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SECOGIS 2012 : Sixth International Workshop On Semantic And Conceptual Issues In Geographic Information Systems

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Conference Series : Semantic and Conceptual Issues in Geographic Information Systems
 
Link: http://cs.ulb.ac.be/conferences/secogis2012
 
When Oct 15, 2012 - Oct 18, 2012
Where Florence, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 8, 2012
 

Call For Papers

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SEMANTIC
AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (SECOGIS 2012)

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCEPTUAL MODELING (ER 2012)
FLORENCE, ITALY, OCTOBER 15?18, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS
Recent advances in information technologies have increased the production, collection, and diffusion of geographical data, thus favouring the design and development of geographic information systems (GIS). Nowadays GISs are emerging as a common information infrastructure, which penetrate into more and more aspects of our society. This has given rise to new methodological and data engineering challenges in order to accommodate new users' requirements for new applications. Conceptual and semantic modeling are ideal candidates to contribute to the development of the next generation of GIS solutions. They allow to elicitate and capture user requirements as well as the semantics of a wide domain of applications.
SeCoGIS is intended to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in geographic information systems. The aim is to stimulate discussions on the integration of conceptual modeling and semantics into current geographic information systems, and how this will benefit the end users. The workshop will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical experiences of conceptual modeling and semantic web technologies for GIS, fostering interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of these two fields, and will highlight future trends in this area. The workshop will be organized in a way to highly stimulate interaction amongst the participants.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
We invite submissions that address theoretical, technical, and practical topics of semantic and conceptual issues for GIS. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
* Spatio-temporal ontologies
* Spatio-temporal data modeling
* Multi-resolution and multi-representation in GIS
* Spatial services modeling
* Spatial query languages and interfaces
* Semantic GIS in environmental and urban contexts
* Geographical search engines
* Visualization and personalization of spatial information
* Spatial data infrastructures, interoperability, and standards
* Spatial data warehouses
* Spatial data mining and statistics
* Spatial decision making
* Semi-structured geographic data modeling and reasoning
* Semantic web and GIS

PAPER SUBMISSION

Formatting Guidelines SeCoGIS 2012 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Thus, authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. See the page http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details. The page limit for workshop papers in LNCS format is 10 pages.

Submission Guidelines Submission to SeCoGIS 2012 will be electronically only. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper (in PDF format). The online submission system will be available from March 1st, 2012 at the address https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=secogis12.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper abstract submission:
April 8, 2012Full papers:
April 25, 2012Notification:
June 13, 2012

Camera-ready paper submission:
July 5, 2012

Author registration:
July 20, 2012

Workshop:
October 15-18, 2012
SECOGIS 2012 WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Eliseo Clementini Esteban Zim?nyi
University of L?Aquila, Italy Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Email: eliseo.clementini@univaq.it Email: ezimanyi@ulb.ac.be

SECOGIS STEERING COMMITTEE


Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
University of Campinas, Brazil
Email: ??cmbm@ic.unicamp.br

Roland Billen
Universit? de Li?ge, Belgium
Email: rbillen@ulg.ac.be

Christophe Claramunt
Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Email: claramunt@ecole-navale.fr

Christelle Vangenot
Universit? de Gen?ve, Switzerland
Email: Christelle.Vangenot@unige.ch


Michela Bertolotto
University College Dublin, Ireland
Email: michela.bertolotto@ucd.ie

Jean Brodeur
Natural Resources Canada
Email: brodeur@rncan.gc.ca

Eliseo Clementini
University of L'Aquila, Italy
Email: eliseo.clementini@univaq.it


Esteban Zim?nyi
Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Email: ezimanyi@ulb.ac.be


PROGRAM COMMITTEE


Alia I. Abdelmoty (Cardiff University, UK)
Gennady Andrienko (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany)
Natalia Andrienko (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany)
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros (University of Campinas, Brazil)
Yvan B?dard (Universit? Laval, Canada)
David Bennett (University of Iowa, USA)
Michela Bertolotto (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Roland Billen (Universit? de Li?ge, Belgium)
Patrice Boursier (University of La Rochelle, France)
Jean Brodeur (National Resources Canada, Canada)
B?n?dicte Bucher (Institut G?ographique National, France)
Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute, France)
Eliseo Clementini (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Maria Luisa Damiani (University of Milano, Italy)
Clodoveu Davis (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Fernando Ferri (Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Italy)
Andrew Frank (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Anders Friis-Christensen (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy)
Antony Galton (University of Exeter, UK)
Bo Huang (University of Calgary, Canada)
Marinos Kavouras (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Sergei Levashkin (Instituto Polit?cnico National, Mexico)
Ki-Joune Li (Pusan National University, South Korea)
Th?r?se Libourel (Universit? de Montpellier II, France)
Jugurta Lisboa Filho (Universidade Federal de Vi?osa, Brazil)
Miguel R. Luaces (Universidade da Coru?a, Spain)
Jose Macedo (Federal University of Ceara, Brazil)
Pedro Rafael Muro Medrano (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Peter van Oosterom (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Dimitris Papadias (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Dieter Pfoser (Institute for the Management of Information Systems, Greece)
Ricardo Rodrigues Ciferri (Universidade Federal de S?o Carlos, Brazil)
Andrea Rodriguez Tastets (University of Concepci?n, Chile)
Markus Schneider (University of Florida, USA)
Sylvie Servigne-Martin (INSA de Lyon, France)
Shashi Shekhar (University of Minnesota, USA)
Emmanuel Stefanakis (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
Kathleen Stewart Hornsby (University of Iowa, USA)
Kerry Taylor (CISRO, Australia)
Christelle Vangenot (Universit? de Gen?ve, Switzerland)
Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro (INPE, Brazil)
Nancy Wiegand (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Stephan Winter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Esteban Zim?nyi (Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

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