[DL] CFP: 5th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN2012)

Oscar Corcho ocorcho at fi.upm.es
Sun Jun 17 11:44:48 CEST 2012

                                Call For Papers
                5th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks
      in conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference

It is estimated that today there are 4 billion mobile devices that can act
as sensors, including active and passive RFID tags. This is complemented
by an even larger number of fixed sensors recording observations of a wide
variety of modalities. Geographically distributed sensor nodes are capable
of forming ad hoc networking topologies, with nodes expected to be
dynamically inserted and removed from a network. The sensors are
increasingly being connected with Web infrastructure, and the Sensor Web
Enablement (SWE) standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium is
widely being adopted in industry, government and academia alike.

While such frameworks provide some interoperability, semantics is
increasingly seen as key enabler for integration of sensor data and
broader Web information systems. Analytical and reasoning capabilities
afforded by Semantic Web standards and technologies are considered
important for developing advanced applications that go from capturing
observations to recognition of events and ultimately developing
comprehensive situational awareness. Defense, transportation, global
enterprise, and natural resource management industries are leading the
rapid emergence of applications in commercial, civic, and scientific
operations that involve sensors, web, services and semantics. Semantic
technologies are often proposed as important components of complex,
cross-jurisdictional, heterogeneous, dynamic information systems. The
needs and opportunities arising from the rapidly growing capabilities of
networked sensing devices are a challenging case.

The workshop aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum to explore and
promote the technologies related to a combination of semantic web and
sensor networking. Specifically, to develop an understanding of the ways
semantic web technologies can contribute to the growth, application and
deployment of large-scale sensor networks on the one hand, and the ways
that sensor networks can contribute to the emerging semantic web, on the

A Best Paper Award will be offered,  sponsored by European project
Spitfire (http://spitfire-project.eu/), funded by EU under contract no.

Topics Of Interest
- Semantic support for Sensor Web Enablement
- Semantic integration in heterogeneous sensor networks
- Citizen sensors, participatory sensing and social sensing
- Semantic web services architectures for sensor networks
- Semantic algorithms for data fusion and situation awareness
- Rule-based sensor systems
- Semantic policy management in shared networks
- Semantic discovery of sensors, sensor data and services
- Semantic approaches to status monitoring and configuration of sensor
- Semantic sensor context management and provenance
- Semantic web in sensor data mashups
- Spatio-temporal reasoning in sensor networks
- Reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information in sensor networks
- Semantic middleware for active and passive sensor networks
- Experience in sensor network applications of semantic technologies
- Semantic reasoning for network topology management
- Ontologies for sensor and RFID networks
- Semantic feedback and control
- Emergent semantics and ambient intelligence in sensor systems
- Scalability, security, trust and privacy in semantic sensor networks
- Sensors and observations for symbol grounding

* Paper Submission Instructions
We solicit the following types of papers: full papers, short papers and
demonstration papers.
Full papers should be of 12-16 pages length. Short papers should be 2-6
pages and should clearly include Short Paper in the paper title.
Demonstration papers should be 1-4 pages, should clearly include
Demonstration in the paper title, and are expected to describe software to
be demonstrated at the workshop.

The papers must be in submitted in PDF format, using the Springer LNCS
template, at the following URL:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssn2012 . Some additional
formatting guidelines will be provided for camera-ready papers, so as to
publish the workshop proceedings in CEUR.

* Important dates:
- Submission for workshop papers: July 31st
- Notification of acceptance: August 21st
- Camera-ready versions for accepted papers: September 10th

* Organizers and advisory committee:
- Cory Henson, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
- Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Oscar Corcho, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
- Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
- Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

* Technical program committee (to be completed):
- Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
- Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
- Payam Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK
- Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
- Michael Compton, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Alasdair Gray, University of Manchester, UK
- Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Laurent Lefort, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Yong Liu, NSCA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Thomas Meyer, UKZN and CSIR Meraka, South Africa
- Deshendran Moodley, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Andriy Nikolov, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
- Kevin Page, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK
- Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway,
- Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
- Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute, Germany


Oscar Corcho
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Facultad de Informática
Campus de Montegancedo s/n
Boadilla del Monte-28660 Madrid, España
Tel. (+34) 91 336 66 05
Fax  (+34) 91 352 48 19

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