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LINGUIST List 25.2573

Mon Jun 16 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Jun-2014
From: Tope Omitola <tope.omitolagooglemail.com>
Subject: 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities
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Full Title: 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities
Short Title: SSC 2014

Date: 20-Oct-2014 - 20-Oct-2014
Location: Riva del Garda, Italy
Contact Person: Tope Omitola
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/s4sc/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

This workshop will explore the interfaces between the Web, the Web of Data, and the City Smart environment. It will further explore how the Web, and the intelligences built on top of, and around the Web, can make the notion of the Smart Connected City possible and realizable.

The workshop aims to gather researchers, city departments, service providers, application developers, entrepreneurs, and citizens to present and debate Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data and data analytics and evaluations for smart city applications as well as impact of user engagements and social networks. The workshop will also focus on related standardization activities in W3C, IEEE and ETSI.

Call for Papers:

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. Semantic platforms to integrate, manage and publish smart city data

- Provenance, access control and privacy-preserving issues in open data
- Collaborative and evolving semantic models for cities. Challenges and lessons learned
- Semantic data integration and organization in cities: social media feeds, sensor data, simulation models and Internet of things in city models
- Big data and scaling out in semantic cities. Managing big data using knowledge representation models
- Knowledge acquisition, evolution and maintenance of city data
- Challenges with managing and integrating real-time and historical city data

2. Process and standards for defining, publishing and sharing open city data

- Platforms and best practices for city data inter-operability
- Foundational and applied ontologies for semantic cities

3. Robust inference models for semantic cities

- Large-scale stream reasoning
- Semantic event detection and classification
- Spatio-temporal reasoning, analysis and visualization

4. City applications involving semantic models

- Intelligent user interfaces and contextual user exploration of semantic data relating to cities
- Use cases, including, but not limited to, transportation (traffic prediction, personal travel optimization, carpool and fleet scheduling), public safety (suspicious activity detection, disaster management), healthcare (disease diagnosis and prognosis, pandemic management), water management (flood prevention, quality monitoring, fault diagnosis), food (food traceability, carbon-footprint tracking), energy (smart grid, carbon footprint tracking, electricity consumption forecasting) and buildings (energy conservation, fault detections)

5. City as a Smart Utility

- Internet of Things
- Interaction paradigms in the Smart City
- Smart City operating systems
- Semantic Complex Event Processing
- City services discovery
- Service ranking, provenance, and data discovery

Submission Types and Publication:

For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, SSC’14 welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions, including for example:

- Full research papers
- Position papers
- Case studies
- Descriptions of experiments
- Evaluations

How to Submit:

Authors of accepted works are expected to attend the conference to present their work. The maximum length of:

- Short papers, up to 6 pages
- Full Research papers, up to 16 pages
- Position papers, up to 4 pages
- Case Studies papers, up to 16 pages
- Demo papers, and descriptions of experiments, including evaluation reports, (up to 16 pages)

Submissions to the Demo track should describe what will be demonstrated (this may include screenshots and sample script for the demo). Authors are encouraged to include a link to where the demo (live or recorded video) can be found. Authors are advised to make clear in their submission:

- What is the research background and application context of the demonstration?
- What are the key technologies used, and how does the demonstrated system, application or infrastructure relate to pre-existing work?
- What will be the key concepts learnt by participants of the demonstration?

CityPulse-sponsored Best Prize will be awarded to the Best Demonstration paper or experiment.

Submissions must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details of the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions.

Paper submissions to be made electronically through the EasyChair submission system at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssc14

Important Dates (All deadlines are Hawaii time):

07.07.2014: Full paper submission deadline
31.07.2014: Notification of acceptance
25.08.2014: Submission of camera ready version
20.10.2014: Workshop date

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