Day 0: Wednesday, May 18 Day 1: Thursday, May 19 Day 2: Friday, May 20

Day 0: Wednesday, May 18, Ramada Inn Amherst

7:30pm: Informal gathering (cash bar), The Embers (Ramada Hotel restaurant)

Day 1: Thursday, May 19 (Ramada Hotel, Room: University B/C)

Time Activity Details
8:30-9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:15am Venu Govindaraju (Vice President for Research and Director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, University at Buffalo) Opening Remarks
9:15-9:45am Barry Smith (University at Buffalo) The Ontology of Sensors: A Critical Overview. PPT
9:45-10:45am Keynote 1: Erik Thomsen (Charles River Analytics) Composable Event Frames for the Integrated Analysis of Sensor Data and Natural Language. Abstract / PPT
Sensors in Traffic and Navigation
Nicholas Gould (Manchester Metropolitan University) Inference of Road Traffic Congestion from Sensor Events. Abstract / PPT
Hassan Karimi (University of Pittsburgh) An Ontology for Navigation Sensors in Smart Cities. Abstract / PPT
John McDowall (BAE Systems) Ontology Application to the Problem of Maritime Traffic Analysis and Understanding. Abstract / PPT
Jose Parente de Oliveira (Technological Institute of Aeronautics) A Semantic Approach to Detecting Maritime Anomalous Situations. Abstract / PPT
Lunch: University D/E
2:00-2:30pm Werner Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara) Modeling Events: PPT
2:30-2:55pm Alan Ruttenberg (University at Buffalo) From Image Ontologies to Sensor Ontologies. Abstract / PPT
Sensors and Health Behavior
Gaurav Sinha (Ohio University) An Ontology Pattern for Semantic Analysis of Multi-Sensor Observations of Children's Activities in School Playgrounds. Abstract / PPT
Laura Wilson (Westat) GPS and Accelerometer Enhanced Prompted Recall as an Ontological Tool in Travel Behavior and Physical Activity Research. Abstract / PPT
Jeon-Young Kang (University at Buffalo) A Network Based-Referent Tracking for Infectious Disease Using GPS Sensor Data. Abstract / PPT
Kejin Cui (University at Buffalo) An Ontology-Based Method for Agent-Based Modeling. Abstract / PPT
5:00pm Reception: Cheese and wine

Day 2: Friday, May 20 (Ramada Hotel, Room: University B/C)

Time Activity Details
8:30-9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00-10:00am Keynote 2: Ram Sriram (Chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology) Toward Internet of Everything: The Role of Ontologies. Abstract / PPT
10:00-10:30pm Pier Buttigieg (HGF-MPG Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology, Bremen) Semantics for Sensing the Arctic: Representing Ecological Phenomena from Sea Ice to the Abyss. Abstract / Video: Part 1 and Part 2
Sensors and Event Inference
Fan Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Sensing Urban Space: From Street View Recognition and Event Inference to Understanding Urban Behavior. Abstract / PPT
Tao Tang (Buffalo State College) Time Scale Sensitive Sensor Applications in Collecting and Analyzing Geographic Event Data. Abstract / PPT
Torsten Hahmann ( University of Maine) Using Small Axiomatic Ontologies for Understanding Group Activities from Movement Sensor Data. Abstract / PPT
Ling Bian ( University at Buffalo) Dynamics of Sensor vs. Target. PPT
Lunch: University D/E
2:00-3:15pm Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada) Water Bodies and Sensor Ontologies. Abstract
Yonatan Schreiber (University at Buffalo) An Ontological Representation of Situational Awareness from Sensor Data. Abstract
Mark Jensen: (United Nations Environment Programme) The UNEP Sustainable Development Goals Ontology Initiative. Abstract / PPT
3:30-4:00pm Meeting wrap-up: Next steps, Research agenda Discussion