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Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop
Subevent of ISWC2006
Start November 6 2006 9:00 (iCal)
End November 6 2006 12:30
Homepage: Homepage
City: Athens, Georgia
Country: USA
Important dates
Papers due: July 10 2006
Notification: September 4 2006
Camera ready due: September 18 2006
Event in series SSN

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.

The workshop is now seeking paper submissions. Top.css 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 semant.css in sensor network systems