SSN Workshop at ISWC 2018: deadline extended 8th June 2018

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9th International Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop (SSN 2018)

Monterey, California, 9th October 2018


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

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
- 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
- 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
- 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 1st (*EXTENDED to June 8th*), 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

See the full set of instructions at


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 --> *EXTENDED to June 8th*
- Acceptance decision: 27 June 2018
- Camera-ready version: 15 July 2018
- Conference dates: 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

Received on Friday, 1 June 2018 17:18:01 UTC