Pre-conference workshop of the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2017

Bridging space, time, and semantics in GIScience

Venue: Wageningen, The Netherlands
9 May 2017

The increased availability of geographic data (often in massive volumes) together with the advances in spatiotemporal data management, integration, analysis, and visualization present an emerging need and opportunity: how to transform these massive volumes of geographic data into meaningful information about places, events, activities, and interrelations. The integration of space, time, and semantics may provide the basis to infuse data with meaning and deepen our knowledge of elaborate natural and social systems and intricate interactions in space and time. This key research issue is also relevant to other cutting edge research themes such as Volunteered Geographic Information, Geospatial Semantic Web, semantic sensor networks, big data, linked data, etc. Context and granularity (spatial, temporal, and semantic) constitute additional dimensions of geographic data that are not fully explored and may provide valuable insights into this issue. More information on

Topics of interest:

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

• Geospatial semantics
• Ontologies of space, time, processes, and events
• Cognitive aspects of spatiotemporal concepts
• Semantic information extraction
• Sophisticated spatiotemporal models
• Spatial, temporal, and semantic representation of dynamic processes, events, and activities
• Semantics of Geospatial Information from historical maps
• Visualization of space, time, and semantics
• Multidimensional spatial data models for VGI
• Real-time spatiotemporal data integration, modelling, analysis, and visualization (real-time space-time integration)
• State-of-the-art applications in relevant areas such as historical GIS, climate change, transportation, mobility, epidemics, disaster response, etc.


Participants are invited to submit a short paper (2000 to 3000 words) in the AGILE 2017 Conference short paper format. Short paper submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation during the workshop.

Please make your submission anonymous and submit it as a PDF document via EasyChair.

NEW: The Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS) will host a special issue of papers coming out of the Workshop. An open call for full papers will be issued after the Workshop. Please note that special feature submissions undergo the same peer review process as regular JOSIS submissions and must comply with JOSIS prior publications policy.
Further details will be provided at the workshop.


The Workshop is co-organised by AGILE and ISPRS Working Groups
ISPRS WG IV/1: Multi-dimensional modelling
ISPRS WG IV/2: Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information

Program Committee

Ken Arroyo Ohori, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jan Blachowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Pawel Boguslawski, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Christos Chalkias, Harokopio University, Greece
Eric Guilbert, Laval University, Canada
Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Margarita Kokla, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Thomas Kolbe, TU Munich, Germany
Hugo Ledoux, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Laval University, Canada
Francesca Noardo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Antonia Spanò, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Important dates

Short paper submission: 28 February, 2017  12 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: 20 March, 2017 24 March 2017
Early registration (via the AGILE 2017 Conference website): 27 March 2017
AGILE Workshop “Bridging space, time, and semantics in GIScience”: 9 May, 2017 

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