Fourth International Workshop SMR2 2010 on


Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web

November 8, 2010

At the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) Shanghai, China

Call for Papers (pdf)

Aim & 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 matchmaking capabilities (which may themselves be deployed as services, brokers or 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.

Going to Practice: The Fourth Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest.
The SMR2 workshop also integrates the third edition of the open international contest on semantic service selection (S3). The S3 contest  provides means and 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.

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