[OSGeo-Discuss] CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital Spaces on the Internet (OneSpace2009)

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 12:47:16 PDT 2009


2nd International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital Spaces on
the Internet (OneSpace2009)

In conjunction with the Future Internet Symposium 2009 (FIS2009)

September 1, 2009, Berlin (Germany)

++ Deadline for submission: Aug 07, 2009 ++
++ Full papers and position papers invited ++


The Second International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital
Spaces on the Internet (OneSpace2009) will be held in conjunction with
the Future Internet Symposium 2009 (FIS2009) in Berlin on 1 September

We welcome technical papers and shorter position papers addressing the
identification and study of the complex relationship of the Internet
with space, place, geography and distance, whether physical or
virtual. Technologies as well as novel ideas, experiments, and
insights originating from multi-disciplinary viewpoints, including
internet, computer and GI sciences, humanities, digital media, and
social sciences are welcome.

from diverse research fields:

Important dates
* Submission deadline:      	Aug 07, 2009
* Acceptance Notification:   	Aug 17, 2009
* Camera-ready paper:        	Aug 24, 2009
* Workshop date:       		Sep 01, 2009


OneSpace proposes to contribute to the cross-domain exploration of how
Internet technologies and spatial notions co-exist and evolve.

One of the most important effects of the Internet and of the Web has
been to relax spatial and temporal constraints on human activities ---
the so called "space-time collapse" --- allowing fast global access to
information as well as to physical resources and services. Recently
this movement accelerated, due to the success of mobile devices such
as the iPhone allowing almost ubiquitous mobile access to the
Internet, to the generalisation of digital social interaction through
platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to the virtual environments
provided on gaming platforms enabled by the Internet, instant
communication supported by popular VOIP providers such as Skype, and
an emerging web of things. Many now spend as much time involved in
digital spaces over the Internet than in "real" ones, and continuously
update the digital with elements of their physical life in
"lifestreaming" process. Moreover reality itself is augmented by
information collected from the Internet, through the increasing
availability of GPS devices that ease location based search, or
through "magic-lense" based applications that add information to
recognized physical elements, or reconstruct them in digital space
from various media collected on the Web.

While allowing users to experience a profound modification of their
interaction space, the Internet has familiarised us with new
topologies --- alongside the prominent hyperlinked topology exhibited
by the Web, Deleuze and Guattaris's "rhizome", which has become the
model of many new forms of organization --- leading to the creation of
new virtual spaces and communities. Indeed, P2P networks of devices
create semi-private sharing environments; (micro-) blogging and
lifestreaming induces new notions of spatiotemporal as well as social
proximity, while sensor and controller networks enable ubiquitous
access, sensing and interaction with the real world. Furthermore,
Virtual globes and GIS technologies continue to improve and to blur
the boundaries between spatial representation and perception by
providing mashup opportunities, photorealistic visual navigation, and
three-dimensional representations.

Many agree with what came to be known as Waldo ToblerĂ­s first law of
Geography: "Everything is related to everything else, but near things
are more related than distant things." The Internet, by establishing
new connections between geographically distant entities cannot but
provide us with a radically new image of Space and Time that this
workshop is aiming to explore in an interdisciplinary way. OneSpace
proposes to take the measure of the aforementioned developments and
their repercussion as well as to identify trends and directions for a
new future blended Internet.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Representation of physical/virtual spaces and topologies
* Spatiotemporal knowledge representation (ontologies and reasoning)
* The 3D and 4D Web
* Location-based services
* The Web of sensors
* New-generation Web mapping frameworks and applications
* Mobility and ubiquity
* Application of Linked Data for physical and digital spaces
* Digital Sense of Place and Presence
* Visibility and privacy in the Internet of people and things

The following types of contributions are welcomed:

* Position papers, 4 pages max.
* Technical papers, 4-10 pages.

Workshop Organizers

* Vlad Tanasescu - The University of Edinburgh, UK (contact)
* Pierre Grenon - The Open University, UK
* Arno Scharl - MODUL University Vienna, Austria
* Erik Wilde - UC Berkeley, California, USA

Program Committee

(provisional, please check the website for updates)

* Susanne Boll -  University of Oldenburg, Germany
* Catherine Dolbear - Sharp Laboratories of Europe, UK
* Stefan Dietze - The Open University, UK
* Hans W. Guesgen - Massey University, New Zealand
* Puneet Kishor - University of Wisconsin, USA
* Simon McCallum -  Hedmark University College, Norway
* Femke Reitsma - University of Canterbury, NZ
* Vinny Reynolds -  National University of Ireland
* Dumitru Roman - STI Innsbruck, Austria
* Mike Worboys - University of Maine, USA

Further information
Updated information about the workshop can be found on
the workshop website: http://onespace.ace.ed.ac.uk/2009/

For further information, please send an email to
onespace2009 at easychair.org

Puneet Kishor http://www.punkish.org
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Nelson Institute, UW-Madison http://www.nelson.wisc.edu
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