The 6th GIS-focused algorithm competition, GISCUP 2017, co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017, November 7 - November 10, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA
This year will be the 6th GIS-focused algorithm competition, GISCUP 2017, co-located with the 2017 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference. ACM SIGSPATIAL hosts an annual algorithm contest with the goal of encouraging innovation in a fun way. The winners will be announced at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference in November 2017. Contest participants will submit original computer programs to be evaluated by the contest organizers on common datasets.
This year’s contest will focus on the growing research area of trajectory computing. Massive amounts of spatial trajectories are generated nowadays by smartphones, infrastructure, computer games, natural phenomena, and many other sources. A trajectory consists of a time series of locations with the assumption that some sort of interpolation (often piecewise linear) is reasonable. In this way, trajectories are one-dimensional geometric objects, but their representation in computer systems is usually zero-dimensional as a series of pairs of location and time, for example.
Trajectory similarity is a very basic problem when dealing with this type of data and many different ways of comparing trajectories have been proposed. In this challenge, we concentrate on a very intuitive measure called Fréchet distance with hard computational complexity, but superior quality in theory and practice.
The Fréchet distance is defined as the minimal length of a leash connecting a dog on one trajectory with its owner on a second trajectory, both never moving backwards. For this challenge, the "true" Fréchet distance shall be used, though teams are free to exploit the existing approximations including the Discrete Fréchet distance as they wish. The challenge for this year consists of finding and combining spatiotemporal indexing schemes with efficient algorithms for Range Queries in very large databases of trajectories. The approaches will be evaluated on a multitude of real and synthetic datasets, a sample datasets can be found on the download page page.
In summary, the key topics that are being addressed in this year’s cup are the following:
- Spatio-temporal Big Data
- Trajectory Computing
- Computational Geometry
- Indexing and Retrieval in Spatial Computing
The top three teams will be provided with cash and / or other prizes. In addition to these prizes, the top three teams will be invited to submit a four page paper for a contest paper session to be held at the 2017 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference. These papers will be subject to review and acceptance by the contest organizers, but it is expected that each of the top three teams will have their paper in the conference proceedings and a ten-minute presentation in the contest session.
At least one team member of each winning team must register for the 2017 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference.
July 30, 2017 Deadline for Submissions
August 17, 2017 Invitation of papers for the best submissions
August 24, 2017 Submission deadline for invited papers
More information about the contest can be found here:
To be announced
The 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017)
Tuesday November 7 - Friday November 10, 2017
Los Angeles, California, USA
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2017 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017) is the twenty-fifth 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
Call for Papers:
Abstract Submission: June 6, 2017 (midnight PT)
Paper Submission: June 13, 2017 (midnight PT)
Preliminary Reviews Available: July 24, 2017
Author Responses: July 27, 2017
Acceptance Notification: August 17, 2017
Paper Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmsigspatial2017
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2017 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017) is the twenty fifth 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 2017.
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
Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. 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.”
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. Both full and poster papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
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.
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.
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. Accepted vision papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Awards in the amount of $1,000, $750, and $500 are expected to be provided to the first, second, and third best vision papers.
Registration and Presentation
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.
One-day workshops will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in PDF format to the Workshops Chairs. 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, 2017.
The ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2017, with prizes, is a geospatial-focused algorithm competition.
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The OSGeo Foundation is pleased to be recognized as the "Geospatial Professional Society of the Year" by Geospatial Media and Communication. Geospatial World Award is an internationally-acclaimed private award recognizing exemplary innovations and practices in the global geospatial industry.
The announcement was made at the gala dinner event of Geospatial World Forum, recently held in Hyderabad, India. The 2017 award in recognition of our foundation's effort towards promoting the use of open source geospatial software, and its collaborative development.
The Award was presented to our president, Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan, by Dr Swarna Subba Rao, the Surveyor General of India, in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications and other luminaries of the global geospatial community.
While accepting the award on behalf of the OSGeo Foundation, Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan said the award calls for a triple celebration, as 2017 also marks 250 years of glorious history of the Survey of India, the 20th Anniversary for Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Our president dedicated the award to all who believe in openness and freedom in geospatial software.
Thanks to Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for bestowing the OSGeo Foundation with this rare honor and congratulations to all members of our community!
About Geospatial World Forum
Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is a conference covering the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in one global platform. Founded in Hyderabad in 2007, the conference has traveled across Europe before returning to Hyderabad in 2017. GWF 2017 was co-hosted by Survey of India and Indian Space Research Organization. The conference witnessed participation of 3000+ delegates from 100 countries and covered 30 thematic sessions and workshops with over 300 presentations.
About Open Source Geospatial Foundation
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is not-for-profit organization to foster global adoption of open source geospatial technology. The software foundation is devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. OSGeo serves as an outreach and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the open source geospatial community.
OSGeo sponsorship is available on an annual basis for foundation projects, events, local chapters and operations. Visit osgeo.org/sponsorship for more information
About Geospatial Media and Communications
Known for its quality publication and insightful geospatial conferences, Geospatial Media is a global organization that believes in making difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy.
About Geospatial World Leadership Awards
Established in 2007, by Geospatial Media and Communications, Geospatial World Leadership Awards have evolved to be recognized globally. Categories of these awards are aligned with characteristics and directions of the geospatial industry.
Like the last two years, there will be a geospatial devroom at the
largest open source conference of Europe: FOSDEM in Brussels.
There will be 16 talks from different types of open source projects:
from more academic projects to applications using (and updating)
openstreetmap to back-end libraries and databases.
Among others, the results of last year google summer of code projects
at OSGeo will be presented.
The schedule of this year's edition can be found here:
Be sure to check out also the other tracks - there are more than 500
presentations to choose from!
Admission is free of charge. Registration is not required.
Hope to see many of you in Brussels!
11 years ago today was the first ever meeting of the OSGeo foundation, in Chicago USA.
Thanks to those passionately involved back then, and the thousands contributing since, now our community has expanded and has reached many countries all over world. Congratulations to everyone for continuing to share the passion for Open Source geospatial.
Here is a glimpse at some of the exciting events happening around the world this year:
- FOSDEM Geospatial Dev Room, tomorrow!! at Brussels, Belgium
- OSGeo Code Sprint, 7-12 February, Daytona Beach, U.S.
- FOSS4G Italy, 8-11 February, Genova, Italy
- OSGeo Java Code Sprint, March, Tuscany, Italy
- FOSS4G Tennessee, 19 May, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
- FOSS4G Finland, 23 May, Helsinki, Finland
- Bolsena Code Sprint, 11-17 June, Bolsena, Italy
- FOSS4G Africa 29 June - 2 July, Johannesburg, South Africa
- FOSS4G Europe 18-22 July, Paris, France
- FOSS4G Brazil, 27-29 July, Curitiba, Brazil
- FOSS4G 14-19 August, Boston, U.S.
- FOSS4G-SotM Argentina 23-28 October, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- FOSS4G Nara-Kansai, Tokyo, Hokkaido, October/November, Japan
Dear Geo & Python community
I’m pleased to announce the upcoming GeoPython 2017 conference, which takes place in Basel, Switzerland May 8 to 10, 2017.
The call for talks/workshops is extended until February 15, 2017.
This year the event is organised again by the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and PyBasel - the local Python User Group and supported by the Python Software Foundation (PSF).
More info is available at https://2017.geopython.net
Conference topics are:
- Python in General
- Geography / Geophysics / Geodesy / Geomatics
- Earth Sciences / Environmental Sciences
- Smart Cities
- Spatial Data / Geodata
- Geospatial Webservices
- Big Data
- Data Processing
- (Spatial) Databases
- Computer Vision
- Remote Sensing
- Image Processing
- Machine Learning
The GeoPython organization Team