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3rd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Web - SSW 2012

4 - 7 October, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain

In conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2012



Salvatore Flavio Pileggi
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Brief Bio
Salvatore Flavio Pileggi received his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering (July 21th 2005) from the University of Calabria (Italy) with thesis on Content Distribution Network (CDN). He also received a Ph.D. in Communications (March 25th 2011) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) with thesis on Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). After a short experience (2007) as Software Engineer, he worked (from April 2007 to December 2010) as researcher at Communications Department of Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Since February 2011 he is researcher at TSB-ITACA (Polytechnic university of Valencia, Spain). He is actively researching on several multi-disciplinary topics actually considered as interest issues within scientific community. He is author/co-author of several scientific papers that appear in some of the most relevant international journals, magazines and conference proceedings. His first publication about the integration of WSN with Grid Computing (2006) received a Best Paper Award. Furthermore, he is constantly involved in several technical committees of selected journals, magazines and scientific events, considering the intense and continues interchanging of ideas and experiences as a vital feedback for the research impulse. Since 2009 he is IEEE Member and since 2011 he is IEEE Computer Society Member. He chaired SSW 2010 and IWSI 2011. During the last years he was been actively working within several national and international research projects as MULTINET, PIGRES, EXPESHARE, BUGYO, SERVERY and NEURONA. He is currently involved in UNIVERSAAL and FASYS projects.


During last years, sensors have been increasingly adopted in the context of several disciplines and applications (military, industrial, medical, homeland security, etc.) with the aim of collecting and distributing observations of our world in everyday life. Sensors progressively assumed the critical role of bridges between the real world and information systems, through an always more consolidated and efficient sensor technology that enables advanced heterogeneous sensor grids. Current sensor networks are able to detect and identify simple phenomena or measurements as well as complex events and situations. As imaginable, these sensor networks disseminated everywhere around the world are not connected between them as well as associated information systems are not integrated. This scenario can be summarized as too much data and not enough knowledge.

Sensor Web is commonly defined as: "Web-accessible sensor networks and archived sensor data that can be discovered and accessed using standard protocols and application interfaces". Sensor Web is a progressive concept that, at the moment, is limited mainly by the lack of standardization.

Semantic Sensor Web would be an evolving extension of Sensor Web that introduces a semantic layer in which semantics, or meaning of information are formally defined. Semantics should integrate web-centric standard information infrastructures improving the capabilities of collecting, retrieving, sharing, manipulating and analyzing sensor data (or associate phenomena) as well as potential interoperability between systems through semantic interactions.

The aim of Workshop is promoting an open international discussion between researchers from both academia and industry about Semantic Sensor Web (and related issues) as well as the selection of a restricted number of high-quality selected papers about interest topics.

At the moment topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

› Modeling and Representation of Sensor Knowledge
› Analysis and Modeling of Sensor Domain
› Sensor/Sensor Network Ontology Engineering
› Semantic Sensor Web
› Data Models and Languages for Semantic Sensor Web
› Semantic Sensor Systems and Applications
› Architectures and Middleware for Semantic Sensor Web
› Social Sensors


Jaime Calvo-Gallego, University of Salamanca, Spain
Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, ITACA -TSB Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
David Fonseca, Universidad La Salle, Spain
Patric Granholm, Turku University of Applied Science, Finland
Adrian Groza, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Matthias Loskyll, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Juan Bautista Mocholi, ITACA-TSB Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Benjamin Molina, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Israel Perez-Llopis, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Sven Schade, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and ICAR-CNR, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (


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