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SSN 2011 : 4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN11)


When Oct 23, 2011 - Oct 27, 2011
Where Bonn, Germany
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2011
Notification Due Sep 5, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 9, 2011
Categories    sensor networks   semantic web   sensor web   semantic computing

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2011 (SSN11)
First Call for Papers

A workshop of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2011

23-27 October 2011, Bonn, Germany

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.

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
being widely adopted in industry, government and academia alike. While
such frameworks provide some interoperability, semantics are increasingly
seen as a 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. Defence, 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.

The goal of the Semantic Sensor Networks workshop is 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.
The workshop provides an inter-disciplinary forum to explore and promote
these concepts.

The workshop is now seeking paper submissions. Topics include, but are not
limited to:

- Semantic support for Sensor Web Enablement
- Semantic integration in heterogeneous sensor networks
- Sensors and observations for symbol grounding
- 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 reasoning for network topology management
- Semantic sensor context management and provenance
- 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
- 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
- Semantic web in sensor data mashups
- Citizen sensors, participatory sensing and social sensing

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: 15th August, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 5th September, 2011
Final Manuscript Deadline: 9th September, 2011
Workshop: 23 or 24 November, 2011

Paper submission Full papers, short papers and demonstrations are sought.
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. Papers will be reviewed by at least two
program committee members for their technical merit, originality,
significance, and relevance to the workshop. The papers must be in good
English in PDF format and in the Springer LNCS style. Accepted papers will
be published in a proceedings volume of CEUR-WS and the
best papers may be invited for extension and inclusion in the International
Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems. A best paper prize will
be awarded, sponsored by European project spitfire. Instructions for
submission will be available at


Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
David De Roure, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton OH, USA
Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Publicity: Kevin Page, University of Oxford, UK

Technical Program:
Thomas Meyer, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
Kevin Page, University of Oxford, UK
Michael Compton, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Cory Henson, Wright State University, USA
Luis Bermudez, Open Geospatial Consortium, USA
Josiane Parreira, DERI, Ireland
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, UK
Ingo Simonis, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Yong Liu, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Alasdair Gray, Manchester University, UK
Ralf Denzer, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Laurent Lefort, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Andriy Nikolov, The Open University, UK

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