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BigSpatial 2012 : 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data


When Nov 6, 2012 - Nov 6, 2012
Where Redondo Beach, CA
Submission Deadline Sep 10, 2012
Notification Due Sep 28, 2012
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2012
Categories    spatial data mining   GIS   big data

Call For Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data (BigSpatial-2012) (Nov 6, 2012, Redondo Beach, CA, USA)

Call for Papers

Big data is currently the hottest topic for data researchers and scientists with huge interests from the industry and federal agencies alike, as evident in the recent White House initiative on "Big data research and development". Within the realms of big data, spatial and spatio-temporal data is one of fastest growing types of data and poses a massive challenge to researchers who deal with analyzing such data. With advances in remote sensors, sensor networks, and the proliferation of location sensing devices in daily life activities and common business practices, the generation of disparate, dynamic, and geographically distributed spatiotemporal data has exploded in recent years. In addition, significant progress in ground, air- and space-borne sensor technologies has led to an unprecedented access to earth science data for scientists from different disciplines, interested in studying the complementary nature of different parameters.

The 1st workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data aims to bring together researchers from academia, government and industrial research labs who are working in the area of spatial analytics with an eye towards massive data sizes. The objective of this workshop is to provide a platform for researchers engaged in addressing the big data aspect of spatial and spatio-temporal data analytics to present and discuss their ideas. We invite participants from industry, academia, and government to participate in this event and share, contribute, and discuss the emerging big data challenges in the context of spatial and spatio-temporal data analysis.

The main motivation for this workshop stems from the increasing need for a forum to exchange ideas and recent research results, and to facilitate collaboration and dialog between academia, government, and industrial stakeholders.
We solicit high quality papers in the general areas of data analytics for large scale geospatial data. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. We have identified a set of researchers who are currently active in the related research areas as potential reviewers. If accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop to present the work. Selected accepted papers will be recommended for submission to special issues of journals.

Topics of Interest

The workshop welcomes contributions in the area of large scale analytics for spatial and spatio-temporal data. The topics include:
1. Scalable analysis algorithms for spatial and spatio-temporal data mining
2. Novel applications on high performance computing frameworks (Clusters, GPU, cloud, Grid) for large scale spatial and spatio-temporal analysis
3. Performance studies comparing clouds, grids, and clusters for spatial and spatio-temporal analytics
4. Novel indexing methods for massive geospatial data
5. Visualization of massive geospatial data
6. Customizations and extensions of existing software infrastructures such as Hadoop for spatial, and spatiotemporal data mining
7. Applications of big data analysis: Climate Change, Disaster Management, Monitoring Critical Infrastructures, Transportation


Paper Submission

We invite papers discussing novel research and ideas without substantial overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submitted papers can be of two types:
* Regular Research Papers: these papers should report original research results or significant case studies. They should be at most 10 pages.
* Position Papers: Position Papers: these papers should report novel research directions or identify challenging problems. They should be at most 4 pages.

Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at Submissions are limited to 10 pages. All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails. The submitted papers should be submitted using the submission form.

Important Dates
* Paper Submission: September 10, 2012
* Notification of Acceptance: September 28, 2012
* Camera Ready Paper Due: October 10, 2012
All submissions are due at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

1. Varun Chandola, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
2. Ranga Raju Vatsavai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
3. Chetan Gupta, Hewlett Packard Labs, CA, USA.

Program Committee
1. Kanishka Bhaduri, Netflix Inc., CA, USA
2. Anil Cheriyadat, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
3. Santanu Das, NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA
4. Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University, MA, USA.
5. James Horey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
6. Vandana Janeja, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD, USA.
7. Olufemi A. Omitaomu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
8. Huzefa Rangawala, George Mason University, DC, USA.
9. Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, CA, USA.
10. Alexandre Sorokine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA.
11. Anthony Stefanidis, George Mason University, DC, USA.
12. Ashit Talukder, National Institute for Standards and Technology, MD, USA.

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