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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks, 21-25 Oct 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

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
- 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,
- 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,
- Sascha Schlobinski, cismet GmbH, Germany
- Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute, Germany

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