5th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks
in conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)

5th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks

Boston, Massachusetts USA
November 10, 2012

Overview:

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.

Dates:

The intended submission, notification, and camera-ready versions are:

Submission for workshop papers: July 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready versions: September 10, 2012

Other links:

Earlier Workshops:  2006 2009 2010 2011

Best Paper Award:

A Best Paper Award will be offered, sponsored by European project Spitfire, funded by EU under contract no. 2588.

Important Dates:


The intended submission, notification, and camera-ready versions are:

Submission for workshop papers: July 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready versions: September 10, 2012

Program


Semantic Sensor Networks

Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks

A workshop of the 11th International Semantic Web Conference 2012 (ISWC 2012)

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 12, 2012.

Editors

Cory Henson

Kno.e.sis - Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing, Wright State University, 377 Joshi Research Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA

Kerry Taylor

CSIRO ICT Centre, GPO Box 664, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

Oscar Corcho

Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avda. Montepríncipe, s/n, Boadilla del Monte, 28660, Spain

Proceedings

The full proceedings as a single PDF (11 MB)

Call For Papers


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 other.

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 systems
  • 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 good English in PDF format and in the Springer LNCS style.

For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

The papers must be in submitted using the following URL:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssn2012

Important dates:


Submission for workshop papers: July 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready versions: September 10, 2012

Chairs

  • Cory Henson, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
  • Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
  • Oscar Corcho, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain

Advisors

  • Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
  • Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

Program Committee

  • 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, Ireland
  • Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
  • Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute, Germany

Organizers


Chairs

Cory Henson, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, Dayton, OH USA

Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Austrailia

Oscar Corcho, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Advisors

Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, Dayton, OH USA

Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


Program Committee

  • 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, Ireland
  • Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
  • Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute, Germany

Instructions for submission


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 good English in PDF format and in the Springer LNCS style.

For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

The papers must be in submitted using the following URL:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssn2012


The intended submission, notification, and camera-ready versions are:
Submission for workshop papers: July 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready versions: September 10, 2012

Papers will be reviewed by at least two program committee members for their technical merit, originality, significance, and relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume of CEUR-WS http://CEUR-WS.org and the best papers will be invited for extension and inclusion in the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems.

Prior to publication in the CEUR-WS proceedings you will need to submit a duly completed copyright statement, available here.