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DeepSpatial 2020 : 1st ACM KDD Workshop on Deep Learning for Spatio-temporal Data, Applications and Systems


When Aug 24, 2020 - Aug 24, 2020
Where San Diego
Submission Deadline May 20, 2020
Notification Due Jun 15, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 20, 2020
Categories    deep learning   spatial computing   data mining   machine learning

Call For Papers

The DeepSpatial workshop will be held in conjunction with KDD 2020. It provides a premium platform for both research and industry to exchange ideas on opportunities, challenges, and cutting-edge techniques of deep learning in spatiotemporal data, applications, and systems. We encourage submissions of papers that fall into (but not limited to) the following three broad categories:

1. Novel deep learning techniques for spatial and spatio-temporal data

+ Spatial representation learning and deep neural networks for spatio-temporal data and geometric data
+ Interpretable deep learning for spatial-temporal data
+ Deep generative models for spatio-temporal data
+ Deep reinforcement learning for spatio-temporal decision making problems

2. Novel applications of deep learning techniques to spatio-temporal computing problems.

+ Geo-imagery and point cloud analysis (for remote sensing, Earth science, etc.)
+ Deep learning for mobility and traffic data analytics
+ Location-based social network data analytics, spatial event prediction and forecasting
+ Learning for biological data with spatial structures (bio-molecule, brain networks, etc.)

3. Novel deep learning systems for spatio-temporal applications

+ Real-time decision-making systems for traffic management, crime prediction, accident risk analysis, etc.
+ Disaster management and respond systems using deep learning
+ GIS systems using deep learning (e.g., mapping, routing, or visualization)
+ Mobile computing systems using deep learning

In addition, we encourage submissions of spatiotemporal deep learning methods that address problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Co-Chairs:
Liang Zhao, George Mason University
Xun Zhou, University of Iowa
Feng Chen, University of Texas, Dallas
Jieping Ye, University of Michigan & Didi Chuxing
Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota

Paper submission instructions: The workshop welcomes the two types of submissions.

+ Full research papers – up to 9 pages (8 pages at most for the main body and the last page can only hold references)

+ Vision papers and short system papers - up to 5 pages (4 pages at most for the main body and the last page can only hold references)

All manuscripts should be submitted in a single PDF file including all content, figures, tables, and references, following the format of KDD conference papers. Paper submissions need to include author information (review not double blinded).

Papers should be submitted at:

Concurrent submissions to other journals and conferences are acceptable. Accepted papers will be presented as posters during the workshop and posted on the website. Besides, a small number of accepted papers may be selected to be presented as contributed talks.

Important Dates: (all due Midnight Pacific Time).
+ Paper submission deadline: May 20, 2020
+ Notification of decision: June 15, 2020.
+ Camera-ready due: June 20, 2020.

Liang Zhao (George Mason University, , 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030)
Xun Zhou (University of Iowa,, S280 PBB, Iowa City, IA 52242)
Feng Chen (University of Texas at Dallas,, ECSS 3.901 UTD, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080)

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