GIS 2012 : 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Conference Series : Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Call For Papers
20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012)
Call for Research Papers, Demos, and PhD Showcases
November 6-9, 2012
Redondo Beach, California, USA
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2012 (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012) is the twentieth event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of GIS ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012.
Topics of Interest
Suggested GIS-related topics include but are not limited to:
Cartography and Geodesy
Computer Graphics Applications
Computer Vision Applications
Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
Geographic Information Retrieval
GIS Architecture and Middleware
GPU and Novel Hardware Solutions
Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
Image and Video Understanding
Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
Mobile Systems and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Object Tracking and RFIDs
Spatial Analysis and Integration
Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
Spatial Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
Spatial Data Structures and Algorithms
Spatial Data Warehousing, OLAP, and Decision Support
Spatial Information and Society
Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
Spatial Query Processing and Optimization
Spatio-Temporal Data Management
Spatio-Temporal Sensor Networks
Spatio-Temporal Stream Processing
Standardization and Interoperability
Storage and Indexing
Urban and Environmental Planning
Visual Languages and Querying
Web and Real-Time Applications
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 10 pages. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster or demo papers which will be requested to be shortened. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for "Best Paper Award."
Ph.D. Dissertation Showcase Papers
Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their Ph.D. research contributions and work-in-progress, limited to 6 pages—append "(Ph.D. Showcase)" to the title. Student authors of accepted papers will be able to present a summary of their research at the conference. Successful Ph.D. showcase papers will appear in the ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter.
Industrial Experience and Systems Papers
Industrial Experience and Systems papers are invited that describe original industrial experiences, challenges, and applications to be presented during the conference. Industrial Experience and Systems paper submissions are limited to 10 pages—append "(Industrial Paper)" or "(Systems Paper)" to the title. Accepted Industrial Experience and Systems papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit demo papers describing original demonstrations to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 2 pages—append "(Demo Paper)" to the title. Accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Submissions should be uploaded through the submission site. One author per accepted paper, poster, Ph.D. Dissertation showcase, industrial paper, or demo is required to register and attend the conference and to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published conference proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the conference proceedings. All questions should be addressed to the PC Chairs.
One-day workshops will be held on November 6, 2012. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in PDF format to the Workshop Chair. The proceedings of the workshops will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All proposers and organizers of accepted workshops must register for the workshop or the workshop will be canceled. For details on how to prepare a workshop proposal and what workshops entail, see http://acmgis2012.cs.umd.edu/workshops.