[Air-L] CfP: 5th International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data at ESWC2022 (SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 15th)

Beyza Yaman beyza.yaman at adaptcentre.ie
Mon Mar 7 12:29:11 PST 2022

Apologies for cross-posting!

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the 5th
International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data will be co-located with
the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in May 2022.

Details are published on the website: https://i3mainz.github.io/GeoLD2022/

Geospatial data are essential not only for many traditional GIS tasks such
as navigation, logistics, and tourism, but even more for emerging
technologies like autonomous vehicle navigation, smart city technologies,
and further location-based services. For all these
technologies, geospatial linked data (GLD) is a crucially important source
of machine-readable pre-interpreted information.
Recently, we can observe a transformation process of
spatial data infrastructures from previously merely acting
as data providers to becoming brokers of geospatial information of
different kinds, origins, quality, and a need to interconnect and
incorporate information of different data repositories, often even in
This need for GLD integration leads to efforts to create next-generation
knowledge graphs which integrate multiple spatial datasets with large
numbers of general datasets containing some geospatial references (e.g.,
\emph{DBpedia, Wikidata}) and even volunteered geographic information
(e.g., \emph{LinkedGeoData}) and sensor data. This integration, either on
the public Web or within organizations has immense socio-economic and
academic benefits. The upsurge in linked data-related presentations in the
Eurogeographics data quality workshop series, in relevant journal
publications, in activities of standardization bodies (OGC GeoSPARQL), and
in Spatial Data Applications shows a deep interest in GLD in national
mapping agencies and beyond. GLD enables web-based,
interoperable geospatial data infrastructures that may enhance and support
existing standardization efforts like Europe's INSPIRE directive.
Moreover, geospatial information systems benefit
from Linked Data principles in building the next generation of
spatial data applications, e.g., federated smart buildings, self-piloted
vehicles, delivery drones, or automated local authority services, which is
of increasing interest to various stakeholders.
This workshop invites papers covering the challenges and solutions for
handling GLD, especially for building high-quality,
adaptable, geospatial data infrastructures and next-generation spatial
applications. We aim to demonstrate the latest approaches and
implementations and to discuss the solutions to challenges and issues
arising from research and industrial organizations.

Topics of interest
•  GLD vocabularies and standards (GeoSPARQL, INSPIRE, W3C, OGC)
•  Extraction/transformation of GLD from native geospatial data sources
•  Integration (schema mapping, interlinking, fusion) techniques
for Geospatial RDF Data
•  Enrichment, quality and evolution
of Linked Data with Geospatial information
•  Machine Learning improving GLD processing
•  Distributed solutions for GLD management (storing, querying, mapping)
•  Algorithms and tools for large scale, scalable GLD management
•  Efficient Indexing and Querying of GLD
•  Geospatial-specific Reasoning on RDF Data
•  Ranking techniques on querying Geospatial RDF Data
•  Advanced querying capabilities on Geospatial RDF Data
•  Benchmarking of GLD applications
•  GLD in social web platforms and applications
•  Visualization models/interfaces for browsing/authoring/querying GLD
•  Real world applications/use cases/paradigms using GLD
•  Evaluation/comparison of tools/libraries/frameworks for GLD
•  Data governance models for GLD

Important Dates
Paper submission: March 15th, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 14th, 2022
Camera-ready paper submission: April 19th, 2022

Organizing Committee:
Timo Homburg (i3mainz – Institute for Spatial Information & Surveying
Technology, Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Dr. Beyza Yaman (ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Sherif (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Armin Haller (Australian National University, Australia)

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Best Regards,
Timo Homburg, Beyza Yaman, Mohamed Ahmed Sherif, Armin Haller.

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