May 17 - 21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement (SWE 2010)


As part of
The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010)

Abstract Submission Deadline:  December 18, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline:  January 18, 2010

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers, and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible, and useable via the Web.  The SWE effort involves OGC members in developing the global framework of standards and best practices that make linking diverse sensor related technologies fast and practical.  Standards make it possible for users to assemble sensor systems and components together efficiently; protect investments; reduce likelihood of dead-end technologies, products or approaches; allow for future expansion and encourage collaboration between Sensor Web components and users. 

The first elements of the standards began to appear about four years ago in 2005.  While the standards have continued to evolve and mature as they make their way through the OGC process, various user communities have applied the standards with and without open source implementations.  The purpose of this workshop is to take a broad review of the SWE standards as well as exchange experiences, present results and concepts on how the standards might be utilized, extended and enhanced to develop robust, collaborative systems of sensor systems.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to sensor web enablement. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 10 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged at additional fee.  Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Please submit your abstract via the Microsoft CMT submission system by December 18, 2009 , and upload the full paper by the deadline of January 18, 2010 .  Electronic (pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be submitted at Microsoft CMT SWE2010 page ( ).  If it is impossible to use electronic submission system, send information by email [include in Subject: SWE2010] to and .   

Consistent with standard practice, each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2010 Symposium web site later.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

Abstract Submission Deadline December 18, 2009
Paper submission Deadline     January 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 9, 2010
Registration and Camera Ready Manuscript Due March 1, 2010

Kenneth Ray Allen
4031 Col Glenn Highway
Beavercreek, OH 45431, USA
Voice:  (937) 431-2259
Fax:      (937) 431-2297

Yong Liu
NCSA - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1205 W. Clark St.
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Voice:  (217) 265-7640
Fax:      (217)244-0287

Steve Liang
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Voice:  (403)220-4703
Fax:      (403)284-1980

International Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Technical Program Committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2010.

If you have questions regarding workshop paper submission or the workshop content, please contact the workshop organizers. Also check the workshop web site at

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral consortium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Symposium's web site at URL:   or contact one of the Symposium's Co-Chairs: Bill McQuay at and Waleed W. Smari at


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