GIScience 2016 workshop on Analysis of Movement Data


GIScience 2016 Workshop on

Analysis of Movement Data (AMD’16)

27 September 2016, Montreal, Canada


Workshop Overview:

Scope. The past 10-15 years have seen a dramatic improvement of positioning technologies, which led to massive volumes of tracking data about virtually any object that moves, in a multitude of application domains. Consequently, many new methods for these data have been developed, and computational movement analysis has evolved as an important stream of research in GIScience. However, many challenges remain, such as integration of trajectories with space-time environmental data, multi-sensor data integration, scale-adaptive analysis, integration of analytical and visual methods, modeling and simulation of movement, passing from individual to collective movement, or linking patterns back to behavioral events and processes.

Objectives. This workshop pursues two objectives. First, to provide a platform to discuss recent trends, and review the current state of the art in this domain. And second, to identify the key challenges for future research and (re-)define the research agenda. These objectives will be pursued using a mix of short presentations, a panel discussion, and break-out and plenary sessions.

Workshop Themes:

We invite submissions that describe recent research that fits the general theme of computational movement analysis, including, but not limited to, the following topics:


Special Issue:

A special issue, with the same scope as the workshop, will be published in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS). Submissions to the special issue may be made by either the workshop participants or others interested in the theme. Participation in the workshop does not guarantee acceptance in the special issue, and all submissions will be submitted to a review process that follows IJGIS standards. The full papers for the special issue will be due only after the workshop, thus allowing to incorporate feedback and new insights gained at the workshop, and potentially even forming new teams of authors.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for workshop submissions (1500 words): 15 May 2016
  • Decisions to authors: 16 June 2016
  • Workshop: 27 September 2016
  • Full paper submission for special issue: 15 January 2017
  • Initial decision on full papers: 15 March 2017
  • Final papers due for special issue: 31 May 2017
  • Final decisions on full papers: 30 June 2017
  • Projected publication date: end of 2017 (papers will go online as soon as accepted)

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