[Call for Papers] IWGS 2013 : The Third International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2013)

Link: http://persis.usc.edu/iwgs13/

Nov 5, 2013 – Nov 5, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline: Aug 23, 2013
Notification Due: Sep 13, 2013
Final Version Due: Sep 20, 2013

The Third International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2013)
November 5, 2013, Orlando, Florida
in conjunction with
The 21st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013)



Thanks to advances in geosensing technologies, real-time data acquisition through sensors and imagery devices has been widely deployed with many applications. In addition to temporal information, in many cases such acquired data streams include information about geographical locations and/or spatial extents (such as point coordinates, lines, or polygons). While collecting such so-called “GeoStream” data has been a major propeller to advance the state of the art in geographic information systems, efficient and effective processing, analyzing, and mining GeoStream data pose many challenges.

This workshop addresses the research communities in both stream processing and geographic information systems. It brings together experts in the field from academia, industry and research labs to discuss the lessons they have learned over the years, to demonstrate what they have achieved so far, and to plan for the future of geostreaming. We encourage researchers from academia and industry to submit papers that highlight the value of stream query processing on topics that include, but not limited to the following:

Spatio-temporal stream systems
Spatio-temporal stream query processing
Real-time mining of spatial and spatio-temporal data
Location-aware stream systems
Privacy preserving in mobile object databases
Traffic monitoring and prediction
Geosensing technologies and their application
Geosampling and probabilistic spatial stream query processing
Real-time geographical information extraction and retrieval
Geosocial networks
Main memory and/or real time indexing of moving objects
Real-time spatial data visualization
Spatio-temporal stream processing on cloud
Participatory spatio-temporal data streams and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) systems
Use of hardware acceleration in real-time stream processing
The use of stream processing in traffic management, aerospace, earthquake physics, geodynamics, weather forecasting, asset management and scientific applications


Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, banaeika@usc.edu , University of Southern California (USC)
Anas Basalamah, ambasalamah@uqu.edu.sa , Umm Al-Qura University
Chengyang Zhang, Chengyang.Zhang@teradata.com , Teradata


Walid Aref, Purdue University
Yannis Drougas , ESRI
Michael Gertz, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
Yan Huang, Uniuversity of North Texas
Vana Kalogeraki , Athens University
Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Silvia Nittel, University of Maine
Timos Sellis , RMIT University, Australia
Ankur Teredesai , University of Washington, Tacoma
Vassilis Tsotras , University of California, Riverside
Anand Ranganathan, IBM


Paper Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: September 13, 2013
Camera-Ready Submissions: September 20, 2013
Workshop Date: November 5, 2013