Categories: ISCRAM2009 Conference


Geo-information Support

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Track co-chairs:

Brian Tomaszewski, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Massimo Mecella, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, SAPIENZA ñ Universit‡ di Roma, Italy
Sisi Zlatanova, GIS Technology section, OTB, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Track introduction:

Recent disasters clearly identified the shortcomings of IT solutions for disaster rescue and recovery. In particular, geospatial information and technologies are often critical elements of effective emergency response systems, and within the disaster cycle as a whole. Examples range from the real-time tracking of relief supplies to public web interfaces showing evacuation routes and shelters.

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) encompasses the theoretical and conceptual elements that underlie Geographic Information Systems (GISystems) and related geospatial technologies. In this track we would like to attract academic, practitioners and possible demos showing the relationship and impacts of GIScience to crisis management. These elements include geographic information visualization, representation, interaction, storage, manipulation, integration and exchange, spatiotemporal reasoning, the impacts of GISystems on society and individuals and viceversa and basic spatial themes from fields such as geography, geodesy, and cartography.

Suggested topics:

– Novel uses of geospatial technologies (hardware, software, and applications) in Crisis Response and Management Activity
– Advanced Geographic Visualization
– Geovisual Analytics (e.g. supporting analytical reasoning)
– Geocollaboration
– Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Crisis Management
– Web 2.0 Mapping Technologies (e.g., mapping mashup development, case studies) and Crisis Management
– Virtual Globes and Crisis Management (e.g., Google Earth, NASA WorldWind)
– Spatial Modeling (e.g. spatiotemporal, agent-based modeling, 3D models, indoor,etc.)
– Geospatial databases (schemaís, update, analyses, data collection)
– Spatial Decision Support Systems
– International Spatial Data Infrastructures
– Standards and system interoperability
– Geo-information driven process management and analysis (including process mining, geo-data driven process adaptiveness, etc)
– Geo-data quality
– Geo-ontologies and semantic standardization

Special Sessions:

In addition to the general track, this track also includes the following special session:

– Sensor Networks in Crisis Management For detailed information regarding special sessions,
please consult each Special Sessions¥ Call for Papers.