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GEOG-AN-MOD 11 (ICCSA) Submission deadline is approaching: 12 days left

Sixth International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis,
Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics"

in conjunction with 

The 2011 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2011)
June 20th  - June 23th, 2011
University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

During the past decades the main problem in geographical analysis was the lack of spatial data availability. Nowadays the wide diffusion of electronic devices containing geo-referenced information generates a great production of spatial data. Volunteered geographic information activities (e.g. Wikimapia, OpenStreetMap), public initiatives (e.g. Spatial Data Infrastructures, Geo-portals) and private projects (e.g. Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth, etc.) produced an overabundance of spatial data, which, in many cases, does not help the efficiency of decision processes. The increase of geographical data availability has not been fully coupled by an increase of knowledge to support spatial decisions. The inclusion of spatial simulation techniques in recent GIS software favoured the diffusion of these methods, but in several cases led to the mechanism based on which buttons have to pressed without having geography or processes in mind. Spatial modelling , analytical techniques and geographical analyses are therefore required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels, with a clear identification of the geographical information needed and reference scale to adopt. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the researchers for new solutions. This workshop aims at contributing to the development of new techniques and methods to improve the process of knowledge acquisition.

The programme committee especially requests high quality submissions on the following Conference Themes :
Geostatistics and spatial simulation;
Agent-based spatial modelling; 
Cellular automata spatial modelling; 
Spatial statistical models;
Space-temporal modelling;
Space-temporal modelling;
Environmental Modelling; 
Geovisual analytics, geovisualisation, visual exploratory data analysis; 
Visualisation and modelling of track data; 
Spatial Optimization; 
Interaction Simulation Models; 
Data mining, spatial data mining; 
Spatial Data Warehouse and Spatial OLAP; 
Integration of Spatial OLAP and Spatial data mining; 
Spatial Decision Support Systems;
Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis; 
Spatial Rough Set; 
Spatial extension of Fuzzy Set theory; 
Ontologies for Spatial Analysis; 
Urban modeling; 
Applied geography; 
Spatial data analysis; 
Dynamic modelling; 
Simulation, space-time dynamics, visualization and virtual reality.
Each paper will be independently reviewed by 3 programme committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place on March 2011.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).
Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes.

Authors Guideline
Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it.

The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher's web site


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/ please don't forget to select " Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AN-MOD 11" workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.
Papers accepted to " Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics GEOG-AN-MOD 11" will be published in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Extended version of previous GEOG-AN-MOD papers have been included in five special issues:
  • Transactions on Computational Science Journal.

  • Murgante B., Borruso G., Lapucci A. (2009) "Geocomputation and Urban Planning" Studies in Computational Intelligence , Vol. 176. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

  • Murgante B., Borruso G., Lapucci A. (2011) "Environmental geocomputation for sustainable development" Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag, Berlin

  • International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems (IJAEIS), Special Issue On: "Analysing, Modelling and Visualizing Spatial Environmental Data" Guest Editors:  Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy - Mikhail Kanevski, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Antonino Marvuglia, University College Cork, Ireland - Maurizio Cellura, University of Palermo, Italy

  • Borruso G., Bertazzon S., Favretto A. Murgante B., Torre C. (2011) “Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies” IGI Global

Important dates

28 February 2011: Deadline for full paper submission
18 March  2011: Notification of acceptance
15 April 2011: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
June 20-23, 2011: ICCSA 2011 Conference


Beniamino Murgante

Beniamino Murgante, PhD
L.I.S.U.T. - D.A.P.I.T. - Facoltà di Ingegneria
Università degli Studi della Basilicata 
10, Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano
85100 - Potenza - Italy 
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Skype: beniamino.murgante
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