Reminder: Special Issue on Linked Spatiotemporal Data and Geo-Ontologies

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Todd Pehle

Apr 26, 2011, 12:50:09 AM4/26/11
to NeoGeo Semantic Web Vocabs,
Hello All,

We'd like to pass along a reminder for Semantic Web Journal call for
papers on Linked Spatiotemporal Data. Should be very cool!



See below:

Special Issue on Linked Spatiotemporal Data and Geo-Ontologies

Call for Papers
Semantic Web Journal
Special Issue on Linked Spatiotemporal Data and Geo-Ontologies

Whilst the Web has changed with the advent of the Social Web from
mostly authoritative towards increasing amounts of user generated
content, it is essentially still about linked documents. These
documents provide structure and context for the described data and
easy their interpretation. In contrast, the upcoming Data Web is about
linking data, not documents. Such data sets are not bound to a
specific document but can be easily combined and used outside of the
original context. With a growth rate of millions of new facts encoded
as RDF-triples per month, the Linked Data cloud allows users to answer
complex queries spanning multiple sources. Due to the uncoupling of
data from its original creation context, semantic interoperability,
identity resolution, and ontologies are central methodologies to
ensure consistency and meaningful results. Space and time are
fundamental ordering relations to structure such data and provide an
implicit context for their interpretation. Prominent geo-related
Linked Data hubs include as well as the Linked Geo Data
project which provides a RDF serialization of Open Street Map.
Furthermore, myriad other Linked Data sources contain location-based
references. This special issue is an open-call follow up to the Linked
Spatiotemporal Data 2010 workshop held in conjunction with the 6th
International Conference on Geographic Information Science GIScience
2010. The issue aims at defining the data, knowledge representations,
reasoning methodologies, and additional tools needed to link locations
seamlessly into the Web of Linked Data. Subsequently, with the advent
of Linked Locations in Linked Data, the gap between the Semantic Web
and the Geo Web will begin to narrow.

List of Relevant Topics
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

# Application of Linked Spatiotemporal Data

* Linked Data and the Sensor Web Enablement
* Linked Data and mobile applications
* Linked Data gazetteers and points of interest
* Linked Data in the domain of cultural heritage research

# Retrieving and Browsing of Linked Spatiotemporal Data

* Mining Linked Spatiotemporal Data from existing sources
* Spatiotemporal indexing of Linked Data
* Harvesting Linked Data from heterogeneous sources
* Spatial extensions to query languages such as SPARQL (e.g.,
* Visualizing and browsing through the Linked Spatiotemporal Data

# Integration and Interoperation of Linked Spatiotemporal Data

* Ontologies and vocabularies to support interoperability
* Identity assumptions and resolution for data fusion and
* The role of space and time to structure Linked Data
* Versioning of spatio-temporal data
* Semantic annotation and microformats
* Adding contextual information to Linked Data

# Linked Data and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

* Spatiotemporal Aspects of Data Quality, Trust, and Provenance in
Linked Data
* Tag and Vocabulary recommendations for annotating VGI
* Maintenance of links

The special issue on Linked Spatiotemporal Data and Geo-Ontologies
calls for original high-quality research on any of the above mentioned
topics. Extended versions of manuscripts published in conferences and
workshops are welcome as long as the previous publications are clearly
acknowledged and the new submission introduces substantial revisions
and updates. Authors are requested to follow the author guidelines,
submit online via mstracker, and include the name of the call within
the submission letter. While there is no official page limit, we
request manuscripts between 14-22 pages in length. All manuscripts
will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy
and will be made available during online the review process.

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 6. May 2011
Acceptance notification: 15. June 2011
Camera-ready copies: 30. June 2011
Issue publication: Fall 2011

* Krzysztof Janowicz, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Todd Pehle, Orbis Technologies, USA
* Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey, UK
* Patrick Maué, University of Muenster, Germany

-- Krzysztof Janowicz

GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

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