Call for papers: 21st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013)

April 09, 2013 -- 

Call for Research, Industrial, and Systems Papers, Demos, and PhD Showcases

November 5-8, 2013
Orlando, Florida, USA

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2013 ( ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013) is the twenty-first event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to 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 geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013.

Topics of Interest

Suggested geospatial-related topics include but are not limited to:

  • Standardization and Inter
  • Cartography and Geodesy
  •  Computational Geometry
  •  Computer Graphics Applications
  •  Computer Vision Applications
  •  Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  •  Earth Observation
  •  Geographic Information Retrieval
  •  Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
  •  GPU and Novel Hardware Solutions
  •  Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
  •  Image and Video Understanding
  •  Location-Based Services
  •  Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
  •  Mobile Systems and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  •  Object Tracking and RFIDs
  •  Performance Evaluation
  •  Photogrammetry
  •  Similarity Searching
  •  Spatial Analysis and Integration
  •  Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
  •  Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
  •  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 Management
  •  Spatio-Temporal Sensor Networks
  •  Spatio-Temporal Stream Processing
  •  Spatio-Textual Searching
  • operability
  •  Storage and Indexing
  •  Traffic Telematics
  •  Transportation
  •  Urban and Environmental Planning
  •  Visual Languages and Querying
  •  Web and Real-Time Applications

Paper Format
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 http://www.acm. org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Submissions are limited to 10 pages. It is important that previous related work (especially appearing in prior editions of the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Conference and the ACMGIS workshops/symposia) be appropriately cited. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster or demo papers which will be requested to be shortened. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for "Best Paper Award".

Ph.D. Dissertation Showcase Papers

Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their Ph.D. research contributions and work-in-progress, limited to 6 pages‚Äîappend ‚(Ph.D. Showcase)‚ to the title. Student authors of accepted papers will be able to present a summary of their research at the conference. Successful Ph.D. showcase papers will appear in the ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter.

Industrial Experience and Systems Papers

Industrial Experience and Systems papers are invited that describe original industrial experiences, challenges, and applications, as well as systems to be presented during the conference. Industrial Experience and Systems paper submissions are limited to 10 pages‚Äîappend ‚( Industrial Paper)‚ or ‚(Systems Paper)‚ to the title as is appropriate. Accepted Industrial Experience and Systems papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Demonstration Papers

Authors are invited to submit demo papers describing original demonstrations to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages‚ append ‚(Demo Paper)‚ to the title. Accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings.


At least one author per accepted paper, poster, Ph.D. Dissertation showcase, industrial paper, or demo must register and attend the conference to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published conference proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the conference proceedings. All questions should be addressed to the PC Chairs.

Workshop Proposals

One-day workshops will be held on November 5, 2013. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in PDF format to the Workshop Chair. The proceedings of the workshops will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All proposers and organizers of accepted workshops must register for the workshop or the workshop will be canceled. Workshop proposal submission deadline is May 1, 2013. For more information, see the Call for Workshop Proposals.

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