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GIA : GeoInformation Analysis (Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC))

Tallin, Estonia
Event: Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC)
Categories: Science, Engineering
Event Date: 2023-03-27 to 2023-03-31 Abstract Due: 2022-10-01

GIA : GeoInformation Analysis



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Technical track at the 38th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

Tallinn (Estonia)

27 Mar - 31 Mar 2023 


October 1st 2022: Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstract

Track Description:

The production and use of geo-referenced digital resources are expanding rapidly. To exploit their contents, the documents are annotated, indexed and analysed according to data models dedicated to the description of particular domains. The multiple dimensions of data descriptors can be divided into three categories: location (spatial dimension), date/time (temporal dimension), and theme (thematic dimension). Data consisting of these multi-dimensional characteristics are considered geographical data. In recent years, a variety of works have highlighted the potential of the extraction, analysis and retrieval of geographic information in corpora composed of textual documents, images and maps. A number of engines and services dedicated to the search for geographical information have been proposed: they mostly cover spatial information but some include spatio-temporal and thematic information. The purpose of this Track is to bring together the growing community of professionals and researchers in the field of geographic information extraction, retrieval and analysis, and of the corresponding applications. The GIA track is at the crossroads of several disciplines: of course, geomatics, but also Knowledge Engineering (KE), natural languages processing (NLP), data mining (DM), information extraction (IE) and data visualization (DataViz).


How to effectively exploit the power of geographical information available on the Web, through thematic, spatial, and temporal dimensions? How to use the complementarity of external knowledge resources? These questions highlight a non-exhaustive list of themes considered for GIA track:

Preparation of Geographical Data

·       Identification of resources and of data (texts, images, etc.)

·       Data Modelling (spatial, temporal, spatio-temporal and thematic data)

·       Considering specific characteristics: heterogeneity, volumetry, mono or multi-dimensionality.

Geographical knowledge Extraction

·       Construction and Acquisition of spatial/temporal/thematic Knowledge

·       Qualitative approaches (expert annotation, etc.) and quantitative approaches (datamining, NLP, etc.).

Geographical Data Analytics

·      Single or multi-Dimensional Data Analysis (interpretation and data enrichment)

·      Quality measurements on spatial and temporal data.


·       Tools and techniques supporting the analysis of geospatial data using interactive visualization.

Evaluation of spatial and temporal tools, resources, and knowledge

Uses, methods and issues in Humanities and Social Sciences topics: geography, health, history, archaeology, sociology, etc.


Submission guidelines:

Original papers addressing any of the listed topics of interest (or related topics) will be considered. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Paper size is limited to 8 pages. All reviews will be double-blind: authors' names and affiliations must not appear in the paper, self-citations should be in the third person, and authors must avoid disclosing their identity by any means.

Paper registration is required, for the inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

Paper submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via the SAC 2023 website:


Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.


Student Research Competition:

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum 4 pages) to the Student Research Competition (SRC).

The details of the Student Research Competition will be updated shortly.

Track co-chairs and contacts:

Christian Sallaberry, University of Pau & Pays Adour, LIUPPA lab., Avenue du Doyen Poplawski, 64016, Pau, France, email: christian.sallaberry@univ-pau.fr

Eric Kergosien, University of LILLE, GERiiCO lab, Domaine universitaire du "Pont de Bois", BP 60149,  9653 – Villeneuve d'Ascq Cédex, France, email: eric.kergosien@univ-lille.fr

Gavin McArdle, UCD School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, email: gavin.mcardle@ucd.ie

Bianca Schoen-Phelan, School of Computer Science, Technological University Dublin, Ireland, email: bianca.phelan@tudublin.ie



Gavin McArdle