Terra Cognita 2008 Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 26

http://asio.bbn.com/terracognita2008/

In Conjunction with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference,

(ISWC 2008), http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/, Karlsruhe, Germany

Registration now open! Register Here

 

Keynote Speaker: Max Egenhofer, University of Maine

http://www.spatial.maine.edu/~max/max.html

 

Accepted Papers

  • Miriam Baglioni, Emiliano Giovannetti, Maria Vittoria Masserotti, Chiara Renso and Laura Spinsanti. Ontology-supported Querying of Geographical Databases
  • Stavros Christodoulakis, Michalis Foukarakis, Lemonia Ragia, Hiroaki Uchiyama and Takuya Imai. Geospatial Semantic Context Capturing for Picture Annotation, Retrieval and Visualization in SPIM
  • John Goodwin, Gatherine Dolbear and Glen Hart. Geographical Linked Data: The Administrative Geography of Great Britain on the Semantic Web
  • Dave Kolas. Supporting Spatial Semantics with SPARQL
  • Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Nicholas Del Rio, Vladik Kreinovich and Alejandro Castaneda. TrustMap: Trust Recommendations for Maps
  • Francesco Tarquini and Eliseo Clementini. Spatial relations between classes as integrity constraints
  • Zhixian Yan. Trajectory Ontologies
  • Raluca Zaharia, Laurentiu Vasiliu, Joerg Hoffmann and Eva Klien. Semantic Execution Meets Geospatial Web Services: A Pilot Application

 

Workshop Overview

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in a growing field of Semantic Web research: the intersection between Semantic Web data and geospatial data and applications. This workshop follows the Terra Cognita 2006 Workshop at ISWC 2006. Increased interactions between the geospatial and Semantic Web communities are likely to contribute to solving some important spatial data problems within the Semantic Web and to providing indispensable formalizations for upper-level and domain ontologies.

 

Adding a geospatial component will enhance the Semantic Web. The Semantic Web community is in need of both better ways of representing and processing geospatial data and a better understanding of the unique problems geospatial data present. A large proportion of the data available on the Web has an inherent spatial context. This context currently goes largely unexploited. While many Semantic Web applications may use a map for viewing data, processing spatial relationships at a deeper level of understanding is needed to exploit the range of data.

 

The geospatial community requires input from the Semantic Web community as well, because a number of important spatial data problems have potential solutions within the Semantic Web. Building geospatial ontologies is a first step for alleviating the restrictiveness of XML-based and relational database-based schemas. Service interoperability also stands to make significant gains by incorporating Semantic Web technologies.

 

Input is needed from both the geospatial and Semantic Web communities. It is expected that this workshop will draw Semantic Web researchers interested in working in the geospatial area as well as geospatial researchers wanting to pursue Semantic Web technologies. The workshop will include research areas in addition to novel applications. The workshop is a full day and includes one interactive session in which audience members can talk or present a slide for a couple of minutes on a relevant topic. (Although the terms spatial and geospatial are sometimes used interchangeably, we include the term geospatial to cover more broadly issues and data having a spatial component.)

 

Paper Topics

  • Geospatial ontologies
  • Semantic Web research regarding geospatial data
  • Novel applications of Semantic Web technology to spatial data
  • Novel applications of spatial data to Semantic Web applications
  • Techniques for processing spatial data within the Semantic Web
  • Semantic issues in geospatial standards
  • Domain-oriented GIS applications that leverage Semantic Web technology

 

 

Schedule

 

9:00

Start

9:00-9:10    

Introductions

9:10-10:00  

Invited Talk: Spatializing Ontologies, Max Egenhofer

10-10:30     

Geospatial Semantic Context Capturing for Picture Annotation, Retrieval and Visualization in SPIM, Stavros Christodoulakis, Michalis Foukarakis, Lemonia Ragia, Hiroaki Uchiyama, Takuya Imai

10:30-11:00    

Break

11-12:30

Geographical Linked Data: The Administrative Geography of Great Britain on the Semantic Web, John Goodwin, Catherine Dolbear, Glen Hart

 

Ontology-supported Querying of Geographical Databases, Miriam Baglioni, Emiliano Giovannetti, Maria Vittoria Masserotti, Chiara Renso, Laura Spinsanti

 

Semantic Execution Meets Geospatial Web Services: A Pilot Application, Raluca Zaharia, Laurentiu Vasiliu, Joerg Hoffmann, Eva Klien

12:30-14:00 

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Spatial relations between classes as integrity constraints, Francesco Tarquini, Eliseo Clementini

 

Supporting Spatial Semantics with SPARQL, Dave Kolas

15:00-15:30

"Lightning Talks"*

15:30-17:00

Break

16:00-17:00

Trajectory Ontologies, Zhixian Yan, Jose Macedo, Christine Parent, Stefano Spaccapietra

 

TrustMap: Trust Recommendations for Maps, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Nicholas Del Rio, Vladik Kreinovich, Alejandro Castaneda

17:00-17:30   

Wrap-up

17:30

End



*To ensure interactive audience participation, there is a lightning talk session in which anyone can volunteer to give an impromptu presentation. Depending on the number of volunteers, time may be limited to 1-2 minutes and only one slide. This gives everyone a chance to have the floor to bring up issues or present results.

 

 

Call for Papers

Submissions are now closed. The Call for Papers is available here.

 

Organizing Committee

Terra Cognita 2008 is organized by members of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP, http://socop.org). SOCoP is a geospatial semantics interest group currently with members from U.S. federal agencies, academia, and companies. The group is open to anyone, and international collaborations are welcome. SOCoP's goal is to foster collaboration among users, technologists, and researchers of spatial knowledge representations and reasoning towards the development of a set of core, common geospatial ontologies for use by all in the Semantic Web.

 

Workshop Chairs

Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA, wiegand at cs.wisc.edu

Dave Kolas, BBN Technologies, USA, dkolas at bbn.com

Gary Berg-Cross, Engineering Management & Integration, USA,

 

Program Committee Members

Dan Adams, Scitor Corp, USA
Harry Chen, ImageMatters, USA

Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Cathy Dolbear, Ordnance Survey, UK
Beth Driver, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, USA
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Kathleen Hornsby, University of Iowa, USA
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Michael Lutz, European Commission-DG Joint Research Center, Italy
Josh Lieberman, Traverse Technologies, USA
Jim Ressler, Northrop Grumman, USA
Angela Schwering, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

 

Schedule and other information available here soon!