University of Maryland

[Call for Papers] MapInteract 2014 – 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Interacting With Maps

August 18th, 2014 by

Nov 4, 2014
Dallas, Texas, US
Submission Deadline: ep 4, 2014
Notification Due: Sep 23, 2014
Final Version Due: Oct 7, 2014

MapInteract 2014 
held in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 


Maps are rapidly becoming fully interactive interfaces to geographic information. We use them as tools to plan our journeys, to decide where we are going to live, to visualize data, or for gaming. We want to inspect relationships between entities, navigate through large result sets, and to quickly identify the best options amongst many alternatives. Whatever it is, we need to express our needs such that algorithms can provide the answer. 

However, working with maps is still surprisingly awkward. Simple queries can require a lot of interaction and workarounds, formulating complex queries is sometimes not even possible. To transform maps into intelligent and interactive interfaces, we need to anticipate users, contexts, and tasks and adapt interaction and visualization towards their needs and capabilities. 

With MapInteract 2014 we want to explore the future of maps as fully interactive interfaces. We are seeking contributions addressing different facets of interactivity with maps: from interaction design and user studies to algorithms enabling interaction with complex spatio-temporal data. The application areas of maps are very diverse but we aim to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from many domains with an interest in map interaction. 

We invite submissions of research papers, position statements as well as interactive demos to discuss and experience new map-based interaction techniques and modalities, algorithms involved in interaction and visualization, user studies, adaptation, research agendas, common challenges etc. 


Submit your paper or demo to MapInteract 2014, if your research is concerned with one or more of the following topics: 

– Map Interaction Design 
– Algorithms for Interactive and Dynamic Maps 
– (Geo) Human-Computer Interaction 
– Mobile Maps 
– Interactive Maps 
– (Geo-)Visual Analytics 
– Cognitive Ergonomics 
– Map Gestures 
– Projected Maps 
– Dynamic Maps 
– Interacting with Multidimensionality 
– Interactive Schematic Maps 
– Designing for Map-based Collaboration 
– Designing for Situated Activity 
– Maps and Augmented Reality 
– Designing for Maps on Small, Large, Shared or Ambient Displays 
– Distributed Interaction Principles 
– Field Research and Design in map interaction 
– Novel Map-based User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques 
– Visualization Techniques 
– Multi-modal Interfaces 
– Multi-user Interaction & Cooperation 
– Maps on Shared Devices 
– Tangible Interfaces 
– Automated Construction, Selection, and Adaptation of Symbology 
– Adaptive Generalization 

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Following the great success and interactive nature of MapInteract 2013, we again want to create space for exchanging ideas, discussion, and demonstrations between researchers and practitioners. We thus plan to create the same mixture of talks and hands-on experience with interactive demos. Are you developing novel interaction designs for specific tasks, users, or application areas? Are you designing new algorithms to compute map-based data so that users can more easily interact with it? Are you developing novel interactive visualizations to explore new knowledge? Whatever it is you can submit and present your work in two ways: paper&talk or paper&demo. We will have dedicated sessions for both, allowing theory, experience, and communication to come together for an inspiring workshop. 


Christian Kray, University of Muenster 
Falko Schmid, University of Bremen 
Holger Fritze, University of Muenster 


We invite the submission of three types of contributions: 

Research Papers of up to 6 pages describing original work or work-in-progress. Accepted papers will be presented as regular talks with or without a demo and published afterwards in the ACM Digital Library. 
Position papers of up to 2 pages elaborating on a topic related to the workshop theme can also be submitted. 
Demontrations need a small accompanying paper of up to 2 pages. All proposed demos need to be fully available at submission time, either as a website, as a video, as an interactive prototype or as a an app. The main focus is on ideas and their implementation, we do not expect polished products. If you are in doubt just contact us! 

All papers (regular, position, and demo papers) should be submitted as PDF file formatted in the style of the ACM Proceedings Format and not exceed 6 pages including text, figures and references. 

For details on the ACM Proceedings Format see Author Instructions at: 

All papers must be submitted via EasyChair using the following URL: 


Sep. 04, 2014 Submission Deadline 
Sep. 23, 2014 Notification of Acceptance 
Oct. 07, 2014 Camera-ready Version due 
Nov. 04, 2014 Workshop at ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014