First International Workshop on the

{ SWEET 2022 } Semantic WEb of EveryThing

Workshop co-located with ICWE 2022 in Bari, Italy • July 8, 2022
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Paper Submission

April 24, 2022

Author Notification

May 31, 2022

Final Manuscript

June 20, 2022

Despite the rapidly rising interest in pervasive computing technologies and the diffusion of Web of Things components and platforms, current proposals appear as not capillary extensible, particularly due to their limited interoperability. Over-engineered architectures and application-specific tools are prevalent, making development of flexible solutions and services quite difficult. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to improve the state of the art, by fostering autonomic capabilities of intelligent objects able to manipulate information resources enriched with explicit semantics. Nevertheless, technical challenges must be faced on: AI paradigms should be revised and adapted to very resource-constrained devices and ubiquitous computing environments.

The first edition of the SWEET International Workshop will discuss about a realistic penetration of AI techniques and technologies in the Web of Things. Innovative models, architectures, algorithms and applications will be presented, as well as strategies for optimizing performance and scalability.

According to the ICWE aims and goals, the main research issues related to the workshop topics can be summarized referring to the following problems:

  • How can we integrate the Web of Things with Semantic Web technologies and tools?
  • How can we use ontologies and semantic annotations to enhance real world pervasive devices, applications and services?
  • How can we exploit reasoning and planning in Web of Things scenarios?
  • How can we integrate machine learning efficiently in pervasive large-scale scenarios with high volumes of data?
  • What IoT technologies are able to support the Semantic Web of Everything evolution?


The SWEET Workshop invites researchers, engineers and developers to present their works in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the Web of Everything and pervasive computing scenarios. Papers may deal with models, methods, technologies, case studies and practical experiences. Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Languages, methodologies and tools for representing and managing semantic annotations in ubiquitous and pervasive scenarios
  • AI-based information storage, management, discovery, integration and exploitation in the WoT
  • Reasoning and planning in pervasive and unpredictable scenarios
  • Semantic-based Web of Things infrastructures, protocols, applications and services
  • Semantic-enhanced Web of physical objects and devices
  • Wireless semantic sensor and actor networks
  • Opportunistic paradigms and algorithms for matchmaking and negotiation
  • Intelligent adaptive user interaction in pervasive computing
  • Managing pervasive data and sensor data streams
  • Decentralized, adaptive and collaborative pervasive systems
  • Efficient, scalable, distributed machine learning in wireless sensor networks and ad-hoc object networks
  • Intelligent Big Data architectures and solutions for pervasive scenarios
  • Prototypes and tools for the integration of AI technologies in the WoT
  • Practical and user-oriented issues and experiences of developing AI-based pervasive systems and applications

Paper Submission

Paper Length & Format. Papers must be formatted according to the information for Springer LNCS authors and submitted in PDF format. Papers must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for SWEET 2022, nor may have been already previously published elsewhere. Paper length must not exceed 12 pages. Manuscripts not submitted in the requested format or having more than 12 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected.

Submission. The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.

Publication. All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be published as part of ICWE 2022 dedicated post-workshop proceedings volume to appear in Springer's LNCS series. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

April 24, 2022 (extended)

Author Notification

May 31, 2022 (extended)

Final Manuscript Due

June 20, 2022 (extended)

Workshop Day

July 8, 2022


Workshop Chairs

Giuseppe Loseto

LUM University "Giuseppe Degennaro", Italy

Hasan Ali Khatthak

National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Michele Ruta

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Floriano Scioscia

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Giuseppe Anastasi

University of Pisa, Italy

Fernando Bobillo

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Antonio Caruso

University of Salento, Italy

Luca De Cicco

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Daniela De Venuto

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Pasquale Del Vecchio

LUM University "Giuseppe Degennaro", Italy

Eugenio Di Sciascio

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Francesco M. Donini

University of Tuscia, Italy

Giancarlo Fortino

University of Calabria, Italy

Nicola Magaletti

LUM Enterprise, Italy

Agostino Marcello Mangini

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Andrea Omicini

University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, Italy

Evan Patton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

Giovanni Schiuma

LUM University "Giuseppe Degennaro", Italy

Giustina Secundo

LUM University "Giuseppe Degennaro", Italy

Oshani Seneviratne

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Quan Z. Sheng

Macquarie University, Australia

William Van Woensel

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Felice Vitulano

Exprivia S.p.A., Italy

Sherali Zeadally

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA

The list will be updated.

Publicity Chair

Antonio Caruso

University of Salento, Italy

Agnese Pinto

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Workshop Program • July 8, 2022

13:50 - 14:00 Opening
14:00 - 15:30 Session I • Chair: Giuseppe Loseto
Semantic based decision support for network management and orchestration.
Saverio Ieva, Davide Loconte, Agnese Pinto, Floriano Scioscia and Michele Ruta.
Smart District 4.0 project: validation of results and exploitation perspectives.
Nicola Magaletti, Alessandro Massaro, Gabriele Cosoli and Angelo Leogrande.
Features and capabilities of a blockchain-based ridesharing enhanced with semantics.
Filippo Gramegna, Arnaldo Tomasino, Giuseppe Loseto, Floriano Scioscia and Michele Ruta.
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 18:00 Session II • Chair: Floriano Scioscia
AI for Food Waste Reduction in Smart Homes.
Giovanni Mezzina, Dionisio Ciccarese and Daniela De Venuto.
Cowl: a lightweight OWL library for the Semantic Web of Everything.
Ivano Bilenchi, Floriano Scioscia and Michele Ruta.
A Decentralized Environment for Biomedical Semantic Content Authoring and Publishing
Asim Abbas, Steve Fonin Mbouadeu, Fazel Keshtkar, Hasan Ali Khattak, Tahir Hameed and Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari.
Semantic Matchmaking for Argumentative Intelligence in Ubiquitous Computing.
Corrado Fasciano, Michele Ruta and Floriano Scioscia.
18:00 - 18:10 Closing

Get In Touch

For any information, please contact the workshop chair:

Giuseppe Loseto •

Floriano Scioscia •