Call for Participation
Third Phase - 10-11 November, 2006
Conference Room B, Georgia Center, Athens, Georgia, USA
Paper Deadline: 15 September 2006 (closed)
The goal of the SWS Challenge is to develop a common understanding of various technologies intended to facilitate the automation of mediation, choreography and discovery for Web Services using semantic annotations.
This Challenge workshop seeks participation from industry and academic researchers developing software components and/or intelligent agents that have the ability to automate mediation, choreography and discovery processes between Web Services.
Our approach is to test technologies on a set of common problems and certify their functionality by a peer-review process. This process was developed at the first phase of the workshop at Stanford University in March and refined at the second phase in Budva, Montenegro in June. The results of the first certifications are at the Budva Workshop page.
The SWS Challenge is not a performance contest but rather a functional certification process. You are invited to test your technologies on some or all of these problems and be evaluated at the workshop. Afterwards, you have permission to use our SWS Challenge logo on your site and point to your evaluation results.
In particular, this workshop is distinct from another workshop co-located with the 5th Intenerational Semantic Web Conference that is called the |Semantic Web Challenge which is a contest with prizes and is not focused on web services.
To participate in the SWS Challenge, sign up at the wiki, http://sws-challenge.org/, and start working on the problems. You must demonstrate completion of least one problem in order to qualify for the workshop. Then, please send a two-page description of your technology to Michal Zaremba <email@example.com> by 15 September. At the workshop, you will present a full paper with your claims. Your paper and your code will be evaluated by a group of workshop participants.
10th November 2006
- 09:00 Welcome and Introduction - Charles Petrie
- 09:30 Workshop Organization and Methodology - Michal Zaremba
- 10:00 "An approach to Mediation and Discovery with jABC and miAamics" - Christian Kubczak
- 10:50 Coffee Break
- 11:10 "Service Discovery with WSMX in the context of the SWS Challenge" - Maciej Zaremba
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:20 "Discovery and Mediation using the DIANE Service Description" - Ulrich Küster
- 14:10 Coffee Break
- 14:25 "Swashup: Semantics, Web Activities, and Services Mashup" - Michael Maximilien
- 15:15 "TBA" - Karthik Gomadam
- 16:05 "Improvements and Future Perspectives on Web Engineering Methods" - Federico Facca
- 16:55 Closing remarks and preparations for the next day - Charles
- 20:00 Dinner*
Dinner will be held at The Basil Press, 104 East Washington Street Athens GA 30601-2747, USA. For more details about dinner venue, please see http://www.acoyaas.com/bp/bphome.htm
Any further questions (e.g. how to reach dinner venue) should be asked from local organizers (Karthik Gomadam and Amit Sheth).
11th November 2006
- 09:00 We will start reviewing the six papers and their code to evaluate the claims and score them. Coffee will be available as needed.
- 11:00 We will develop a consensus on the level of problem and degree of success in moving from one level to another. Suggestions for improving the methodology will be gratefully accepted.
- 12:00 Workshop ends - lunch.
All submissions should be formatted in Springer's LNCS style. Page limit is up to 12 pages.
- Charles Petrie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Michal Zaremba <email@example.com>
- Omair Shafiq <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Karthik Gomadam <email@example.com>
- Amit Sheth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Michael Maximilien <email@example.com>
- Emanuele Della Valle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Federico Michele Facca <email@example.com>
- Dario Cerizza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Ulrich Küster <Ulrich.Kuester@uni-jena.de> (Birgitta Konig-Ries <email@example.com> will not attend the workshop)
- Tiziana Margaria <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Christian Kubczak, <email@example.com>
- Bernhard Steffen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tomas Vitvar <email@example.com>
- Matthew Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Maciej Zaremba <email@example.com>
- Marco Brambilla <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Irene Celino <email@example.com>
- Stefano Ceri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Christina Tziviskou <email@example.com>
List of Submissions
- "Improvements and Future Perspectives on Web Engineering Methods for Automating Web Services Mediation, Choreography and Discovery", by Marco Brambilla, Irene Celino, Stefano Ceri, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Federico Facca, Christina Tziviskou
- "WSMX Discovery for SWS Challenge", by Maciej Zaremba, Tomas Vitvar, Matthew Moran and Thomas Hasselwanter
- "Discovery and Mediation using the DIANE Service Description", by Ulrich Küster and Birgitta König-Ries
- "An approach to Mediation and Discovery with jABC and miAamics", by Christian Kubczak, Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard Steffen download
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Evaluation criteria are reported at: http://sws-challenge.org/wiki/index.php/SWS_Challenge_Levels
Please note: The table below shows the aggregated evaluation results of all workshops until and including this one.
|Problem Level||PoliMi - Cefriel||DERI AT & DERI IE||FSU Jena||University of Dortmund||LSDIS Labs||IBM - Max Maximilien **|
|0: static mediation||√||√||√||√||√|
|1a: changes data mediation||2||11||2||2|
|1b: changes process mediation||2 6||22||1||2|
|2a: discovery based on location||√||√||√||7|
|2b: discovery with arithmetic price and weight computations||2||2||25|
|2c: discovery with temporal semantics ( not ready for evaluation)|
|2d: discovery with conversion of measurement units|
|3a: discovery including request for quote||√||√||√|
|3b: discovery 3a including a request for multiple packages that has to be split||2|
|3c: discovery 3b including a dynamic currency conversion|
1Only Adapters Changed
2different adresses on line item level have not been adressed correctly
4current date entered manually
5arithmetic calculation performed by external Web services (which is absolutely good)
6abstract code model change
7to be evaluated
**The IBM entry has not to date succeeded in solving any of the problems. Participation in the workshop was granted upon a promise of doing so in the immediate future.
The SWS Challenge Athens workshop is co-loacated with and occurring at the end of the The 5th International Semantic Web Conference. Therefore the local information is the same and can be obtained from that website, escpecially accomodations.
The exact venue of the workshop is Conference Room B at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. All additional information for this location can be found at: http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/hotel
The most cost-effective means of travel is usually to fly to Atlanta and then rent a car to drive to Athens. The Augusta airport is slightly closer, but flights will cost more. It is possible to fly directly to Athens, but the increased cost is often much more than the cost of a rental car.