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Date:         Sun, 3 Aug 2008 15:54:25 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.164 workshop on blending physical and digital spaces
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 164.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 15:46:40 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: First International Workshop on Blending Physical and 
Digital Spaces on the Internet (OneSpace2008)

Apologies for cross-posting but this opportunity to discuss Internet
related spatial topics, in Vienna, may be of interest:

[ our apologies if you receive this message multiple times ]

First International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital Spaces
on the Internet (OneSpace2008)

In conjunction with the Future Internet Symposium 2008 (FIS2008)

September 28th, 2008, Vienna (Austria)

++ Deadline for submission: Aug 08, 2008
++ Full papers and position papers invited ++

The First International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital
Spaces on the Internet (OneSpace2008) in conjunction with the Future
Internet Symposium 2008 (FIS2008) aims to present a high-quality forum
of discussion about the identification and study of the complex
relationship of the Internet with space, place, geography and
distance, whether physical or virtual. Technologies as well as novel
ideas, experiments, and insights originating from multi-disciplinary
viewpoints, including humanities, social sciences and mathematics are

Important dates
* Submission deadline:            Aug 08, 2008
* Notification of acceptance:     Aug 20, 2008
* Camera-ready paper submission:  Sep 05, 2008
* Workshop in Vienna:             Sep 28, 2008

The Internet constantly challenges our notions of place and space, and
we believe that a cross-domain exploration of this process is needed
to understand its evolution.

Indeed one of the most important effects of the Internet has been to
relax spatial and temporal constraints, contributing to the modern
"space-time collapse", by allowing quasi instantaneous access to
information, services, and physical resources. However, the
multiplication of services and the democratisation of GPS based
technologies introduce both the possibility and the need of a more
location-oriented access to the virtual spaces that constitute the

Moreover, the Internet familiarised us with new topologies which have
become the model of many new forms of organization: the self-
organizing rhizomic network of the World wide Web challenging
hierarchies, P2P networks of devices that create dynamic semi-private
subspaces and communities, new forms of proximity based on micro-
blogging and social networks, as well sensor and controller nets
establishing ubiquitous access, sensing and interaction.

Furthermore, virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft or Second Life
are attracting an increasing number of users, while second generation
Web mapping technologies and virtual globes contribute to blur the
boundaries between spatial representation and perception by providing
mashup opportunities, photorealism, visual navigation, and three-
dimensional representations.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Study and Representation of physical/virtual spaces and topologies
* 3D and 4D Internet
* Geo-located services and sensors
* Internet based Sense of Place and Presence
* Second generation Web mapping applications
* Mobility and ubiquity
* Visibility and privacy in the Internet of people and things

The following types of contributions are welcomed:

* Short technical and position papers, up to 4 pages.
* Full technical papers, up to 10 pages.

Organizing Committee

* Vlad Tanasescu - The Open University, UK
* Arno Scharl - MODUL University Vienna, Austria
* Erik Wilde - UC Berkeley, California, USA

Program Committee

* Andrew U. Frank - Technical University Vienna, Austria
* Catherine Dolbear - Ordnance Survey Research Labs, UK
* Marc Wick -, Switzerland
* Ren Reynolds -, UK
* Dumitru Roman - STI Innsbruck, Austria
* Stefan Dietze - The Open University, UK
* Susanne Boll - University of Oldenburg, Germany
* Hans W. Guesgen - Massey University, New Zealand
* Marie-Kristina Thomson - University College London, UK
* Vedran Sabol - Know-Center, Austria
* Pierre Grenon - The Open University, UK
* Vinny Reynolds - DERI Galway, Ireland

Further information
Updated information about the workshop can be found on the workshop

For further information, please send an email to

Best regards.

Vlad Tanasescu
Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
CRC / The Open University

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an
exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland
(SC 038302).

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