First ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Competition (SRC)
co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2016
October 31-November 3, 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA
Call for Submissions
For the first time, the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 will host the SIGSPATIAL ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). SRC allows undergraduate and graduate students to share their research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees; understand the practical applications of their research; perfect their communication skills; and receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community.
- Guidelines: The Student Research Competition is open to graduate (only one author) and undergraduate (up to two authors per contribution) student members whose submissions are accepted by the SRC committee. SRC submissions should describe recent research conducted primarily by students or a recent development that involves a substantial amount of work achieved primarily by students. To be considered, complete a submission of an extended abstract of a topic of interest to the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference (please check the main conference CFP for relevant topics) and indicate the level of the participation (undergraduate or graduate). Valid ACM student membership and student status enrollment as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student.
- Selection Process: Submission will be judged based on novelty, impact, approach, results, and contributions to the field of spatial systems and algorithms. Selected competitors must attend the SRC session during the conference and should prepare a poster for demonstrating their work during the conference. If selected for further competition at the next level, they should be prepared to give a short talk of 10 minutes about their research projects in front of the judging committee and conference attendees. Winners of the SIGSPATIAL 2016 SRC will be announced at the conference.
- Awards: Selected competitors by the SRC committee will receive up to $500 USD for their conference travel, depending on need. Winners from each category will advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to nominate the ACM-wide SRC winners. The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, the same banquet that also recognizes the Turing Award winners.
- Sponsors: The SRC competition is fully sponsored by a generous donation from Microsoft Research.
- Submission Instructions: Each submission should include the author(s)' name(s), affiliations, email addresses, research advisors' names, ACM student member number, SRC category (undergraduate or graduate), and an extended abstract of no more than two pages in the conference template. The SRC submission should not have been published before or under concurrent submission to another venue/SIGSPATIAL track. Please submit your papers through the EasyChair system at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmsigspatial16src
- Important Dates
- Submission Deadline: August 25, 2016.
- Notification of Acceptance: September 20, 2016.
- Contact: For more information about the SRC competition, please contact the SRC Chair Moustafa Youssef at email@example.com
We would like to inform you of the availability of presentations presented during the 1st gvSIG Festival, which was held from May 23rd to 27th.
This gvSIG Festival was a virtual conference about free geomatics with 25 presentations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and Russian.
If you couldn't attend the presentations all the material is now available, as well as the recording of every session. You also can filter them by language at the web page.
The GeoTools team is pleased to announce GeoTools 15.0!
This release is also available from our Maven repository. Java 8 is now required, please view the install guide for details. This release is made by Jody Garnett and Devon Tucker (Boundless) in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.9.0 and GeoServer 2.9.0
24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2016)
Call for Research, Industrial, Systems, Demonstration, and Vision Papers
Monday October 31 - Thursday November 3, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Paper Submission Site:
Abstract Submission: June 14, 2016 (midnight PT)
Paper Submission: June 21, 2016 (midnight PT)
Acceptance Notification: August 23, 2016
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2016 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016) is the twenty fourth 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 2016.
Suggested Geospatial-related topics include but are not limited to the following:
Cartography and Geodesy
Computer Graphics Applications
Computer Vision Applications
Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
Geographic Information Retrieval
Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
GPU and Novel Hardware Solutions
Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
Image and Video Understanding
Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
Mobile Systems and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Object Tracking and RFIDs
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
Standardization and Interoperability
Storage and Indexing
Urban and Environmental Planning
Visual Languages and Querying
Web and Real-Time Applications
* Paper Format
Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html . It is important that previous related work (especially appearing in prior editions of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference and the ACM SIGSPATIAL workshops/symposia) be appropriately cited. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for "Best Paper Award."
* Research Papers
Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Submissions are limited to 10 pages. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster papers that will be requested to be shortened to 4 pages.
* 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 — append "(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.
* Vision Papers
Authors are invited to submit vision papers describing visionary ideas to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages — append "(Vision Paper)" to the title.
At least one author per accepted research, industrial experience and systems, demonstration, or vision paper 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.
The ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2016, with prizes, is a geospatial-focused algorithm competition.
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Free registrarion period for the [1st gvSIG Festival http://www.gvsig.com/festival] is now open, a virtual conference about free geomatics with more than 25 presentations in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Turkish and Russian.
At this first edition there will be presentations about the different gvSIG products (Desktop, Online, Roads...) and how they can be applied in different themes like mental health, civil protection, cooperation, historic studies, roads management, acoustic analysis, hydrology, tourism, urban analysis...
The webinar platform allows to connect to the webinars from any operating system, and in case you can't see some of the webinars, you will be able to watch them at the [gvSIG Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/gvsig/videos] later.
Registration for each webinar can be done from the [gvSIG Festival website http://www.gvsig.com/en/web/guest/events/gvsig-festival/1st-gvsig-festival/program].
See you at the gvSIG Festival!
During the OSGeo board meeting , new local chapter for the Czech Republic was recognized .
The local chapter - OSGeo.cz (Association for Open GeoInfrastructure) - is non-governmental public association, registered by Czech authorities as legal body since 2014.
Our scope is to promote usage of Open Source software and Open data in the geospatial domain in the Czech republic.
Jachym - Director of OSGeo.cz