Special Issue on Stream Processing, Call for Papers

Another call for papers: the Journal of Web Semantics invites submissions to a special issue on Stream Processing to be edited by Monika Solanki and Jean-Paul Calbimonte. Submissions are due by 1st July 2015.

(I am on the Programme Committee.)

Important Dates and Submission Guidelines

From the call:

[...] we expect submissions on (but not restricted to) the following topics.

Processing RDF Data Streams
    Producing and consuming streams of RDF graphs
    Modelling streams of structured data
    Theoretical modelling of RDF streams
    Automatic annotation of raw data streams
    Processing noisy data, uncertainty, incomplete information
    Semantic mining of RDF data streams
    Mechanisms for integrating historical data with streaming data
    Publishing Linked Stream Data
Querying semantic streams of data
    Extensions to SPARQL for data streams
    Complex event processing on semantic data
    Ontology-based data access to data streams
    Data dynamics, update, and synchronization
    Optimisation of stream query processing
    Correctness of stream query processing
    Synthetic RDF streams and benchmarking
Reasoning with data streams
    New stream reasoning algorithms
    Incremental reasoning on dynamic ontologies
    Temporal logics for reasoning over Semantic streams
    Multicore scalable stream reasoning
Applications of stream processing
    Semantic sensor networks
    Social network streams and microposts
    Stream processing in the Internet of Things
    Smart cities
    Activity streams

Highlights from Research Project PLAY

My research project PLAY has had its final review meeting on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013.

Notable highlights from the project are:

  • Use of open Web Standards for event modelling, pattern modelling, access control for real-time/streaming data
  • Integrated Prototype (delivering a runnable architecture with all Open Source components)
  • Contribution to Open Source community, e.g. continued maintenance of RDF2Go, MultiActive objects for ProActive

Benefits PLAY can provide as a semantics-based event-driven platform for a use case of nuclear crisis management:

  • Eliminating superfluous, inaccurate or irrelevant information
  • Automating some analysis or actions based on predefined business rules
  • Reducing the time of information transmission between devices, stakeholders and decision makers
  • Increasing the reliability of knowledge (exhaustiveness)
  • Improving the agility capability of the crisis stakeholders

Benefits and opportunity PLAY can provide as an Event-driven Architecture and elastic platform to ORANGE Telecom:

  • QoS problems experienced by customers of LiveBox Pro can be detected in real-time
  • Improvement of knowledge about customer experience, reduction of after-sales costs with residential customers of 2G/3G data mobile services
  • Ability to to compare/challenge other Open Source platforms with PLAY such as Storm/kafka  + Hadoop/Hbase and commercial middleware products


  1. Opher Etzion (who is reviewer of PLAY together with Silvia Vecchi) blogged about PLAY:
  2. Project reports and published papers are here: PLAY publications