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Aim and Scope

To harness the power of web services and to realize their promise of universal interoperability and integration, the functionalities of multiple web services must be combined to create web processes that allow representing complex interactions among organizations and their workflows. Semantic technologies are key enablers that offer a flexible, adap and maintainable means to make this vision come true. The synergies between the two technologies called Semantic web services (SWS) is poised to allow the semi-automatic/automatic annotation, advertisement, discovery, selection, composition and execution of inter-organizational business logic, and enable the development of a global common platform where organizations, individuals and the like communicate among each other to carry out various commercial activities and to provide value-added services. Though significant research in SWS has been reported during the pre- and post-ISWC eras, a number of challenges still remain in realizing real-world SWS applications.

This workshop will focus on the 'In Practice' aspect of Semantic Web Services, and bring together researchers and practitioners working on all related disciplines, to share their experiences, exchange new ideas as well as to identify key emerging topics and define future directions.

When & Where

    Date: December 7, 2009
    Time: 1:00-5:30PM
    Venue: Discovery Theatrette, Matrix, Biopolis

Programme (Final)


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    Keynote Speaker: Charles Petrie
    Senior Research Scientist
    Stanford Computer Science Department Logic Group
    Title: Practical Web Services

    Abstract: The phrase "practical web services" is not intrinsically an oxymoron but we argue there are few yet in existence. We discuss in what senses web services could be practical, but are not today, and the barriers to this practicality. We consider web services for end users, Value-Added Retailers, and enterprise customers. It is likely that web services will never make sense for individuals who are not programmers, but there is a strong case for the use of web services in the last two cases, though the movement seems to be away from web services for VARs.

    We argue that adding degrees of semantics to web services would enable them to be increasingly practical because it would enable better software engineering, especially for the enterprise case. Current programming practices are not practical for extended enterprises that must support complex and dynamic processes with their customers and suppliers. The sources of semantics for individual consumers, VARs, and enterprises are different but there is good reason to hope that common semantics will arise in at least the last two cases, because there is a source of unification.

    There some reason for optimism when both the potential for advanced web services and the barriers blocking them are better understood. However, in both cases, the role for academic researchers in developing practical semantics for web services is not clear.

Important Dates

Paper Submission:CLOSED
Author Notification: DONE
Camera ready: CLOSED
Workshop Date: Dec 07, 2009

Publication in IEEE Xplore and Journal

Workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society and indexed by EI (pending confirmation).

A special issue of the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS) will be organized based on the extended versions of selected high-quality papers presented at SWSIP 2009 workshop.

Workshop Organisation


Local Organizing Chair

Advisory Committee

  • Amit Sheth, Wright State University, USA
  • Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA

Programme Committee (Under construction)

  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
  • Dragan Gašević, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Holger Lausen, Seekda, Austria
  • Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Massimo Paolucci, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute for It-Systems Engineering, Germany
  • Rama Akkiraju, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Sanjay Chaudhary, DA-IICT, India
  • Ulrich Küster, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany


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Important Dates

Paper Submission: CLOSED
Author Notification: DONE
Camera ready: CLOSED
Workshop: Dec 07