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GIZ 2012 : GI Zeitgeist 2012


When Mar 16, 2012 - Mar 17, 2012
Where Münster, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 11, 2011
Notification Due Jan 15, 2012
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2012
Categories    computer science   geographic information systems   semantic integration   spatial representation

Call For Papers

Extended short paper submission deadline to December, 11th!!!

The GI Zeitgeist 2012 is a young researchers forum on Geographic Information Science to be held in Muenster, on the 16th and 17th of March 2012, will be a conference for young researchers worldwide to get together and present their work in the field of Geographic Information Science.

It will be a forum for discussing diverse disciplines such as computer science, geography, cognitive science, mathematics, environmental science and artificial intelligence working on related topics to interact and find possibilities for collaboration. The event is organized by the students of the International Research Training Group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information. We particularly invite master students, PhD students and post-docs, to present their research on innovative concepts, methods and tools for geospatial information modeling and integration. GI Zeitgeist will provide the participants a platform for discussion and exchange related to their latest research activities and give them the opportunity to get feedback on their work in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere.

The topics addressed by GI Zeitgeist – Young researchers forum on Geographic information science include but are not limited to:

Analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data
Uncertainty and error propagation in geospatial information
Development of open standards and services
Aggregation and generalization of sensor data
Service orchestration and geoprocessing workflows
Wayfinding and navigation
Location-based services and ubiquitous computing
Human-computer interaction for geospatial information
Spatial data infrastructures
Semantic integration of geospatial information
Linked geodata
Representation of geospatial information
Visualization of geospatial information
Volunteered geographic information
Spatial cognition
Spatial reasoning techniques
Applications of qualitative spatial reasoning in GIS

Authors are invited to submit original research, not being considered for publication elsewhere. Short papers (max 1500 words) can be submitted to present visionary ideas, work in progress and preliminary research results, whereas full papers (max 5000 words, and not more than 10 pages) should present substantial results. All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and all accepted papers will be presented at the conference. Papers must be written and presented in English and follow the IOS press formatting guidelines For submission, please register at and visit this link:

At least one author of every accepted paper has to register for the forum. Full papers will be published in the IfGI Prints series (with ISBN) by the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA GmbH, Heidelberg. We will ask the authors of the best full papers to submit extended versions for a special issue in a geographic information science journal.
We invite you to be part of the up-and-coming generation of geographic information scientists meeting at GI Zeitgeist 2012.

Important dates:
Deadline for full paper submission: 24.10.2011
Notification of acceptance full papers: 20.11.2011
Camera-ready version full papers: 05.01.2012
Deadline for short paper submission: EXTENDED!!! 11.12.2011
Notification of short paper acceptance: 15.01.2012
Camera-ready version short papers: 31.01.2012
Forum date: 16.-17.03.2012.
Questions & abstract submissions are sent to:
Organizing committee:

Scientific Committee:
Theodor Foerster, University of Muenster
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen
Michael Goodchild, University of California Santa Barbara
Gerard Heuvelink, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stephen Hirtle, University of Pittsburg
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California Santa Barbara
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Muenster
Tomi Kauppinen, University of Muenster
Carsten Keßler, University of Muenster
Antonio Krüger, German Research Center for AI
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster
Christian Lucas, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Edzer Pebesma, University of Muenster
Florian Probst, SAP Research
Chris Renschler, University at Buffalo
Sven Schade, Joint Research Center, European Commission
Simon Scheider, University of Muenster
Stéphane Roche, University Laval, Canada
Jan Oliver Wallgruen, University of Maine

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