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Eighth International Conference on”Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics” GEOG-AND-MOD 13

in conjunction with The 2013 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2013)
June 24th – June 27th, 2013

International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

During the past decades the main problem in geographical analysis was the lack of spatial data availability. Nowadays the wide diffusion of electronic devices containing geo-referenced information generates a great production of spatial data. Volunteered geographic information activities (e.g. OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia), public initiatives (e.g. Open data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Geo-portals) and private projects (e.g. Google Earth, Bing Maps, etc.) produced an overabundance of spatial data, which, in many cases, does not help the efficiency of decision processes.
The increase of geographical data availability has not been fully coupled by an increase of knowledge to support spatial decisions.
The inclusion of spatial simulation techniques in recent GIS software favoured the diffusion of these methods, but in several cases led to the mechanism based on which buttons have to pressed without having geography or processes in mind.
Spatial modelling, analytic techniques and geographical analyses are therefore required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels, with a clear identification of the geographical information needed and reference scale to adopt.

Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the researchers for new solutions.
This Conference aims at providing innovative and original contribution to the ongoing debate on the above mentioned issues and at improving the process of knowledge acquisition, by means of the development of new techniques and methods.

Conference Themes                                                                                                                                                                                      Geostatistics and spatial simulation;
Agent-based spatial modelling;
Cellular automata spatial modelling;
Spatial statistical models;
Space-temporal modelling;
Environmental Modelling;
Geovisual analytics, geovisualisation, visual exploratory data analysis;
Visualisation and modelling of track data;
Spatial Optimization;
Interaction Simulation Models;
Data mining, spatial data mining;
Spatial Data Warehouse and Spatial OLAP;
Integration of Spatial OLAP and Spatial data mining;
Spatial Decision Support Systems;
Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis;
Spatial Rough Set;
Spatial extension of Fuzzy Set theory;
Ontologies for Spatial Analysis;
Urban modeling;
Applied geography;
Spatial data analysis;
Dynamic modelling;
Simulation, space-time dynamics, visualization and virtual reality.

Papers should be submitted at:

Please don’t forget to select “Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AND-MOD 13” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.

Accepted papers to “Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AND-MOD 13” will be published in the ICCSA Conference proceedings, in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, with doi, indexed by Scopus and DBLP.

Participants to “Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AND-MOD 13” will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for special issues on International Journals and book.

Important dates
31 January 2013: Deadline for full paper submission
10 March 2013: Notification of acceptance
6 April 2013: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
June 24-27, 2013: ICCSA 2013 Conference



33rd EARSeL Symposium “Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives”, Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013


EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing. All scientists, professionals and researchers involved or interested in the field of the symposium are strongly encouraged to present papers according to the following topics. Authors are requested to submit their abstracts by 4 January 2013 via

According to the symposium theme Earth Observation and Social Perspectives contributions are particularly welcome in the following areas:

  • EO for improving Smart City management
  • Monitoring and protecting biodiversity
  • Support of regenerative energy production and transport
  • Improving climate observations
  • Improving agriculture, water and fisheries management
  • Supporting disaster management

Other contributions are invited in one of the following topics:

  • Scientific applications of remote sensing, emerging methods and technologies
  • Capacity building at organisations and authorities involved in environmental monitoring and protection
  • Remote sensing for archaeology
  • Land use and land cover, degradation and desertification
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Open ocean remote sensing
  • Natural and man-made disasters
  • Forestry and forest fires
  • Remote sensing and its associated support to the understanding of climate change
  • Hydrological applications: water management, underground water sources, land ice and snow
  • 3D remote sensing, Radar, Lidar, Thermal Remote Sensing
  • New instruments and methods, including ground truth

The subjects

  • Education and training in school, university, and public life
  • Remote sensing for cultural and natural heritage
  • Remote Sensing of coastal zones and inland waters
  • Remote sensing related to assist developing countries: mapping, monitoring and change analysis

are covered in Special Interest Group Workshops held in the framework of the symposium.

For more information regarding both the Symposium and the Workshops please advise the following useful information

33rd EARSeL Symposium “Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives“, Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013, or

4th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing in Education and Training, Matera, Italy, 4 June 2013. Abstract submission and registration via

Due date for submission of abstracts: 15th February 2013

5th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing for Developing Countries, Matera, Italy, 5 June 2013, details to follow shortly. We will keep you informed.

4th EARSeL Workshop on Natural and Cultural Heritage, Matera, Italy, 6-7 June 2013. Abstract submission and registration via

Due date for submission of abstracts: 30 January 2013

6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone, Matera, Italy, 6-7 June 2013. Abstract submission and registration via

Due date for submission of abstracts: 15th February 2013

Source: The EARSeL Bureau and the Organising Committees

Call for abstracts: 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 (ISDE 2013) “Transforming Knowledge into Sustainable Practice”

The 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 (ISDE 2013) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 26th – 29th August 2013. The theme “Transforming Knowledge into Sustainable Practice” aims to enable digital earth modeler and experts in the field of geospatial science and technology to provide a brand new opportunity to share their ideas and insights on how we share knowledge and act together globally.

About the Symposium

This symposium is a series of symposia, which is an important academic event of The International Society for Digital Earth. To date, the series of ISDE was successfully convened in China (1999), Canada (2001), the Czech Republic (2003), Japan (2005), the United States (2007), China (2009) and Australia (2011). The 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 with the theme “Transforming Knowledge into Sustainable Practice” aims to enable digital earth modeler and experts in the field of geospatial science and technology to provide a brand new opportunity to share their ideas and insights on how we share knowledge and act together globally.

Symposium topics

If you are having a different sub-theme other than listed below, please email us your sub-theme to ISDE Symposium Secretariat at

  • Digital Earth Vision and Innovation
  • Earth Observation Technologies
  • ICT Technologies (including Spatial Data Infrastructures)
  • Empowering the Community, Engaging Society
  • Digital City and Green Cities
  • Digital Heritage
  • Population Growth and Infrastructure Development
  • Adapting to Global and Climate Change
  • Empowering the Community
  • Land and Water Management
  • Early Warning, Emergency Management and National Security
  • Mining, Energy and Resources Development
  • Natural Resource Management and Agriculture
  • Health and Biodiversity
  • Marine and Coastal Environment

 Important Dates

Date Item
15 September 2012 Call for Abstracts Open
31 January 2013 Early Bird Registration Opens
02 February 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline
28 February 2013 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
30 June 2013 Full Paper Submission
30June 2013 Early bird registration Ends
01 July 2013 Late Registration Opens
26 – 29 August 2013 8th ISDE Symposium



European Navigation Conference – Expanding our Horizons: ENC 2013 – Call for papers

The European Navigation Conference (ENC 2013) will take place from 23 – 25 April 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The event will be hosted by the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN). The ENC is one of the most prestigious international conferences in the field of navigation and its applications. The event annually attracts researchers, manufacturers, users, service providers and decision-makers from around the world. Due to the diversity of topics more than 600 experts are expected.

A session next year will be held on “Integrated Applications”. Your contributions on this or other topics would be very much appreciated.

The Call for Papers is open until 17 December 2012.

Please find further information below and on the website of the conference:



11th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2013 September 2-6, 2013, Scarborough, UK

Spatial information theory is concerned with all aspects of space and spatial environments as experienced and represented by humans and also by other animals and artificial agents. The scope of the conference includes both applications to specific domains and also the development of general theories of space and spatial information. Papers may address aspects of spatial information from the viewpoint of any discipline including (but not limited to) the following.

  • Cognitive, Perceptual, and Environmental Psychology
  • Geography and Geoinformation Science
  • Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science
  • Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy and Ontology
  • Engineering and Human Factors
  • Cognitive Anthropology, Psycholinguistics and Linguistics
  • Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design

Papers will be selected through a rigorous review of full papers based on relevance to the conference, scientific significance, novelty, relation to previously published literature, clarity of presentation, and interdisciplinary context. The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Papers should not exceed 20 pages in the LNCS format.

Since 1993 the COSIT series has been one of the most important events in this highly interdisciplinary area. An idea of the conference’s orientation can be gained from the previous COSIT proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

The following (non-exclusive) topics are indicative of the fields of interest:

  • activity-based models of spatial knowledge
  • cognitive structure of spatial knowledge
  • cognitive vision
  • cooperative work with spatial information
  • events and processes in geographic space and time
  • incomplete or imprecise spatial knowledge
  • knowledge representation for space and time
  • languages of spatial relations
  • naive geography/behavioral geography
  • navigation and wayfinding, including robot navigation
  • ontology of space
  • presentation and communication of spatial information
  • qualitative and commonsense spatial representation
  • quality issues in geographic information
  • semantics of geographic information
  • social and cultural organization of space
  • spatial and temporal language
  • spatial aspects of social networks
  • spatial data integration/interoperability
  • spatial decision-support systems
  • structure of geographic information
  • theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
  • time in geographic information
  • user-interface design/spatialization of interfaces
  • virtual spaces

The conference will be held at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. The town of Scarborough is a characterful Victorian seaside resort on the East coast of England. There are good road and rail links to the rest of the UK including a direct train service from Manchester Airport which has flights from many international airports.

The conference will be preceded by a day of workshops and tutorials.
The doctoral colloquium, after the conference, provides a forum for PhD students working on any aspect of spatial information.
Separate calls for workshops and tutorials and for the doctoral colloquium will be issued.

Important dates
  March 4,  2013 – Full paper submission
April 20, 2013 – Notification of acceptance
June 17,  2013 – Camera-Ready copy due
September 2,  2013 – Workshops and Tutorials
September 3-5, 2013 – Conference
September 6,  2013 – Doctoral Colloquium



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

GEOProcessing 2013

February 24 – March 1, 2013 – Nice, France


1st Virtual International Conference on Advanced Research in Scientific Fields (ARSA-2012), December 3 – 7, 2012

ARSA-conference 2012 (virtual conference) gives you a great opportunity to participate in the fully fledged, scientific and professional conference without personal participation. The ARSA Virtual Conference will run continuously during December 3 to 7, 2012.

ARSA Virtual Conference is designed for all scientific groups. The conference will bring the scientific debate among the scientists. At the virtual conference, you have access to all articles in the conference at any time and can use virtual discussion with the author of any article at any time.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: November 9, 2012

Author Notification:  November 23, 2012

Final Manuscript Due: December 1, 2012

ARSA 2012:  December 3 – 7, 2012


For further information please contact us at or visit

4th Digital Earth Summit , Wellington, 2-4 September 2012

This 4th bi-annual Digital Earth Summit was held in Wellington, New Zealand from 2 to 4 September, which is one of the series of summit organized by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) in 2012. The summit with theme “Digital Earth and Technology” was co-hosted by Wellington City Council and Land Information New Zealand. The three work streams in terms of the Digital environment, Resilient cities and Growing up digital have been carried out. There are 15 keynote speeches and 75 presentations, attracting around 200 delegates from more than 20 countries.

A Maori welcome party started the opening ceremony. The executive committee member of the ISDE received a Maori traditional reception. ISDE president Prof. John Richards and Mayor of Wellington City Ms. Celia Wade-Brown gave their summit opening remarks. In the Mayor’s speech Digital Earth technologies are expected to facilitate Wellington to build a creative digital capital.

“Platial Technology such as place-base GIS rather than co-ordinate-GIS will be one of the key Digital Earth drivers.” keynote speech by Dr. Peter Woodgate, Executive Committee member of the ISDE and CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, Australia. John Richards gave a presentation entitled “Knowledge propagation in the Digital Earth Framework”, which illustrated the Digital Earth framework of transforming and developing knowledge theoretically and technically. “Digital Earth can take advantages of its fast developing technologies to participant in the Future Earth, a 10-year international research initiative of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and other international organizations”. Said by Prof. Guo Huadong, Secretariat General of the ISDE in his keynote speech of “Digital Earth for Future Earth”. In the afternoon panel sessions of the 3 days, hot discussions were made on Digital environment, Resilient cities and Growing up digital, with youth engagement to present their views on digital earth technologies and their future development. At the closing ceremony, Prof. Guo Huadong made remarks for the success of Digital Earth summit in Wellington, and handed over the flag of Digital Earth Summit to next hosting country, Japan.

On 1 September, the 7th Executive Committee meeting of the ISDE, having 13 EC members participating, discussed the modification of changes of statutes and bylaws, Aims & Scope of the International Journal of Digital Earth, following steps to implement Digital Earth Vision 2020, the preparation report of the 8th International Symposium of Digital Earth and the application of hosting the 5th Digital Earth summit in Nagoya, Japan in 2014.

Back to August 2006, the first Digital Earth Summit was convened in New Zealand with theme “Digital Earth Summit on Sustainability”. At that summit we saw how digital tools and information to inform sustainable development. Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, pointed out that the government, universities, industry, and citizen groups are acutely aware of the looming threats to their quality of life from global climate change, decreasing biodiversity, dependence upon a fossil-fuel economy, and the myriad impacts of these dynamics on social harmony and quality of life at that summit. Six years later, the deployment of technology and bold new digital earth vision in the face of problems of the earth has truly changed the way we look at the earth and yielded many benefits. The 2012 Digital Earth Summit continues to unfold an international Digital Earth platform to bear in advancing humanitarian efforts and social development, to scale up programmers and drive innovations and to establish international collaborations for creating the future of Digital Earth worldwide.



4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, 24-26 October 2012, Beijing, China

New Era of Earth Observation on Naural and Cultural Heritage

All participants who are interested or working in the field of earth observation on natural and cultural heritage are strongly encouraged to submit a research paper and develop proposals for an oral presentation. The abstracts will be evaluated for consideration for presentation in the specified sessions- either as an oral presentation or as a poster paper. The instructions on abstract submissions for authors will be provided online. The conference proceedings will be available at the conference. Excellent papers selected will be published in SCI, EI journals, or the special edition of “Journal of Remote Sensing”.

For more information, please visit:

AGU Fall Meeting 2012 (Special Hydrology Session)

Participate and submit an abstract to this special session at the American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting. AGU Fall meeting (3-7 December 2012) will be held in San Francisco, USA.

H049: Using Remote Sensing and Global Weather Datasets for Hydrologic Modeling in Data-Scarce Regions: Opportunities and Challenges

Co-conveners: Gabriel Senay, Mekonnen Gebremicheal, and Naga Manohar Velpuri

Description: Hydrologic modeling in data-scarce regions is challenging because in situ data required to parameterize, calibrate, validate and operate hydrologic models are not available. Remote sensing and global weather datasets that offer consistent and spatially distributed data have brought a new dimension to hydrologic modeling in data scarce regions. However, there is a clear need to understand and articulate the opportunities and challenges of using such datasets. In this session, we encourage submissions that address this need. This session also responds to one of the IAHS’s Predictions in Ungauged Basins Initiative goals.

You can submit your abstract online at

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