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Terra Cognita 2011: Call for Papers

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- CALL FOR PAPERS -

Terra Cognita 2011 - Foundations, Technologies and Applications of the 
Geospatial Web
In conjunction with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 
2011)

October 23-24, 2011, Bonn, Germany

Workshop website: http://asio.bbn.com/terracognita2011/
ISWC website: http://iswc2011.semanticweb.org/

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
The wide availability of technologies such as GPS, map services and social 
networks, has resulted in the proliferation of geospatial data on the Web. 
In addition to material produced by professionals (e.g., maps), the public 
has also been encouraged to make geospatial content, including their 
geographical location, available online. The volumes of such 
user-generated geospatial content is constantly growing. Similarly, the 
Linked Open Data cloud includes an increasing number of data sources with 
geospatial properties.

The geo-referencing of Web resources and users has given rise to various 
services and applications that exploit it. With the location of users 
being made available widely, new issues such as those pertaining to 
security and privacy arise. Likewise, emergency response, context 
sensitive user applications, and complex GIS tasks all lend themselves 
toward Geospatial Semantic Web solutions.

Researchers have been quick to realize the importance of these 
developments and have started working on the relevant research problems, 
giving rise to new topical research areas such as "Geographic Information 
Retrieval", "Geospatial (Semantic) Web", "Linked Geospatial Data", "GeoWeb 
2.0". Similarly, standardization bodies such as the Open Geospatial 
Consortium (OGC) have been developing relevant standards such as the 
Geography Markup Language (GML) and GeoSPARQL.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners from various disciplines, as well as interested parties from 
industry and government, to advance the frontiers of this exciting 
research area. Bringing together Semantic Web and geospatial researchers 
helps encourage the use of semantics in geospatial applications and the 
use of spatial elements in semantic research and applications thereby 
advancing the Geospatal Web.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Original, high-quality work related (but not limited) to one of the 
following research topics is welcome:
* Data models and languages for the Geospatial Web
* Systems and architectures for the Geospatial Web
* Linked geospatial data
* Ontologies and rules in the Geospatial Web
* Uncertainty in the Geospatial Web
* User interface technologies for the Geospatial Web
* Geospatial Web and mobile data management
* Security and privacy issues in the Geospatial Web
* Geospatial Web applications
* User-generated geospatial content
* OGC and W3C technologies and standards in the Geospatial Web

PAPER SUBMISSION
Submissions must not be published nor must they be submitted for 
publication elsewhere. Submissions will be handled using the EasyChair 
system (https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=terra11). Papers 
must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (Information for LNCS Authors, 
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Formatted 
papers must be approximately 10 pages (no longer than 13) and must 
represent new work. All submissions will be reviewed by three members of 
the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in a special 
volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings (
http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/). At least one 
author must register to present an accepted paper.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions due: August 15
Notification: September 5
Workshop days: October 23 and 24

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
This workshop is organized by members of the Spatial Ontology Community of 
Practice (SOCoP), and European projects TELEIOS and Geocrowd.
* SOCoP (http://www.socop.org/) is a geospatial semantics interest group 
currently mainly with members from U.S. federal agencies, academia, and 
business. SOCoP?s goal is to foster collaboration among users, 
technologists, and researchers of spatial knowledge representations and 
reasoning towards the development of a set of core, common geospatial 
ontologies for use by all in the Semantic Web.
* TELEIOS (http://www.earthobservatory.eu/) is an FP7/ICT project with the 
goal of building an Earth Observatory. TELEIOS concentrates heavily on 
geospatial data (sattelite images, traditional GIS data, geospatial Web 
data).
* GEOCROWD ? Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World (http://www.geocrowd.eu
) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) project with the goal to promote 
the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and to advance the state of the art in collecting, 
storing, processing, and making large amounts of semantically rich 
user-generated geospatial information available on the Web.

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Rolf Grütter, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, 
Switzerland, rolf.gruetter (at) wsl.ch
Dave Kolas, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA, dkolas (at) bbn.com
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 
Athens, Greece, koubarak (at) di.uoa.gr
Dieter Pfoser, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), 
Athens, Greece, pfoser (at) imis.athena-innovation.gr

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Jans Aasman, Franz Inc., The Netherlands
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, UK
Ola Ahlqvist, Ohio State University, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Barkowsky, University Bremen, Germany
Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Stewart Fotheringham, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
Alasdair J G Gray, University of Manchester, UK
John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK
Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey, UK
Martin Kersten, CWI, The Netherlands
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Sergei Levashkin, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Joshua Lieberman, Traverse Technologies, USA
Michael Lutz, European Commission-DG Joint Research Center, Italy
Stefan Manegold, CWI, The Netherlands
Ralf Möller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Alexandros Ntoulas, Microsoft Research
Matthew Perry, Oracle, USA
Euripides Petrakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Florian Probst, SAP Research, Germany
Thorsten Reitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany
Timos Sellis, IMIS, Research Center Athena, Greece
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Fabian Suchanek, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Agnes Voisard, Free University Berlin, Germany
Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin, USA
James Wilson, James Madison University, USA
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany
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