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       The First International Workshop on

Agents, Web Services and Ontologies Merging (AWeSOMe'05)

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag
Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2005

Web services are a rapidly expanding approach to building distributed
software systems across networks such as the Internet. A Web service
is an operation typically addressed via a URI, declaratively described
using widely accepted standards, and accessed via platform-independent
XML-based messages.

Emerging ontologies are being used to construct semantically rich service
descriptions. Techniques for planning, composing, editing, reasoning and
analysing about these descriptions are being investigated and deployed to
resolve semantic interoperability between services within scalable, open

Agents and multi-agent systems can benefit from this combination, and can
be used for web service discovery, use and composition. In addition, web
services and multi-agent systems bear certain similarities, such as a
component-like behaviour, that can help to make their development much easier.

This workshop is intended for researchers working in this topic who want to
interact and exchange ideas with other participants.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Agent-based modelling and design techniques to address problems in
web service system development;
* Architectures and infrastructure for distributed agent- or service-
based frameworks;
* Architectures for supporting agents and web services within the semantic web;
* Infrastructure and architectures for M-services;
* Intelligent matchmaking and service brokering;
* Interoperability of web services;
* Multi-agent techniques to describing, organizing, and discovering
web services;
* Ontology or semantic-based approaches to describing and classifying
services and capabilities;
* Pricing and payment models for Web services;
* Process modeling for service/agent composition, orchestration and
* Scaleable service composition for heterogeneous environments;
* Security support for agents and services, and agent-based approaches
to service security;
* Semantics for service delegation and knowledge aggregation;
* Semantics in Agent Communication Languages;
* Services and the semantic web, including initiatives such as OWL-S
(formerly DAML-S);
* Use of agent-based approaches for web service personalization;
* Use of context and conversations for Web services composition;
* Use of web service infrastructure and tools for building multi-agent systems.
* Web service agreements, legal contracts, and social commitments
between trading partners;


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format
and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Authors
instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at:
Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes
a paper from the proceedings.


Abstract Submission Deadline       June 24, 2005
Paper Submission Deadline          June 24, 2005
Acceptance Notification            July 29, 2005
Final Version Due                August 20, 2005
Conference         October 31 - November 4, 2005


   * Pilar Herrero
     Facultad de Informática
     Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
     Campus de Montegancedo S/N
     28660 Boadilla del Monte
     Madrid (Spain)
     Phone: (+34) 91.336.74.56
     Fax: (+34) 91.336.65.95E
     mail: [log in to unmask]

   * David Martin
     Artificial Intelligence Center
     SRI International
     333 Ravenswood Ave.
     Menlo Park, CA 94025 (USA)
     Phone: 650/859-4119
     Email: [log in to unmask]

   * Lawrence Cavedon
     Center for the Study of Language and Information
     Stanford University
     210 Panama St
     Stanford California 94305 (USA)
     Phone: (+1) 650-725-2318
     Email: [log in to unmask]

   * Gonzalo Méndez
     Facultad de Informática
     Universidad Complutense de Madrid
     C/ Prof. José García Santesmases, s/n.
     28040 Madrid (Spain)
     Phone: (+34) 91.394.75.99
     Email: [log in to unmask]


* Chris van Aart, Acklin B.V., The Netherlands
* Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain
* Adam Cheyer, SRI International, USA
* Ian J. Dickinson, HP Labs, UK
* Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore
* Hamada H. Ghenniwa, University of Western Ontario, Canada
* Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
* Mike Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
* Margaret Lyell, The MITRE Corporation, USA
* W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California (USC), USA
* E. Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
* Juan Pavón Mestras, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
* Terry R. Payne, University of Southampton, UK
* José M. Peña, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Debbie Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
* Víctor Robles, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Marta Sabou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland
* Manuel Salvadores, Imbert Management Consulting Group, Spain
* Alberto Sánchez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Jorge Gómez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology , Australia
* Leon Sterling, University of Melbourne, Australia
* Henry Tirri, Nokia Research Center(NRC), Finland
* Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
* Santtu Toivonen, VTT Information Technology, Finland
* Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
* Steve Willmott, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

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