The PDF files of SISS presentations are now available under the Program section.
It starts to be widely recognized, from both the academic and the industrial points of view, that smart spaces will play a crucial role in the market of devices, services, and applications for the next years and in the everyday users’ experience with the personal, home, and urban environments where citizens work and live. The effective design, implementation, and run-time support of smart applications in wide-scale pervasive environments are considered still very open challenges nowadays. Currently, the high costs still associated with the development of these smart applications are limiting their widespread adoption and their potential impact on the mass market of final users. Costs relevantly derive from the complexity of integrating already deployed heterogeneous systems, from differentiated sensors providing data in different formats via heterogeneous wireless technologies, and from nodes with differentiated capabilities/resources to highly heterogeneous legacy services. In addition, there are no effective solutions in the market that permit to split the above costs through reusability over different applications, vendors, and application domains.
The First International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability for Smart Spaces (SISS 2010) aims at soliciting and promoting the discussion among academic/industrial researchers, practitioners in the field, and most relevant industry players about the above issue of cost reduction via interoperability, with the primary guideline of addressing interoperability of heterogeneous devices and systems via the adoption of proper semantic solutions for open smart spaces. The focus will be on novel and open innovation platforms for the effective sharing of interoperable information in smart environments: smart applications should have the possibility to effectively and easily access to highly interoperable and shared information spaces that maintain data/metadata of common interest (sensed monitored data, information about currently available resources/services, …). The content of shared spaces should be openly understandable and largely re-usable thanks to the exploitation of lightweight and widely adopted semantic technologies, e.g. Resource Description Framework (RDF) and RDF-based ontologies.
Contributions to SISS 2010 should address the technical challenges arising from emerging smart spaces, capable of openly including new devices, systems, applications, and final users, and to properly scale up to the challenging size of urban-wide scenarios. Visionary and early-stage work that is rigorously presented and can steer discussion to new topics is particularly welcome, as well as more solid and extensively evaluated work that reports practical and industrial experience in the field. The SISS 2010 workshop is organized by academic experts and industrial players also collaborating in a joint research project called Smart Objects for Intelligent Applications (SOFIA – http://www.sofia-project.eu), funded through the European Artemis programme. The already established relationships with SOFIA partners should guarantee a good visibility for the open call cfp and a good number of submissions that will be solicited among the researchers involved in the project.
After a rigorous review process by independent reviewers and TPC members, all accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 2010 Workshops Proceedings, will be available on IEEE Xplore, and will be professionally indexed by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Service.