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CfP: 5th International Terra Cognita Workshop 2012

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5th International Terra Cognita Workshop 2012 
In Conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference 
November 11-15, 2012 
Boston, USA 
Foundations, Technologies and Applications of the Geospatial Web


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 and a record of their outdoor activities, available 
online. The volume of such user-generated geospatial content is constantly 
growing. Similarly, the amount of data extracted from the Web and 
published as Linked Open Data is increasing. Linked Open Data include many 
data sets with geospatial properties such as coordinates, feature class or 
topological relation. Examples of such data sets are GeoNames.org, 
LinkedGeoData.org and DBpedia.org.

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 solutions that combine both the Geospatial Web and the Semantic 

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, 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 

The workshop will 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. The field continues to 
gain popularity, resulting in a need for a forum to discuss relevant 


Data models and languages for the Geospatial Web
Systems and architectures for the Geospatial Web
Geographic Information Retrieval
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


We invite two kinds of submissions: 
Research papers. These should not exceed 12 pages in length.
Demos. Deployed technologies are important if the Geospatial Web is to be 
realized. We therefore strongly encourage the submission of demos, and the 
presentation of demos related to research papers (a separate demo paper 
does not need to be submitted in this case, but the research paper should 
clearly discuss the demo to be presented). 
Demo papers should not exceed 5 pages in length. 
Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Compute 
Science guidelines for proceedings available at 

Papers should be submitted in PDF format using the Easy chair system: 


At least one author of each accepted paper or demo must register for the 
workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ISWC 2012 
Web page. PLEASE NOTE: ISWC does not allow workshop-only registrations. To 
attend, you will need to register and pay for the workshop plus the 

Last year, the workshop proceedings were published electronically in the 
CEUR series. We plan to do the same this year.


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


Dave Kolas , BBN Technologies, U.S.A.
Matthew Perry, Oracle Corp., Nashua, NH, U.S.A.
Rolf Gruetter , Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, 
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Thomas Barkowsky, University Bremen, Germany 
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA 
John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK 
Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey, UK 
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 
Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece 
Stefan Manegold, CWI, The Netherlands 
Alexandros Ntoulas, Microsoft Research 
Dieter Pfoser, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), 
Athena, Greece, Athena 
Florian Probst, SAP Research, Germany 
Ross Purves, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Oezguer L. Oezcep, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany 
Thorsten Reitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany 
Timos Sellis, Research Center ?Athena? and NTUA, Greece 
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece 
Stavros Vassos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 
Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin, USA 
James Wilson, James Madison University, USA 
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany 


This is the 5th Terra Cognita workshop. The previous ones were: 
2011: Bonn, Germany
2009: Washington, D.C., USA
2008: Karlsruhe, Germany
2006: Athens, Georgia, USA


This workshop is organized by members of the Spatial Ontology Community of 
Practice (SOCoP) and European project TELEIOS.

TELEIOS is an FP7/ICT project with the goal of building an Earth 
Observatory. TELEIOS concentrates heavily on geospatial data (satellite 
images, traditional GIS data, geospatial Web data).

SOCoP 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 
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