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GEOCROWD Workshop 2014

Aug 10, 2014   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News  //  No Comments

GEOCROWD Workshop 2014

3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014

Workshop website: http://www.geocrowd.eu/workshop_2014/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: September 3
  • Notification: September 27
  • Camera-Ready Copy: October 7
  • Workshop: November 4

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Following the successful workshops in 2012 and 2013, we are looking forward to organizing this third edition of the event, again in conjunction with the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference (http://sigspatial2014.sigspatial.org).

The Internet, mobile and sensor revolutions continue to generate new data and data types, new uses of data, as well as new applications. At the same time, the equations of the data economy are being redefined as authorities continue to open up further their data repositories, whilst at the same time individuals and online communities are generating valuable data and are increasingly making them publicly available. Much of the generated data has a prominent geographic footprint, and this explosion of such volunteered geographic information (VGI) amounts to a massive expansion in our ability to digitize the world.

The domain that we aim to address in the workshop has been characterized by terms such as “geographic information retrieval,” “crowdsourcing,” “geospatial (semantic) Web,” “linked geospatial data,” and the “GeoWeb 2.0.”

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the above areas to discuss open research problems and to develop a research agenda for the future. This workshop will also serve as a common platform for the exchange of ideas and results coming from existing research initiatives and projects in the US and Europe that currently investigate this topic.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest in relation to VGI (including but not limited to):

  • Data models and ontologies
  • Uncertainty and user-generated geospatial content
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Models of crowd engagement and crowd peer review
  • Geospatial data fusion techniques
  • Feature typing and tagging schemas
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Provenance
  • Synthesis of multi-source data (broader than conflation)
  • Analysis of multi-source data
  • Data management and VGI incl. data stream management and mobile computing
  • Spatial reasoning and analysis
  • Data extraction techniques incl. Natural Language Processing
  • VGI authoring techniques and tool support
  • The crowd and its relation with science
  • Crowd-based urban monitoring and design
  • Web applications for the collection and provision of VGI
  • Geometric algorithms
  • Geospatial uncertainty
  • Crowdsourcing computing resources
  • Non-traditional visualization techniques

PAPER FORMAT

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at

http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

Submissions are limited to 8 pages. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for a special issue in a respective scientific journal.

SUBMISSION

Submissions should be uploaded through the submission site at:

https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=geocrowd2014

At least one author per accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the proceedings. All questions should be addressed to the organizers.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ORGANIZERS

  • Rolf A. de By, ITC, University of Twente – r.a.deby [at] utwente.nl
  • Carola Wenk, Tulane University, USA – cwenk [at] tulane.edu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Maike Buchin, Ruher-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
  • Rolf de By, University of Twente, Netherlands; (co-chair)
  • Maria Luisa Damiani, University of Milano, Italy
  • Matt Duckham, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Paolo Fogliaroni, TU Vienna, Austria
  • Christian Freksa, University Bremen, Germany
  • Erik Hoel, ESRI, USA
  • Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Linna Li, California State University, Long Beach, USA
  • Peter Mooney, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
  • Frank Ostermann, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Dieter Pfoser, George Mason University, USA
  • Kai-Florian Richter, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Steven Schockaert, Cardiff University, UK
  • Timos Sellis, RMIT, Australia
  • Dimitrios Skoutas, Research Center “ATHENA”, Greece
  • Stefan van der Spek, Delft University, Netherlands
  • Agnès Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin und Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
  • Carola Wenk, Tulane University, USA; (co-chair)
  • Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research, China

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Dieter Pfoser, George Mason University, USA
  • Timos Sellis, RMIT University, Australia
  • Agnès Voisard, Freie Universitaet Berlin und Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

MapInteract Workshop 2014

Jul 11, 2014   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News  //  No Comments

MapInteract 2014

The 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on MapInteraction 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014

Workshop website: http://http://mapinteract.org/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: September 4
  • Notification: September 23
  • Camera-Ready Copy: October 7
  • Workshop: November 4

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

About MapInteract

Maps are rapidly becoming fully interactive interfaces to geographic information. We use them as tools to plan our journeys, to decide where we are going to live, to visualize data, or for gaming. We want to inspect relationships between entities, navigate through large result sets, and to quickly identify the best options amongst many alternatives. Whatever it is, we need to express our needs such that algorithms can provide the answer.

However, working with maps is still surprisingly awkward. Simple queries can require a lot of interaction and workarounds, formulating complex queries is sometimes not even possible. To transform maps into intelligent and interactive interfaces, we need to anticipate users, contexts, and tasks and adapt interaction and visualization towards their needs and capabilities.

With MapInteract 2014 we want to explore the future of maps as fully interactive interfaces. We are seeking contributions addressing different facets of interactivity with maps: from interaction design and user studies to algorithms enabling interaction with complex spatio-temporal data. The application areas of maps are very diverse but we aim to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from many domains with an interest in map interaction.

We invite submissions of research papers, position statements as well as interactive demos to discuss and experience new map-based interaction techniques and modalities, algorithms involved in interaction and visualization, user studies, adaptation, research agendas, common challenges etc.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Submit your paper or demo to MapInteract 2014 if your work is related to interaction and concerned with one or more of the following topics (not limited to these):

  • Map Interaction Design
  • Algorithms for Interactive and Dynamic Maps
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Maps
  • Interactive Maps
  • Visual Analytics
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Map Gestures
  • Projected Maps
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Interacting with Multidimensionality
  • Interactive Schematic Maps
  • Designing for Map-based Collaboration
  • Designing for Situated Activity
  • Maps and Augmented Reality
  • Designing for Maps on Small, Large, Shared or Ambient Displays
  • Distributed Interaction Principles
  • Field Research and Design
  • Novel Map-based User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Multi-modal Interfaces
  • Multi-user Interaction & Cooperation
  • Maps on Shared Devices
  • Tangible Interfaces

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Chair

Committee (preliminary)

GEOCROWD Summer School 2014

Mar 5, 2014   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News  //  No Comments

GEOCROWD Summer School 2014

2nd GEOCROWD Summer School on Data Management for Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information

CALL FOR PAPERS

Full Info: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/geoinformatics/events-2/geocrowd-summer-school/

DATES

July 14 to July 17, 2014

OVERVIEW

Centre for GeoInformatics at University of St Andrews is pleased to announce it will run a GEOCROWD supported “Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World” summer school in July 2014. The objective of GEOCROWD is nothing less than training a new generation of scientists with respect to taming this geodata tsunami and addressing the challenge of transforming the data into meaningful chunks of information obtained with simplicity and speed comparable to that of Web-based search. GEOCROWD comes at a crucial time: our ability to generate geospatial data has increased to unprecedented levels (with respect to both their size and rate), the wealth of information that can be derived from user-contributed content is extremely high, but our ability to make this valuable information actionable for the benefits of science, business, or our everyday lives is hindered by the algorithmic, computational as well as semantic complexity of the required data and information processing. Consortium members have been extensively involved in research in several problems that are fundamental to managing the geospatial information. GEOCROWD represents a natural follow-up to their earlier work, will consolidate and align their currently diverse plans to pursue further relevant research. Its outreach activities will increase the ability of the research community and academia to transfer their research results to industry and influence the development of competitive sophisticated stream management systems.

PLANNED SCHEDULE

Monday 14th July

9:00 Welcome

9:30 Keynote Lecture: Mike Goodchild,

University of California, Santa Barbara

10:30 Coffee

11:00 ESR Presentations*

13:00 Lunch

14:00 ESR Presentations*

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Mentoring Session: Publications and Presentations

17:30 Finish

Tuesday 15th July

9:30 Keynote Lecture: Steffen Fritz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

10:30 Coffee

11:00 ESR Presentations*

13:00 Lunch

14:00 ESR Presentations*

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Mentoring Session: Grant Applications

17:30 Finish

Wednesday 16th July

9:30 Field Excursion

17:00 Return

19:30 Works

Thursday 17th July

09:30 Keynote Lecture: Carson Farmer, Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) and Hunter College, City University of New York

10:30 Coffee

11:00 ESR Presentations*

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Mentoring Session: Career Development

14:00 Geocrowd PI Meeting

15:00 Round Table – Any Questions

17:00 Close

*Early Stage Researchers’ presentations. Expected 20 slots: 5 sessions of 2 hours each. 4 Speakers per session, 30 minutes for each speaker.

Speakers

Professor Michael F. Goodchild is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also holds the title of Research Professor. He also holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. Until his retirement in June 2012 he was Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography, and Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his PhD in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received four honorary doctorates. He was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006, and Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010; and in 2007 he received the Prix Vautrin Lud. He was editor of Geographical Analysis between 1987 and 1990 and editor of the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences section of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers from 2000 to 2006. He serves on the editorial boards of ten other journals and book series, and has published over 15 books and 500 articles. He was Chair of the National Research Council’s Mapping Science Committee from 1997 to 1999, and of the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010. His research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis, and uncertainty in geographic data.

Dr Steffen Fritz studied physics and geography at the University of Tübingen, Germany and received a Master of Science degree from the University of Durham, UK in 1996 in Geographical Information for Development. He was then awarded a studentship from the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, UK where he finished his PhD in 2001and researched the topic of how the wild land perception of people could be mapped. He then undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Joint Research Centre (in Italy) from 2002. During this time he worked on land cover, where his primary task was to mosaic, harmonize, and produce the Global Land Cover 2000 database. Based on his work on land cover, he investigated the uncertainties in global land cover. Since 2007 Dr Fritz is at IIASA where become the initiator and driving force behind Geo-Wiki.org and Geo-Wiki mobile, a global land cover validation tool based on Web 2.0 and crowdsourcing to reduce uncertainties in land cover. Dr Fritz is group leader of the Earth Observation Systems group within the Ecosystem Services and Management program. He is vice-chair of the COST action ‘Mapping the citizen sensor’. His research interests include crowdsourcing, volunteered geographical information, land-use science, earth observation, citizen science, fuzzy logic, remoteness mapping, global and regional vegetation monitoring, crop yield and crop acreage estimations of agricultural crops, serious gaming, gamification, in-situ data collection of land-use and land cover via crowdsourcing and the potential of using crowdsourcing in developing countries.

Dr. Carson Farmer is Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) and Assistant Professor of GIScience at Hunter College, City University of New York. Dr. Farmer’s research interests span a wide range of topics in urban and regional analysis, with a focus on spatial-temporal dynamics, complexity, and spatial interaction. He is particularly interested in movements and flows of individuals, information, and commodities within urban environments, as well as the development and implementation of novel spatial analysis methods and software aimed at characterizing these flows. Dr. Farmer teaches courses in Transportation Geography, Spatial Data Analysis, and Introductory and Advanced GIS, with a particular focus on Open Source GIS and Computational GIScience.

Register: http://onlineshop.st-andrews.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=28&catid=14&prodid=365

Accommodation has been booked at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Cost £46/ per night (including Breakfast). Registration fee for External Participant’s is £150.

Full info: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/geoinformatics/events-2/geocrowd-summer-school/

MapInteract Workshop 2013

Jul 12, 2013   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News  //  No Comments

MapInteract 2013

The 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on MapInteraction 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2013

Workshop website: http://http://mapinteract.org/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: August 30
  • Notification: September 24
  • Camera-Ready Copy: October 7
  • Workshop: November 5

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

About MapInteract

Maps are all around us and the visual core of spatial information. We use them on the Internet, in mobile devices, navigation systems, analysis and planning tools, for information visualization, or gaming. Whenever maps are involved, it usually is not about displaying static information, but about finding, accessing, adding, or editing information. We want to inspect relationships between entities, navigate through large result sets, and identify best solutions. Whatever it is, we need to express our needs and requirements such that algorithms and data can provide the answer. However, working with maps is surprisingly awkward. Even simple queries can require a lot of interaction, the formulation of complex queries is sometimes not even possible – although we know more about the user, the context, and the task than ever before.

With MapInteract 2013 we want to explore the future of maps as fully interactive interfaces. We are seeking for contributions addressing different facets of interactivity with maps: from interaction design and studies to algorithms and data enabling interaction. The application of maps is highly diverse and we aim to to provide a forum bringing researchers and practitioners of many domains and backgrounds together.

We invite the submission of research papers and interactive demos to discuss and experience new map-based interaction techniques and modalities, algorithms involved in interaction and visualization, user studies, adaptation, research agendas, common challenges.

Format

This workshop is about interaction, and so is the format. We want to create a platform for exchanging ideas, discussion, and demonstration between researchers and practitioners. To make our workshop an agile experience, we are aiming at a mixture of talks and hands-on experience with interactive demos.

Are you developing novel interaction designs for specific tasks, users, or application areas? Are you designing new algorithms and procedures to perform map-based interactions? Are you developing novel interactive visualizations to explore new knowledge? Whatever it is you can submit and present your work in two ways: paper&talk or paper&demo. We will have dedicated sessions for both, allowing theory, experience, and communication come together for an inspiring workshop.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Submit your paper or demo to MapInteract 2013 if your work is related to interaction and concerned with one or more of the following topics (not limited to these):

  • Map Interaction Design
  • Algorithms for Interactive and Dynamic Maps
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Maps
  • Interactive Maps
  • Visual Analytics
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Map Gestures
  • Projected Maps
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Interacting with Multidimensionality
  • Interactive Schematic Maps
  • Designing for Map-based Collaboration
  • Designing for Situated Activity
  • Maps and Augmented Reality
  • Designing for Maps on Small, Large, Shared or Ambient Displays
  • Distributed Interaction Principles
  • Field Research and Design
  • Novel Map-based User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Multi-modal Interfaces
  • Multi-user Interaction & Cooperation
  • Maps on Shared Devices
  • Tangible Interfaces

SUBMISSION

We invite the submission of two types of contributions:

  • Papers of up to 6 pages describing original work or work-in-progress. Accepted papers will be presented as regular talks with or without a demo.
  • Demos of interactive systems. Demos need a small accompanying paper of up to 2 pages. All proposed demos need to be available at submission time. We accept everything running: websites, videos, apps. This is about ideas and their implementation, we do not expect polished products. If you are in doubt just contact us!All papers (regular and demo papers) should be submitted as PDF file formatted in the style of the ACM Proceedings Format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and should not exceed 6 pages including text, figures and references. To ensure high quality, all submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 committee members. One author of an accepted paper or demo is required to register for the workshop and the conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the accepted submission.

    All papers and demo proposals must be submitted via EasyChair using the following URL:

    https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mapinteract2013

    We are looking forward to receive your contribution!

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Chair

Organizing Chair

  • Holger Fritze (University of Muenster)

Committee (preliminary)

GEOCROWD Workshop 2013

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GEOCROWD Workshop 2013

Second ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2013

Workshop website: http://www.geocrowd.eu/workshop_2013/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: August 28
  • Notification: September 27
  • Camera-Ready Copy: October 7
  • Workshop: November 7

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

With the proliferation of the Internet as the primary medium for data publishing and information exchange, we have seen an explosion in the amount of online content available on the Web. Thus, in addition to professionally-produced material being offered free on the Internet, the public has also been allowed, indeed encouraged, making its content available online to everyone. The volumes of such User-Generated Content (UGC) are already staggering and constantly growing. Here, our goal has to be to take advantage of this explosion in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), which applied to the geospatial domain translates to massively collecting and sharing knowledge to ultimately digitize the world.

Researchers have been quick to realize the importance of these developments and have started working on the relevant research problems, giving rise to new topical research areas such as “Geographic Information Retrieval”, “Crowdsourcing”, “Geospatial (Semantic) Web”, “Linked Geospatial Data”, “GeoWeb 2.0” etc.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the above areas to discuss open research problems and develop a research agenda for the future. This workshop should also serve as a common platform for the exchange of ideas and results coming from existing research initiatives and projects in the US and Europe that currently investigate this topic.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest in relation to VGI (including but not limited to):

  • Data models and ontologies
  • Uncertainty and user-generated geospatial content
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Geospatial data fusion techniques
  • Feature typing and tagging schemas
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Provenance
  • Synthesis of multi-source data (broader than conflation)
  • Analysis of multi-source data
  • Data management and VGI incl. data stream management and mobile computing
  • Spatial reasoning and analysis
  • Data extraction techniques including NLP
  • VGI authoring techniques and tool support
  • Web applications for the collection and provision of VGI
  • Computing/algorithms and geospatial uncertainty
  • Crowdsourcing computing resources
  • Non-traditional visualization techniques

PAPER FORMAT

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at

http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

Submissions are limited to 8 pages. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for a special issue in a respective scientific journal.

SUBMISSION

Submissions should be uploaded through the submission site at:

https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=geocrowd2013

At least one author per accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the proceedings. All questions should be addressed to the organizers.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ORGANIZERS

  • Dieter Pfoser, George Mason University, USA and Research Center “ATHENA”, Greece – dpfoser [at] gmu.edu
  • Agnès Voisard, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany – voisard [at] inf.fu-berlin.de

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Rolf deBy , University of Twente , The Netherlands
  • Maria Luisa Damiani , University of Milano , Italy
  • Paolo Fogliaroni , TU Vienna , Austria
  • Christian Freksa , University Bremen , Germany
  • Muki Haklay , University College London , UK
  • Erik Hoel , ESRI , USA
  • Christian Jensen , Aarhus Univeristy , Denmark
  • Marinos Kavouras , National Technical University of Athens , Greece
  • Linna Li , UCSB , USA
  • Silvia Nittel , University of Maine , USA
  • Alexei Pozdnoukhov , National University of Ireland at Maynooth , Ireland
  • Matt Rice , George Mason University , USA
  • Kai-Florian Richter , University of Zurich , Switzerland
  • Steven Schockaert , Cardiff University , UK
  • Timos Sellis , RMIT , Australia
  • Tony Stefanidis , George Mason University , USA
  • Carola Wenk , Tulane University , USA
  • Alexander Zipf, University of Heidelberg, Germany

GEOCROWD Workshop 2012

Jun 1, 2012   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News  //  No Comments

GEOCROWD Workshop 2012

First ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2012

Workshop website: http://www.geocrowd.eu/workshop_2012/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: August 13
  • Notification: September 24
  • Camera-Ready Copy: October 8
  • Workshop: November 6

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

With the proliferation of the Internet as the primary medium for data publishing and information exchange, we have seen an explosion in the amount of online content available on the Web. Thus, in addition to professionally-produced material being offered free on the Internet, the public has also been allowed, indeed encouraged, making its content available online to everyone. The volumes of such User-Generated Content (UGC) are already staggering and constantly growing. Here, our goal has to be to take advantage of this explosion in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), which applied to the geospatial domain translates to massively collecting and sharing knowledge to ultimately digitize the world.

Researchers have been quick to realize the importance of these developments and have started working on the relevant research problems, giving rise to new topical research areas such as “Geographic Information Retrieval”, “Crowdsourcing”, “Geospatial (Semantic) Web”, “Linked Geospatial Data”, “GeoWeb 2.0” etc.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the above areas to discuss open research problems and develop a research agenda for the future. This workshop should also serve as a common platform for the exchange of ideas and results coming from existing research initiatives and projects in the US and Europe that currently investigate this topic.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest in relation to VGI (including but not limited to):

  • Data models and ontologies
  • Uncertainty and user-generated geospatial content
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Geospatial data fusion techniques
  • Feature typing and tagging schemas
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Provenance
  • Synthesis of multi-source data (broader than conflation)
  • Analysis of multi-source data
  • Data management and VGI incl. data stream management and mobile computing
  • Spatial reasoning and analysis
  • Data extraction techniques including NLP
  • VGI authoring techniques and tool support
  • Web applications for the collection and provision of VGI
  • Computing/algorithms and geospatial uncertainty
  • Crowdsourcing computing resources
  • Non-traditional visualization techniques

PAPER FORMAT

Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at

http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

Submissions are limited to 8 pages. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for a special issue in a respective scientific journal.

SUBMISSION

Submissions should be uploaded through the submission site at:

https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=geocrowd2012

At least one author per accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the proceedings. All questions should be addressed to the organizers.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ORGANIZERS

  • Mike Goodchild, Dept. of Geography, University of Santa Barbara, USA – good [at] geog.ic.ucsb.edu
  • Dieter Pfoser, Research Center “ATHENA”, Athens, Greece – pfoser [at] imis.athena-innovation.gr
  • Dan Sui, Ohio State University, USA – sui.10 [at] osu.edu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Lourdes Abellera, Southern Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Rolf deBy, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Sarah Elwood, University of Washington, USA
  • Stewart Fotheringham, St. Andrews University, UK
  • Christian Freksa, University Bremen, Germany
  • Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
  • Erik Hoel, ESRI, USA
  • Christian Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Tomi Kauppinnen, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Peter Mooney, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
  • Anand Panangadan, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Alexei Pozdnoukhov, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
  • Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Timos Sellis, Research Center “ATHENA” and National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Dimitris Skoutas, Research Center “ATHENA”, Greece
  • Tony Stefanidis, George Mason University, USA
  • Agnes Voisard, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Alexander Zipf, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Marie Curie Researchers Symposium

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Christodoulos Efstathiades participated in the Marie Curie Researchers Symposium, 25-27 September 2011, which was held in Warsaw, Poland.

The Marie Curie Researchers Symposium “SCIENCE – Passion, Mission, Responsibilities” was organised by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the European Commission and the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. It gathered about 350 participants, including 280 Marie Curie fellows from 47 countries to discuss important themes related to research careers:

  • Passion: How to stimulate passion for science and scientific career?
  • Mission: What is the role of science in tackling challenges faced by the society?
  • Responsibility: How to communicate research results (and their applications) to the wide public? How important is the cooperation between the media and researchers?

The Symposium closed with an official opening of an online Alumni platform which enables communication and exchange of experiences among Marie Curie fellows.

Terra Cognita – Geospatial Web Workshop 2011

Jul 21, 2011   //   by Dieter   //   Events, News, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Terra Cognita Workshop 2011

Foundations, Technologies and Applications of the Geospatial Web

CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submissions due: August 15
  • Notification: September 5
  • Workshop days: October 23 and 24

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

The wide availability of technologies such as GPS, map services and social networks, has resulted in the proliferation of geospatial data on the Web. In addition to material produced by professionals (e.g., maps), the public has also been encouraged to make geospatial content, including their geographical location, available online. The volumes of such user-generated geospatial content is constantly growing. Similarly, the Linked Open Data cloud includes an increasing number of data sources with geospatial properties.

The geo-referencing of Web resources and users has given rise to various services and applications that exploit it. With the location of users being made available widely, new issues such as those pertaining to security and privacy arise. Likewise, emergency response, context sensitive user applications, and complex GIS tasks all lend themselves toward Geospatial Semantic Web solutions.

Researchers have been quick to realize the importance of these developments and have started working on the relevant research problems, giving rise to new topical research areas such as “Geographic Information Retrieval”, “Geospatial (Semantic) Web”, “Linked Geospatial Data”, “GeoWeb 2.0”. Similarly, standardization bodies such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have been developing relevant standards such as the Geography Markup Language (GML) and GeoSPARQL.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines, as well as interested parties from industry and government, to advance the frontiers of this exciting research area. Bringing together Semantic Web and geospatial researchers helps encourage the use of semantics in geospatial applications and the use of spatial elements in semantic research and applications thereby advancing the Geospatal Web.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Original, high-quality work related (but not limited) to one of the following research topics is welcome:

  • Data models and languages for the Geospatial Web
  • Systems and architectures for the Geospatial Web
  • Linked geospatial data
  • Ontologies and rules in the Geospatial Web
  • Uncertainty in the Geospatial Web
  • User interface technologies for the Geospatial Web
  • Geospatial Web and mobile data management
  • Security and privacy issues in the Geospatial Web
  • Geospatial Web applications
  • User-generated geospatial content
  • OGC and W3C technologies and standards in the Geospatial Web

PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers must not be published nor must they be submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions will be handled using the EasyChair system (https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=terra11). Papers must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (Information for LNCS Authors, http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Formatted papers must be approximately 10 pages (no longer than 13) and must represent new work. All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in a special volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings (http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/). At least one author must register to present an accepted paper.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

This workshop is organized by members of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP), and European projects TELEIOS and Geocrowd.

  • SOCoP (http://www.socop.org/) is a geospatial semantics interest group currently mainly with members from U.S. federal agencies, academia, and business. SOCoP’s goal is to foster collaboration among users, technologists, and researchers of spatial knowledge representations and reasoning towards the development of a set of core, common geospatial ontologies for use by all in the Semantic Web.
  • TELEIOS (http://www.earthobservatory.eu/) is an FP7/ICT project with the goal of building an Earth Observatory. TELEIOS concentrates heavily on geospatial data (sattelite images, traditional GIS data, geospatial Web data).
  • GEOCROWD – Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World (http://www.geocrowd.eu) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) project with the goal to promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and to advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, processing, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the Web.

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

  • Rolf Gruetter, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, rolf.gruetter (at) wsl.ch
  • Dave Kolas, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA, dkolas (at) bbn.com
  • Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, koubarak (at) di.uoa.gr
  • Dieter Pfoser, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), Athens, Greece, pfoser (at) imis.athena-innovation.gr

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Jans Aasman, Franz Inc., The Netherlands
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, UK
Ola Ahlqvist, Ohio State University, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Barkowsky, University Bremen, Germany
Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Stewart Fotheringham, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
Alasdair J G Gray, University of Manchester, UK
John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK
Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey, UK
Martin Kersten, CWI, The Netherlands
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Sergei Levashkin, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Joshua Lieberman, Traverse Technologies, USA
Michael Lutz, European Commission-DG Joint Research Center, Italy
Stefan Manegold, CWI, The Netherlands
Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Alexandros Ntoulas, Microsoft Research
Matthew Perry, Oracle, USA
Euripides Petrakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Florian Probst, SAP Research, Germany
Thorsten Reitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany
Timos Sellis, IMIS, Research Center Athena, Greece
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Fabian Suchanek, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Agnes Voisard, Free University Berlin, Germany
Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin, USA
James Wilson, James Madison University, USA
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany