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Special Session
Special Session on
Management of Open Environmental Observation Data
 - MOEOD 2014

7 - 9 January, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Sensor Networks - SENSORNETS 2014


Anusuriya Devaraju
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Brief Bio
Anusuriya Devaraju is a postdoctoral research associate at Agrosphere Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich. She is mainly responsible for the data management of TERENO-MED initiative. Her current work also focuses on the quality control of TERENO observation data. Prior joining the research center, she was a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Technical University of Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). She has also involved in R&D activities at BT Adastral Park and BT Malaysian Research Center.
Ralf Kunkel
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Simon Jirka
52°North GmbH


Understanding environment conditions and trends requires information; this information is usually generated from observations, experiments and simulations. A better management and usability of open environmental data is crucial, not only to retrieve large amounts of data, but also to cater the issues like data privacy and trust, uncertainties, quality control, interoperability, visualization, and management policies. This workshop will bring together communities dealing with open environmental data infrastructures (e.g. private and public sectors) to discuss relevant requirements, practices and experiences. These aspects will not only be addressed in terms of a technological perspective, but also in terms social and legal perspectives.

This workshop will cover the following topics in the context of environmental sensing:
• Interoperable data management infrastructures
• Sensor and Model Web, Semantic Sensor Web
• Linked Environmental Data
• Data quality and uncertainty assessment
• Provenance, privacy and trust of data
• Data analysis, query and visualization
• Legal and social frameworks for data access and sharing
• End-to-end open data flow management
• Open data/metadata standards, best practices
• Relevant tools and applications


Paper Submission: November 6, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 22, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 2, 2013 (expired)
Special Session Program Committee
Dr. Arne Bröring, 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software, Germany
Dr. Carsten Kessler, City University of New York, U.S.A.
Dr. Lorenzo Bigagli, CNR - Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Italy
Dr. Michael Compton, CSIRO Canberra, Australia
Dr. Sven Schade, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
Dr. Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Wouter Dorigo, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Prof. Dr. Edzer Pebesma, University of Muenster, Germany
Prof. Dr. Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, U.S.A.
Dr. Christoph Stasch, Institute for Geoinformatics, Germany


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
The preferred length of the workshop paper is 4-6 pages.


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


SENSORNETS Special Sessions - MOEOD 2014