[PlanetKR] Call for Papers: Events and Processes in Collectives

Galton, Antony A.P.Galton at exeter.ac.uk
Tue May 26 19:49:18 EST 2015

Events and Processes in Collectives (EPIC)

Call for Papers

This workshop forms part of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2015) to be held in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, USA, 12th-16th October 2015. For further details, see http://www.unm.edu/~sfreunds/COSIT_main/

Aim and Scope

The rise of new sensor and communication technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the availability of ever increasing amounts of data concerning the position, movement, and status of individuals in space and time. But individuals do not act in isolation, and much of this data only makes sense when referred to higher-level groupings or collectives, which can themselves be regarded as participants in actions, processes, and events. There is thus a pressing need for reliable and properly codified methods for deriving information at the collective level from masses of low-level spatio-temporal data concerning individuals.

We need theories, tools, and techniques for handling the relationship between collectives and their members and the relationship between collectives and their environment, addressing such issues as the identification and classification of collectives, their spatio-temporal characteristics (e.g., movement, growth, topological dynamics) and how these are related to the movements of their constituent individuals, and the causal relations of collectives, both 'horizontal' (i.e., between one collective and another) and 'vertical' (between a collective and its members).

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in the general area described above, and to solicit papers
covering a range of related topics including:

- representation techniques (e.g., Voronoi diagrams; lifelines, histories and trajectories)
- algorithms (e.g., spatial footprint generation and tracking, decentralised spatial algorithms, identification algorithms)
- formal theories (e.g., spatio-temporal calculi, process and event algebras, bigraphs)
- ontology (e.g., identification and classification of collectives and collective movement)
- simulation (e.g., can we come to understand the dynamics of collectives through simulations based on some plausible set
of principles?)
- applications (e.g., emergency management, security, traffic management, behaviour monitoring, environmental monitoring,
ubiquitous computing, privacy)
- causality (e.g., causal drivers of movement in collectives, causal relations between the behaviours of individuals and of
the collective as a whole)
- visualisation and interaction (e.g., mobile and ubiquitous devices, natural language interaction, volunteered / crowd-
sourced geographic information, ambient intelligence).

We shall be looking for papers handling any of these topics or those that reference the general theme of the workshop. More information can be found at: www.gre.ac.uk/epic.


Papers should be at most 4 pages, including title, abstract (up to 150 words), keywords (3-5) and references. Papers should be prepared using the Springer LNCS style, as for the main COSIT conference, and should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epic2015. There will be a light-touch review process involving members of the Organising Committee and Programme Committee, as appropriate.

Important Dates

- Paper submission: 1st July 2015
- Notification of acceptance: 31st July 2015
- Camera ready submission: 1st September 2015
- Workshop: 12th October 2015

Organizing Committee

Antony Galton (University of Exeter, UK)
Zena Wood (University of Greenwich, UK)
Mike Worboys (University of Greenwich, UK)
Matt Duckham (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Programme committee

Natalia Andrienko (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany and City University London, UK)
Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University, UK)
Brandon Bennett (University of Leeds)
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Thomas Bittner (Buffalo NY, USA)
Maike Buchin (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Gilberto Camara (INPE, Brazil)
Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute, Brest, France)
Bjoern Gottfried (University of Bremen, Germany)
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, University of New Zealand, New Zealand)
Heinrich Herre (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Ludger Jansen (University of Rostock, Germany)
Patrick Laube (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)
Johanna Seibt (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
John Stell (University of Leeds, UK)
Monica Wachowicz (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Stephan Winter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
May Yuan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Dr Antony Galton
Reader in Knowledge Representation
University of Exeter
Email: apgalton at ex.ac.uk<mailto:apgalton at ex.ac.uk>
Tel: +44(0)1392724058
Web: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/computer-science/staff/apgalton

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