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CFP: Journal of Web Semantics: Special Issue on Geospatial Semantics (extended deadline = 16/02/2015)

From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:28:37 +0100
Message-ID: <54C535D5.2020700@eurecom.fr>
To: public-sdw-wg@w3.org
   CFP: Journal of Web Semantics: Special Issue on Geospatial Semantics

  - Submission deadline (*extended*): February 16, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii 
Standard Time)
  - Paper acceptance notification: Mid-April, 2015
  - Publication: Third quarter, 2015

Geospatial reasoning has an increasingly larger scope in the semantic 
web. More and more information is geolocated, more mobile devices 
produce geocoded records, and more web mashups are created to convey 
geospatial information. Semantics can enable automated integration of 
geospatial information, and track the provenance of the data shown to an 
end user. Semantics can also improve visualizations and querying of 
geospatial data. Semantics can also support crowdsourcing of geospatial 
data, particularly to track identity through name and property changes 
over time. Several recent workshops on geospatial semantics have 
emphasized the interest in the community on these topics. Of note are 
workshops organized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Open 
Geospatial Consortium (OGC) indicating a strong interest in 
standardization efforts in geospatial semantics. This special issue aims 
to synthesize the recent trends in research and practice in the area of 
geospatial semantics.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Combining semantic information with more traditional representations 
and standards for geospatial data
* Exploiting semantics to enhance visualizations of geospatial information
* Use of semantics to support geospatial data integration and conflation
* Semantic mashups of geospatial data
* Semantic provenance of geospatial data (e.g., PROV)
* Semantics for mobile geospatial applications
* Geospatial linked open data
* Managing privacy of personal geospatial data and whereabouts through 
* Combining semantic web standards (W3C) with geospatial (OGC) standards 
(e.g., GML)
* Format for representing geographical data (e.g., GeoJSON)
* Semantics for crowdsourcing geospatial information
* Semantics for exploiting geospatial information in social network 
* Scalable reasoning with semantic geospatial data
* Real world applications of semantic geospatial frameworks

Guest Editors
- Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern 
- Raphaël Troncy, Multimedia Communications Department, EURECOM

Submission guidelines
The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific contributions 
of high quality. Following the overall mission of the journal, we 
emphasize the publication of papers that combine theories, methods and 
experiments from different subject areas in order to deliver innovative 
semantic methods and applications. The publication of large-scale 
experiments and their analysis is also encouraged to clearly illustrate 
scenarios and methods that introduce semantics into existing Web 
interfaces, contents and services.

Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any 
translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not 
being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be 
prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given in the 
JWS guide for authors 
The submission and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's 
Web-based EES system (http://ees.elsevier.com/jws/default.asp). When 
submitting, please select *"SI:GEOSEM"* for the article type. Upon 
acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer 
copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the 
widest possible dissemination of information. Elsevier's liberal 
preprint policy (http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/preprints) 
permits authors and their institutions to host preprints on their web 
sites. Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on the 
JWS preprint server (http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/index.php/ps). 
Final copies of accepted publications will appear in print and at 
Elsevier's archival online server.

Raphaël Troncy
EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech
Multimedia Communications Department
450 route des Chappes, 06410 Biot, France.
e-mail: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200
Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~troncy/
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