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From: Nancy Wiegand <wiegand@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 18:27:35 -0500
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1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Spatial Semantics and 
Ontologies (SSO) 2011
Tuesday November 1, 2011    (01)

In Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on 
Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011) 
Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.    (02)

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.    (03)

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    (04)

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Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research 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.    (05)

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 
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    (06)

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    (07)

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 
Dave Kolas, BBN Technologies
Sergei Levashkin, Centro de Investigación en Computación, Mexico City, Mexico
Todd Pehle, Orbis Technologies
Lynn Usery, United States Geological Survey
James Wilson, James Madison University
Naijun Zhou, University of Maryland College Park    (08)

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