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|Technical Details for the Challenges|
EEE-05 Contest Technical Details (Updated 10/25)
With growing acceptance of service-oriented computing, an emerging area of research is the investigation
of technologies that will enable the discovery and composition of web services. Using the same approach
as the popular Trading Agent Competitions (TAC), the EEE-05 Web Services Challenge is the first event
geared towards the management of web services. The competition solicits industry and academic
researchers that develop software components and/or intelligent agents that have the ability to discover
pertinent web services and compose them to create higher-level functionality.
In this initial year, the competition will be limited to syntactical matching using the
Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Participants will be required to identify and
compose WSDL-specified services based on their input and output messages as specified in
directory of WSDL documents. In following years, the competition will focus on the semantic
linking of web services using such technologies as the Resource Description Language (RDL)
and the Web Ontology Language for Services (OWL-S).
Competitors of EEE-05 Challenge will be evaluated on the design and functional
capabilities of their component/agent.
Participants of the EEE-05 Challenge are required to submit a technical description
of their software agent or component of no more than 2 pages. This description and
local evaluation will be used to judge and rate the design of the entry. The 2-page
description should follow the IEEE Computer Society format as specified by the main
conference and will be published as a poster paper in the general proceedings for all
This year's challenge will be separated into the following two functional competitions.
|Competition A: Service Discovery Capabilities|
Participants will be provided with a directory of web services specifications. In this first year,
the directory will contain multiple WSDL files. Each participant will be given a specific
discovery request as represented by the provided input messages and the required output messages.
The participantˇ¦s component/agent will be required to find all services that meet the requirements.
The service repositories will contain services that do not meet the requirements, services that
partially meet the requirements, services that exactly meet the requirements, and services that meet
the requirements but also provide additional information. Competition A will be evaluated by the
number of services retrieved that either exactly meet the requirements or exceeds the requirements.
In addition, the entries will be evaluated on their performance in gathering the list of services.
|Competition B: Service Composition Capabilities|
Given the same service repositories provided in Competition A., the participants will be provided
with another discovery request. In this competition, the request can only be fulfilled by the
composition of multiple services. The participant will be required to supply the sequence and
list of services that meet the requirements. A major assumption in this competition is that the
input and output messages of multiple services will match syntactically. Competition B will be
evaluated by the number of correctly composed services in addition to the performance of the
software agent or component.
|Dr. M. Brian Blake (Contact)|
Georgetown University |
234 Reiss Science Building
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-3084
Fax: (703) 883-1917
|Dr. Kwok Ching Tsui|
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) |
Participants are encouraged to contact the competition co-chairs to
express interest in the contest. Sample WSDL descriptions and a sample
repository will be available by October 2005 at
|Samples Available at Main Site||Oct 20, 2004|
|Short Technical Description Due|Oct 5, 2004 Nov 19, 2004 Dec 10, 2004
|Competition Date||Mar 29, 2005|
|Advisory Board and Judges (invited)|
|Terry Payne||University of Southhampton, UK|
|Norman Sadeh||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
|Eleni Stroulia||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Andreas Wombacher||IPSI, Germany|