International Workshop on Semantic Technology for Smarter Cities (STSC2013)


Submission Deadline:

July 18th, 2013

The notion of smarter cities has been introduced as a strategic device to encompass modern urban production factors in a common framework and to highlight the growing importance of Information and Communication Technologies, social and environmental capital in profiling the competitiveness of cities. Smart cities drive sustainable economic growth and prosperity for their citizens. Their leaders have the tools to analyze data for better decisions, anticipate problems to resolve them proactively and coordinate resources to operate effectively. That appeals for new technology for urban computing to deal with large scale, heterogeneous, noisy, dynamic, and inconsistent data.

The semantic technology provides an effect and efficient solution for the data interoperability in urban computing to build smart cities. This international workshop on Semantic Technology for Smart Cities (STSC) is designed to be a discussion forum for researchers who are interested in the research and development of semantic technology for applications in urban computing.

Event Information

The list of the covered topics includes but not limited to:

The workshop will take place during the 14th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE2013), October 13th-15th, Nanjing, China, as a full-day event.

Please note that for every accepted paper at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and must register for the workshop and the main conference. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given priority.

Important Dates

July 18th, 2013

Submission of papers

August 18th, 2013

Notification of acceptance

Sept 10th, 2013

Camera-ready version due

Oct 13th, 2013


Invited Talk



Program Committee


Time Track
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome from the organizers
13:40 - 14:15 "A Semantically-enabled System for Road Sign Management"
Qinghua Liu, Qiang Qian, Dan Xu and Zhisheng Huang
(Chair: Jun Fang)
14:15 - 14:50 "Using Semantic Technology for Automatic Verification of Road Signs"
Dan Xu, Qinghua Liu, Zhisheng Huang, Diming Zhang and Jiangli Zhang
(Chair: Jun Fang)
14:50 - 15:25 "Taxi travel purpose Estimation and characteristic analysis based on multi-source data and semantic reasoning -- A case study of Beijing"
Yang Si, Jiancheng Weng and Yueyue Wang
(Chair: Jun Fang)
15:25 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:05 "A Linked Data-based Framework for Personalized Services Information Retrieval in Smart City"
Dehai Zhang, Tianlong Song, Jin Li and Qing Liu
(Chair: Zhisheng Huang)
17:05 - 17:40 "Interface Design of Semantic System for Road Sign Management"
Ning Li, Zhisheng Huang, Dan Xu, Xiaofei Zhang, Dongshen Wang, Zhi Wang, Qinghua Liu, Jiangli Zhang and Diming Zhang
(Chair: Zhisheng Huang)
17:40 Close


The workshop invites full papers (up to 14 pages). Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available at Papers should be submitted in PDF format.

Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system using the following link:


The proceedings of the STSC2013 workshop will be published by Springer in its Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings will be published post conference.


Jun Fang
Northwestern Polytechnical University,
Xi'an, China

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