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 resource (services, data, information, knowledge, even persons and organizations) for given settings, participating entities, 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 such as dating services.
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. In particular, we intend to build bridges to the software engineering and model-driven development communities in order to share requirements, technologies, and experiences that might be helpful in advancing the state of the art in semantic service matchmaking and resource retrieval.
Going to Practice: The Third 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.
Past SMR2 workshops: