The 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services (SWWS'08)

Venue: Monte Carlo Resort

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2008
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The 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web
and Web Services

Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings/book.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Semantic Web:
- Semantic interoperability
- Machine learning approaches for semantic web
- Semantic web for e-Business and e-Learning
- Trust networks on semantic web
- Database technologies for semantic web
- Semantic knowledge portals
- Semantic web mining
- Semantic web inference methodologies
- Metadata generation
- Semantic web services
- Semantic web trust, privacy, and security
- Tools, languages, and techniques for semantic annotation of web data
- Semantic intellectual property rights
- Semantic searching
- Reasoning in the semantic web
- Semantic brokering
- Visualization and modeling
- Hypermedia and semantic web
- Software agents for semantic web
- Community web portals
- Semantic web and enterprises
- Trust management for semantic web
- Ontology creation, evolution, reconciliation, and mediation
- Semantic web mining
- Semantic web-based knowledge management
- Ontology languages for semantic web
- Autonomous semantic web services
- Service discovery, description, composition and invocation
- Data semantics
- Semantic verification of web sites
- Case studies

O Web Services:
- Web Service Technologies and Research Directions:
+ Enhancements to the basic web services platform
+ Advanced web service technologies including security,
workflow/process management, transactions, mobile
and wireless, portals, services management,
quality-of-service (QoS)
+ Novel web service architectures
+ Development and modeling frameworks for web
service applications
+ Composite web services, enabling technologies and
support infrastructure
+ Data structures and models
- Practices for developing enterprise-class web services
and applications:
+ Design patterns
+ Architecting for customization, maintenance, and management
+ Architecting for easy integration or service "consumption"
+ Fault-tolerant architectures
+ Service mediation systems and architectures
- Case studies of web service development and deployment:
+ e-Commerce applications using web services
+ Business-to-Business (B2B) applications using web services
+ Mobile and wireless applications using web services
+ Utility and on-demand computing using web services
+ Government applications using web services
+ Applications of web services in developing countries
- Multimedia applications using web services
- Communication applications using web services
- Interactive TV applications using web services
- Novel applications, case studies, and emerging technologies


Prospective authors are invited to submit their full paper
(about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
Prof. H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 25, 2008 ( email
submissions in MS Doc or PDF formats are preferable. All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their papers for publication.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published
or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of
the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
postal address, and email address of each author as well as the name
of the conference the paper is being submitted to (ie, SWWS'08).
The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
content of the paper.

Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are
independent of the conference program committee. The referees'
evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program
committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs of the track.
The track chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready
papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.


The list of co-sponsors of SWWS'08 will soon be finalized which
will include research laboratories and centers affiliated with major
institutions. The reputation and caliber of the co-sponsors of the
2008 conference will be comparable to the 2007 offering of the
conference which included:

Academic Co-sponsors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Media Lab., MIT + Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Lab.,
Harvard University + Statistical Genomics and Computational Biology
Lab., Dept. of Statistics, Harvard University + Biomedical Cybernetics
Lab., Harvard University + Texas Advanced Computing Center, University
of Texas at Austin + Statistical and Computational Intelligence Lab.,
Purdue University + Center for Computational Biology and
Bioinformatics, Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI) + University of Iowa's Medical Imaging HPC Lab. + BioMedical
Informatics and Bio-Imaging Lab. of Georgia Institute of Technology
and Emory University + Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Lab.,
University of Texas at Austin + Statistical Genetics Research Group
of Columbia University, New York + Institute for Informatics Problems
of the Russian Academy of Sciences + University of North Dakota
(Grand Forks, North Dakota).

Corporate Co-sponsors: Google, Intel, and Salford Systems.
Other Co-sponsors: Int'l Technology Inst. (ITI), GridToday, HPCwire,
HPC Software Inc., STEM Education Society, and Hodges' Health.


The program committee includes members of the chapters of World
Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing;
AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
computer security; and bioinformatics.) The names of the members
of the program committee will soon be posted on the web site.
Those interested in joining the program committee should email
Prof. H. R. Arabnia ( the following information: Name,
affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
tel/fax numbers, a short biography together with research interests.

For the list of the members of program committee of SWWS'07, refer to:
Many members of the program committee include renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
are directors of research laboratories, fellows of various societies,
heads/chairs of departments, deans and provosts.


January 16, 2008: Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/workshops
Feb. 25, 2008: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2008: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2008: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
July 14-17, 2008: The 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web
and Web Services (SWWS'08)



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