ebXML
> BP) standard defines metadata for describing the service capabilities
> needed to support electronic business collaborations with default error
> state resolution. An “e-contract” employing terms of workflow can be
> structured using Collaboration Protocol Profiles (CPPs) and Collaboration
> Protocol Agreements (CPAs). ebXML BP also defines and describes activities
> during service enactment for the transactions (including point-in-time
> parameters) that have to be fulfilled according to the services’ usage
> terms. When facilitated by an ebXML repository, workflows may be tracked
> with a messaging audit trail. A future e-Notary option, would enable the
> provision of self-proving electronic legal information [2].
> ebXML management specifications explicitly addresses the semantic support
> needed for the choreography of the web services. The Business Centric
> Methodology improve the understanding of the semantics in the Conceptual
> layer by aligning the terminology of the business with the operational
> meaning of the services [3]. ebXML BP define the business process-rules,
> semantics and syntax for collaborations.
> The ebXML registry would contain the grid meta-information. It allows for
> pub-lishers to retain ownership of their content and knowledge
> classifications using locally or externally stored Taxonomies. Support for
> OWL ontologies in the next evolution of the registry will lever ongoing
> research as the Satine project [4]. ebXML Registry & Repository can be
> federated for high scalability to handle huge content.
> Conclusion
> Many of the issues in co-ordinating Service Oriented e-business
> transactions are similar to those facing Semantic Grid architectures. The
> leverage of the ebXML stan-dards, which facilitate e-business processes,
> would facilitate the development of the underlying Semantic Grid
> architecture & allow for the sharing of tools & expertise between the two
> different communities.
> References
> 1. Artemis - A Semantic Web Service-based P2P Infrastructure for the
> Interoperability of Medi-cal Information
> http://www.srdc.metu.edu.tr/webpage/projects/artemis/
> 2. E-Notary a set of technical requirements to govern self-proving
> electronic legal information
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legalxml-enotary/charter.php
> 3. Business Centric Methodology
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/5931/BCM%20Executive%20Brochure.pdf
> 4. Satine - a secure semantic-based interoperability framework for
> exploiting Web service platforms in conjunction with Peer-to-Peer networks
> in tourism industry
> http://www.srdc.metu.edu.tr/webpage/projects/satine/index.html
> <quote who="Chiusano Joseph">
> > Following up on this posting from January 2004: Is anyone attending this
> > conference? Did we submit an abstract?
> >
> >>> ****************** 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
> >>
> --
> Carl Mattocks
> co-Chair OASIS (ISO/TS 15000) ebXMLRegistry Semantic Content SC
> co-Chair OASIS Business Centric Methodology TC
> v/f (usa) 908 322 8715
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Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

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