OGC Workshop “Expanding GeoWeb to an Internet of Things” at COM.Geo 2011

Washington, DC – April 18, 2011 The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will host a workshop “Expanding GeoWeb to an Internet of Things” at COM.Geo 2011 ( http://www.com-geo.org) which will be held on May 23-25, Washington, DC.

Workshop Topics
* Connecting our world with accessible networks is scaling to trillions of everyday objects. The Internet of Things, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Web are research names for this development. Planetary Skin, Smarter Planet and CeNSE are several corporate names. The Internet will be augmented with mobile machine-to-machine communications and ad-hoc local network technologies. At the network nodes, information about objects will come from barcodes, RFIDs, and sensors. The location of all objects will be known.

* This workshop seeks to explore the role of location in expanding GeoWeb to an Internet of Things. The workshop seeks presentations on functions enabled by geographic location and to location relative to surrounding objects. Many of the objects will be indoor in a 3D setting. The workshop also seeks presentations on relevant technologies such as location determination, geocoding, schemas for points of interest, ad-hoc network formation based on location, processing of information of the objects to detect phenomena of interest and location based services. Technology standards will be important for interoperability at this scale, e.g., OpenLS, CityGML, and Sensor Web Enablement standards from the OGC.

OGC participation in this workshop is part of the OGC Mobile Internet initiative.

Workshop Schedule
* Monday, May 23, Afternoon - Sessions 1 and 2
* Tuesday, May 24, Afternoon - Sessions 2 and 3

Session 1. Scope and Vision
Session will discuss new functions that will be possible by connecting by trillions of everyday objects in accessible networks. New capabilities for commerce, public service and entertainment will be enabled.

Session Chair: George Percivall, OGC
• J.D. Stanley, CISCO, “Planetary Skin Institute ALERTS – Automated Land change Evaluation, Reporting and Tracking System."
• Prof. Simon Berkovich, GWU, "Physical World as an Internet of Things"
• Jon Gosier, SwiftRiver/Ushahidi, “Future work on the Ushahidi platform to use QR codes to tag buildings and places with application to crisis scenarios”
• Michael Byrne, US FCC, “National Broadband Map to facilitate IOT/M2M Deployment”

Session 2. Enabling Technology
Session 2a. Object location, identity and function
Session on technologies being developed to share the identity, location and functions of objects in connected networks.

Session Chair: Richard Barnes, BBN
• Richard Barnes, BBN, Overview/survey IETF+
• Miten Sampat, Quova, “Geolocating things on the Internet”
• Kipp Jones and Richard Suttion, Skyhook, "What to do with 500M Location Requests a Day?"
• W3CPoI Working Group

Session 2b. Spatial models: indoor location
Session on the determine and use of location and spatial relationships of the objects and how that will enable applications.

Session Chair: Steve Smyth, MobileGIS
• Steve Smyth, MobileGIS, “Indoor location and navigation inside small areas"
• Paul Bouzide, Navteq, “Navigation-to-thing and highly-context-focused ‘around me’ use cases”
• Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk, “Building model information”
• Eyal Ofek, Microsoft, "Building 3D Models from Images"

Session 2c. User applications
Session on how devices, e.g., mobile phones, will be used to access information about the IoT and fuse it with other information to support decision making based on spatial relationships.

• Jan Klimke, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Integrating 3D Data in Service-based Visualization Systems
• Scott Fairgrieve, NGC, Sensor Web Enablement for IoT
• Paul Watson, Enabling IoT to find and use Internet resources

Session 3. From R&D to operations/commercialization
Session on how the enabling technology can be applied to the vision of IoT to create applications that persist to meet public needs and through commercial applications.

Session Chair: Nadine Alameh
• Michael Loushine and Cliff Behrens, Telcordia Applied Research, "Let’s Move E911 Indoors"
• PeterVerkooijen, GeoWeb Forum, "Beyond the check-in; fragmentation and consolidation inthe emerging geoweb industry."
• George Percivall, OGC, “Role of collaborative development of open standards”

Workshop Chairs
George Percivall, OGC;
Nadine Alameh, OGC

Organizing Committee
Steve Smyth, MobileGIS
Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting
Richard Barnes, BBN
Carl Reed, OGC;
Raj Singh, OGC

About OGC
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 410 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.

About COM.Geo Conference
COM.Geo Conference is the leading-edge computing for geospatial conference, focusing on the latest computing technologies for multidisciplinary research and development that enables the exploration in geospatial areas. Innovative geospatial research and application technologies are the brightest spotlights at COM.Geo conference. COM.Geo is playing a guiding role to advancing the technologies in computing for geospatial fields. COM.Geo Conference website is: http://www.com-geo.org

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