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SWoCoT 2023 : First Workshop on Semantic Web of Constrained Things colocated with ESWC 2023


When May 28, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Where Hersonissos, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2023
Notification Due Apr 13, 2023
Final Version Due Apr 23, 2023
Categories    IOT   semantics   green it   wot

Call For Papers

In recent years, the combination of Internet of Things (IoT), Semantics and Web of Things (SWoT) has been more and more popular to collect sensing data according to the semantic web stack and build smart services and applications. One momentum is the release of a W3C recommendation for WoT architecture along with a formal specification of Thing Descriptions. The Web of Things (WoT) allows to describe device semantics, bridging the gap between the different domain and service descriptions. Developers can use WoT standards and tools to collect sensing data and control devices for the applications in agriculture, energy, enterprise, finance, healthcare, industry, etc.
At the same time, decentralized infrastructures able to capture and transform data at the edge have gained attraction over centralized ones, due to both the constant attempts to reduce industrial costs and the real necessity to reduce the global carbon emission. Decentralized infrastructures hence represent a step towards the so-called Green Web, especially as they are usually built on small and low-energy consuming devices. However, fulfilling the SWoT promises using such infrastructures poses new challenges as these small devices are constrained in terms of computing capabilities and memory. Moreover for autonomous devices, wireless network communications are also energy-consuming and can hinder their battery life. Deploying SWoT standards on such devices require to control and monitor the consumption of these resources, whereas semantic technologies are known to be verbose and computation intensive.

This first international workshop aims at bridging together research and industry communities working on the different aspects of embedding data semantics and standards-based solutions into edge and/or constrained Internet and Web of Things setups, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of semantic technologies.
The workshop will include a keynote presentation, different types of submission (research, in-use, experience, position, tools and demos), and break-out discussions.

Workshop Objectives
The purpose of the workshop is to provide a venue for scientific presentations, systematic analysis and rigorous evaluation of semantic WoT architectures, ontologies and tools, as well as practical and applied experiences and lessons-learned applied to constrained devices both from academia and industry. The workshop can lead to a contribution to the W3C community group on WoT.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Ontologies and models adjustments for solving data and service heterogeneity in constrained networks
- Ontology / vocabulary efficient integration and communication among embedded systems
- Extensions of current State-of-the Art ontologies (M2M, SSN/SOSA, SAREF, etc) for sensing, converting raw data for embedded systems
- Knowledge Graph applications, and use cases
- Libraries for creating knowledge graphs at the edge
- Distributed querying and reasoning in edge computing
- Smart brokers to exchange messages between edge and gateways
- Binary RDF formats to efficiently exchange datasets among smart devices
- Low coding approaches applied to constrained devices
- Architectural considerations for constrained devices
- Experimentations / Efficient evaluation of using semantic technologies in constrained devices (memory storage, processing, carbon footprint, network, etc)
- Automatization of knowledge graph construction methods for embedded systems
- Lessons learned/ Best practices for implementing SWoT applications for embedded systems
- IoT application use cases in various domains: healthcare, smart agriculture, smart, transportation, robotics, industry 4.0, etc.

Submission guidelines
The submissions must be written in English using the Springer style (LNCS/CCIS one-column page format) and submitted non-anonymously in PDF via EasyChair. We invite the submission of original research results and proposed research directions related to the focus areas of the workshop, in one of the three categories given below:

- Full papers (up to 15 pages)
- Short papers (6-8 pages)
- Demos (up to 4 pages)
Please note that HTML+RDFa contributions are also welcome as long as the layout complies with the LNCS style.

All proposed papers must be submitted using the easychair conference management system at
All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review process. At least one co-author of each accepted paper is required to register to ESWC and present the paper.

Important dates
- Paper submission deadline: 15 March 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Paper notification: 13 April 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Camera-ready Paper: 23 April 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Workshop Day: 28 May, 2023

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