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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks, 21-25 October 2013, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

It is estimated that today there are 4 billion mobile devices that can act as sensors, including 
active and passive RFID tags. This is complemented by an even larger number of fixed sensors 
recording observations of a wide variety of modalities. Geographically distributed sensor nodes 
are capable of forming ad hoc networking topologies, with nodes expected to be dynamically 
inserted and removed from a network. The sensors are increasingly being connected with Web 
infrastructure, and the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standard developed by the Open Geospatial 
Consortium is widely being adopted in industry, government and academia alike. 

While such frameworks provide some interoperability, semantics is increasingly seen as key 
enabler for integration of sensor data and broader Web information systems. 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 and ultimately developing comprehensive situational awareness. Defense, transportation, 
global enterprise, and natural resource management industries are leading the rapid emergence of 
applications in commercial, civic, and scientific operations that involve sensors, web, services 
and semantics. Semantic technologies are often proposed as important components of complex, 
cross-jurisdictional, heterogeneous, dynamic information systems. The needs and opportunities 
arising from the rapidly growing capabilities of networked sensing devices are a challenging case.

The workshop aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum to explore and promote the technologies 
related to a combination of semantic web and sensor networking. Specifically, to develop an 
understanding of the ways semantic web technologies can contribute to the growth, application 
and deployment of large-scale sensor networks on the one hand, and the ways that sensor networks 
can contribute to the emerging semantic web, on the other.

Topics Of Interest
- Semantic support for Sensor Web Enablement
- Semantic integration in heterogeneous sensor networks
- Citizen sensors, participatory sensing and social sensing
- Semantic web services architectures for sensor networks
- Semantic algorithms for data fusion and situation awareness
- Rule-based sensor systems
- Semantic policy management in shared networks
- Semantic discovery of sensors, sensor data and services
- Semantic approaches to status monitoring and configuration of sensor systems
- Semantic sensor context management and provenance
- Semantic web in sensor data mashups
- Spatio-temporal reasoning in sensor networks
- Reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information in sensor networks
- Semantic middleware for active and passive sensor networks
- Experience in sensor network applications of semantic technologies
- Semantic reasoning for network topology management
- Ontologies for sensor and RFID networks
- Semantic feedback and control
- Emergent semantics and ambient intelligence in sensor systems
- Scalability, security, trust and privacy in semantic sensor networks
- Sensors and observations for symbol grounding

* Paper Submission Instructions
We solicit the following types of papers: full papers, short papers and demonstration papers. 
Full papers should be of 12-16 pages length. Short papers should be 2-6 pages and should clearly 
include Short Paper in the paper title. Demonstration papers should be 1-4 pages, should clearly 
include Demonstration in the paper title, and are expected to describe software to be demonstrated 
at the workshop. 

The papers must be in good English in PDF format formatted in the style of the Springer 
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and must not exceed 16 pages.

For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at:

The papers must be submitted using the following URL:

* Important dates:
- Submission for workshop papers: July 12, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: August 09, 2013
- Workshop: October 21 or 22, 2013

* Organizers and advisory committee:
- Cory Henson, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
- Oscar Corcho, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
- Payam Barnaghi, Center for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, UK
- Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
- Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

* Technical program committee:
- Pramod Anantharam, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
- Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
- Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
- Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
- Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Michael Compton, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
- Ralf Denzer, University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrucken, Germany
- Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Alasdair Gray, University of Manchester, UK
- Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Laurent Lefort, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Yong Liu, NSCA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Thomas Meyer, UKZN and CSIR Meraka, South Africa
- Deshendran Moodley, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Andriy Nikolov, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
- Kevin Page, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK
- Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
- Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute, Germany

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