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CFP for SSN 2018: deadline 1 June 2018, at ISWC 2018

From: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:27:26 +0000
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9th International Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop (SSN 2018)

Monterey, California, 9th October 2018

WWW: https://ssn2018.github.io/
E-mail: iswc-ssn2018@easychair.org<mailto:iswc-ssn2018@easychair.org>

We would like to invite you cordially to consider contributing a paper to SSN 2018 - held as a part of the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018).

Rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) means that connected sensors and actuators will be inundating the Web infrastructure with data. Semantics is increasingly seen as a key enabler for integration of sensor data and the broader Web ecosystem. The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium standardisation bodies have taken a second look at the Semantic Sensor Network ontology and have published a new standard ontology for representing Sensors, Observations, Sampling, Actuation and Sensor Networks. 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, deeper insights and actions. Furthermore, the contribution of semantics to sensing and actuation patterns is currently being explored. Major industries including manufacturing, transport and logistics, personal and public health, smart cities and smart energy, crisis management and many others are spanning commercial, civic, and scientific operations that involve sensors, web, services and semantics. This workshop will continue the activity started within ISWC in 2006, and complemented by special tracks at ESWC since 2010. This 2018 edition benefits from renewed energy arising from the October 2017 W3C recommendation and OGC standard and, more importantly, increases significance due to the growth of IoT-enabled applications.

The SSN workshop will be a half-day event that revives and strengthens the community around the ontological representation of sensor and actuation data and welcomes researchers from related communities. It will be highly interactive, so as to facilitate discussions among participants that could result in future collaborative work. An invited talk will be followed by authors presenting research papers in either long or short format, together with demonstrations that have been a successful feature of SSN in the past. Sufficient time will be dedicated to questions and answers for each paper. The session will end with a general discussion on experience with relevant ontologies and ideas for next steps.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Semantic integration in heterogeneous sensor networks
- Evaluation of ontologies for sensing and sensors
- Citizen sensors, participatory sensing and social sensing
- Semantic middleware for sensor networks
- Semantic interoperability and alignment with other standards and ontologies
- Experience in sensor network applications of semantic technologies
- Semantic algorithms for data fusion and situation awareness
- Semantic reasoning for network topology management
- Formal reasoning in sensor networks
- Ontologies for sensor and RFID networks
- Semantic policy management in sensor networks
- Semantic feedback, control and actuation
- Semantic discovery of sensors, sensor data and services
- Emergent semantics and ambient intelligence in sensor systems
- Semantic approaches to status monitoring and configuration of sensor systems
- Scalability, security, trust and privacy in semantic sensor networks
- Semantic provenance of sensor data
- Semantically informed analytics of sensor data
- Semantics and OGC SensorThings
- Web of Things
- Novel applications of semantic sensor networks, physical/IoT-cyber-social data
- Sensors and observations for symbol grounding
- Integration of semantic sensor networks with Internet/Web of Things
- Linked sensor data
- SSN/IoT ontology quality and semantic web best practices


Papers should be submitted by June 1, 2018. We invite research papers and demonstration papers, either in long (16 pages) or short (8 pages) format. Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the SSN 2018 conference management system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iswc-ssn2018

See the full set of instructions at https://ssn2018.github.io/#submission


Accepted papers will be published as CEUR workshop proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.


- Paper submission: 1 June 2018
- Acceptance decision: 27 June 2018
- Camera-ready version: 15 July 2018
- Conference dates: 8th or 9th October 2018


- Kerry Taylor, Australian National University and University of Surrey, UK
- Maxime Lefrançois, MINES Saint-Étienne, France
- Raúl García-Castro, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- Amélie Gyrard, Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis), Wright State University, Ohio, U.S


- Amit Sheth, Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis), Wright State University, Ohio, U.S.
- Manfred Hauswirth, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Berlin, Germany, Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Kerry Taylor, Australian National University and University of Surrey, UK

Dr Kerry Taylor
-Associate Professor (Data Science)
-Convenor of Postgraduate Programs in Applied Data Analytics
-Convenor of Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics
-Chair of W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group
Research School of Computer Science
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
+61 2 6125 8560
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