Introduction The recent years have witnessed an explosive growth of smart devices
(phones, tablets, etc.), with iOS and Android being the two leading
platforms. Collectively Android and iOS dominate the smart devices
market, accounting for more than 90% of the market share.
Typically equipped with a comprehensive operating system, versatile
connectivity options, rich multimedia support, various sensing
capabilities and generous computational resources, smart, mobile devices
has truly enabled ubiquitous and situation-aware communication. We
believe it is an area of tremendous growth potential for the adoption of
After more than a decade of active research, tremendous progress has
been made in fundamental research areas, including ontology reasoning,
query answering, Linked Data, among others. However, the mobile setting
is an emerging research area and many unique challenges need to be
addressed for realizing the ubiquitous Semantic Web. On portable devices,
such challenges include, for example, limited computing capabilities,
battery power, connectivity and bandwidth, trustworthiness of devices,
services, context-aware semantic computing, user profiling, privacy
issues, to name a few.
The special issue welcomes original, high-quality research works on
the Ubiquitous Semantic Web. These include theoretical, applied research
as well as descriptions of innovative application of Semantic Web
technologies in the ubiquitous setting. Wherever applicable, submissions
should demonstrate the contribution of the research through a
Topics of interests for the special issue include, but are not limited to:
The optimization and adaptation of semantic infrastructure (ontology
reasoning, SPARQL and conjunctive query answering, etc.) on mobile
devices: performance, scalability, power consumption, etc.
User and context modeling
Presentation and visualization of semantic data on mobile devices
Production and consumption of semantic data on mobile devices
Security, trust, and privacy issues on the Ubiquitous Semantic Web
Semantic sensors and sensor networks
Linked Stream Data processing
Semantic, context-aware matchmaking
Semantic ubiquitous cloud computing
Development, testing, deployment tools and environment for ubiquitous semantic applications
Application of Semantic Web languages, techniques and systems on mobile devices
Submissions to this special issue should follow the journal's guidelines for submission.
After submitting the paper, please also inform the guest editors by
email, indicating the paper ID assigned by the submission system. If a
submission is based on a prior conference or workshop publication, the
journal submission must demonstrate substantial differences/improvement.
For such an extended manuscript, please explicitly cite previous
publications on which the current submission is based, along with a note
explaining the main differences/improvements.
Dr. Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK Dr. Shonali Krishnaswamy ,Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore Dr. Yuan-Fang Li,Monash University, Australia Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth,Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Abstract submission due: June 1st 2014 Full paper due: June 15th 2014 Notification: November 15th 2014 Final manuscript due: December 15th 2014 Estimated publication: Q1 2015
More information can be found on the special issue web site: http://www.ijswis.org/?q=node/49. Please follow the journal's guidelines for submissions. Initial submission should be made as a PDF document to the EasyChair website.
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Yuan-Fang Li Lecturer
Clayton School of IT, Faculty of Information Technology
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