KMi, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
December 8, 2004
This is a one-day workshop for discussing Semantic Web Services (SWS) in the context of Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT). We intend to support the interaction of research in different communities.
Semantic Web Services combine Web Service technologies with Semantic Web technologies. The augmentation of Web services with formal descriptions of their capabilities will facilitate their automatic location, mediation, composition and execution.
The objective of this workshop is to discuss the common research issues regarding the modelling of knowledge for describing services in the Semantic Web. As the workshop is informal it welcomes shorter versions of papers that have been published elsewhere.
The highlight of the workshop will be a panel of invited speakers for the theme: "Which Semantic Web Service standards?". There will be four panellists who will present their position on OWL-S, WSMO, IRS-III and SWSI. The panel will be conducted in such a way as to encourage discussion with the audience.
Terry Payne, Michael Stollberg, John Domingue and Steve Battle have already confirmed their participation in the panel session.
The list of topics below are not intended to be exhaustive.
The program will include presentations of short papers, discussion groups for position papers and demos. This workshop is open to all members of the the AKT Consortium and SWS community. Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop.
All submissions should be formatted in Springer's LNCS style, pdf format, and sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted short papers and position papers will be included in the proceedings. Figures that help the reader to quickly grasp the essence of complex material are strongly encouraged. A hard copy of the proceedings will be distributed at the workshop. The proceedings will be published electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series.
Short papers should be not longer than 4 pages and will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be scheduled for a 15 min presentation (including questions) at the workshop. Position papers will receive no review and will be presented as part of themed discussion groups. There will be a demo session scheduled for demonstrating working implementations. We encourage accompanying demonstrations with a position paper.
Position statements are limited to 2 pages and should include some or all of the following:
Due to the limited number of seats in the workshop venue, people wishing to attend must register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Subject line must say 'akt-sws04 registration' and body should include name and affiliation of attendee.Registration ends on the 3rd of December 2004.
|Submissions due:||19th November 2004|
|Notification of acceptance:||30th November 2004|
|Camera ready format due:||3rd December 2004|
|Workshop:||8th December 2004|
The workshop will take place at KMi and presentations will be webcast live. Our server may be down, but the workshop presentations will be recorded.
For attendees coming the previous night, a reservation of 15 places for dinner has been made at Chiquito in Milton Keynes city center. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to guarantee your place. You can also find other options nearby.
dinner - Optional
|8th December||9:15 - 9:30||Welcome
by John Domingue
|9:30 - 9:45||
1. Treating “shimantic web” syndrome with ontologies
Duncan Hull, Robert Stevens, Phillip Lord, Chris Wroe, and Carole Goble
|9:45 - 10:00||
2. Agent-based Mediation in Semantic Web Service Framework
Renato de Freitas Bulcao Neto, Yathiraj Bhat Udupi, and Steve Battle
|10:00 - 10:15||
3.Orchestration of Semantic Web Services in IRS-III
Roberto Confalonieri, John Domingue and Enrico Motta
|10:15 - 10:30||
4. Interactive Composition of WSMO-based Semantic Web Services in IRS-III
Denilson Sell, Farshad Hakimpour, John Domingue, Enrico Motta and Roberto C. S. Pacheco
|10:30 - 10:45||
5. SWSDesigner: The Graphical Interface of ODESWS
Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Rafael González-Cabero and Manuel Lama
|10:45 - 11:15||Coffee
|11:15 - 11:30||
6. Developing a Service-Oriented Architecture to Harvest Information for the
Barry Norton, Sam Chapman and Fabio Ciravegna
|11:30 - 11:45||
7. Integrating Preferences into Service Requests to Automate Service Usage
Michael Klein and Birgitta Konig-Ries
|11:45 - 12:00||
8. OCML Ontologies to XML Schema Lowering
Vlad Tanasescu, John Domingue and Liliana Cabral
|12:00 - 12:15||
9. Using OWL-S to annotate services with ancillary behaviour
Roxana Belecheanu, Mariusz Jacyno and Terry Payne
|12:15 - 12:30||
10. Integration of OWL-S into IRS-III
Farshad Hakimpour, John Domingue, Enrico Motta, Liliana Cabral and Yuangui Lei
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch
|13:30 - 14:45||
"Which Semantic Web Service standards?"
Terry Payne, Michael Stollberg, John Domingue and Steve Battle
|14:45 - 15:45||
Discussion Group 1 - MIAKT
Position Paper: MIAKT position paper, MIAKT component services
|14:45 - 15:45||
Discussion Group 2 - Applications
Position Paper: Web Service Support for Scientific Data Analysis
Other application papers: 1.
|14:45 - 15:45||
Discussion Group 3 - SWS Composition/Orchestration/Planning
Position Paper: Proposed Functional-Style Extensions for Semantic Web Service Composition
Other Papers: 3, 4, 6
|15:45 - 16:00||Coffee
|16:00 - 17:00||
Discussion Group 4 - MIAKT (cont.)
|16:00 - 17:00||
Discussion Group 5 - SWS Description
Position Paper: The DIANE Service Description
Other Papers: 7, 9
|16:00 - 17:00||
Discussion Group 6 - SWS Mediation/Lifting/Lowering
Position Paper: Finding Ariadne’s thread in the data mediation maze
Related Papers: 1, 2, 8
|17:00 - 17:20||
Feedback and Wrap up
|17:20 - 18:00||Demo
session with Cream Tea
Demo 1: OntoSearch
Demo 2: SWSDesigner (paper 5)
Demo 3: IRS-OWL-S Translator (paper 10)
Demo 4: Composition Interface for IRS-III (paper 4)
Demo 5: OCML-XSD lowering (paper 8)
|Marc Richardson||British Telecom|
|Monika Solanki||De Montfort University|
|Leticia Gutierrez||Essex County Council|
|Rob Davies||Essex County Council|
|Steve Battle||Hewlett Packard Labs|
|Michael Klein||Universität Karlsruhe|
|Derek Sleeman||University of Aberdeen|
|Edward Thomas||University of Aberdeen|
|Martin Kollingbaum||University of Aberdeen|
|Chris Walton||University of Edinburgh|
|Dave Robertson||University of Edinburgh|
|Stephen Potter||University of Edinburgh|
|José Luiz Fiadeiro||University of Leicester|
|Duncan Hull||University of Manchester|
|Robert Stevens||University of Manchester|
|Sean Bechhofer||University of Manchester|
|Barry Norton||University of Sheffield|
|Fabio Ciravegna||University of Sheffield|
|Simon Foster||University of Sheffield|
|Ayomi Bandara||University of Southampton|
|David Dupplaw||University of Southampton|
|Gary Wills||University of Southampton|
|Hugh Glaser||University of Southampton|
|Mariusz Jacyno||University of Southampton|
|Mischa M Tuffield||University of Southampton|
|Nick Gibbins||University of Southampton|
|Paul H. Lewis||University of Southampton|
|Roxana Belecheanu||University of Southampton|
|Sebastian Stein||University of Southampton|
|Srinandan Dasmahapatra||University of Southampton|
|Stephen W Ball||University of Southampton|
|Steve Harris||University of Southampton|
|Terry Payne||University of Southampton|
|Y.David Liang||University of Southampton|
Please download a list of local hotels.
Please see the KMi website for further information and directions.
Quick guide on airport links to the Open University
The closest airport to Milton Keynes is Luton.
Travelling from LUTON
There is no direct rail service from Milton Keynes to Luton but several express bus routes provide a reasonable
service. Three are 17 buses a day from the Coachway to Luton Airport (services 230 & 777
http://www.pindar.co.uk/bucks/tt/777mkndx.htm) - the journey time is just 45 minutes. Alternatively, a bright red
Virgin bus picks up at the front of Milton Keynes railway station and the shopping centre and runs to Luton
Airport approximately hourly with a journey time of just under an hour - this service does not operate through the
Taxi from Luton to Milton Keynes: - Fare is around £30. You can pre-book a taxi with Carolton Car Service
telephone +44 (0)1908 307030.
Travelling from LONDON HEATHROW and GATWICK
From Heathrow airport:
The Railair (Watford) train service provides a rail link to Watford Junction. From Watford Junction the Silverlink
train service travels to Milton Keynes.
Virgin and Silverlink trains travel from London Euston Station to Milton Keynes Central Station.
From Gatwick airport:
The Gatwick Express train travels to Milton Keynes ( 1 hour and 40 minutes)
The Open University can then be reached by taxi.
Discover times and cost of rail journies at http://www.rail.co.uk.
Direct bus services from Heathrow, Gatwick to Milton Keynes Coach Station - details at this web site:
Travelling from STANSTED
A direct bus (service 777) operates from Stansted to Milton Keynes 8 times a day with a journey time of 2 hours 15
minutes, fare approx. £21 http://www.nationalexpress.com/neh.cfm.
From Milton Keynes Central Train Station to the Open University : fare approx. £7.00, journey time about 10 mins.