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Re: Call for Papers - Semantic Cities at AAAI 2012

From: Freddy Lecue <freddy.lecue@ie.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:20:46 +0000
To: "AzamatAbdoullaev" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF41952590.31CA038E-ON8025799D.005DE3C4-8025799D.005F4AC8@ie.ibm.com>
Dear Azamat Abdoullaev,

>and the IBM's smarter cities' imperatives are mostly about
intelligent/semantic data analytics

Semantic-based integration is one (and an initial) way to reach the concept
of smart cities. I think any city can claim to be smart without using any
Semantic Web technology. The workshop aims at capturing research works that
deals with semantic integration.

Best regards,
Freddy.



                                                                           
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Dear Freddy Lecue,

We all see you good point. But it's hardly a wise move to introduce a new
concept of "semantic cities" considering that "smart/intelligent city" is
still to be established, and the IBM's smarter cities' imperatives are
mostly about intelligent/semantic data analytics, as you well aware:
http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/overview/ideas/index.html?lnk=ussph2.12



----- Original Message -----
From: "Freddy Lecue" <freddy.lecue@ie.ibm.com>
To: "AzamatAbdoullaev" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: Call for Papers - Semantic Cities at AAAI 2012


> Dear Azamat Abdoullaev,
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>  Agreed that could be captured by smart/Intelligent cities but the focus
> of the workshop is "semantic" integration of large scale and open data,
> hence semantic cities. Actually we could consider semantic cities as
smart
> cities, it is a matter of abstraction.
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> Best regards,
> Freddy.
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> "Cities around the world aspire to provide superior quality of life to
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> citizens. An increasing number have realized that opening access to their
> data, and building semantic models to abstract as well as interconnect
> them; can unleash economic growth while addressing sustainability issues.
> We call cities that enable such capabilities as, "semantic cities"."
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> There is a wise rule: "Don't multiply entities beyond necessity". Such
> cities fall into smart/intelligent cities, a multibillion sunrise
> industry:
> http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/CIT2011/index.php?p=Keynotes

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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Freddy Lecue" <freddy.lecue@ie.ibm.com>
> To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:19 PM
> Subject: Call for Papers - Semantic Cities at AAAI 2012
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>> Apologies for cross-postings.
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>> Call for Papers:
>>
>> The AAAI 2012 Workshop on Semantic Cities
>> Toronto, Ontario, Canada;  July 22-26, 2012
>> http://research.ihost.com/semanticcities12/index.html

>>
>> Description:
>>
>> Cities around the world aspire to provide superior quality of life to
>> their
>> citizens. An increasing number have realized that opening access to
their
>> data, and building semantic models to abstract as well as interconnect
>> them; can unleash economic growth while addressing sustainability
issues.
>> We call cities that enable such capabilities as, "semantic cities".
>>
>> In a Semantic City, available resources are harnessed safely,
sustainably
>> and efficiently to achieve positive, measurable economic and societal
>> outcomes. Enabling City information as a utility, through a robust
>> (expressive, dynamic, scalable) and (critically) a sustainable
technology
>> and socially synergistic ecosystem could drive significant benefits and
>> opportunities. Data (and then information and knowledge) from people,
>> systems and things is the single most scalable resource available to
City
>> stakeholders to reach the objective of semantic cities.
>>
>> Two major trends are supporting semantic cities: open data and semantic
>> web. Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available
> to
>> everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from
>> copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. A number of cities
and
>> government have made their data publicly available, prominent being
> London
>> (UK), Chicago (USA), Washington DC (USA), Dublin (Ireland). Semantic web
>> as
>> the technology to inter-connect heterogeneous data has matured and it is
>> being increasing used in the form of Linked Open Data and formal
>> ontologies. Thus, a play-field for more AI research-driven technologies
>> for
>> cities has emerged.
>>
>> In this context, the aims of the workshop are to:
>> 1. Draw the attention of the AI community to the research challenges and
>> opportunities in semantic cities.
>> 2. Draw the attention on the multi-disciplinary dimension and its impact
>> on
>> semantic cities e.g., transportation, energy, water management
>> 3. Identify unique issues of this domain and what new techniques may be
>> needed. As example, since governments and citizens are involved, data
>> security and privacy are first-class concerns.
>> 4. Promoting more cities to become semantic cities
>> 5. Elaborating a (semantic data) benchmark for testing AI techniques on
>> semantic cities
>> 6. Provide a platform for sharing best-practices and discussion
>>
>> We encourage submissions that show the relevance or application of AI
>> technologies for computational sustainability domains. Apart from focus
> on
>> foundational technologies for semantic cities (information management,
>> knowledge management, ontology, inference model, data integration), we
>> want
>> to promote illustrative use-cases using the semantic cities foundation.
>> Examples are transportation (traffic prediction, personal travel
>> optimization, carpool and fleet scheduling), public safety (suspicious
>> activity detection, disaster management), healthcare (disease diagnosis
>> and
>> prognosis, pandemic management), water management (flood prevision,
>> quality
>> monitoring, fault diagnosis), food (food traceability, carbon-footprint
>> tracking), energy (smart grid, carbon footprint tracking, electricity
>> consumption forecasting) and buildings (energy conservation, fault
>> detections). We also encourage submissions that address unique
>> characteristics of standard AI enabling sustainability problems, like
>> optimization, reasoning, planning and learning. Outside AI, we encourage
>> submission from communities engaged in open data and corresponding
>> standardization efforts, to make their work available at this AI forum.
>>
>> Topics of interest include, but not restricted to, are:
>>
>> 1. Process to open city (government) data
>> 2. Platforms to manage government data
>> 3. Provenance, access control and privacy-preserving issues in open data
>> 4. Data cities interoperability
>> 5. Semantic models, especially those built collaboratively and evolving
>> 6. Data integration and organization in semantic cities (social media
>> feeds, sensor data)
>> 7. Internet of Things in semantic cities
>> 8. Robust inference models for semantic cities
>> 9. Semantic Event detection and classification
>> 10. Applications in semantic cities
>> 11. Spatio-temporal analysis and visualization
>> 12. User interaction in exploring semantic data of cities
>> 13. Knowledge representation and reasoning challenges
>> 14. Knowledge acquisition, evolution and maintenance
>> 15. Challenges with managing and integrating real-time and historical
> data
>> 16. Managing "big data"
>> 17. Integrated systems
>> 18. Applied AI models for semantic cities
>> 19. Issues in scaling out AI techniques for semantic cities
>> 20. Case Studies, successes, lessons learnt
>> 21. Public datasets and competitions
>>
>> Workshop Plan:
>>
>> Workshop Format: The workshop will consist of papers and poster
>> presentations, a panel, an invited talk, and discussion sessions, in a
> one
>> full day schedule. The invited talk will invite a leading expert in the
>> field to present their research and vision of future work. The panel
will
>> focus on connecting the AI researchers to the various challenges that
the
>> targeted domain brings.
>>
>> Submission Guidelines: All papers submissions must be in AAAI format
>> (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit.zip). They can be
>> one
>> of two types. The first is regular research papers which can be up to 6
>> pages long and are expected to present a significant contribution. The
>> second is short submission of up to 4 pages which describes a position
on
>> the topic of the workshop or a demonstration/ tool. All submissions will
>> be
>> handled electronically via Easychair: http://goo.gl/BBsdW

>>
>> Important Dates:
>>
>> • March 30, 2012: Paper Submission Deadline
>> • April 20, 2012: Notification Decision
>> • May 8, 2012: Camera Ready Due
>> • June 1, 2012: Early registration date
>> • July 22-23, 2012: Workshop date
>>
>> The Organizers/ Co-Chairs:
>>
>> Biplav Srivastava
>> IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, USA
>> Email: sbiplav at in.ibm.com
>>
>> Freddy Lecue
>> IBM Research Smarter Cities Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland
>> Email : freddy lecue at ie.ibm.com
>>
>> Anupam Joshi
>> University of Maryland, College Park, USA
>> Email: joshi at cs.umbc.edu
>>
>> Program Committee:
>>
>> To be announced.
>
>

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