SML2OD2013 for Agricultural and Environmental Informatics : call for papers now open!

The 1st International Workshop on "Semantic Machine Learning and Linked Open Data (SML2OD2013) for Agricultural and Environmental Informatics" will be held in conjunction with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013), 21-25 October 2013, in Sydney, Australia.

Historical and spatial big data from the environmental and agricultural domains already exist in the modern technology-driven world. Government agencies, utilities and research bodies already have large amounts of data, but their value is not being fully realised because they are not integrated and consequently big knowledge is difficult to access. Semantic web, semantic machine learning and linked open data technology may help to build an "outer knowledge layer" so that this information could be accessed by domain people and the broader community. It can also be used to answer complex dynamic queries at run time from the system point of view.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Performance evaluation of sensor data using linked data principles
  • Environmental data integration
  • Smart farm and its application in linked data
  • Environmental ontology
  • Semantic web in disaster management
  • Agricultural multilingual taxonomies and glossaries
  • Semantic based decision support system for plant diseases
  • Environmental big data and knowledge management
  • Applications for research that build on top of linked data in dairy, viticulture, and agriculture
  • Environmental analytics
  • Agricultural informatics
  • Semantic machine learning applications
  • Semantic based precision agriculture (ie viticulture, dairy system).


  • To bring together scientists, industry and domain experts to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial and final user needs, and therefore direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their requirements. The workshop will also investigate the evolution of environmental linked data.
  • To examine big data integration and big knowledge management in the context of the environment.
  • To explore new research and development horizons for semantic machine learning applications

This results in scalable tailored systems solving domain related problems.


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

We welcome the following types of contributions:

  • Full research papers (up to six pages): Original research papers are invited, presenting various aspects of real world applications of the linked open data concept, machine learning and semantic web technologies applied to agricultural and environmental informatics. Each accepted paper will receive a short (15 minute) presentation slot followed by a five minute open discussion.
  • Late Breaking News papers (up to two pages): Short communication research papers are invited on any ongoing research work, unpublished results, theory, concept and potential future applications.

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the LNCS style. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair.

Deadlines for submission

  • Paper submission - 12 July 2013 (23:59 Hawaii time)
  • Author notification - 9 August 2013

Workshop date

  • 21 or 22 October 2013 (TBC)


The venue for this workshop will be the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Workshop Chairs

Contact: [email protected]

  • Dr Ahsan Morshed
    Post-doctoral Research Scientist
    Intelligent Sensing and Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre
    Phone: +61 3 6232 5532
    Email: [email protected]
  • Dr Ritaban Dutta
    Research Scientist
    Intelligent Sensing and Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre
    Phone: +61 3 6232 5423
    Email: [email protected]
  • Dr Greg Timms
    Deputy Research Director
    Intelligent Sensing and Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre
    Phone: +61 3 6232 5572
    Email: [email protected]


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