8th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS 2014)
Atlanta, GA, USA

Call for Papers

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Scope of the Workshop

Recent advances in information technologies have increased the production, collection, and diffusion of geographical data, thus favoring 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 and 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
  • Geographical information retrieval (GIR)
  • Visualization and personalization of spatial information
  • Spatial data infrastructures, interoperability, and standards
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal data warehouses
  • Spatial data mining and spatial decision making
  • Semi-structured geographic data modeling and reasoning
  • Semantic web and GIS
  • Semantic GIS and Big Data
  • Semantic Sensor Web

Submission Guidelines

SeCoGIS 2014 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 is 10 pages. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than 10 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. A paper submitted to SeCoGIS 2014 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for the workshop.

Submission to SeCoGIS 2014 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, 2014 at the address https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=secogis2014.

Important Dates

Paper abstract submission:May 19, 2014
Full papers:May 26, 2014
Notification:June 30, 2014
Camera-ready paper submission:July 7, 2014
Author registration:July 21, 2014
Workshop:October 27-29, 2014

SeCoGIS 2014 Workshop Chairs

Andrea Ballatore, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Université de Laval, Canada
Esteban Zimányi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Program Committee

To be published soon.