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SMR2 2010 : Fourth International Workshop on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web


When Nov 8, 2010 - Nov 8, 2010
Where Shanghai, China
Submission Deadline Aug 27, 2010
Notification Due Sep 20, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 2, 2010
Categories    semantic web   distributed systems   web services   middleware

Call For Papers



Fourth International Workshop (SMR2):

Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

Co-located with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)

November 8, 2010; Shanghai, China


Aims & Scope:

One central challenge of service coordination in the Semantic Web is
how to best relate requests for services with the services that are available.
This functionality is usually provided by semantic service matchmaking capabilities
(which may themselves be deployed as services by middle agents) that select the
services that are closest to a requested service on the basis of a declarative
characterization of the capabilities of both service requested and services provided.

More generally, resource retrieval extends the notion of service matchmaking to the
process of discovering any kind of Web resources (ranging from services, data, information,
knowledge to networked physical objects, persons and organizations) for given application
settings and purposes. It is at the core of several scenarios in the Semantic Web area,
spanning from Web services, Grid computing, and Peer-to-Peer computing, to applications
such as e-commerce, human resource management, and social networking applications.

The primary objective of this workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers
and industry practitioners who tackle semantic service matchmaking and discovery from various
points of view. In particular, we also intend to build bridges to the software engineering
and model-driven development communities in order to share requirements, technologies,
and experiences that might be helpful in advancing the state of the art in semantic
service matchmaking and resource retrieval.

Going to Practice: The 4th International Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest

The SMR2 workshop also integrates the fourth edition of the open international contest on
semantic service selection (S3) which is in collaboration with the SEALS SWS tool evaluation
campaign. The S3 contest series provides the means and a forum for evaluating the retrieval
performance of Semantic Web service matchmakers in terms of recall, precision, F1, response
time etc., over given test collections based on the prominent semantic service formats such as
OWL-S, WSML and the standard SA-WSDL.


The proceedings of SMR2 will be available as a CEUR volume online.
In addition, it is planned to publish selected and invited papers of the SMR2 workshop in
a special issue of the international Semantic Web journal (

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

• Semantic resource and service matchmaking and brokering
• Semantic retrieval of resources and services in P2P, Grid networks and Cloud Computing
• Model-driven semantic service engineering and matchmaking
• Privacy-preserving and trusted semantic service discovery
• Composition planning of semantic services and workflows
• Formal description and handling of semantic services, queries, and resources
• Prototypes and tools for semantic services engineering, discovery and composition
• Negotiation of semantic services and resources
• Interleaving of discovery, composition, and negotiation of semantic services and resources
• Practical applications of semantic services
• Evaluation of implemented semantic service retrieval tools
• Middleware solutions for semantic service search and composition


Contributions to the workshop can be made as technical papers, addressing different issues of
service / resource matching and retrieval.
The papers written in English should be not longer than 16 pages using the LNCS Style:,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html

All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted through
the workshop submission site at:

Important Dates:

August 27, 2010: Paper Submission

September 20, 2010: Notification

October 2, 2010: Camera-Ready Paper

November 8, 2010: SMR2-2010, Shanghai, China

Organizing Committee:

Abraham Bernstein (U Zurich, Switzerland)
Paul Grace (U Lancaster, UK)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Massimo Paolucci (NTT DoCoMo, Germany)

Program Committee (to be completed):

Liliana Cabral (Open U, UK)
Tommaso Di Noia (U Bari, Italy)
Eugenio Di Sciascio (U Bari, Italy)
Takahiro Kawamura (Toshiba, Japan)
Freddy Lecue (U Manchester, UK)
Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
Tiziana Margaria (U Potsdam, Germany)
Nils Masuch (TU Berlin, Germany)
Oliver Müller (U Muenster, Germany)
Pierluigi Plebani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Axel Polleres (DERI, Ireland)
Eran Toch (CMU, USA)
Roman Vaculin (IBM, USA)

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