3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data at ESWC 2018

Call for Papers   Submission   Committee

Important Dates EXTENDED

Submission deadline:

Saturday March 17, 2018 – 23:59 Hawaii Time

Notification of acceptance:

Friday April 6, 2018 – 23:59 Hawaii Time

Camera-ready version due:

Friday April 20, 2018 – 23:59 Hawaii Time

“Geospatial technology, information, and services are addressing some of the major priorities of our nations, adding value to productivity, reducing costs and enabling GDP growth in the process.”

Prof. Arup Dasgupta, in Geospatial World, May 2013

Call for Papers and topics

Geospatial data is vital for many application scenarios, such as navigation, logistics, and tourism. At the same time, a large number of currently available datasets (both RDF and conventional) contain geospatial information. Examples include DBpedia, Wikidata, Geonames, OpenStreetMap and its RDF counterpart, LinkedGeoData. RDF stores have become robust and scalable enough to support volumes of billions of records (RDF triples). Despite improving implementations and standards such as GeoSPARQL, traditional geospatial data management systems still outperform them in functionality, efficiency and scalability regarding geospatial content. On the other hand, geospatial information systems (GIS) can benefit from Linked Data principles (e.g., schema agility and interoperability).

The goal of the GeoLD workshop is to provide an opportunity for the Linked Data community to focus on the emerging need for effective and efficient production, management and utilization of Geospatial information within Linked Data. Emphasis will be given to works describing novel methodologies, algorithms and tools that advance the current state of the art with respect to efficiency or effectiveness. We welcome both mature solutions, as well as ongoing works that present promising results.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

Interoperability and Integration

  • Geospatial Linked Data vocabularies and standards (GeoSPARQL, INSPIRE, W3C, OGC)
  • Extraction/transformation of Geospatial Linked Data from native geospatial data sources
  • Integration (schema mapping, interlinking, fusion) techniques for Geospatial RDF Data
  • Enrichment, quality and evolution of Linked Data with Geospatial information
  • Machine Learning improving Geospatial Linked Data processing

Big Geospatial Data Management

  • Distributed solutions for Geospatial Linked Data management (storing, querying, mapping)
  • Algorithms and tools for large scale, scalable Geospatial Linked Data management
  • Efficient Indexing and Querying of Geospatial Linked Data
  • Geospatial-specific Reasoning on RDF Data
  • Ranking techniques on querying Geospatial RDF Data
  • Advanced querying capabilities on Geospatial RDF Data

Utilization of Geospatial Linked Data

  • Benchmarking of Geospatial Linked Data applications
  • Geospatial Linked Data in social web platforms and applications
  • Visualization models/interfaces for browsing/authoring/querying Geospatial Linked Data
  • Real world applications/use cases/paradigms using Geospatial Linked Data
  • Evaluation/comparison of tools/libraries/frameworks for Geospatial Linked Data

Submission instructions

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:​​​​​​​

  • Long papers (up to 12 pages): Presenting novel scientific research pertaining to geospatial Linked Data.
  • Short papers (up to 6 pages): Position papers, System, Library, API and Dataset descriptions, relevant to the topics of interest.
  • Demo/Tutorial papers (up to 4 pages): Describe a demo or hands-on tutorial of a tool on the workshop topics.

Submissions must be in English formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. We accept PDF submissions as well as HTML submissions in RASH or dokieli.
Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system no later than midnight Friday March 2, 2018, Hawaii Time. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop.
The complete set of papers will be published with the CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( and listed by the DBLP.


Ali Khalili, Peter van den Besselaar and Klaas Andries de Graaf
Using Linked Open Geo Boundaries for Adaptive Delineation of Functional Urban Areas

Alan Meehan, Kaniz Fatema, Rob Brennan, Eamonn Clinton, Lorraine McNerney and Declan O'Sullivan
License and Template Access Control for Geospatial Linked Data

Finn Årup Nielsen, Daniel Mietchen and Egon Willighagen
Geospatial data and Scholia

Peru Bhardwaj, Christophe Debruyne and Declan O'Sullivan
On the Overlooked Challenges of Link Discovery

Matthias Wauer and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
Towards a Semantic Message-driven Microservice Platform for Geospatial and Sensor Data

The proceedings including preface and reviews are published at CEUR-WS. We offer a BibTeX file for citing papers of this workshop.

Organizing Committee

The organizing committee consists of the following members:

Matthias Wauer (University of Leipzig, Germany) Contact

Mohamed Sherif (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Claus Stadler, University of Leipzig
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Fabrizio Orlandi, Fraunhofer IAIS
Andreas Harth, KIT
Michael Martin, Institute for Applied Informatics
Anisa Rula, Fraunhofer IAIS
Giorgos Giannopoulos, Athena Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Kleanthi Georgala, University of Leipzig
Roman Korf, USU Software AG
Harsh Thakkar, Fraunhofer IAIS
Muhammad Saleem, University of Leipzig
Richard Wacker, YellowMap AG
Tim Ermilov, University of Leipzig
Henning Hasemann, TomTom
Ricardo Usbeck, University of Paderborn
Konstantina Bereta, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ivan Ermilov, University of Leipzig
Johannes Trame, metaphacts

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