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GIS 2008 : 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems


Conference Series : Advances in Geographic Information Systems
When Nov 5, 2008 - Nov 7, 2008
Where Irvine, CA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jun 10, 2008
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2008
Notification Due Aug 11, 2008
Categories    GIS

Call For Papers

16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference
on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM GIS 2008)

Call for Papers

November 5-7, 2008
Irvine, CA, USA

Corporate Sponsorship by
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances
in Geographic Information Systems 2008 (ACM GIS 2008) is the
sixteenth event of a series of symposia and workshops that began
in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers,
users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in
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
interface considerations, and visualization down to storage
management and indexing issues. This year's conference builds
on last year's conference great success and on being the premier
annual conference of the newly formed ACM Special Interest
Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers,
students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions
to this year's ACM GIS.


Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

* Cartography and Geodesy
* Computational Geometry
* Computer Vision Applications in GIS
* Distributed, Parallel, and GPU algorithms for GIS
* Earth Observation
* Geographic Information Retrieval
* Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
* Image and Video Understanding
* Location-based Services
* Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
* Performance Evaluation
* Photogrammetry
* Similarity Searching
* Spatial Analysis and Integration
* Spatial and Spatio-temporal Information Acquisition
* 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 Handling
* Spatio-temporal Sensor Networks
* Spatio-temporal Stream Processing
* Spatio-textual Searching
* Standardization and Interoperability for GIS
* Storage and Indexing
* Systems, Architectures and Middleware for GIS
* Traffic Telematics
* Transportation
* Urban and Environmental Planning
* Visual Languages and Querying
* Wireless, 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 Papers cannot
exceed 10 pages in length. In addition to the regular full-length
papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster papers which
may be requested to be shortened. All submitted papers will be refereed
for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee.
Submissions will be made electronically and online only at:


Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their Ph.D. research
contributions and work-in-progress. Submissions cannot exceed 6 pages
-- Add (Ph.D. Showcase) to the title. Student authors of the accepted
papers will be given an opportunity to present a summary of their
research at the conference. Successful Ph.D. showcase papers will
appear in the ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter.


Authors are invited to submit Demo papers that describe their original
demonstrations to be presented during the conference. Demo paper
submissions cannot exceed 2 pages -- Add (Demo Paper) to the title.
They will appear in the Conference Proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES (Research, Ph.D, and Demo papers)

Abstract Submission: Jun. 10, 2008
Full Paper Submission: Jun. 17, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: Aug. 11, 2008
Camera Ready Copy: Sept. 1, 2008
Conference Date: November 5-7, 2008


General Chairs:
Hanan Samet, University of Maryland
Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Program Chair:
Walid G. Aref, Purdue University

Program Co-chairs:
Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota
Markus Schneider, University of Florida

Local Arrangements:
Erik Hoel, ESRI, USA
Pusheng Zhang, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Yan Huang, University of North Texas

Publicity Chair:
Chang-Tien Lu, Virginia Tech

Proceedings Chair:
Alejandro Pauly, University of Florida

Poster Chair:
Jagan Sankaranarayanan, University of Maryland

Program Committee:
See website for details.

Conference Webmaster:
Justin Levandoski, University of Minnesota, USA

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