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[Computational-biology] CfP: Workshop at the European Semantic Web Conference

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  Workshop at the European Semantic Web Conference

                          Budva, Montenegro
                             11 June 2006

                           Call for Papers

In the recent years, enabled by powerful software frameworks and
middleware solutions and by the tremendous success of web services and
service-oriented architectures, business logic is more and more
separated from lower levels of software applications and represented in
increasingly expressive, more declarative formalisms. Thus,
business-process oriented approaches gain more and more the same
importance for software design as they already have for organizational
optimization and for business (re-)engineering.

Business applications are more and more distributed and even
cross-organizational. New, distributed computing paradigms raise our
hopes for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective implementations of
enterprise-wide and cross-enterprise software infrastructures. However,
software-technological connectivity alone cannot yet bridge the long
standing semantic gap between workflow technology and business-process
management; it can not yet solve the semantic interoperability problems
between people, applications, and companies; and it can not at all give
an answer to the ever increasing demands on flexibility, dynamic service
configuration and change, and process-optimizing real-time analytics
which are just provoked by the new possibilities and application
scenarios of ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

There is an increasing demand in adaptivity and flexibility of business
processes, advancing business process management towards
knowledge-intensive processes. While business rules promise to control
or influence the behaviour of business, their integration with business
process management and workflow execution is still an open issue.
Declarative representation formalisms for rules and processes allow for
consistency checking and support flexible workflow execution.

For all such problems, conventional business process and workflow
technology is certainly not prepared. Fortunately, Semantic Web
technology can offer powerful tools and techniques which

    * promise to increase significantly the flexibility and dynamics of 
      process enactment (e.g., through adaptive resource allocation, 
      ad-hoc decisions of process flows, real-time discovery of business

      partners and automatic mediation between tools, or through  
      personalized and context-aware process models);
    * promise to support quality and reliability of systems and services

      (e.g., because they allow for more formal consistency checks and 
      sophisticated compliance and business policy management); and
    * offer new optimization and analytical opportunities 
      (e.g., by usage or process mining).

Call for Submissions

In this workshop, we invite researchers and practitioners from all
involved disciplines for a "kick off event" to open up a new research
strand towards intelligent engineering, management, and execution of
business processes through the use of semantic web technology. In
particular, we expect and encourage contributions from the areas of

    * business process engineering, management, and optimization,
    * workflow management,
    * semantic web services,
    * business rules,

as well as the respective standardization efforts.

We invite contributions on all theoretical and practical aspects of
Semantics-enabled Business Process Management (SemBPM), especially
emphasizing the real-world business and technology questions to be dealt
with in realistic, useful SemBPM applications for eBusiness and
eGovernment. The list of potential topics comprises, but is not limited

    * Design time aspects of Semantic Business Process Management
          o Semantic modelling of business processes
          o Business rules and SemBPM
          o Semantics of existing modelling approaches
          o Mapping between semantic web languages and business process
          o Semantic policy modelling and management for BPM
          o Reasoning for verifying semantic business process models
          o Reuse and adaptation of semantic business process models
          o Semantics for Collaborative BPM
    * Run time aspects of Semantic Business Process Management
          o Dynamics and flexibility of SemBPM implementations
          o Combination of business rules execution and workflow
          o Semantic web services for SemBPM
          o Interoperability between conventional and semantics-enabled 
            BPM solutions
          o Semantic analysis of BP execution
          o SemBPM to support business activity monitoring and real-time

            business intelligence
          o Change management and evolution of business processes, 
            including process mining
          o Personalized and context-aware process instantiation
          o Semantic Grid in SemBPM
    * Practical and business aspects of Semantic Business Process
          o Business scenarios and case studies for SemBPM in eBusiness,
            eGovernment, eHealth, production control, collaborative
            in logistics, engineering and management, ubiquitous
computing, etc.
          o Migration from conventional towards semantics-based
          o Contributions of SemBPM for Corporate Performance Management
          o Critical success factors for the practical application of
          o Business benefits, evaluation aspects, and ROI of SemBPM
          o Standardization efforts relevant to or required for SemBPM
          o SOA and SemBPM
          o Reference models relevant to or required for SemBPM
          o Combination of SemBPM with quality management and IT service


Two categories of submissions are solicited:
    * full papers (up to 12 pages)
    * position papers (1-2 pages)
Full papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style.
Please send submissions as PDF documents via email to
knut.hinkelmann at fhnw.ch
Important Dates 
   Submissions:   31, March 2006
   Notification:  25, April, 2006
   Camera-Ready:  15, May, 2006
Workshop Chairs:
   Knut Hinkelmann, Univ. of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
   Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna (Austria)
   Nenad Stojanovic, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
   Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg Technical University (Germany)
Programme Committee:
   Andreas Abecker, FZI Karlsruhe (Germany)
   Witold Abramowicz, Poznan Univ. of Economics (Poland)
   Dimitris Apostolou, Planet (Greece)
   Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester (UK)
   Rose Dieng, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France)
   Elmar Dorner, SAP Karlsruhe (Germany)
   Christian Fillies, SemTalk GmbH Potsdam (Germany)
   Gregoris Mentzas, NTUA Athens (Greece)
   Michele Missikoff, IASI-CNR Roma (Italy)
   Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
   Ulrich Reimer, FH St. Gallen (Switzerland)
   Christian de Sainte-Marie, ILOG Paris (France)
   Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
   Rudi Studer, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
   Holger Wache, VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
   Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics (Poland)

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