[ESIP-all] CFP: International Journal of Geo-Information, Special Issue "Geosensor Networks and the Sensor Web"

Dr. Silvia Nittel nittel at spatial.maine.edu
Mon Sep 7 15:11:28 EDT 2015

Apologies for cross-posting. I hope this is of interest to many in the 
ESIP Federation.
International Journal of Geo-Information
Special Issue "Geosensor Networks and the Sensor Web"

Submission deadline: 31 January 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The last two decades have seen unprecedented advances in the development 
and miniaturization of a variety of sensors, as well as inexpensive, 
small computing platforms, and a plethora of wireless communication 
media. These technological developments have lead to the related 
research areas of geosensor networks and the sensor web.

Geosensor networks are wireless, ad hoc sensor networks that employ 
recent research progress from electrical engineering, computer science, 
and spatial information science to create small devices, running 
compact, space and time-aware algorithms for live, in-place analytics. 
Sensors can range from stationary environmental sensors to drones or 
autonomous vehicles collecting imagery data, or even to humans acting as 
sensors using smartphones. The sensor web, on the other hand, realizes 
the idea of a standardized, interoperable platform for everyone to 
easily share, find, and access sensor data that is based on space, time, 
and other attributes, similar to easily searching for and sharing 
information on the Internet. Today, we see further growth in the 
availability of massive numbers of real-time sensor streams, 
precipitating a need for real-time analysis. From a practical 
perspective, geosensor networks can be simply defined as “networked 
geosensors”, or networks of sensor nodes deployed in geographic space 
with various communication topologies. Such geosensor networks enable us 
to observe, reason about, and react to events in space and time in near 
real-time. To truly leverage this ubiquitous sensing infrastructure, 
research advances relating to the sensor web are of utmost importance, 
enabling easy access, sharing, and interoperability.

We invite original research contributions on all aspects of geosensor 
networks, the sensor web, and their applications, and, particularly, 
encourage submissions focusing on the following themes for this Special 

     Formal foundations of geosensor networks
     Decentralized spatial computing and spatial self-organization
     Languages for describing spatial tasks and patterns
     Real-time sensor data streams
     Integration of real-time sensor streams and historic streams
     Data management for Big Sensor Data
     Integration of heterogenous sensor streams
     Analytics of sensor data streams
     Crowdsensing for emergency applications and humans as sensors
     Cooperative sensing using drones, and UAVs
     Experiences and lessons learned deploying geosensor networks
     Geosensor network and sensor web use cases: government, participatory
     GIS, health, energy, water, climate change, etc.
     Platforms, architectures and open source software for geosensor
     Networks and the sensor web
     Geosensor networks, ontologies and standards
     Benchmarking geosensor networks
     Ethical and societal impacts of geosensor networks

Dr. Silvia Nittel
Guest Editor

Submission deadline: 31 January 2016.

For submission details, please see the webpage.

Dr. Silvia Nittel
Spatial Informatics
School of Computing and Information Science
National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis
University of Maine
(207) 581 3681
University of Maine

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