8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality (May 30 – June 1 2013, Hong Kong)

8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality (May 30 – June 1 2013, Hong Kong)

The 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from May 30th to June 1st 2013. The Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for leading scientists and young researchers to present their latest research developments and share their experience in this field. The Symposium will include keynote speeches and parallel sessions.


  • Uncertainties in real world entities and ontology
  • Spatial accuracy assessment
  • Accuracy evaluation for DEM
  • Temporal uncertainty in spatial data
  • Incompleteness of spatial data
  • Logical consistence in spatial database
  • Semantic uncertainty in geographic data
  • Uncertainty in remotely sensed image processing
  • Uncertainty versus scales
  • Quality assessment in spatial data generalization
  • Spatial data models for uncertain objects in GIS
  • Model validation with imperfect ground truth data
  • Assessment of quality of crowdsourcing spatial data
  • Uncertainty propagation in spatial analyses and operations
  • Spatial querying and reasoning with uncertain data
  • Uncertainty in geographical and environmental analysis
  • Spatial data quality and decision making
  • Spatial statistics
  • Geostatistical methods for spatial data quality assessment
  • Stochastic spatial simulation
  • Spatial data quality and web- and mobile-based services
  • Uncertainty in geovisual analytics
  • Quality of spatial data visualization
  • Meta-data and model for GIS data


  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) WG II/1, WG II/2, WG II/4, WG II/6, ICWG II/IV
  • Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, LIESMARS, Wuhan University

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Paul Cheung           Director, Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs,  United Nation
  • Prof Mike Goodchild     Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Prof Brian G Lees        Editor-in-Chief, IJGIS, School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales: Canberra, Australia
  • Prof Deren Li               State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, China
  • Prof Alfred Stein          Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission:                 31st January 2013
Notification of Acceptance:                           15th February 2013
Deadline for Full Paper Submission:              15th April 2013
Early Bird Registration:                                15th April 2013
Symposium Date:                                        30th May 2013 – 1st June 2013

Abstract Submission

The Organizing Committee invites abstract submission for consideration by the programme committee and inclusion in the Symposium programme. Abstracts should be 250 – 500 words in English and should reach the Symposium Secretariat (issdq2013.lsgi@polyu.edu.hk) before 31st January 2013. Online submission system will be opened soon.


A CD publication will be published and distributed during the Symposium. A book with selected papers from the Symposium will be published after the Symposium.


Interested parties please visit http://www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/ISSDQ2013 for up-to-date information and registration.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Symposium Secretariat at issdq2013.lsgi@polyu.edu.hk or Miss Fiona Fong at +852 3400 3897 or Miss Violet Tsang at +852 2766 4350.

Organizing Committee, ISSDQ 2013

Hong Kong

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