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CFBC: The Geospatial Web

CFBC: The Geospatial Web

Posted by prolearnacademyadmin at 2006-08-15 20:45
Call for Papers
THE GEOSPATIAL WEB - How Geo-Browsers, Social Software
and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society

are cordially invited to submit chapters for an upcoming book on the
Geospatial Web, published by Springer London in the Advanced
Information and Knowledge Processing Series. By integrating
cartographic data with geo-tagged knowledge repositories, the emerging
Geospatial Web will revolutionize the production, distribution and
consumption of media products. This edited volume will bring together
high quality contributions on the technical foundations of the
Geospatial Web, present information services and collaborative
environments built on top of geo-browsers such as Google Earth and NASA
World Wind, and investigate the economic and societal impacts of such
knowledge-intensive applications. A particular focus of the book is the
integration of geospatial and semantic technology, for example to
extract geospatial context from unstructured textual resources.


Oct 10, 2006: Paper Submission Deadline
Nov 01, 2006: Notification of Acceptance
Dec 01, 2006: Camera-ready Copy of Final Chapters Due
May 31, 2007: Publication


Geospatial Web will have a profound impact on managing knowledge and
structuring workflows within and across organizations, and on the
interaction between those organizations and their target audience.
Geo-browsers are an ideal platform to integrate (i) cartographic data
such as topographic maps and street directories, (ii) geo-tagged
knowledge repositories aggregated from public online sources or
corporate Intranets, and (iii) environmental indicators such as
emission levels, ozone concentrations, and biodiversity density.
This edited volume emphasizes the role of contextual knowledge in
shaping the emerging network society. It investigates the impact of
geospatial technology on content production environments, with an
emphasis on hybrid approaches that combine the advantages of individual
and collaborative content production – e.g. integrating ‘edited’
material from traditional encyclopedias and news media with ‘evolving’
content from Wiki applications. Such collaborative environments can be
enriched by automated aggregators for Web content and news feeds in
RSS, RDF, or Atom formats. Annotating content from these heterogeneous
sources creates complex knowledge repositories spanning multiple
dimensions (space, time, semantics, etc.). The size and complexity of
these repositories calls for new interface metaphors to increase their
accessibility and transparency. Possible topics for submissions include
but are not limited to:

- State-of-the-art and emerging trends of geo-browsing platforms
- Knowledge acquisition and management in a geospatial context
- Knowledge relationship discovery and management; e.g. matching
  geospatial relationships with semantic or temporal relationships
- Knowledge-intensive, location-based services
- Marketing of products and services via the Geospatial Web
- Annotation and ontology services as enablers of the Geospatial Web
- Natural language processing to extract geospatial context
- System architectures of dynamic, distributed geospatial applications
- Platform connectivity (mash-ups, add-ons, XML/RDF exchange formats)
- Collaborative authoring via geo-browsers
  (Web 2.0 extensions, social software)
- Geospatial environments for knowledge workers
- Tracking the behavior of users navigating the Geospatial Web
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research on geospatial interfaces
- Case studies of geospatial applications in various domains
  o Mapping of environmental indicators (sustainability)
  o Geo-temporal news browsers (media industry)
  o JIT information retrieval agents for destinations (tourism)
  o Emergency response simulations (crisis & disaster management)
- Societal implications (global awareness and identity,
  impact of virtual communities)


electronic submissions will be accepted in either MS Word or RTF format
(word limits excl. references: full papers 4000-5000 words; short
1500-2000 words). Authors should identify the type of submission:
Completed Research, Research-In-Progress, Case Study. Submissions must
be based on the MS Word template at, and neither be published previously nor under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Prof Arno Scharl ([email protected])
Prof Klaus Tochtermann ([email protected])

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