CFP: 4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2011 (SSN11)

     4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2011 (SSN11)
                            First Call for Papers


  A workshop of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2011

                      23-27 October 2011, Bonn, Germany

Semantic technologies are often proposed as important components of
complex, cross-jurisdictional, heterogeneous, dynamic information
systems. The needs and opportunities arising from the rapidly growing
capabilities of networked sensing devices are a challenging case.

It is estimated that today there are 4 billion mobile devices that can
act as sensors, including active and passive RFID tags. This is
complemented by an even larger number of fixed sensors recording
observations of a wide variety of modalities. Geographically distributed
sensor nodes are capable of forming ad hoc networking topologies, with
nodes expected to be dynamically inserted and removed from a network.
The sensors are increasingly being connected with Web infrastructure,
and the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standard developed by the Open
Geospatial Consortium is being widely adopted in industry, government
and academia alike.  While such frameworks provide some
interoperability, semantics are increasingly seen as a key enabler for
integration of sensor data and broader Web information systems.
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 and ultimately developing comprehensive situational awareness.
Defence, transportation, global enterprise, and natural resource
management industries are leading the rapid emergence of applications in
commercial, civic, and scientific operations that involve sensors, web,
services and semantics.

The goal of the Semantic Sensor Networks workshop is to develop an
understanding of the ways semantic web technologies can contribute to
the growth, application and deployment of large-scale sensor networks on
the one hand, and the ways that sensor networks can contribute to the
emerging semantic web, on the other. The workshop provides an
inter-disciplinary forum to explore and promote these concepts.

The workshop is now seeking paper submissions.  Topics include, but are
not limited to:

- Semantic support for Sensor Web Enablement
- Semantic integration in heterogeneous sensor networks
- Sensors and observations for symbol grounding
- Semantic web services architectures for sensor networks
- Semantic algorithms for data fusion and situation awareness
- Rule-based sensor systems
- Semantic policy management in shared networks
- Semantic discovery of sensors, sensor data  and services
- Semantic approaches to status monitoring and configuration of sensor
- Semantic reasoning for network topology management
- Semantic sensor context management and provenance
- Reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information in sensor networks
- Semantic middleware for active and passive sensor networks
- Experience in sensor network applications of semantic technologies
- Ontologies for sensor and RFID networks
- Semantic feedback and control
- Emergent semantics and ambient intelligence in sensor systems
- Scalability, security, trust and privacy in semantic sensor networks
- Semantic web in sensor data mashups
- Citizen sensors, participatory sensing and social sensing

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline:  15th August, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:  5th September, 2011
Final Manuscript Deadline: 9th September, 2011
Workshop: 23 or 24 October, 2011

Paper submission Full papers, short papers and demonstrations are
Full papers should be of 12-16 pages length. Short papers should be 2-6
pages and should clearly include “Short Paper” in the paper title.
Demonstration papers should be 1-4 pages, should clearly include
“Demonstration” in the paper title, and are expected to describe
software to be demonstrated at the workshop. Papers will be reviewed by
at least two program committee members for their technical merit,
originality, significance, and relevance to the workshop. The papers
must be in good English in PDF format and in the Springer LNCS style.
Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume of CEUR-WS and the best papers may be invited for extension and
inclusion in the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information
Systems.  A best paper prize will be awarded, sponsored by European
project spitfire. Instructions for submission will be available at


Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
David De Roure, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton OH, USA
Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Publicity: Kevin Page, University of Oxford, UK

Technical Program:
Thomas Meyer,  Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
Kevin Page, University of Oxford, UK
Michael Compton, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Cory Henson, Wright State University, USA
Luis Bermudez, Open Geospatial Consortium, USA
Josiane Parreira, DERI, Ireland
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, UK
Ingo Simonis, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Yong Liu, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Alasdair Gray, Manchester University, UK
Ralf Denzer, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Laurent Lefort, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Andriy Nikolov, The Open University, UK

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