CfP: 2nd International Workshop on Semantics and the Web For Transport (@ICWE2020)

Dear all,

2nd International Workshop on Semantics and the Web For Transport

(#Sem4Tra2020 <>) in conjunction with ICWE2020 []


*Workshop website:*

*Workshop date and location: *09 June 2020 – Helsinki (Finland)

*Submission deadline:* 26 april 2020


Sem4Tra is a full-day workshop on Semantics and the Web For Transport. It
is co-located with the ICWE conference 2020.

*Brief Abstract*


Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) integrates different transport services into a
single mobility service. The goal is to provide a traveler with the service
needed for a door-to-door travel under a single payment whilst integrating
disparate modes of mobility (public transport, car- or bike-sharing,
taxi/car rental, or a combination thereof) under one travel experience.

After years of conceptualization, MaaS is becoming a present reality rather
than a future goal. However, many challenges remain unanswered. The
development of multimodal travel information, planning and booking
services, and the interoperability between business applications are
currently limited due to the fragmentation and incompatibility of
interchange formats and protocols both within and across transport sectors.

The foundation of Semantic Web and technologies such as RDF and Linked
Data, foster utilization and application of the semantics of terms in a
decentralized fashion on web-scale. Given the decentralized nature of MaaS,
this workshop targets researchers and practitioners who are contributing to
the transformation of the transportation sector by proposing new semantic
and Web API based solutions to achieve the MaaS objectives. The workshop is
an opportunity for disseminating and discussing use cases and studies
showing the application of semantic and Web technologies in the transport
domain to tackle the above-mentioned challenges.

*Topics of interest*


   - Modeling and knowledge representation in the Transport domain
   - Vocabularies and ontologies for the Transport domain

·       Semantic-based conversion of transportation data formats (e.g.,
GTFS, NeTEx/Transmodel)

·       Web APIs sharing Linked Open Transport data on web-scale

·       Transport payment solutions with Web standards

·       Semantic interoperability solutions for MaaS

·       Web applications exploiting semantics in transport

·       User-based contributions to transport data, possibly enhanced by

·       Semantic integration of transport data with other open city data

*Submission guidelines*


Share your contribution before the deadline through the EasyChair
<> platform. The
accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings of the
workshop. Each accepted paper needs to be presented by one of the authors
at the workshop.



·       Full research papers (8-12 pages)

·       Short research paper (4-6 pages)

·       Position papers (4-6 pages)

·       System/demo papers (4-6 pages)

·       5 minutes lightning talk for EU projects or ideas (1 page)



Authors can choose the best way to express their work, such as HTML or PDF.
However, a LNCS-like layout should be provided.

*Important dates*


*Paper Submission*: 26 April, 2020

*Acceptance Notification*: 1 May, 2020

*Camera-ready Version*: 15 May, 2020

*Workshop*: 09 June, 2020

*Organising Committee*


Pieter Colpaert, imec – IDLab UGent

David Chaves Fraga, OEG-UPM

Mersedeh Sadeghi, Politecnico di Milano

Marco Comerio, Cefriel

Mario Scrocca, Cefriel

*David Chaves*
PhD Student
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Received on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:54:31 UTC