Workshop: Semantics and Analytics for Emergency Response (SAFE)

Full day workshop

Submission Deadline: February 9, 2015

This workshop targets the intersection between Semantic Web and Linked Data, and the field of information systems for Emergency Response.
The focus is on the use of semantic technologies to gather, share and integrate knowledge, as well as for supporting novel methods for analyzing such information, in order to provide better situation awareness, decision support, and potential for after-action reviews. This full-day workshop will be highly interactive, including presentations, demos, poster discussions, group work sessions, and road-mapping activities.


  • Full research papers, up to 10 pages
  • Position papers, up to 5 pages
  • Demos & Posters, up to 4 pages.

We invite submissions in the form of research papers, demonstrations and poster papers, related to the workshop topics listed below.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantic Annotation and Mining, for understanding the content and context of both static sources and streaming data, such as social media streams.
  • Integration of unstructured or semi-structured data with Linked Data.
  • Interactive Interfaces and visual analytics methodologies for managing multiple large-scale, dynamic, evolving datasets, while exploiting their underlying semantics.
  • Vocabularies, ontologies and ontology design patterns for modelling, managing, sharing and analysing information in the Security and Emergency Response domains.
  • Stream reasoning and event detection over RDF streams.
  • Collaborative tools and services for citizens, organisations, communities, which exploit semantic technologies, and/or produce semantically well-specified information, such as Linked Data.
  • Privacy, ethics, trustworthiness and legal issues in the social Semantic Web and the use of semantic technologies, such as Linked Data.
  • Use case analysis, with specific interest for use cases that involve the application of semantic technologies and Linked Data methodologies in real-life scenarios.

Workshop organizers

  • Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Vita Lanfranchi, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Carsten Kessler, Hunter College–CUNY, USA
  • Suvodeep Mazumdar, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

For details about submission and contact details: Workshop website: safe2015