Call For Papers: Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement 2011

Call For Papers: Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement 2011 (SWE 2011)

As part of The 2011 Cybera Summit on Data For All – Opening up the Cloud

The Banff Centre, October 6th and 7th, 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada

You are invited to participate in the SWE 2011 Workshop as part of the Cybera Summit 2011 for two days of presentations, discussion and networking to be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The SWE 2011 workshop will host 4 sessions exclusively to sensor web topics such as best practices, demos, platform applications, and the future of sensor web. Participants are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on the above and other topics related to sensor web platforms and open data topics.

In addition, this year SWE 2011 joins the Cybera Summit 2011 conference. The Summit Program will cover the evolution of the cloud and open data applications, and how those developments are driving technological and cultural change in both business and academia. Participants and speakers will explore how open, shared and cloud technologies are helping to connect people and resources like never before.

Call For Papers

The programme of the two-day conference will include fully refereed paper presentations, short paper presentations, panels, and demos. Accepted refereed papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of the International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) published by Taylor & Francis.

Important Dates

  • Abstract due: July 15th 2011
  • Full Paper due: July 30th 2011
  • Notification and Acceptance: August 22nd 2011
  • Registration and Camera Ready due: September 9th 2011


Distributed sensor networks are attracting more and more interest in applications for large-scale monitoring of the environment, civil structures, roadways, natural landscapes, and wildlife habitats, etc. With the rapidly increasing number of large-scale sensor network deployments, the vision of a World-Wide Sensor Web (WSW) is becoming a reality. Similar to the World-Wide Web (WWW), which acts essentially as a “World-Wide Computer”, the Sensor Web can be considered as a “World-Wide Sensor” or a “cyberinfrastructure” that instruments and monitors the physical world at temporal and spatial scales that was previously impossible. The WSW will generate tremendous volumes of priceless data, enabling scientists to observe previously unobservable phenomena.

Sensor web examples include US’s National Ecological Observatory Networks (NEON), Canada’s NEPTUNE and GeoCENS, Korea’s Ubiquitous City (uCity), EU’s EuroGEOSS, etc. In addition, we are also seeing the emergence of citizen sensing systems that use the ubiquitous and location-enabled nature of mobile phones to build large-scale urban sensing systems that using the phones as mobile sensor nodes. Such citizen sensing systems include the Mobile Millennium project, the CycleSense project, and TrafficPulse, etc.

For more information, visit:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: