1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Spatial Semantics and Ontologies (SSO) 2011    (2UE1)

In Conjunction with the 2011 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Conference Nov. 1-4 http://acmgis2011.cs.umn.edu/, Chicago, IL U.S.A.    (2Z1I)

The Workshop was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, socop/Sso_agenda    (2Z1L)

has the final agenda, talks, and other workshop events. Briefings will be added as links as they become available.    (2UE4)

List of Accepted Papers    (2XDC)

Balloon: Representing and Querying the Near Future Movement of Predictive Moving Objects by Hechen Liu and Markus Schneider    (2XD6)

Exploiting Semantics for Geospatial Data Fusion by Pedro Szekely, Craig Knoblock, Shubham Gupta, Mohsen Taheriyan, and Bo Wu    (2XD7)

Modeling Geospatial Barriers by Emily White and Kathleen Stewart    (2XD8)

A Semantic Web Map Mediation Service: Interactive Redesign and Sharing of Map Legends by Mark Gahegan, Will Smart, Sina Masoud-Ansari, and Brandon Whitehead    (2XD9)

Volunteered Geographic Services: Developing a Linked Data Driven Location-based Service by Alexander Savelyev, Krzysztof Janowicz, Jim Thatcher, Sen Xu, Christoph Mülligann, and Wei Luo    (2XDA)

Introducing the New SIM-DL_A Semantic Similarity Measurement Plug-in for the Protege Ontology Editor by Christoph Mülligann, Johannes Trame, and Krzysztof Janowicz    (2XDB)

Applying WCO Ontology to Geospatial Web Coverage Services by Xia Wang and Peter Baumann    (2XVW)

Original Call for Papers    (2Z1J)

Workshop Overview    (2UE6)

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.    (2UE8)

Suggested Paper Topics (other topics are welcome):    (2UE9)

Submission    (2UEH)

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.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: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.    (2V3Q)

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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sso2011    (2V3R)

Workshop Presentations    (2V3Y)

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.    (2V3S)

Relevant Dates for Papers    (2UYW)

Papers due: Extended to August 19, 2011    (2UE5)

Notify authors: Sept. 16, 2011    (2UE6)

Camera-ready copy: October 3, 2011    (2UE7)

Workshop organizers    (2UEM)

Initial Program Committee Members:    (2UEQ)

John Bateman, University of Bremen    (2V3Z)

Mike Dean, Raytheon BBN Technologies    (2V40)

Max Egenhofer, Faculty Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine    (2V3U)

Fred Fonseca, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University    (2V41)

Mark Gahegan, Director, Centre for eResearch & School of Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand    (2V3W)

Jianya Gong, Wuhan University, China    (2V42)

Mike Gruninger, Semantic Technologies Laboratory, University of Toronto    (2V43)

Krzysztof Janowicz, GeoVISTA Center, Pennsylvania State University    (2V44)

Craig Knoblock, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California    (2V45)

Dave Kolas, Raytheon BBN Technologies    (2V46)

Sergei Levashkin, Centro de Investigación en Computación, Mexico City, Mexico    (2V47)

Lynn Usery, United States Geological Survey    (2V48)

James Wilson, James Madison University    (2V49)

Naijun Zhou, University of Maryland College Park    (2V3X)