[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0

Munir Merdan merdan at pria.at
Fri May 12 06:24:11 PDT 2017


LIDARI - 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0

Amsterdam, 11.9.2017


Co-located with SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference





Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2nd Workshop on
Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0  at the SEMANTiCS 2017 conference.
The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who
make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its
limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers,
IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organizations ranging
from SMEs, through non-profit organizations, public administrations to the
largest companies in the world. Attendees learn from industry experts and
top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the fields of semantic
software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, methodologies
in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. 
The overall goal of the LIDARI workshop is to identify challenges and
limitations in Robotics and Industry 4.0 and discuss with experts from the
linked data community how linked data can be effectively applied addressing
the synergies and solution approaches. Industry 4.0 is a collective term
(created in Germany) for the technological concepts of cyber-physical
systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services, leading to the
vision of the Smart Factory. Within a modular structured Smart Factory,
cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, and make decentralized
decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate
and cooperate with each other and humans in real time. As identified in both
academia and industry, there are several design principles in Industry 4.0,
which support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0

•        Interoperability: the ability of cyber-physical systems (i.e.
workpiece carriers or assembly stations) and humans to connect and
communicate via the Internet of Things 

•         Virtualization: linking sensor data (from monitoring physical
processes) with virtual plant models and simulation models 

•         Decentralization: the ability of cyber-physical systems within
Smart Factories to make decisions on their own

•         Real-Time Capability: the capability to collect and analyze data
and provide the derived insights immediately

•         Service Orientation: offering of services (cyber-physical systems,
humans or Smart Factories)

•        Modularity: flexible adaptation of Smart Factories to changing
requirements by replacing or expanding individual modules


In addition, one of the aims in robotics is to build smarter robots that can
communicate, collaborate and operate more naturally and safely. Increasing a
robot’s knowledge and intelligence is a vital for the successful
implementation of Industry 4.0, since traditional approaches are not
flexible enough to respond to the rapidly changing demands of new production
processes and their growing complexity. Linked data represents a promising
approach to overcome limitations of the state-of the- art solutions. The
following list of topics is indicative, but other topics are also welcome: 

•         Knowledge Representation for Robotics 

•         Data integration 

•         Motion and task planning

•         Manipulation and grasping

•         Object and place recognition

•         Human-Robot and Robot-Robot Interaction

•         Navigation

•         Databases for robotics applications

•         Multidisciplinary Topics 



The LIDARI workshops at SEMANTiCS 2017 welcomes the submission of papers on
scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics of the
workshop. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the latest ACM ICPS guidelines
for formatting (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.acm.org_sigs_publications_proceedings-2Dtemplates&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gjtGc--3BrWuXGz6OtY03iDyd44YheoIdnxCX7MvLJ8&s=k1DS5wBEtUDpGLGkZMfHwsz8SLJsKNBLSvvMDt3ZbVI&e= )
and must not exceed 8 pages in length, including references and optional
appendices. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document
Format) format. Other formats will not be accepted. For the cameraready
version, the source files (Latex, WordPerfect, Word) will also be needed.
Submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 PC members following a
double-blind review process. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in
preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the
notification of acceptance. Submission via Easychair using




Submission Deadline: 3 July 2017 (11:59 pm, CET time) 

Notification of Acceptance: August 7, 2017 

Camera-Ready Paper: August 28, 2017 

Workshop day: September 11, 2017


We are looking forward to receiving your papers and to meeting you in
Amsterdam in September 2017! 


Sincerely yours,



Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
(thomas.moser at fhstp.ac.at) 
Munir Merdan, Practical Robotics Institute Austria (merdan at pria.at) 




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