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Re: [2nd CFP] 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities

From: Paul-Olivier Dehaye <paul-olivier.dehaye@math.uzh.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:52:52 +0200
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To: Tope Omitola <tope.omitola@googlemail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
I am currently involved in an experiment you might find interesting.


Paul-Olivier Dehaye
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On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Tope Omitola <tope.omitola@googlemail.com>
wrote:

> APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS
>
> CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities Call For
> Papers: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/s4sc/
>
> collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference – Riva del
> Garda, Italy, 20 October, 2014.
>
>
> **Best papers from the Workshop will be considered for publication in the
> forthcoming Semantic Web Journal Special Issue on “The Role of Semantics in
> Smart Cities”.**
>
> Important Dates (All deadlines are Hawaii time)
>
>                07.07.2014 – full paper submission deadline
>
>                31.07.2014 – notification of acceptance
>
>                25.08.2014 – submission of camera ready version
>
>                20.10.2014 – Workshop date
>
>
> CityPulse-sponsored 300 EUR Prize will be awarded to the Best
> Demonstration paper or experiment.
>
>
> ————————————————————————————————————————-
>
> 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities Call For Papers
>
> collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference – Riva del
> Garda, Italy, 20 October, 2014.
>
> The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing. By 2005, the world’s
> population had increased to 6.5 billion, with about 50% living in cities.
> By 2025, UN projections show that the world population is expected to
> exceed 9 billion with roughly 75% expected to live in cities. This rapid
> urbanization is continuing to put tremendous pressure on traditional urban
> infrastructures, such as roads, water, and energy, and on societal
> institutions. This urbanization challenges require new approaches that will
> transform modern cities to comfortable, economically successful, and
> environmentally responsible habitats.
>
> We are also seeing a rapid rise in the connection and usage of billions of
> low-end and affordable smart devices to the Internet, i.e. the Internet of
> Things, and witnessing the expansion of the Web into more areas of our
> personal lives. These trends make possible a new generation of smart city
> applications and services, with new smart city applications emerging as
> more data from different sources (e.g. from utility services, transport
> services, environmental data, and from social sensing) become available.
> These smart city data are large in volume, multi-modal, vary in quality,
> formats, and representation forms. These data need to be processed,
> aggregated, and higher-level abstractions need to be created from these
> data to make them suitable for the event processing and , knowledge
> extraction methods that enable intelligent applications and services for
> smart city platforms. Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data together
> with data analytics solutions play a key role in providing
> inter-operability, association analysis, information and knowledge
> extractions, and reasoning about trust, privacy, provenance, and security
> in smart city frameworks.
>
> Scope and Objectives
>
> This workshop will explore the interfaces between the Web, the Web of
> Data, and the City Smart environment. It will further explore how the Web,
> and the intelligences built on top of, and around the Web, can make the
> notion of the Smart Connected City possible and realizable.
>
> The workshop aims to gather researchers, city departments, service
> providers, application developers, entrepreneurs, and citizens to present
> and debate Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data and data analytics and
> evaluations for smart city applications as well as impact of user
> engagements and social networks. The workshop will also focus on related
> standardization activities in W3C, IEEE and ETSI.
>
> It continues on from the successful earlier workshops on the same theme at
>
> AAAI 12 (http://research.ihost.com/semanticcities12/),
>
> IJCAI 13 (http://research.ihost.com/semanticcities13/),
>
> SemCity13 (http://aida.ii.uam.es/wims13/semcity.php), and
>
> AAAI 14 (http://research.ihost.com/semanticcities14/).
>
>
> Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
>
> 1.  Semantic platforms to integrate, manage and publish smart city data
>
> Provenance, access control and privacy-preserving issues in open data
>
> Collaborative and evolving semantic models for cities. Challenges and
>
> lessons learned
>
> Semantic data integration and organization in cities: social media feeds,
>
> sensor data, simulation models and Internet of things in city models
>
> Big data and scaling out in semantic cities. Managing big data using
>
> knowledge representation models
>
> Knowledge acquisition, evolution and maintenance of city data
>
> Challenges with managing and integrating real-time and historical city
>
> data.
>
> 2.   Process and standards for defining, publishing and sharing open city
> data
>
> Platforms and best practices for city data inter-operability
>
> Foundational and applied ontologies for semantic cities.
>
> 3.  Robust inference models for semantic cities
>
> Large-scale stream reasoning
>
> Semantic event detection and classification
>
> Spatio-temporal reasoning, analysis and visualization.
>
> 4.  City applications involving semantic models
>
> Intelligent user interfaces and contextual user exploration of semantic
>
> data relating to cities
>
> Use cases, including, but not limited to, 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 prevention, 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)
>
> 5.  City as a Smart Utility
>
> Internet of Things
>
> Interaction paradigms in the Smart City
>
> Smart City operating systems
>
> Semantic Complex Event Processing
>
> City services discovery
>
> Service ranking, provenance, and data discovery
>
> Submission Types and Publication
>
> For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, SSC’14 welcomes a broad
> spectrum of contributions, including for example:
>
> Full research papers
>
> Position papers
>
> Case studies
>
> Descriptions of experiments
>
> Evaluations
>
> How to submit
>
> Authors of accepted works are expected to attend the conference to present
> their work. The maximum length of:
>
> Short papers, up to 6 pages
>
> Full Research papers, up to 16 pages
>
> Position papers, up to 4 pages
>
> Case Studies papers, up to 16 pages
>
> Demo papers, and descriptions of experiments, including evaluation
> reports, (up to 16 pages).
>
>
> Submissions to the Demo track should describe what will be demonstrated
> (this may include screenshots and sample script for the demo). Authors are
> encouraged to include a link to where the demo (live or recorded video) can
> be found. Authors are advised to make clear in their submission:
>
> What is the research background and application context of the
> demonstration?
>
> What are the key technologies used, and how does the demonstrated system,
> application or infrastructure relate to pre-existing work?
>
> What will be the key concepts learnt by participants of the demonstration?
>
>
> ***CityPulse-sponsored Best Prize will be awarded to the Best
> Demonstration paper or experiment.***
>
>
> Submissions must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer
> Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
> details of the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions.
>
> Paper submissions to be made electronically through the EasyChair
> submission system at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssc14
>
> Important Dates (All deadlines are Hawaii time)
>
>                07.07.2014 – full paper submission deadline
>
>                31.07.2014 – notification of acceptance
>
>                25.08.2014 – submission of camera ready version
>
>                20.10.2014 – Workshop date
>
> Organizing Committee
>
> Payam Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK
>
> Jan Holler, Ericsson, Sweden
>
> Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research, India
>
> John Davies, BT, UK
>
> John Breslin, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
>
> Tope Omitola, University of Southampton, UK
>
> Advisors
>
> Manfred Hauswirth, National University of Ireland, Ireland
>
> Amit Sheth, Wright State University, USA
>
> Mark Fox, University of Toronto, Canada
>
> Ralf Tonjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
>
> Programme Committee
>
> Konstantinos Vandikas, Ericsson, Sweden
>
> Andreas Emrich, DFKI, Germany
>
> Benoit Christophe, Bell Labs – Nozay, France
>
> Cosmin-Septimiu Nechifor, Siemens, Romania
>
> Rosairo Usceda-Sosa, IBM
>
> Mirko Presser, Alexandra Institute, Denmark
>
> Alessandra Mileo, National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland
>
> Herwig Schreiner, Siemens, Austria
>
> Vlasios Tsiatsis, Ericsson, Sweden
>
> Pirabakaran Navaratnam, University of Surrey, UK
>
> Sebastian Rios, University of Chile, Chile
>
> Robert Schloss, IBM T.J. Watson, USA
>
> Stefan Schulte, The University of Vienna, Austria
>
> Alistair Duke, BT, UK
>
> Freddy Lecue, IBM
>
> Monika Solanki, Aston University, UK
>
> Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University, UK
>
> Pramod Anantharam, Knoesis, Wright State University, USA
>
> Spyros Kotoulas, IBM Research, Smarter Cities Technology Centre, Dublin,
> Ireland
>
> Jose Manuel Gomez Prez, iSOCO, Spain
>
> John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK
>
>
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