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2nd WSMO Implementation Workshop (WIW)

6th and 7th June 2005, Innsbruck, Austria

Intended Audience
Format and Attendance
Important Dates
Agenda & Presentations
Registration & Fees

The proceeding are now published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073):
WIW2005 Proceedings


Semantic Web Services (SWS), Combining Web Services and Semantic Web, opens up new horizon to support the automation business processes. Having machine understandable description of Web Services, SWS can have significant impact in the areas of business process integration as it can support interoperation between independently developed business applications.

In January 2004, a new Euopean initiative has started which attracted a lot of attention in the area of Semantic Desription of Web Services: The Web Service Modelling Ontology (WSMO). WSMO is an ontology which defines the basic elements of a Semantic Description of Web Services and aims at facilitating and simplifying the integration of applications and businesses to solve the integration problem. The joint working groups around this initative are developing a proper formal description language for Semantic Web Service (WSML) based on the WSMO conceptual model and the development of a reference implementation of the WSMO model (WSMX).

We are organizing the 2th WSMO Implementation Workshop (WIW 2005) to be held in Innsbruck, Austria from June 6 - 7, 2005. The workshop aims at the presentation and discussion of different implementation efforts related to the Web Service Modelling Ontology (WSMO) initiatives, in order to gain insight of the problems related to implementation of WSMO. We highly welcome papers on related topics and demonstration of prototypes or deployed applications.


The focus of WIW 2005 will be on the topics listed in the following categories, however, related contributions are also welcome.

WSMO applications:

WSMO implementation process:

In the areas of (but not limited to these):

Intended Audience

The workshop is intended to bring together researchers and developers who are interested in the implementation and evolution of the WSMO framework as well as people who are interested in the application of WSMO for the Semantic Description of Web Services in different domains.

Format and Attendance

The program will occupy two full days, and will include presentations of papers selected from the full papers category (see Submission below) and demonstrations of working implementations. There will be invited talks by Benjamin Grosof from MIT and by Justin O'Sullivan from QUT. Subject to time constraints, there may also be a panel of experts on a selected topic. Panels will be conducted in such a way as to encourage discussion with the audience.


WIW 2005 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research and development on the WSMO framework and its implementation.

Paper submission is solicited into two categories:

All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. The workshop proceedings will be distributed at the workshop and will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series.

All submissions should be formatted in Springer's LNCS style, and be submitted as Postscipt or PDF files via the online interface at In case of any questions and problems regarding the submission, please contact the PC chairs Brahmananda Sapkota or Uwe Keller.

We emphasise that a larger word count does not necessarily confer any greater likelihood of acceptance. In some cases -such as papers describing early work on a project- it is appropriate for papers to be shorter than 10 pages. Figures that help the reader to quickly grasp the essence of complex material are strongly encouraged.

Important Dates

Submissions due: 18th April 2005, 4PM (GMT)
Notification of acceptance: 16th May 2005
Camera ready format due: 31st May 2005
Registration for participation: 1st May - 1st June 2005
Workshop: 06th, 07th June 2005

Registration & Fees

Registration is open to all interested members of SWS community. Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper (in any category) will be given priority for registration.

The registration fee for this workshop is € 50.00. It includes attendance at the WIW workshop, workshop materials, and refreshments during breaks. Payment must be paid before attending the workshop.

In order to register, we ask you to send an eMail to Uwe Keller until the above mentioned deadline. The official registration (inlcuding the payment of the registration fee) then happens onsite. However, sending an eMail beforehand is required such that we can plan upfront.

Agenda and Presentations

The workshop will be organised by the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, University of Innsbruck, Austria in Innsbruck, Austria. You can find further information about the location of the workshop venue here. Signs inside the building will show the way to the exact room.

The presentation of full papers should be around 30 min (including discussion). The slides will be put online after the presentations were given. For authors of position papers we offer the chance to present their ideas in form of a poster during the workshop.

The agenda for the workshop this year is as follows:

Monday, June 6, 2005
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9:00 – 9:15 Introduction & organization
9:15 – 9:45 Emanuele Della Valle and Dario Cerizza: COCOON Glue: a prototype of WSMO Discovery engine for the healthcare field ppt
9:45 – 10:15 Ioan Toma, Brahmananda Sapkota, James Scicluna, Juan Gomez, Dumitru Roman and Dieter Fensel: A P2P Discovery mechanism for Web Service Execution Environment ppt
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Mick Kerrigan: The WSML Editor Plug-in to the Web Services Modeling Toolkit ppt
11:15 – 11:45 Marin Dimitrov, Alex Simov, Vassil Momtchev and Damyan Ognyanov: WSMO Studio - an Integrated Service Environment for WSMO ppt
11:45 – 12:15 Thomas Haselwanter, Maciej Zaremba and Michal Zaremba: Enabling Components Management and Dynamic Execution Semantic in WSMX ppt
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:15 Juan Miguel Gomez, Armin Haller, Ioan Toma, Brahmananda Sapkota and Christoph Bussler: B2B Conversations based on the WSMX architecture* ppt
14:15 – 15:00 Michael Altenhofen, Egon Brger and Jens Lemcke: An Execution Semantics for Mediation Patterns ppt
15:00 – 15:30 Michael Stollberg: Reasoning Tasks and Mediation for Choreography and Orchestration in WSMO ppt
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Discussion Session
18:00 Workshop closing (Day 1)
20:00 Joint dinner

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Time Event Downloads
9:00 – 10:00 Invited Speech

Justin O’Sullivan: Understanding the Non-Functional Properties of Services

10:00 – 10:30 Christoph Bussler: A Minimal Triple Space Computing Architecture URL
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Matthew Moran and Adrian Mocan: Towards Translating between XML and WSML based on mappings between XML Schema and an equivalent WSMO Ontology ppt
11:15 – 12:15 Demo Session
12:15 – 12:30 Summary and Announcements of other Events during the SWSW

* The paper has been withdrawn from the workshop a posteriori by the PC Chairs due to significant overlap with a previous publication:
Juan Miguel Gomez, Armin Haller, Christoph Bussler: A Conversation-oriented language for B2B integration based on Semantic Web Services. Proceedings of the workshop "Web Service Semantics: Towards Dynamic Business integration". International Conference on the World Wide Web (WWW2005). Chiba, Japan. May 10-14, 2005.


Michael Stollberg
Andrs Micsik
Jens Lemcke
Mick Kerrigan
Ioan Toma
Thomas Heistracher
Matthew Moran
Thomas Haselwanter
Maciej Zaremba
Eyal Oren
Dario Cerizza
Emanuele Della Valle
Marin Dimitrov
Edward Kilgariff
Uwe Keller
Dieter Fensel
Justin O'Sullivan
Holger Lausen


Steering Committee

Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Christoph Bussler, Digital Enterprise Research Institute

Organizing Committee

Brahmananda Sapkota, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Uwe Keller, Digital Enterprise Research Institute

Program Committee

Alistair Duke, BT, UK
Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText, Bulgaria
Birgitta Knig-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
Charles Petrie, Stanford University, USA
Chris Preist, Hewlett Packard, UK
Daniel Schwabe, PUC Rio, Brasil
Frank Leyman, University of Stuttgart, Germany
John Domingue, Open University, UK
Jrgen Angele, Ontoprise, Germany
Liliana Cabral, Open University, UK
Marco Pistore, University of Trento, Italy
Marin Dimitrov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Marta Sabou, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands
Michael Kifer, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
Paolo Traverso, ITC/IRST Trento, Italy
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Spain
Stephan Grimm, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
Stuart Williams, Hewlett Packard, UK
Sungkook Han, Wonkwang University, Korea
Zlatina Marinova, OntoText, Bulgaria

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