2nd CfP: Semantic Web in a Mobile World

Call for Papers
  Special Issue of the Journal of Web Semantics on
  Semantic Web in a Mobile World

*** Apologies for Cross-Postings ***

Mobile users’ information needs are becoming more important than ever.
It is estimated that access to the Internet by mobile phones will exceed
desktop computers by 2013 (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=
1278413). This will make Internet-enabled mobile devices the key access
point to the information and service infrastructure of the Internet.
When accessing the web with a mobile device, one is not only overwhelmed
with the information provided but also hampered by the limitations
mobile devices have such as limited interaction possibilities and
smaller display size. On the other hand, mobile devices provide various
sensors, for instance GPS/aGPS, accelerometer, compass, microphone, and
cameras. These sensors can enable capturing the users’ context and using
the context to addressing the mobile users’ needs.
The Semantic Web is of high benefit for mobile computing. Not only does
it provide a common interlingua for devices to reason and negotiate
about context, it also provides a lot of “facts” that can be used in
inferring context, such as knowledge about individuals, places,
organizations, and events. The availability of such information has
blossomed since the advent of the Linked Data (http://linkeddata.org/)
movement in 2007. However, such a Mobile Semantic Computing is still in
its early beginnings. 
In this special issue, we invite original work in the area of Mobile
Semantic Computing that show innovative solutions and demonstrate the
benefits of semantic technologies for mobile devices and mobile
applications. Besides a solid research contribution, we expect systems
and applications that have been evaluated with respect to its
usefulness. In addition, we like to see contributions that share their
data set or make services they use publicly available.

Topics of Interest
The topics of interests for this special issue include but are not
limited to:
- RDF/Linked Data storage and processing on mobile devices
- Data and information management on mobile devices
- Reasoning on mobile devices
- Mobile indexing and retrieving of multimedia data such as audio,
video, images, and text
- Pub-/sub-systems and middleware for mobile semantic applications
- Scalability and performance of semantic mobile technologies
- Mobile semantic user profiling and context modeling
- Mobile semantic cloud computing
- Interoperability of mobile semantic applications
- Browsing semantic data on mobile devices
- Mobile semantic annotation and peer tagging
- Mobile semantic mash-ups
- Mobile semantic multimedia
- Mobile applications for the social semantic web
- Mobile semantic e-learning and collaboration
- Location-aware mobile semantic applications
- Mobile semantic eGovernment applications and services
- Innovative and novel user interfaces for mobile semantic applications
- Development methods and tools for mobile semantic applications
- Privacy and security for mobile semantic devices and applications
- Data sets for the mobile semantic web

Important Dates
- *** Submission of papers October 1, 2011 ***
- Acceptance/revision notification: December 20, 2011
- Revised manuscript due: February 29, 2012
- Final acceptance notification: May 1, 2012
- Final manuscript due: June 15, 2012
- Tentative publication: August/September 2012
Please see the author guidelines for detailed instructions before you

Submissions should be conducted through Elsevier’s Electronic Submission
System (http://ees.elsevier.com/jws/). More details on the Journal of
Web Semantics can be found on its homepage:

Guest Editors
- Ansgar Scherp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
- Anupam Joshi  (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

Confirmed Reviewers
Chris van Aart, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Pablo S. Cesar, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Niels Henze, OFFIS Research Institute, Oldenburg, Germany
Vita Lanfranchi, University of Sheffield, UK
Markus Löchtefeld, DFKI, Germany
Ora Lassila, Nokia, Finland
Alessandra Toninelli, INRIA, France
Flora S. Tsai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Antonio Krüger, DFKI, Germany
Karen Church, Telefonica, Spain
m.c. schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
Artur Lugmayer, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Korea Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., South Korea
Frank Nack, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hagen Höpfner, University of Weimar, Germany

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ansgar Scherp
University of Koblenz-Landau               Phone: +49(0)261/287-2717
Universitaetsstrasse 1                     Fax  : +49(0)261/287-2721
D-56070 Koblenz, Germany                   Mail : scherp@uni-koblenz.de

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