Category Archives: Calls

4th International Workshop on Location and the Web →

Following the previous LocWeb workshops in 2008, 2009, 2010, LocWeb 2014 solicits submissions under the main theme of location-aware information access as a cross-cutting issue in Web research and technology, with subtopics related to search, retrieval, analytics, mining, extraction, mobility, apps, services, and systems. A preference is given to work describing Web-mediated or Web-scale approaches. The workshop is designed to reflect the multitude of fields that demand and utilize location features and we encourage submissions that look at the topic of location on the Web from an interdisciplinary perspective, including new approaches dealing with or utilizing geospatial information.

Submission deadline for LocWeb2014 is July 30, 2014. The workshop will be held on November 3rd at the 23rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in Shanghai, China.

Workshop on Geographic Information Observatories 2014 →

Over 20 years since Geographic Information Science was established as a bona fide scientific field of inquiry and with the subsequent explosion of spatial data sources from satellites to sensors and mobile devices, the geographic information universe is rapidly expanding. However, in many respects the nature and structure of this information universe is poorly understood. Traditionally, GIScience research has focused on the relationships between theoretical information models and the geographic phenomena that they are representing. In this workshop we would like to explore the idea of expanding GIScience research to empirically examine the structure of the geographic information universe itself, with the hope that a better understanding of this universe will ultimately give us new insights into how this information can be utilized. This includes both observational and experimental approaches to science. Can we develop a research road map for future observatories of the geographic information universe?

This should be an interesting workshop at GIScience 2014. Submission deadline is June 6.

4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014 — Making Sense Out of Data →

The fourth edition of our Linked Science workshop series has been accepted for ISWC 2014 in Trentino, Italy. This year’s theme will be making sense out of data:

Here we focus on new ways of discovering interesting patterns from scientific data, which could lead to research validation or identification of new hypotheses and acceleration of the scientific research cycle. We encourage both new results through making use of semantic reasoning or making innovative combination of existing technologies (such as visualization, data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing) with SW technologies to enable better understanding of data. One goal is to create both an incentive for scientists to consider the Linked Science approach for their scientific data management and an incentive for technologists from different disciplines to work together towards the vision of powering science with technologies.

See the full call for papers for details. The important dates for the workshop are:

  • submission date: 7 July, 2014, 23:59 Hawaii time
  • author notifications: July 30, 2014, 23:59 Hawaii time
  • camera-ready: August 20, 2014, 23:59 Hawaii time
  • LISC 2014: October 19 or 20, 2014

Call for Papers: 1st International Workshop on Context-Awareness in Geographic Information Services

23 September 2014, Vienna, Austria
In conjunction with GIScience 2014.

Workshop website:

Recent years have seen an increasing interest in using geographic
information services (such as Location-Based Services (LBS),
geographic information retrieval and recommender systems) to assist in
our daily behavior and decision-making. Context-awareness plays a
key role in these systems. This workshop will focus on how context can
be modeled and used in geographic information services.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for different lines of research
within Geographic Information Science dealing with context information
and context-awareness in information services and systems to meet and
discuss. We aim to gather researchers to discuss the state of the art
in this field, as well as to identify and formulate key research
questions for the future development of the field.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

  • What is context? Can a generally-agreed definition of context be found?
  • What kind of information falls within or outside the concept of “context information”? To which degree and how can the spatial dimension be considered as a context dimension?
  • In which ways can context be modelled and used in geographic information services?
  • What are the benefits of including context information in geographic information services?
  • How should context affect the way geographic information is presented?


We invite full papers, work in progress, and position papers. Papers
must be written in English according to Springer LNCS formatting
guidelines and should not exceed 12 pages (for full papers) or 6 pages
(for work in progress and position papers). Papers must be sent as PDF
to Each paper will be reviewed by at
least three members of the program committee.

All accepted papers will be included in the GIScience electronic
conference proceedings, as well as published online. Accepted authors
to the workshop will be also encouraged to submit extended versions of
their work to a special issue of the Journal of Location Based Services,
for which there would be an open call and separate review process.

Important dates and further information

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2014
  • Paper notification: July 27, 2014
  • Camera-ready: August 18, 2014
  • Workshop: September 23, 2014

SMILE2014 workshop deadlines published

We have just published the deadlines for our Workshop on Social Media and Linked Data for Emergency Response at ESWC 2014:

  • Paper submission deadline: March 7, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 1, 2014
  • Camera-ready versions: April 15, 2014

We’ll accept submissions in any of the following categories:

  • Full research papers, up to 12 pages
  • Short papers and position papers, up to 6 pages
  • Posters and demonstrations, 4 pages with the description of the application and a link to a live online demo (for demonstrations).

GIScience 2014 Call for Papers →

Next This year’s GIScience conference will be held from September 23rd to 26th in beautiful Vienna. The deadlines for workshop proposals and full papers are coming up soon, so start up your LaTeX editors:

  • Workshop and Tutorial proposals due January 13, 2014
  • Workshop and Tutorial notification February 3, 2014
  • Full papers due February 10, 2014
  • Full paper notification April 12, 2014
  • Extended abstracts due May 5, 2014
  • Extended abstract notification June 16, 2014
  • Full paper camera-ready due May 12,2014
  • Extended abstract camera-ready due August 11, 2014