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CALL FOR PAPERS: " Identifying Objects, Processes and Events in Spatio-Temporally Distributed Data", 12th--16th Sep 2011, USA
Belfast, Maine, USA
Aim of the workshop ------------------- With the development of new sensor and communication technologies, there is an ever more pressing need for reliable and properly codified methods for deriving high-level information from masses of dynamic spatio-temporally distributed data. Data sources of relevance here include wireless sensor networks, CCTV, GPS, crowd-sourcing, and many others. The data may in some cases be understood as sample points from a continuous dynamic field, in other cases they may represent discrete objects forming crowds, swarms, or other collective entities. The desired high-level information can include the identification of objects or object-like aggregations, and the processes and events that they participate in, e.g., motion, expansion, contraction, splitting, or merging. Although much work is now being done on investigating such phenomena, there is still a need for a unified theoretical framework and common vocabulary to support the development of tools and techniques for handling them. This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in the general area described above, and to solicit papers covering a range of related topics, such as * representation techniques (e.g., Voronoi diagrams; lifelines, histories and trajectories) * algorithms (e.g., spatial footprint generation and tracking, decentralised spatial algorithms) * formal theories (e.g., spatio-temporal calculi, process and event algebras, bigraphs) * applications (e.g., emergency management, security, traffic management, behaviour monitoring, environmental monitoring, ubiquitous computing) * visualisation and interaction (e.g., mobile and ubiquitous devices, natural language interaction, volunteered / crowd-sourced geographic information, ambient intelligence) We are looking for papers handling any of these topics with reference to the general theme of the workshop, identifying objects, processes, and events from distributed spatio-temporal data sources. The accepted papers will be included in the electronic COSIT conference proceedings. We also aim to approach a publisher with a view to subsequently issuing a selection of papers from the workshop (suitably extended and polished), either as a self-standing book or a special issue of a journal. Organizing Committee -------------------- Antony Galton (University of Exeter, UK) Mike Worboys (University of Maine, USA) Matt Duckham (University of Melbourne, Australia) Jake Emerson (University of Maine, USA) Programme committee ------------------- Juan Carlos Augusto (Belfast, UK) Brandon Bennett (Leeds, UK) Mehul Bhatt (Bremen, Germany) Gilberto Camara (INPE, Brazil) Christophe Claramunt (Brest, France) Andrew Frank (Vienna, Austria) Nicholas Giudice (Maine, USA) Bjoern Gottfried (Bremen, Germany) Hans Guesgen (Massey, New Zealand) Patrick Laube (Zurich, Switzerland) Martin Raubal (UCSB, USA) John Stell (Leeds, UK) Kathleen Stewart (Iowa, USA) Stephan Winter (Melbourne, Australia) Key dates --------- Paper submission: May 20th, 2011 Notification: June 20th, 2011 Camera-ready copy: July 8th, 2011 Date of Workshop: September 12th, 2011 Submission guidelines --------------------- Papers should be at most 6 pages, including title, abstract (up to 150 words), keywords (3-5) and references. Papers should be prepared using the Springer LNCS style, as for the main COSIT conference, and should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iope2011.