Special Issue "Recent Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling of Built-Environment Characteristics"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016) | Viewed by 71703
Interests: spatial analysis; geographic knowledge discovery; urban data mining; spatial science; quantitative geography; multivariate data analysis; research on building stocks and land consumption
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Interests: land-use monitoring by topographic data analysis; spatio-temporal information retrieval; remote sensing; monitoring technologies; sustainable development; data acquisition; visualization and geocomputation
The International Land Use Symposium will be held from 11–13 November, 2015, in Dresden, Germany.
The symposium brings together leading academics and interested attendees for presentation, discussion, and collaborative networking, in the fields of spatial sciences, environmental studies, geography, cartography, GIScience, urban planning, and architecture, which relate to investigations of settlements and infrastructure. In particular, the interdisciplinary meeting will examine new ideas in overlapping fields of studies with the goal of advancing our understanding of built-up areas, and how recent developments in spatial analysis and modelling can lead to sustainable resource management, better support of planning and regional development, enhanced spatial information and knowledge, and optimized strategies, instruments and tools.
The symposium will be organised by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden. We feel that this is an outstanding opportunity for you to share your scientific work and operational projects, and to network with an international community of scientists and practitioners.
The Special Issue is associated with the International Symposium. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research or review papers in order to stimulate further discussions on recent trends in spatial analysis and modelling of built-environment characteristics. The aim brings about many questions: What are the most relevant challenges and research questions in this topic over the coming years? What data and analysis strategies do we need? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current frameworks and methods? In what way is theory development supported by the quantitative exploration of spatial and process-related interrelations, structures and patterns? Research may address (but is not limited to) the following topics in context of built-environment characteristics:
• Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Powerful algorithms for structural analysis and the visualization of large volumes of geo-data are in the scope of this topic. Directions are as follows: Multidimensional Analysis and Visualization, Self-Organizing Maps (SOM), Segmentation, Clustering and Classification, Spatial Regression, Spatial Association Rules, Machine Learning (ML), etc. The nontrivial process of the identification of understandable, valid, possibly novel and useful patterns in multidimensional data is to be discussed.
• Spatial Modelling, System Dynamics and Geosimulation
A number of research efforts have focused on presenting solutions for modelling and simulation of dynamic processes. Automata-based modelling should be discussed in theory and/or applications with primary focus on settlements and infrastructure: Cellular Automata (CA), Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), System Dynamics (SD), Evolutionary Algorithms, Modelling Dynamic Spatial Processes, etc.
• Multi-Scale Representation and Analysis
It is necessary to scale processes spatially and temporally in order to adequately understand phenomena in the context of settlement and infrastructure. Aggregation and disaggregation procedures, also known as up-scaling or down-scaling, are discussed for switching between various scales of spatial representation. Related to this is the “modifiable areal unit problem” (MAUP), omnipresent when working with spatial phenomena. Further directions are as follows: Generalization, Multiple Representation (MR), Conflation, Modelling Object Relations, Multi-Granularity, Geovisualization and Mapping, etc.
It is our pleasure to encourage both theoretical and application-oriented papers.
Title: International Land Use Symposium (ILUS) 2015
Date: 11–13 November 2015
Location: Dresden, Germany
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Built Environment Characteristics
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
- System Dynamics and Geosimulation
- Multiscale Representation and Analysis
- Spatio-Temporal Modelling
- Measuring Urban Sprawl
- Drivers and Causes of Land Consumption
- Spatial Planning and Decision Making
- Monitoring of settlement and open space development
- Research on Building Stocks
- Urban and Regional Studies
- Environmental Science