The explosion of computing driven location based applications in the past few years has revolutionized the way we live and work. Computing technologies, such as cloud computing, business intelligence, spatial database server, and high-performance computing, play key roles in geospatial technologies and applications. More importantly, since everything in the computer network has its own location, all of them are related to geospatial technologies and applications. Like the hottest term “.com” in the late of 90’s, “.geo” would be another hottest term and field in the coming decades.
A huge amount of data is already provided by satellites watching to the Earth and the new services that are going to be implemented, including high accuracy and high reliability positioning and navigation systems, are offering new opportunities. However, a general lack of applications is preventing a full use of the present systems and could prevent the exploitation of future opportunities, also in terms of market development.
Authors interested in providing a paper for this conference, see http://www.space.corila.it/Call.htm . Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2011.
The theme of the plenary is industry and governments working together to implement interoperability. Dr. Paul Kaminski, Chairman of the US Department of Defense Science Board, and Gen(ret) Harald Kujat, former Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee are just a few the featured speakers along with senior industry executives.
Topics that will be explored in depth include market conditions providing the demand for interoperability, the transition of the NCOIC business case responding to the market, and a discussion by senior customers and industry executives of the need for interoperability for coalition and joint operations. The plenary session will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from those in a position to influence either RFPs or the responding proposals.
Additionally there will be a series of business and technical discussions that will tie business objectives with technical capabilities to allow industry understanding of customer views and customers of industry concerns.
GeoWeb 2010 will take place in Vancouver, Canada July 26-30 and its organizers are currently seeking submissions for presentations and workshops.
GeoWeb is the industry-leading conference focused on the collective impact of the Web on geographic information standards, architectures and technology and the convergence of GIS and the Internet and the resulting economic, social and technical consequences. GeoWeb 2010 will feature well known keynote and invited speakers, workshops and tutorials, technical presentations, panel sessions, and product showcase opportunities. No other geospatial conference provides this level of knowledge intensity and is a must-attend conference for anyone involved in shaping the future of the geospatial industry.
Distributed sensor networks are attracting more and more interest in applications for large-scale monitoring of the environment, civil structures, roadways, animal habitats, etc. With the rapidly increasing number of large-scale sensor network deployments, the vision of a World-Wide Sensor Web (WSW) is becoming a reality. Similar to the World-Wide Web (WWW), which acts essentially as a "World-Wide Computer", the Sensor Web can be considered as a "World-Wide Sensor" or a "cyberinfrastructure" that instruments and monitors the physical world at temporal and spatial scales that are currently impossible. The WSW will generate tremendous volumes of priceless data, enabling scientists to observe previously unobservable phenomena.
Sensor web examples include US's National Ecological Observatory Networks (NEON), Canada's Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS), Korea's Ubiquitous City (uCity), etc. In addition, we are also seeing the emergence of citizen sensing systems that use the ubiquitous and location-enabled nature of mobile phones to build large-scale urban sensing systems that using the phones as mobile sensor nodes. Such citizen sensing systems include the Mobile Millennium project, the CycleSense project, etc.
The GeoWeb 2010 Sensor Web academic track seeks to address research issues related to sensor web. We aim to bring together sensor web experts to present novel research and exchange ideas relating to the state of the art and its future directions. Real world results and deployments are particularly welcomed.
Dec 3, 2010 at USGS Reston, VA
The Spatial Ontology Community of
Practice (SOCoP) is hosting a workshop on spatial semantics and
ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and others.
The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial data domain. The main theme of this 3rd iteration of the workshop is the current and future state of development, implementation, and use of geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational mission and program needs.
In addressing this theme, as at last year’s workshop, we anticipate having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable discussions. Expected this year will be presentations on GeoSPARQL, a geo SameAs Demonstration, Open Geospatial Consortium GeoSemantics, USGS Ontology for The National Map, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency activities. In addition there will be a discussion about a National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which was recently awarded to several Spatial Ontology Community of Practice members. This Project: “an Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability” promises to be an exciting opportunity in developing and using ontologies, software tools, and collaboration methods to support geospatial data sharing, integration, and interoperation.
There is no charge for the workshop
and more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available at
as it is developed. Even though there will be no charge for the
Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate
logistics and entry into the USGS Building. Any questions regarding
the 3rd Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross
via email: gbergcross [at] gmail.com.
A final program, meeting location directions and registration information should be available soon.
Proceedings from last year’s Workshop complete with presentation slides and audio are available at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SOCoP/Workshop_2009_11_12, thanks to the support of Ontolog.