A workshop of the 5th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2006
November 5-9, Athens, Georgia, USA 2006
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.
Current and future sensing systems involve distributed wired and wireless networks consisting of large numbers of sensors, including active and passive RFID tags. Geographically distributed sensor nodes are capable of forming ad hoc networking topologies that interconnect with backend information management systems and services. Sensor nodes are expected to be dynamically inserted and removed from a network due to deployment of new sensor nodes, failure of deployed sensor nodes, and mobility of tagged objects or sensing platforms.
The goal of a sensor networking system is to improve the situational awareness of business activities across widely distributed deployment environments involving a large number of diverse active and passive sensor nodes. Important applications include natural resource management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and situation awareness on the battlefield.
The goal of the Semantic Sensor Net workshop is to develop an understanding of the ways semantic web technologies, including ontologies, agent architectures and semantic web services can contribute to the growth, application and deployment of large-scale sensor networks. The workshop will provide an inter-disciplinary forum to explore and promote these concepts.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Ontologies for sensor and RFID networks
- Semantic web services architectures for sensor networks
- Semantic data integration in large-scale heterogeneous sensor networks
- Semantic middleware for active and passive sensor networks
- Semantic algorithms for data fusion and situation awareness
- Experience in applications of semantic technologies in sensor networks
- Rule-based sensor systems
- Reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information in sensor networks
- Semantic policy management in inter-organisational networks
- Semantic feedback and control
- Scalability in semantic sensor networks
- Sensor network topology management using semantic reasoning
- Emergent semantics in sensor network systems
Paper Submission Deadline: 21st July, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: 4th September, 2006
Final Manuscript due: 18th September, 2006
Workshop Date: 6th November, 2006
Paper submission (closed)
Accepted, peer reviewed papers will be distributed on CD at the workshop.
Workshop Registration (closed)
To register for the workshop, register for the ISWC conference here and mention "semantic sensor networks" workshop. You must pay a separate fee for the workshop, of $95(USD).
Workshop Program (Schedule for Monday 6th November)
- Kerry Taylor and Arun Ayyagari, Research topics in Semantic Sensor networks: Preface to the Proceedings of the Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop
Technical papers 9:05 - 10:45 am.
Deshendran Moodley and Ingo Simonis, New Architecture for the Sensor Web: the SWAP-Framework.
Micah Lewis, Delroy Cameron, Shaohua Xie, Budak Arpinar,ES3N: A Semantic Approach to Data Management in Sensor Networks.
Michita Imai, Yutaka Hirota, Satoru Satake, Hideyuki Kawashima, Semantic Connection between Everyday Objects and a Sensor Network.
Luis Bermudez, John Graybeal, Robert Arko, A Marine Platforms Ontology: Experiences and Lessons.
Morning tea 10:45am - 11:00am.
Keynote address: Professor Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, 11:00am - 11:45am
Panel discussion: What are the next steps for the evolving the inter-disciplinary semantic sensor networks technology field? 11:45am - 12:15pm.
Close 12:30pm for lunch.
Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
Franz Baader, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Mike Uschold, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
Thomas Meyer, National ICT Australia, Sydney, Australia
Daniel McMichael, CSIRO ICT Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Ubbo Visser, University of Bremen, Germany
Sanjay Jha, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Rajit Gadh, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research, USA
Soundar Kumara, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Tarun Soni, General Dynamics-Advanced Information Systems, USA
Boualem Benatallah, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia