First International Workshop on Semantic Web on Constrained Things
Held at the ESWC 2023 conference
Held at the ESWC 2023 conference
In recent years, the combination of Internet of Things (IoT), Semantics and Web of Things (SWoT) has been more and more popular to collect sensing data according to the semantic web stack and build smart services and applications. One momentum is the release of a W3C recommendation for WoT architecture along with a formal specification of Thing Descriptions. The Web of Things (WoT) allows to describe device semantics, bridging the gap between device and service descriptions. Developers can use WoT standards and tools to collect sensing data and control devices for the applications in agriculture, energy, enterprise, finance, healthcare, industry, etc.
At the same time, decentralized infrastructures able to capture and transform data at the edge have gained attraction over centralized ones, due to both the constant attempts to reduce industrial costs and the real necessity to reduce global carbon emissions. Decentralized infrastructures hence represent a step towards the so-called Green Web, especially as they are usually built on small and low-energy consuming devices. However, fulfilling the SWoT promises using such infrastructures poses new challenges as these small devices are constrained in terms of computing capabilities and memory, and since wireless network communications are also energy-consuming and can hinder battery life of autonomous devices. Deploying SWoT standards on such devices require to control and monitor the consumption of these resources, whereas semantic technologies are known to be verbose and computation intensive.
This first international workshop aims at bridging together research and industry
communities working on the different aspects of embedding data semantics and standards-based
solutions into edge and/or constrained Internet and Web of Things setups,
as well as reducing the carbon footprint of semantic technologies.
The workshop will include a keynote presentation, different types of submission (research, in-use, experience, position, tools and demos), and break-out discussions.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide a venue for scientific presentations, systematic analysis and rigorous evaluation of semantic WoT architectures, ontologies and tools, as well as practical and applied experiences and lessons-learned applied to constrained devices both from academia and industry. The workshop can lead to a contribution to the W3C community group on WoT.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The submissions must be written in English using the Springer style (LNCS/CCIS one-column page format) and submitted non-anonymously in PDF via EasyChair. We invite the submission of original research results and proposed research directions related to the focus areas of the workshop, in one of the three categories given below:
All proposed papers must be submitted using the easychair conference management system. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review process. At least one co-author of each accepted paper is required to register to ESWC and present the paper.
Accepted full and short papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
The best papers from each workshop may be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC
2023, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series. The accepted papers will be published in CEUR proceedings.