Organised by

Applied Intelligence & Data Analysis

Proceedings will be part of the International Conference Proceedings Series



The Semantic Smart City Workshop (SemCity-13)

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. Similarly, we are seeing the rapid rise in the connection and usage of billions of low-end and affordable smart devices to the Internet, leading to the widening of the “Internet of Things”, we are witnessing the Web expanding into more areas of our personal lives. The focus of this Workshop is to discuss, demonstrate, and share ideas, tools, technologies, and systems of how the Web, in particular the Web of Data, can help to solve or alleviate the pressures of city urbanization.

Fact Sheet

Topics of Interest

Today’s urbanization challenges require seeking for new approaches that transform modern cities to comfortable, economically successful, and environmentally responsible habitats. We also witness the confluence of many Internet- and Web-related factors:

  • The rise in the connection and usage of billions of low-end and affordable smart devices to the Internet, i.e. the “Internet of Things”
  • A growing momentum behind open government data (OGD), where governments and cities make non-personal public data freely available
  • The rise in penetration of the Web in more areas of our personal lives; and
  • The enormous amount of data being generated by the three aforementioned factors

The aim of this workshop is to explore the interfaces between the Web, the Web of Data, and the City. The workshop will 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.

In the context of the outline workshop theme, SemCity invites papers on, but not strictly limited to, the following topics:
  • Semantic Web
  • Linked Data
  • Web of Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Interaction Paradigms in the Smart City
  • Smart City operating systems
  • Semantic Complex Event Reasoning
  • City services discovery
  • Service Ranking, and Provenance
  • Semantic Web Discovery
  • Semantic Web Ranking

Submission Types and Publication

For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, SemCity welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions, including for example:
  • Full research papers
  • Position papers
  • Case Studies
  • Descriptions of Experiments
  • Evaluations
Submissions will be evaluated by the members of the international program committee. Accepted papers will be published as a proceedings volume at CEUR-WS.org.

How to submit

Please note that the submission format is MS Word or PDF. The papers must be written in English and formatted according to the ACM guidelines. Author instructions and style files can be downloaded at

http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Paper submissions to be made electronically in MS Word or PDF through the EasyChair submission system at

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semcity13

Authors of accepted works are expected to attend the conference to present their work.

The maximum length of

  • Short papers, up to 6 pages, in ACM format
  • Full Research papers, up to 12 pages, in ACM format
  • Position papers, up to 4 pages, in ACM format
  • Case Studies papers, up to 12 pages, in ACM format
  • Demo papers (up to 4 pages), and Descriptions of Experiments, including Evaluation reports, (up to 6 pages), in ACM format

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?

Important Dates

  • 02.03.2013 – full paper submission deadline
  • 19.03.2013 – notification of acceptance
  • 06.04.2013 – submission of camera ready versions
  • 12-14.06.2013 – conference days

Program Committee

Alistair Duke, BT
Bob Schloss, IBM
Carolina Fortuna, Josef Stefan Institute
Elizabeth Daly, IBM
Francois Scharffe, INRIA
Freddy Lecue, IBM
Frederik Weissenborn, University College London
Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete
Monika Solanki, Birmingham City University
Rosario Usceda-Sosa, IBM
Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University
Valentin Zacharias, FZI
Sebastian Rios, University of Chile
Les Carr, University of Southampton
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig
Rashid Mehmood, University of Huddersfield
Jun Zhao, Oxford University
Richard Cyganiak, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUI Galway
John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, U.K.
José Manuel Gómez Pérez, iSOCO, Spain
Zhenning Shangguan, Pitney Bowes, USA

Workshop Organizers

Tope Omitola (t.omitola@ecs.soton.ac.uk), University of Southampton
John Breslin (john.breslin@nuigalway.ie), National University of Ireland, Galway
Biplav Srivastava (sbiplav@in.ibm.com), IBM Research
John Davies (john.nj.davies@bt.com), British Telecommunications

About

The 3rd International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'13) is organised under the auspices of Autonomous University of Madrid . The site for the previous editions, WIMS'12 and WIMS'11, can be found here.

This is the third in a new series of conferences concerned with intelligent approaches to transform the World Wide Web into a global reasoning and semantics-driven computing machine.

Supported by