Special issue section completed: Multidimensional Modelling, Analysis and Visualization

After our meeting in Canada in October 2014, we have been working on a special issue theme section with the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The issue is now finalized & the contents look like this:


(to enlarge, click on the image — if you want to dig deeper, follow the links below)

Link to journal issue
Link to editorial

Two special issues from our Working Group in IJDE

In the late summer 2015, we have completed two special issues for the International Journal of Digital Earth – you can see the editorials here (with brief summaries of the papers included in each special issue):

1) Geovisual Analytics: Design and Implementation: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17538947.2015.1047172

2) Geovisual Analytics: Human Factors: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17538947.2015.1047173

We believe these issues features some interesting research and you will enjoy reading them. Let us know if we’re right! 🙂

Our Geovis’15 workshop in France was a success!

Our workshop in France held during the Geospatial week, titled Geovis’15 was very well received! The workshop was organized Sidonie Christophe (co-chair of the ICA Cognitive Visualization Commission) and myself (Arzu Coltekin, co-chair of this ISPRS WG II/6 Geovisualization and Virtual Reality). Furthermore, it was also supported by the ICA’s Commission on Geovisualization.

The program of the workshop:
Annals papers (all Geospatial week):
Our introduction to the Geovis section in Annals: http://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/II-3-W5/497/2015/isprsannals-II-3-W5-497-2015.pdf
Archives papers (all Geospatial week)

Our Geovis’15 keynote speaker was Dr. Clare Davies from the UK. She is a psychologist with a strong background working with Geo-professionals.
The two chairs of the event were Sidonie Christophe and Arzu Coltekin.
Scientific Committee members from all over the world made this event a high quality gathering.

Call for Papers – International Society of Photogrammery and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) XXIII Congress, July 12 – 19, 2016, Prague

Congress website, http://www.isprs2016-prague.com
For more information, http://www.isprs2016-prague.com/downlo…/2nd_Announcement.pdf
Call for Abstracts
Prospective authors of papers for the technical sessions of the Congress are invited to prepare an abstract of 250 to 400 words of their proposed paper in English. The abstracts must contain enough detail to clearly convey the approach and results of the research, concepts, and the reasons why it should be considered an interesting message for the audience.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit their final papers that will be published in the ISPRS Archives, the series of peer-reviewed proceedings published by ISPRS.
Abstracts will be submitted electronically using the system on the Congress website: http://www.isprs2016-prague.com.
Call for Full papers
Prospective authors of papers for the technical sessions of the Congress are also invited to prepare a full paper of 8 pages in English.
Authors of accepted full papers will be asked to submit a final paper that will be published in the ISPRS Annals, the series of full paper double-blind peer-reviewed scientific proceedings of ISPRS.
Information About Submissions of Abstracts and Full Papers
The author may co-author multiple papers, however, each paper must be registered by a different person. Please note that an author may present only one paper at the Congress. No exceptions will be made other than authors of invited papers who may present an invited paper plus one additional paper. The presenting author must be correctly indicated using the submission of the abstract.
A camera-ready manuscript must be submitted no later than 15 March 2016. All accepted papers received by this date will be published in the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and in the ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences.
For each presented paper, one author must make a payment of the registration fee of the corresponding paper. Payment must be made prior to 14 April 2016 for the acceptance and inclusion in the Archives or ISPRS Annals and in the final program.
For the abstract requirements and layout, the guidelines at the ISPRS website must be strictly followed:
Important Deadlines:
Deadline for submission of full papers 30 November 2015
Deadline for submission of abstracts 13 December 2015
Notification of authors 1 February 2016
Deadline for submission of final papers 15 March 2016
Deadline for registration payment for the paper to be included in proceedings 14 April 2016

ISPRS Scientific Initiative – Open Data Challenge

Smart cards have been widely used in mass transit fare payment systems. They produce large quantities of AFC (Auto Fare Collection) data such as smart card ID, onboard time, and fares. Smart card data together with bus GPS trajectory data can be very useful not only to detect individual travel behavior, but for public transit planning, and many other applications.
The ISPRS open data challenge 2015 aims at promoting research and excellent work on open data, and encourages creative ideas. Over one million AFC data collected by transit smart cards in a metropolis area will be provided, together with some bus GPS trajectories. Participants will be required to identify bus stops, passenger alighting stations, and then finish a project using the data with open software. It is expected that a series benchmark algorithms will be opened to the research community, and foster new ideas and works.
The contest contains a qualification round and a final round. Since most bus companies adopt the flat fare system, only boarding information was recorded in AFC. In the qualification round, participants need to finish algorithms to identify bus stops and passenger alighting stations from over one million anonymous AFC data and associated bus trajectories in a metropolis area. Top-10 teams will be invited to attend the final round competition. The winner teams could obtain a free copy of the above dataset and will be authorized to use the data for non-commercial usage. In the final round, each team will be required to design a creative project using the above data and any other open data with open software. The first place team will receive CNY5,000, the second places will receive CNY3,000, and the third places will receive CNY1,000. In addition to the prizes, the winner teams will be invited to submit a special issue paper to a workshop about spatiotemporal data mining and visualization which is planned to be held in Shenzhen at the end of this year. Some travel grants will be provided to the winner teams.
Important Dates:
Registration: By June 30
Qualification Round (QR): By July 25
Announcement of the QR Results: By July 31
Final Round (FR): August 1 to September 30
Announcement of the FR Results and Rewards: Around October 15
Workshop and Awarding Ceremony: Middle of December
Organizer: ISPRS WGII/7: Intelligent Spatial Decision Support
Chair: Prof. Qingquan Li (Shenzhen University)
Local Chair: Dr. Yang Yue
System Officers: Dr. Xiaomeng Chang, Mr. Jinyun Xie, Mr. Chenglin Ma
Data Officers: Dr. Wei Tu, Mr. Rui Cao
Program Committees:
Contact email: spatial@szu.edu.cn
Website: http://citysensing.cn/opencup

Call For Papers: ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015

* 23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on *
*   Advances in Geographic Information Systems    *
*              (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015)              *
*  Tuesday, November 3-6, 2015 ó Seattle, WA, USA *

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


Abstract Submission: June 16, 2015 (midnight PT)

Paper Submission: June 23, 2015 (midnight PT)

Acceptance Notification: August 25, 2015

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty third 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

Deadline 30th May: Special Issue on Multidimensional Modelling, Analysis and Visualization

We are co-editing a special issue on Multidimensional Modelling, Analysis and Visualization — more details at the URL below. Submit full papers for consideration by May 30th.