SWIFT2016 seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and theoretical aspects of solving Internet of Things (IoT) Challenges with Semantic Web Technologies.

  • Paper submission deadline (extended): July 15th, 2016, 24.00 hawaii time
  • Notification of accepted papers: July 31st, 2016
  • Submit through EasyChair
  • Number of pages: 8 to 12

With this workshop, we aim to discover new ways to embrace the opportunities that semantic web technologies offer in terms of data modelling, integration, processing, and provisioning as well as in terms of developing flexible and intelligent system solutions.

We want to challenge researchers towards developing integrated description and implementation approaches through both paper submissions and interactive on-site discussion and dialog.
In particular we are looking for description approaches, formal models, implementation solutions, use cases, and applications that support a IoT solutions based on semantic web technologies.

The application and use of IoT solutions is facing technological, societal and business challenges. Some of the main challenges are:

  • Connectivity: A heterogeneous landscape of wired and wireless connectivity standards are required to enable different application needs. This increases the implementation effort and the complexity of the solutions.
  • Sensing and monitoring complex environments: Innovative ways to sense, observe and deliver information from the physical world to the IoT system.
  • Information Models: Being able to translate the physical world into a format that can be understood and interpreted by the IoT applications.
  • Adaptability and Scalability: IoT requires a change in the way organisations design and augment their industrial systems. IoT systems must be adaptive and scalable through software or added functionality that integrates with the overall solution.
  • Plan for Maintenance and Updates: IoT components need to be built by already planing for future maintenance and updates. Adequate system evolution can be guaranteed only trough continuous modification and maintenance to meet changing requirements.
  • Flexibility: When developing and deploying an industrial system, it is not enough to simply think about today’s needs or even immediate future needs. It is necessary to build on open, integrated hardware and software platforms, in order to be capable of adapting to changing requirements over time.

Potential relevant topics are listed here.

Publications of accepted papers in Spring LNCS or CEUR is under evaluation.