With the increasing pace of change in computing technology,
islands of stability become important to reaping the benefits
of geospatial information. Geospatial standards are bases for
persistent developments in the complex adaptive ecosystem of
geospatial computing technology. Standards are the backbone
of the Geoweb and will be also for the Internet of Things (IoT).
At COM.Geo 2011, the workshop, "Expanding Geoweb to An Internet
of Things", explored ways in which the success of the Geoweb
were a basis for the emerging Internet of Things. COM.Geo 2012
aims to continue this discussion of sensor and mobile computing for geospatial research and application.