Call for Participation: First International Workshop on Mediation in Semantic Web Services (MEDIATE 2005)

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Call for Participation: First International Workshop on Mediation in Semantic Web Services (MEDIATE 2005)

Martin Hepp (DERI)

(our apologies for cross-posting)

********************** Call for Participation ***********************
  First International Workshop on Mediation in Semantic Web Services
                          (MEDIATE 2005)
in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Service Oriented
Computing (ICSOC 2005)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12, 2005, 9:45 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Description of the Workshop Topic:
The usage of computer systems is widely characterized by decentralized
design and autonomous evolution, i.e. if we look at system components from a
global perspective, they are often developed and modified without alignment
in the design stage. Also, components follow individual paths of evolution
during their life-cycles. It can be observed that this is a major cause for
interoperability problems, contributing to the brittleness of systems
integration efforts. If we want to increase the degree of automation in
eneral, it seems important to provide software components that can help
overcome occurring interoperability conflicts and this in an automated
fashion. This functionality is known as mediation and the respective
components are called mediators. Mediation can take place on a multiplicity
of levels, e.g. on data, ontologies, processes, protocols, or goals. To a
great extent, it will depend on the availability of sophisticated,
industry-strength mediation support whether the promise of Semantic Web
services can become reality.

In this workshop we want to advance the theoretical and practical knowledge
about the design and implementation of mediators in the Semantic Web and
Semantic Web services.

Register now for the workshop at

More information on the venue, registration, hotels, and related events is
available at and on the workshop website at

Agenda Monday, December 12, 2005

09:45 - 10:00 Welcome
Morning Session: Service Mediation and Discovery
10:00 - 10:30 Liliana Cabral and John Domingue:
Mediation of Semantic Web Services in IRS-III
10:30 - 11:00 Gösta Grahne and Victoria Kiricenko:
Process Mediation in an Extended Roman Model
11:00 - 11:30 Emanuele Della Valle and Dario Cerizza:
The mediators centric approach to Automatic Web Service Discovery of COCOON
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:15 Michael Stollberg, Emilia Cimpian, and Dieter Fensel:
Mediating Capabilities with Delta-Relations
12:15 - 12:45 Colombe Hérault, Gaël Thomas, and Philippe Lalanda:
Mediation and Enterprise Service Bus: A position paper
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: Data and Ontology Mediation
14:00 - 14:30 Jérôme Euzenat:
Alignment Infrastructure for Ontology Mediation and other Applications
14:30 - 15:00 Adrian Mocan and Emilia Cimpian:
Mappings Creation Using a View Based Approach
15:00 - 15:30 Philipp Kunfermann and Christian Drumm:
Lifting XML Schemas to Ontologies - The Concept Finder Algorithm
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Plenary Discussion

Organizing Committee:
Michael Genesereth, Stanford University
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Martin Hepp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Innsbruck
Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Innsbruck

Program Committee:
Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano)
Emilia Cimpian (DERI)
Jos De Bruijn (DERI)
John Domingue (Open University)
Jerome Euzenat (INRIA)
Dieter Fensel (DERI)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento)
Rick Hull (Bell Labs)
Michael Kifer (University at Stony Brook)
Deborah McGuinness (Stanford University)
Enrico Motta (The Open University)
Marco Pistore (University of Trento)
Pavel Shvaiko (University of Trento)
Jianwen Su (UC Santa Barbara)
York Sure (AIFB)
Paolo Traverso (ITC/IRST)
Michael F. Uschold (Boeing)
Ludger van Elst (DFKI)
Holger Wache (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Gio Wiederhold (Stanford University)

Administrative Contact:
Martin Hepp
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) Innsbruck University of
Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465, Fax: +43 512 507 9872
e-mail: [hidden email]