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The 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2010 (SSN10)

A workshop of the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010), 7-11 November 2010, Shanghai, China.

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NEW: Papers are published in CEUR proceedings Volume 668:

NEW:  The Best Paper Award sponsored by European project Spitfire funded by EU under contract no. 258885, was awarded to

Carsten Keßler and Krzysztof Janowicz,   Linking Sensor Data – Why, to What, and How?


Semantic technologies are often proposed as important components of complex, cross-jurisdictional, heterogeneous, dynamic information systems. The needs and opportunities arising from the rapidly growing capabilities of networked sensing devices are a challenging case.

 It is estimated that today there are 4 billion mobile devices that can act as sensors, including active and passive RFID tags. This is complemented by an even larger number of fixed sensors recording observations of a wide variety of modalities. Geographically distributed sensor nodes are capable of forming ad hoc networking topologies, with nodes expected to be dynamically inserted and removed from a network. The sensors are increasingly being connected with Web infrastructure, and the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standard developed by the Open GIS Consortium is widely being adopted in industry, government and academia alike.  While such frameworks provide some interoperability, semantics is increasingly seen as key enabler for integration of sensor data and broader Web information systems. Analytical and reasoning capabilities afforded by Semantic Web standards and technologies are considered important for developing advanced applications that go from capturing observations to recognition of events and ultimately developing comprehensive situational awareness. Defence, transportation, global enterprise, and natural resource management industries are leading the rapid emergence of applications in commercial, civic, and scientific operations that involve sensors, web, services and semantics.


The goal of the Semantic Sensor Networks workshop is to develop an understanding of the ways semantic web technologies, including ontologies, agent architectures and semantic web services, can contribute to the growth, application and deployment of large-scale sensor networks and their applications. The workshop provides an inter-disciplinary forum to explore and promote these concepts.

Programme Committee


Kerry Taylor, CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
Arun Ayyagari, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
David De Roure, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK


Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton OH, USA
Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Technical Program:

Thomas Meyer, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
Kevin Page, University of Southampton, UK
Michael Compton, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Cory Henson, Wright State University, USA
Luis Bermudez, Southeastern Universities Research Association, USA
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Ralf Denzer, University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrucken, Germany
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, UK
Ingo Simonis, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Sascha Schlobinski, Cismet GmbH, Germany
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University
Vinny Reynolds, DERI, Ireland
Josiane Parreira, DERI, Ireland
Yong Liu, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
Alasdair Gray, University of Manchester, UK

Kevin Page, University of Southampton, UK


The list of accepted papers and the final programme for the day is available here. 


Other links

Please see  and for earlier workshop in the same series.
Please see for information about the main ISWC conference, including registration, travel and accommodation information.

Paper Submission Instructions  (closed)

Context-Setting Papers:

Semantic Sensor Web - overview article
Research topics in Semantic Sensor Networks

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