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Special Issue "Human Dynamics Research in the Age of Smart and Intelligent Systems"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: transportation geography; geographic information science; time geography; human dynamics
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Interests: space-sime GIS; human mobility mining and modelling; urban data analytics and visualization; transport geography; computational social science
Aims and Scope
The proliferation of location-aware and information communication technologies, along with advancements in the Internet of Things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are transforming the ways human activities and interactions are sensed, analyzed, and understood. With the ever-increasing adoption of these technologies, detailed data on human behaviors, movements and communications are being collected by vendors, service providers, social media services, and government agencies at finer spatial and temporal granularities. Such data bring new perspectives and opportunities for human dynamics research. On the one hand, it is critical to examine to what extent human dynamics have changed and become smarter and more intelligent due to the new technologies, which has profound implications on the current and future economic, social, cultural, political, and transportation systems. On the other hand, it is important to identify potential applications of smart and intelligent systems to enhance and improve quality of life. Building on a series of paper and panel sessions organized at the 2019 AAG meetings in Washington, DC and this open call for submissions, this Special issue aims at bringing together researchers in the relevant disciplines to share their research on the challenges and opportunities of human dynamics in the age of smart and intelligent systems.
Possible Topics (not exhaustive)
This Special Issue encourages contributions from researchers on the theories, methods, and/or applications related to human dynamics research in the age of smart and intelligent systems. Example topics include:
- Conceptual/theoretical framework for human dynamics research
- Development of smart and intelligent systems for collecting and analyzing human dynamic data (e.g., smartphone-based travel and activity survey)
- Development of new ways of tackling the five Vs of big human behavior data (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, and value)
- Data and algorithm biases and implications for reproducible human dynamics research
- GeoAI and deep learning for understanding human dynamics and human AI
- Human mobility mining and modeling based on large-scale human dynamic data
- Development of new ways of representing and visualizing human dynamics
- Multi-source heterogenous data fusion and user profiling in human dynamics research
- Multi-scale spatiotemporal analysis and modeling of human dynamics
- Modeling and analysis of human dynamics in physical and virtual spaces
- Agent-based models of human–environment interactions
- Social media analytics for human dynamics research
- Spatial and social network analysis of human dynamics
- Human dynamics research for health and well-being
- Accuracy and uncertainty of human dynamics data
- Data sharing and dissemination of human dynamics research
If you are not sure whether your potential contribution might fit the scope of this Special Issue, please get in touch with the Guest Editors listed at the end of this Call for Submissions.
Interested authors should notify the guest editors of their intention to submit a paper by sending the title and a 250 word abstract to Shih-Lung Shaw ([email protected]) and Yang Xu ([email protected]) by August 1, 2019. The deadline for the submission of the final papers is December 31, 2019.
A condition of submission and acceptance is that papers must pass the normal ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information review process. For author instructions, please refer to "Information for Authors" at the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information homepage. All manuscripts, including support materials, must be submitted using the journal's online “Submission System” link. Please select the correct Special Issue in the submission process and indicate this Special Issue as the target issue. First-time users of the online submission site must register themselves as an author. For questions, please contact the Guest Editors.
- Send the title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to the Guest Editors: August 1, 2019
- Full paper submission to the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information website: December 31, 2019
(Note: Manuscripts accepted for publication in this Special Issue will be published online as soon as possible after the final proof copy has been received by the publisher.)
Prof. Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw
Dr. Yang Xu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.