Joint International Conference on
Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in
GeoSpatial Information Science

Hong Kong, 26-28 May, 2010


Call for papers

The Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science will be held on May 26th to 28th 2010 in Hong Kong. This conference will be a major event in the international community of Geo-spatial information Science (GISc) in 2010, organized by: Commission II of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Commission of Geographic Information Science and Commission of Modelling Geographical Systems of the International Geographical Union (IGU). The conference will join together the Symposium of Technical Commission II of ISPRS, the Symposium on Spatial Data Handling and the Conference on Modelling Geographical Systems from IGU.

ISPRS is a society regrouping scientific societies from more than 100 countries working in domains related to photogrammetry, remote sensing and geographical information science. 2010 will be a special year for the society as it will be celebrating its centenary anniversary. The ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium is organised every four years alternately with the ISPRS Congress and is among the major events in ISPRS calendar regrouping leading scholars from the GISc and related communities. Last editions of the symposium were held in Ottawa, Canada (2002) and Vienna, Austria (2006) jointly with SDH.

The 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH) is the premier biennial international research forum for Geospatial Information Science (GISc). It commenced in 1984, in Zurich, Switzerland and has been held in Seattle, USA; Sydney, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland; Charleston, USA; Edinburgh, UK; Delft, The Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; Beijing, China; Ottawa, Canada; Leicester, UK; Vienna, Austria; and Montpellier, France.

The IGU Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems has been organizing its conferences over the years on the modeling and analysis of geographical data and systems in different parts of the world. It is the first time that it joins hand with ISPRS and IGU Commission on Geographical Information Science to co-organize the conference to encourage interaction and collaboration among researchers and professionals in the three organizations.

The main objective is to bring together scholars and professionals from the international community of GISc to present latest achievements and to share experience in GISc research. The conference program will feature keynote speeches delivered by leading GISc scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, student forum on meeting with GISc legends and commercial exhibitions showing the latest development of GISc technology. Paper selection is based on abstract and full paper peer review following the submission guidelines.

Themes covered by the conference

  • Digital Cartography
  • Geospatial Data Integration
  • Geospatial Database and Data Infrastructures
  • Geospatial Data Modeling for Social Science
  • GISci for Sustainable Urbanization
  • GISci for Environmental and Urban Modeling
  • Interoperability of Heterogeneous Spatial Data Systems
  • Location-Based Services
  • Spatial and Spatio-temporal Information Acquisition
  • Spatial knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Spatial Data Retrieval and Dissemination
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Spatial Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Spatiotemporal Modeling and Analysis
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Visualization of Spatial Data
  • Web and Wireless Applications in GIS

Important dates

Mid June 20091st circular and announcement of the Symposium
September 30th 2009Deadline for abstract
October 15th 2009Notification of accepted abstracts
December 14th 2009Extended deadline for full paper
February 10th 2010Notification of full paper acceptance
February 28th 2010Deadline for revised full paper
End March 20102nd circular of the Symposium
End March 2010 Deadline for early-bird registration
May 26th-28th 2010Symposium


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