The Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering (SOCASE 2007)
May 14, 2007
Honolulu, Hawai'i

to be held in conjunction with

The Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007)

May 14-18, 2007, Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

www.aamas2007.org



SOCASE proceedings are published as Springer LNCS 4504.
Information about the proceedings and access to the online version can be found at
http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-540-72618-0 and
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-72618-0/


You are invited to participate in the 2007 Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering, to be held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, May 14-18, 2007, Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.


Call for Papers

About the Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent significant developments at the intersections of Multiagent Systems, Semantic Technology, and Service-oriented Computing, and to promote cross-fertilization of techniques. In particular, the workshop aims at identifying techniques from Multiagent System and Semantic Technology research that will have the greatest impact on automating Service-oriented application construction and management, focusing on critical challenges such as service quality assurance, reliability, and adaptability.

The Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering workshop (SOCASE) continues the theme of previous SOCABE workshop successfully held at AAMAS’06, AAMAS’05 and WSABE workshops held at AAMAS’04 and AAMAS’03, with an expanded theme reflecting the wide spectrum of issues of the cross section between agent-based and Service-oriented paradigms.

SOCASE 2007 is organized by an extended Organizing Committee giving the workshop an additional focus on research in ontology-related topics of Service-oriented Multiagent Systems.

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Topics

We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Agent Technology, Semantic Technologies, and Service-oriented Computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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Submissions

Papers should be formatted according to ACM specifications. ACM style guides, as well as templates and style sheets for Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX can be found here.

Two types of submissions are available: regular submissions of length 3000-4000 words (approx. 8-12 printed pages) and position papers of length 1200-2000 words (approx. 4-6 printed pages).

Submission is to be done electronically at www.easychair.org/SOCASE2007.

If you are a new user, please follow the instructions on the login page. Please make sure that you specify a valid e-mail address, since your password information is sent to you by e-mail.

Registered users enter the submission system by filling in user name and password. Once logged in, users can upload new submissions or alter or delete existing ones.

For further questions please contact Barbara J. Haugen at barb@mitre.org.

The only format allowed for electronic submission is PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Papers will not be accepted in any other format (e.g., MS Word).

Deadline for workshop papers is February 15, 2007, midnight -Hawaii time-

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers per paper. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Some preference may also be given to papers which address emergent trends or important common themes, or which enhance balance of workshop topics. Since this is associated with the AAMAS conference, accepted papers must be of real relevance to the Multiagent research community.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author by March 5, 2007. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and to attend the workshop in order to present the work.

Accepted papers will be made available in electronic form prior to the workshop and a printed collection will be available at the workshop. As exercised with previous workshops’ best papers, the SOCASE 2007 workshop proceedings may form the basis of a journal special issue, subject to appropriate number and quality of submissions.

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Important Dates

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Organizing Committee

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Program Committee

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Format

The workshop will aim to foster discussion and develop action outcomes on key issues relating to designing, building, and managing systems using services, ontologies, and software agents. In addition to regular presentations, a number of discussion panels on identified important themes are also planned.

The workshop comprises of 8 regular paper presentations and 1 invited talk. Regular paper presentations are allowed a maximum of 30 minutes including Q&A. The invited talk presentation will be about 60 minutes long.

Attendance may be restricted by the venue. A separate call for participation will be distributed at about the time of acceptance notification. If attendance needs to be limited then preference will be given first to presenters and next to other authors who submitted.

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Program

8:45 - 8:50 Welcome
8:50 - 10:30 Morning Session 1 10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Morning Session 2 12:30 -14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Session 1 16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:00 Afternoon Session 2

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Keynote Speaker

Michael N. Huhns (University of South Carolina)
Research Issues for Agent-Based Service-Oriented Systems

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Registration

Please refer for all matters of registration to the main conference web page www.aamas2007.org/fees.html.

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