[Elsnet-list] "Geospatial Information and Documents" (GeoDoc'2012) - PAKDD 2012

Mathieu Roche Mathieu.Roche at lirmm.fr
Mon Jan 2 09:49:06 CET 2012

 ##########      Call for Papers
 #####    Geospatial Information and Documents Workshop (GeoDoc'2012)
 ##       PAKDD Workshop
 #    May 29 - June 1, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 #  Web Page: http://www.lirmm.fr/~mroche/GeoDoc2012
 #  Contact: geodoc2012 at lirmm.fr

 Geographical or spatial information is now included in most of 
 exchanged data. Sometimes, it is directly provided through metadata, but 
 it is very often hidden and it becomes crucial to automatically discover 

 Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Data Mining communities have thus 
 merged their efforts in order to extract geospatial information from 
 textual documents, web pages, field data, and so forth. In this way, 
 recent researches take into account the content of documents (e.g. 
 terms) to identify geospatial data or to predict its geographic 

 Nevertheless, spatial information has some specificities that make 
 discovering spatial information and/or spatial correlations from large 
 amount of data still challenging. In this context, some proposals have 
 been focused on the formalization of geospatial concepts and 
 relationships, on the extraction of geospatial relations (e.g. rivers / 
 body of water, town / suburb) in free texts to offer to the database 
 community a unified framework for geodata discovery.

 This workshop aims at discussing and assessing some of these 
 strategies, involving NLP or Data Mining techniques, covering all or 
 part of the issues mentioned above.

 Topics of interest but not limited to:
 - Geospatial information retrieval in documens
 - Geospatial knowledge acquisition from documents
 - Classification of geospatial documents
 - Geospatial analysis of textual data
 - Integration of geospatial documents
 - Extraction of geospatial information from documents
 - Geospatial theasurus/ontology building from documents
 - Quality of extracted geospatial information
 - Analysis and integration of geospatial data from web documents
 - Visualization of geospatial information from documents


 The papers limited to 12 pages must be submitted electronically in PDF 
 format, using the EasyChair system 
 Authors have to use LNCS Springer's manuscript submission guidelines 
 All papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on 
 the basis of technical quality, originality, significance, and clarity.
 Outstanding papers will be selected for publication in LNCS 
 Post-Proceedings published by Springer.

 Important dates:
 - Paper submission deadline: 13 January 2012
 - Author notification: 10 February 2012
 - camera-ready due: 24 February 2012


 Program Chair :
 - Maguelonne Teisseire, UMR TETIS, Cemagref, France
 - Mathieu Roche, LIRMM, CNRS, University Montpellier 2, France

 Program Committee:
 - Masanori Akiyoshi, Osaka University, Japan
 - Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
 - Jason Baldridge, University of Texas, USA
 - Mete Celik, Erciyes University, Turkey
 - Robert Haining, University of Cambridge, UK
 - Tahar Kechadi, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, 
 - Stan Matwin, University of Ottawa, Canada
 - Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
 - Pascal Poncelet, University of Montpellier 2, France

 Mathieu Roche
 LIRMM - UMR 5506                    web: www.lirmm.fr/~mroche
 Université Montpellier 2                 tel: 04 67 41 85 11
 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 - France

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