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From: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 08:54:18 -0400
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    1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Spatial Semantics and    Ontologies (SSO) 2011
         Tuesday November 1, 2011

    In Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference    on Advances in Geographic Information Systems  (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS    2011)
         Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.

  Workshop Overview

 Semantic technologies are a new and emerging area. Semantics,  ontologies, and the Semantic Web are just starting to be practiced by the spatial and the computer science communities. Geospatial  applications needing semantics are still being identified for problems such as references to location, geographic scale,    locational analysis, spatial data user interface, and many more. The design and development of tools to meet application needs are active    and challenging research areas. Although the medical and life sciences formed the early domains to promote and use semantic technologies, there is now strong interest in researching what is needed in the spatial and geospatial domains. The purpose of this workshop is to promote research regarding semantics as it pertains to the spatial domain.
Suggested Paper Topics (other topics are welcome):
    * Research regarding semantics and geospatial data
    * Systems using semantic technology in the geospatial domain
    * Research in computer architectures that incorporate semantic components
    * Technology to create and integrate geospatial ontologies
    * Handling spatial data within semantic languages or semantics within spatial languages
    * Semantic and ontology research and application in  cyberinfrastructure and distributed systems
    * Survey specifying the value-added use of geospatial ontologies
    * One or more use cases delineating semantic needs for geospatial data, even if solutions do not yet exist
Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other    forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted    using the ACM camera-ready templates available at:
All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.
    At least one author must register to present an accepted paper.    Registration is through the main ACM SIGSPATIAL site. We are working    on the possibility of having selected papers be considered for    journal publication.
Papers should be about 8 pages for more complete work. Shorter    papers for other work are also acceptable. This allows for high    quality research papers and also the presentation of new ideas,  started work, and use cases. For example, because of the newness of    the field, the presentation of use cases needing semantic solutions  would be of value in addition to completed work. Submission is at
Workshop Presentations

Because the spatial area together with semantics is emerging in the    computer science realm, we would like to give an increased number of    people an opportunity to present. To accommodate this, there will also be time for lightning talks for the audience to make comments   or quickly present their work.

    Submissions: 21 July
    Acceptances: 22 August
    Camera Ready:  5 September

 Workshop Chairs
    Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA, wiegand@xxxxxxxxxxx
    Dalia Varanka, United States Geological Survey, dvaranka@xxxxxxxx
    Gary Berg-Cross, Knowledge Strategies, USA, gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx

 Initial Program Committee Members
    John Bateman, University of Bremen
    Mike Dean, BBN Technologies
    Max Egenhofer, Faculty Spatial Information Science and Engineering,    University of Maine
    Fred Fonseca, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State    University
    Mark Gahegan, Director, Centre for eResearch & School of    Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Jianya Gong, Wuhan University, China
    Mike Gruninger, Semantic Technologies Laboratory, University of    Toronto
    Krzysztof Janowicz, GeoVISTA Center, Pennsylvania State University
    Craig Knoblock, Information Sciences Institute, University of    Southern California
    Dave Kolas, BBN Technologies
    Sergei Levashkin, Centro de Investigación en Computación, Mexico    City, Mexico
    Lynn Usery, United States Geological Survey
    James Wilson, James Madison University
    Naijun Zhou, University of Maryland College Park

Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D.  
SOCoP Executive Secretary
Knowledge Strategies    
Potomac, MD

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