collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference – Riva del Garda, Italy, 19 October, 2014.
The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing. By 2005, the world’s population had increased to 6.5 billion, with about 50% living in cities. By 2025, UN projections show that the world population is expected to exceed 9 billion with roughly 75% expected to live in cities. This rapid urbanization is continuing to put tremendous pressure on traditional urban infrastructures, such as roads, water, and energy, and on societal institutions. This urbanization challenges require new approaches that will transform modern cities to comfortable, economically successful, and environmentally responsible habitats.
We are also seeing a rapid rise in the connection and usage of billions of low-end and affordable smart devices to the Internet, i.e. the Internet of Things, and witnessing the expansion of the Web into more areas of our personal lives. These trends make possible a new generation of smart city applications and services, with new smart city applications emerging as more data from different sources (e.g. from utility services, transport services, environmental data, and from social sensing) become available. These smart city data are large in volume, multi-modal, vary in quality, formats, and representation forms. These data need to be processed, aggregated, and higher-level abstractions need to be created from these data to make them suitable for the event processing and , knowledge extraction methods that enable intelligent applications and services for smart city platforms. Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data together with data analytics solutions play a key role in providing inter-operability, association analysis, information and knowledge extractions, and reasoning about trust, privacy, provenance, and security in smart city frameworks.
Scope and Objectives
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.
It continues on from the successful earlier workshops on the same theme at
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
1. Semantic platforms to integrate, manage and publish smart city data
2. Process and standards for defining, publishing and sharing open city data
3. Robust inference models for semantic cities
4. City applications involving semantic models
5. City as a Smart Utility
Submission Types and Publication
For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, SSC’14 welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions, including for example:
How to submit
Authors of accepted works are expected to attend the conference to present their work. The maximum length of:
Best papers will be considered for publication in the Semantic Web Journal special issue on The Role of Semantics in Smart Cities
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:
***CityPulse-sponsored 300 EUR 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 16.07.2014 – full paper submission deadline
31.07.2014 – notification of acceptance
25.08.2014 07.09.2014 – submission of camera ready version
19.10.2014 – Workshop date