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The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services

GEOProcessing 2013

February 24 - March 1, 2013 - Nice, France

Call for Papers

Geographical sensors and satellites provide a huge volume of spatial data which is available on the Web. Making use of Web Services, the users are able for provisioning and using these services instead of only for document searching. These services are published in a directory and may be automatically discovered in a given context by software agents. Accessing large digital geographical libraries with geo-spatial information raises some challenges with respect to data semantics, interfaces, data accuracy and updates, distributed processing, as well as with discovery, indexing and integration of geographical information systems; this raise the issue of distributed catalogs forming a federation of spatial databases. Some spatial data infrastructures use service-oriented architecture for accessing these large databases via Web Services.

The goal of the International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2013, is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address fundamentals of advances in geographic information systems and the new applications related to them using the Web Services. Such systems can be used for assessment, modeling and prognosis of emergencies. As an example, it can be used for assessment of accidents from chemical pollution by considering hazardous chemical zones dimensions represented on a computer map of the region's territory.

The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel research in all aspects of techniques and technologies applied to geographic information systems and Web Services.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Geo-spatial fundamentals
Fundamentals of geo-information
New trends in GIS technologies and research
Techniques for geographical representation
Integrated architectures for geo-spatial information
Geo-spatial data in net-centric environment
Geo-spatial technology
Discovery, indexing and integration of geographical information systems
Geo-processing of distributed data
Geo-information processing
Use of computational geometry for GIS problems
Virtual globes and their application to scientific research
Spatial decision support systems

Geo-spatial Web Services
Geo-spatial Web Services and applications
Geo-spatial Web Services and simulation and modeling
Geo-spatial Web Services and sensors
Geo-spatial Web Services and interoperability
Geo-spatial Web Services and processing
Geo-spatial Web Servcies and spatial analysis
Geo-spatial Web Services and society
Geo-spatial Web Services and information retrieval
Geo-spatial Web Services and human computer interaction
Geo-spatial Web Services and mobility

Wireless and mobile GIS
Integration of remote sensing, GIS and GPS
Statistics and application models of spatial data
GIS for the environment and health
Satellite positioning technology and LBS
Urban GIS and its applications
Theories and algorithms in GIS
Government and public GIS

Geo-spatial simulation and visualization
2D and 3D information visualization
Distributed simulations and sensor webs
Simulation modeling dynamic geo processes
Exploratory spatial data analysis
Fine-grained, terrestrial monitoring platforms
Geo-visualization and geo-visual analytics
Visualization of geospatial uncertainty
Representation and visualization of geospatial data

Standards and geo-spatial metadata
Novel geo-spatial data processing and management mechanisms
Spatio-temporal data modeling and reasoning
3D modeling and GIS
Modeling and analysis of terrains
Modeling uncertainty in geo-spatial information
Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics
Geo-spatial and spatio-temporal data mining
Virtual modeling of large geographic areas
Time-geography modeling

Digital cartography data
Digital geographical libraries
Exploratory cartography and interfaces
Digital cartography
Automated mapping and map generalization
Cartographic theory and applications
Data models in cartography
Geographical search engines

Earth Geo-observation
Climate change and the global environment
Data systems for the future Earth observation satellites
Calibration and validation of remotely sensed data
Earth observation sensor networks and applications
Earth observation technology and systems

Acquisition and processing of remotely sensed data
Information extraction from remotely sensed data
Data mining across sensor
Intelligent sensors/sensor fusion
Co-operative sensing and organization
Sensor information management systems
Spatio-temporal sensor data mining
Sensor networks and interaction with actuators
Geo-sensor specialized networks (e.g. disaster management, early warning systems, environmental monitoring)

Specific geo-data processing
Seismic data processing (stacking, migration, post-processing, interpretation)
Tomography (algorithms, methods)
Electromagnetic sounding
Near surface methods (archaeology, urban and environmental planning)
Combined geophysical methods (gravimetry, magnetics, borehole methods)
Seismology and planetology
Geo-natural data on phenomena (hurricane, winds, flooding, etc.)
Underground geo-reserves, natural resources, exploration (gas, oil, metals, etc.)
Natural geo-evolution and morphology (glaciers, oceanic streams, etc.)
Geo-marine life
Geology and earth system simulation and modelling

Geo-spatial domain applications
Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Management
Geology and hydrogeology geographical data
Standardization of geodata and geoservices
Environment and land surveying
Oceanographic geo-information
Natural resource information systems
Remote sensing geospatial data collection
Geo-spatial data and vehicular technologies
Geology and Hydrology applications
Location-based services
Environmental monitoring
Special applications: 3D cadastre, traffic management, etc.

Managing geo-spatial data
Managing uncertainty in spatial information
Automatic mapping (possibly web-based ...)
Digital elevation/shape modeling
Web-based visualization of statistical data within a geographic framework
Tools and links between GIS and statistical software packages
Business mapping (spatial analysis for business processes as customer segmentation, churn analysis, etc.)
Wireless sensor networks for spatial applications
Errors and their measurement in spatial data



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) September 29, 2012 October 23, 2012
Notification November 24 November 29, 2012
Registration December 7 December 13, 2012
Camera ready December 22 December 25, 2012

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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