[CFP] The Semantic Smart City Workshop (SemCity-13)


The Semantic Smart City Workshop (SemCity-13), June 13, 2013
co-located with WIMS 2013

- Full papers, Research papers, Position papers, Demo Submission Deadline:
February 22nd, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: March 10th, 2013
- Camera ready: March 30th, 2013
- Workshop day: June 13, 2013


The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing. By 2005, the world’s
population had increased to 6.5 billion,
with about 50% living in cities. By 2025, UN projections show that the
world population is expected to exceed
9 billion with roughly 75% expected to live in cities. This rapid
urbanization is continuing to put tremendous
pressure on traditional urban infrastructures, such as roads, water, and
energy, and on societal institutions.
Similarly, we are seeing the rapid rise in the connection and usage of
billions of low-end and affordable smart
devices to the Internet, along with the availability of increasing volumes
of data from a wide range of sensors.
These trends make possible a new generation of Semantic Smart City apps and
services which increase the efficiency
and effectiveness of the use of urban resources in many domains such as
transport, healthcare and energy.
The focus of this Workshop is to discuss, demonstrate, and share ideas,
tools, technologies, and systems of how the Web,
in particular the Web of Data, can help to solve or alleviate the pressures
of city urbanization.


Today’s urbanization challenges require seeking for new approaches that
transform modern cities to comfortable,
economically successful, and environmentally responsible habitats. We also
witness the confluence of many Internet-
and Web-related factors:

- The rise in the connection and usage of billions of low-end and
affordable smart devices to the Internet,
i.e. the “Internet of Things”

- A growing momentum behind open government data (OGD), where governments
and cities make non-personal public data freely

- The rise in penetration of the Web in more areas of our personal lives;

- The enormous amount of data being generated by the three aforementioned

The aim of this workshop is to explore the interfaces between the Web, the
Web of Data, and the City. The workshop will
explore how the Web, and the intelligences built on top of, and around the
Web, can make the notion of the Smart Connected
City possible and realizable.

In the context of the outline workshop theme, SemCity invites papers on,
but not strictly limited to, the following topics:
- Semantic Web
- Linked Data
- Web of Data
- Internet of Things
- Interaction Paradigms in the Smart City
- Smart City operating systems
- Semantic Complex Event Reasoning
- City services discovery
- Service Ranking, and Provenance
- Semantic Web Discovery
- Semantic Web Ranking


For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, SemCity welcomes a broad
spectrum of contributions, including for example:

- Full research papers
- Position papers
- Case Studies
- Descriptions of Experiments
- Evaluations


We welcome the following types of contributions.

- Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 12 pages) research papers

- Position papers (up to 4 pages)

- Case Studies (up to 12 pages)

- Demo papers (up to 4 pages), Descriptions of Experiments (up to 6 pages)

*  Paper submission URI:

Submissions will be evaluated by the members of the international program
committee. Accepted papers will be published as a
proceedings volume at CEUR-WS.org.


Tope Omitola (t.omitola@ecs.soton.ac.uk), University of Southampton
John Breslin (john.breslin@nuigalway.ie), National University of Ireland,
Biplav Srivastava (sbiplav@in.ibm.com), IBM Research
John Davies (john.nj.davies@bt.com), British Telecommunications


- Alistair Duke, BT
- Bob Schloss, IBM
- Carolina Fortuna, Josef Stefan Institute
- Elizabeth Daly, IBM
- Francois Scharffe, INRIA
- Freddy Lecue, IBM
- Frederik Weissenborn, University College London
- Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete
- Monika Solanki, Birmingham City University
- Rosario Usceda-Sosa, IBM
- Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University
- Valentin Zacharias, FZI
- Sebastian Rios, University of Chile
- Les Carr, University of Southampton
- Sören Auer, University of Leipzig
- Rashid Mehmood, University of Huddersfield
- Jun Zhao, Oxford University

Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 12:00:48 UTC