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CfP: SI on Semantic Web and the Global Food System

From: Pascal Hitzler <phitzler@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 17:17:25 -0500
To: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Call for papers:
Special Issue on Semantic Web for the Global Food System

Semantic Web journal
Submission deadline: Nov 30, 2021

http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-semantic-web-global-food-system


The global food system is comprised of tightly woven and highly 
interconnected subsystems, from logistics, ecosystems, geopolitical 
entities, agriculture, economics and the events that impact them, such 
as climate change or disasters. However, these systems are not stable or 
uniform, and in times of global climate and health uncertainty, 
increasingly difficult to predict. They vary across regions and time, 
and they form complex interaction networks. For instance, changing 
cultural norms may require an adjustment of a system even though these 
may not strictly be optimal from another perspective. Conversely, 
society has to adapt to changes in the environment, e.g., to ensure the 
long-term sustainability of natural resources. Decision-makers also need 
to account for regional aspects and systemic interactions between 
neighboring regions that, to date, are often considered in isolation.

Furthermore, the data used to inform these decisions is generated at a 
pace that no human can ingest, let alone understand. It is too rapid, 
too multivariate, and too interlinked. Alternatively, there can be 
disconnected data, either from each other, or from the procedural 
knowledge used to generate it. This confusing tangle of data and 
processes, coupled with the high volume of each can lead to significant 
problems and barriers to understanding the current state of the art - 
and the world.

This call aims to address how Semantic Web and knowledge graph 
technologies can be - or are - used to facilitate the improvement of 
global food systems, from decision- and policy-making, to data-informed 
agricultural practices, and the integration of highly heterogeneous 
sensor data.

Topics relevant to this special issue include - but are not limited to - 
the following, understood in a context of Semantic Web and the Global 
Food System:

     Precision/Digital agriculture
     Swarm Farming
     Water-food-energy nexus
     Pests and diseases
     Supply chains and logistics
     Land use
     Environmental health and safety
     Climate Change
     Food Security
     Food Safety
     Omics of food (e.g., genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, etc.)
     Governance, legislation and policies
     Socio-cultural aspects of the food system
     Biosecurity
     Energy supply and consumption
     Health and nutrition
     Biodiversity
     Farm Management Systems
     Precision Animal Production

== Deadline

Submission deadline: 30th of November 2021. Papers submitted before the 
deadline will be reviewed upon receipt.

== Author Guidelines

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at 
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net. Prospective authors must take 
notice of the submission guidelines posted at 
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors.

We welcome any submission type as described in 
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors#types. While there is no 
upper limit, paper length must be justified by content.

Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting a 
paper. Please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the "Global 
Food System" special issue. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on 
the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available 
online during the review process.

Also note that the Semantic Web journal is open access.

Finally please note that submissions must comply with the journal’s Open 
Science Data requirements, which are detailed in the corresponding blog 
post.

== Guest editors

The guest editors can be reached at swj-gfs-2021@googlegroups.com .

Emma Griffiths, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Pascal Hitzler, Kansas State University, USA
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Monika Solanki, Agrimetrics, U.K.
Ajay Sharda, Kansas State University, USA
Cogan Shimizu, Kansas State University, USA
Evan Wallace, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

== Guest editorial board

to be expanded

Farhad Ameri, Texas State University
Aldo Gangemi, University of Bologna and ISTC-CNR
Pierre Larmande, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier France
Daniel Martini, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der 
Landwirtschaft e. V.
Christopher Brewster, TNO, Netherlands
Vaishali Sharda, Kansas State University
Damion Dooley, Simon Fraser University
Brett Drury, LIAAD-INESC-TEC, Portugal



-- 
Pascal Hitzler
Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering Chair
Director, Center for AI and Data Science
Kansas State University   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de
http://www.daselab.org    http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
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