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OneSpace 2008 - First International Workshop on Blending Physical and Digital Spaces on the Internet - 28.09.2008
Social Network Visualisation Localized Information Visualization Wireless Sensor Network
Personal Network Topology by Kunal Aland
New Web Maps Tip: zoom in, and walk around
Information Spaces on Climate Change
Wireless Sensor Networks from NetTopo


is collocated withFuture Internet Symposium

Proceedings and Program


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 even 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 Internet.

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.

PlayStation Home - Virtual environment with customisable avatar
PS3 "Home" virtual environment

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.

OneSpace aims to present high-quality papers 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 welcome.


Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop - Vlad Tanasescu, Arno Scharl
Media Watch on Climate Change: Sustainability and the Geospatial Web - Arno Scharl
A Sketch of an Ontology of Spaces - Pierre Grenon


Challenging the Internet of the Future with Urban Computing - *Emanuele Della Valle*, Irene Celino, Kono Kim, Zhisheng Huang, Volker Tresp, Werner Hauptmann and Yi Huang
Spatiotemporal Metaphors and Internet Technologies - Vlad Tanasescu


Walking on the Web: Combining User-driven Location Mapping and Mobile Visualization - *Matthias Baldauf* and Peter Froehlich
An Adaptive GIS Tool for Image Characterisation - Georgios Sakellariou
The Humanities, the Classroom and the Internet - *Barton Thurber* and Jack Pope


MOSS: Mobile Social Spaces - *Anna V. Zhdanova*, Marcin Davies, Oliver Jorns, Vera Stavroulaki, Panagiotis Demestichas, Marta Gonzalez, Klaus Moessner, Francois Carrez, Hariharan Rajasekaran and Luigi Lo Iacono
Wrap-up and conclusions

Location (updated):

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Important Dates (new):

Paper Submission
Paper Notification
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Workshop in Vienna


Short position papers (max 4 pages) and longer technical papers (not exceeding 10 pages), both following the LNCS style.

Submission URL.



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