ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS) - Call for papersSubmitted by jsanz on Fri, 2016-08-19 17:57.
October 31st, 2016, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA (Workshop Website: https://udi.ornl.gov/iwcts2016)
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Paper submission due: September 2th, 2016 (CDT)
- Notification to the authors: September 23rd, 2016
- Camera ready papers due: October 3rd, 2016
- IWCTS Workshop: October 31st, 2016 (collocated with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016)
About the WorkshopThe 9th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS 2016) is particularly timely given the prominence of connected automated vehicles technologies in the global auto industry’s near-term growth strategies, of big data analytics and unprecedented access to sensing data of mobility, and of integration of this analytics into the optimization of mobility and transport. These developments are deeply computational. We will build upon the success of previous workshops to continue to focus on computation, knowledge discovery, and technology aspects of transportation systems while welcoming research papers in computer science, transportation science, urban and regional planning, the automotive arena, civil engineering, robotics, geography, geo-informatics, and other related disciplines.
BackgroundIn the near future, vehicles, travelers, and the infrastructure will collectively have billions of sensors that can communicate with each other. Transportation systems, due to their distributed/mobile nature, can become the ultimate test-bed for a ubiquitous (i.e., embedded, highly-distributed, and sensor-laden) computing environment of unprecedented scale. This environment will enable numerous novel applications and order of magnitude improvement of the performance of existing applications. Information technology is the foundation for implementing new strategies, particularly if they are to be made available in real-time to wireless devices in vehicles or in the hands of people. Contributing are increasingly more sophisticated geospatial and spatio-temporal information management capabilities. Human factors, technology adoption and use, user feedback and incentives for collaborative behavior are areas of technology policy central to the success of this ubiquitous computing environment.
Scope of Submissions
The International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science invites submissions of original, previously unpublished papers contributing to Computational Transportation Science. Position papers that report novel research directions or identify challenging problems are also invited. Papers incorporating one or more of the following themes are especially encouraged:• Collaborative transport, including collaborative multi-modal transport
• Computational and artificial intelligence aspects of assisted driving, collaborative transport or multi-modal transport
• Crowd sourcing and participatory sensing in transport
• Cameras as sensors for trajectory acquisition and event recognition
• Computer Vision-based information extraction from image sequences
• Context aware analysis of movement data
• New processing frameworks for handling masses of transport data (e.g. Hadoop)
• Uncertain information in collaborative transport and assisted travelling
• Mechanism design for collaborative behavior
• Data mining and statistical learning for travel information
• Human-computer interfaces in intelligent transportation applications
• Privacy, security, and trust in transportation information
• Novel applications targeted to health, mobility, livability and sustainability
Submission Format and GuidelinesAuthors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. Papers must be in English and not exceed 6-pages double column in ACM SIG format (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. Position papers are limited 4 pages in this format, and should be marked ‘(Position paper)’ in the subtitle. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library under the condition that at least one author has registered for both the main SIGSPATIAL conference and the workshop, attends the workshop, and presents the accepted paper in the workshop. Otherwise, the accepted paper will not appear in the workshop proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the workshop proceedings.
- Gautam S. Thakur, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nicole Ronald, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (email@example.com)
- Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The gvSIG Association is now pleased to inform the “Introduction to gvSIG” summer webinars at the beginning of August.
Summer has arrived in a lot of places around the world. This is a good time to learn to use gvSIG, the open source GIS.
Do you want to create a thematic map with gvSIG or a new vector layer with your parcel, a road...? You can do it now at these open and free webinars.
There will be two webinars, that will last about 30 minutes:
- “Getting started with gvSIG” - August 3rd (14:00 UTC – Check the time in your country)
- “Vector editing, 3D view and other gvSIG tools” - August 10th (14:00 UTC – Check the time in your country)
At the first webinar we'll see how to manage a gvSIG project. We'll create new views with cartography, and we'll apply symbology and labelling. We'll introduce the reference systems, and finally we will create a thematic map to be printed or exported to a PDF file.
At the second webinar, we'll show how to create a new vector layer, where we'll digitalize several elements. We also will see the gvSIG toolbox, where we can find all the geoprocesses. We will apply one of them. We finally will see how the 3D extension works.
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|Workshop Title||Workshop Acronym||Website URL|
|9th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS 2016)||IWCTS||https://udi.ornl.gov/iwcts2016|
|7th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2016)||IWGS||http://www.iwgeostream.com|
|2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Emergency Management using GIS (EM-GIS 2016)||EM-GIS||http://www.dviz.cn/em-gis2016/|
|5th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data (BigSpatial-2016)||BigSpatial||http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~|
|5th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems (MobiGIS 2016)||MobiGIS||http://www.mobigis.org|
|2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (UrbanGIS) 2016||UrbanGIS||https://wp.nyu.edu/urbangis/|
|3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL PhD Workshop||PhD||https://sites.google.com/site/|
|8th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness (ISA 2016)||ISA||https://sites.google.com/site/|
|ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Location-based Social Networks (LBSN 2016)||LBSN|
|6th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization, Tracking and Analysis (MELT 2016)||MELT||https://sites.google.com/site/|
|10th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR 2016)||GIR||http://www.geo.uzh.ch/~rsp/|
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation would like to open nominations for the 2016 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.
The Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (GFOSS) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the GFOSS community. Recipients of the award will have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in the geospatial realm.
Sol Katz was an early pioneer of GFOSS and left behind a large body of work in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities while at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This early GFOSS archive provided both source code and applications freely available to the community. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial list servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at large.
Sol unfortunately passed away in 1999 from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but his legacy lives on in the open source world. Those interested in making a donation to the American Cancer Society, as per Sol's family's request, can do so at https://donate.cancer.org/index.
Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to SolKatzAward@osgeo.org with a description of the reasons for this nomination. Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on August 4th. A recipient will be decided from the nomination list by an OSGeo designated selection committee.
The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software will be announced at the FOSS4G-Bonn event in August. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for years to come.
It should be noted that past awardees and selection committee members are not eligible.
- 2015: Maria Brovelli
- 2014: Gary Sherman
- 2013: Arnulf Christl
- 2012: Venkatesh Raghavan
- 2011: Martin Davis
- 2010: Helena Mitasova
- 2009: Daniel Morissette
- 2008: Paul Ramsey
- 2007: Steve Lime
- 2006: Markus Neteler
- 2005: Frank Warmerdam
Selection Committee 2016
- Venkatesh Raghavan (chair)
- Frank Warmerdam
- Markus Neteler
- Steve Lime
- Paul Ramsey
- Sophia Parafina
- Daniel Morissette
- Helena Mitasova
- Martin Davis
- Arnulf Christl
- Gary Sherman
- Maria Brovelli
This newsletter is a community initiative run by the community for the community. We welcome all community members to contribute and share their updates to the newsletter for the benefit of the wider geo community. We have made 'Open Principles' as the key guideline for all articles. Relevant updates and information on free and open software, open data, open standards, open education resources are all welcome for future editions. It has been a learning curve for all of us, and we request you all to help us on this initiative.
We have great pleasure in introducing Professor Georg Gartner as our GeoAmbassador for this first Anniversary edition of our Geo4All Newsletter. More information at http://opensourcegeospatial.
So how can you contribute to enable geospatial education opportunities to all ? Everyone who is interested in enabling geospatial education opportunities to all are our GeoAmbassadors. It is not just the
thousands of OSGeo members but also thousands of colleagues in ICA, ISPRS, UCGIS, AGILE, GSDI, AGS who all work for Geoeducation opportunities for all who are our GeoAmbassadors. Geo for All is a world wide
movement that provides immediate benefit to the world.
Share the free and open educational resources and software that are available from OSGeo Live to MapStory to Teacher Training resources (developed thanks to the contributions to thousands of volunteers)
all available free and open to all at http://www.geoforall.org/
Also it is our great pleasure to introduce our colleagues at SIGTE, University of Girona  , Spain, as our “Geo4All” lab of the month. One of the founder labs of the Geo for All initiative, SIGTE has been contributing immensely to our teaching, research, and service activities. SIGTE colleagues have been the pioneers of a very successful summer school program dedicated to free and open geographic information software and aimed at promoting the use and development of free geospatial solutions and empowering students. Details are available at http://opensourcegeospatial.
We thank Gemma Boix, Lluís Vicens, Gemma Pons, Rosa Olivella, Ferran Orduña,Toni Hernandez, Alexandre Busquets, Josep Sitjar, Laura Olivas and all colleagues and students at SIGTE lab for their contributions to the Geo4All initiative and look forward to working and building more collaborations with all interested on this education mission.
Share the power of Geographic Information that SIGTE developed
The contributions of SIGTE colleagues is a good example of our philosophy and why we are working on Geo4All at http://opensourcegeospatial.
Let us work together work together to support open principles in education and enable Geo technologies in empowering communities and helping improving the Quality of Life and standards of living for everyone.
Let us all work together to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.
Happy Anniversary to all.