Special Issue "Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Dr. Zhenlong Li
Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, USA
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Interests: geospatial big data processing and analytics; high performance computing, cloud computing/Hadoop; geospatial cyberinfrastructure/CyberGIS; Interoperability, spatial web services, SOA; application areas: climate change, disaster management, etc.
Assoc. Prof. Wenwu Tang
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
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Interests: GIS & Spatial Analysis and Modeling; Agent-based Models and Spatiotemporal Simulation; Cyberinfrastructure and High-performance Computing; Complex Adaptive Spatial Systems; Land Use and Land Cover Change
Earth observation systems and model simulations are generating massive volumes of disparate, dynamic, and geographically distributed geospatial data with increasingly finer spatiotemporal resolutions. Meanwhile, the propagation of smart devices and social media also provide extensive geo-information about daily life activities. Efficiently analyzing those geospatial big data streams enables us to investigate unknown and complex patterns and develop new decision-support systems, thus provides unprecedented values for business, sciences, and engineering.
However, handling the "Vs" (volume, variety, velocity, veracity, and value) of big data is a challenging task. This is especially true for geospatial big data since the massive datasets often need to be analyzed in the context of dynamic space and time. Following a series of successful sessions organized at AAG, this special issue on “Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications” by the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information aims to capture the latest efforts on utilizing, adapting, and developing new computing approaches, spatial methods, and data management strategies to tackle geospatial big data challenges for supporting geospatial applications in different domains such as climate change, disaster management, human dynamics, public health, and environment and engineering.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Geo-cyberinfrastructure integrating spatiotemporal principles and advanced computational technologies (e.g., high-performance computing, cloud computing, and deep learning).
- New computing and programming frameworks and architecture or parallel computing algorithms for geospatial applications.
- New geospatial data management strategies and data storage models coupled with high-performance computing for efficient data query, retrieval, and processing (e.g. new spatiotemporal indexing mechanisms).
- New computing methods considering spatiotemporal collocation (locations and relationships) of users, data, and computing resources.
- Geospatial big data processing, mining and visualization methods using high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
- Integrating scientific workflows in cloud computing and/or high performance computing environment.
- Any other research, development, education, and visions related to geospatial big data computing.
Interested authors are encouraged to notify the guest editors of their intention by sending an abstract to Dr. Zhenlong Li ([email protected]). The deadline for submissions of the final papers is September 30, 2019. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.Dr. Zhenlong Li
Assoc. Prof. Wenwu Tang
Dr. Qunying Huang
Dr. Eric Shook
Prof. Qingfeng Guan
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