Special Issue "Algorithms and Techniques in Urban Monitoring"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: Maps; Cities; Demographics; Statistics; Machine Learning
Location aware mobile computing, and services that leverage such resources, have created a tectonic shift in the urban data landscape. More data than ever is available to urban scientists. This new abundance of data, coupled with recent advances in machine learning, has enormous potential to transform our understanding of cities. However, this nexus of new data and methods is complex, and its potential to yield significant scientific and policy insights remains largely unrealized.
This Special Issue focuses on “Algorithms and Techniques for Urban Monitoring”, our goal is to coalesce a set of new ways to observe urban processes. Of specific interest are methods that generate new ways to "see" the past, present, and future state of a city. That is, what can we learn using novel forms of data and machine learning, alone or in concert, that we could not have known using traditional sources of data and/or methods. The words "see” and "monitoring" are deliberately broad. We are interested in both directly observed physical phenomena (like travel, urban growth, and energy consumption) and indirectly observed social processes (such as gentrification, inequality, and well-being).
These new forms of data and methods raise significant questions about individual privacy, the privatization of data resources, the use of algorithms to make and/or inform policy. Data is increasingly politicized; this is true of both traditional state sponsored sources of data and the data collected global technology companies. Where relevant we encourage authors to situate their work within these broader social trends and discuss any tensions that emerge between the technical methods/models and their application in urban governance and management.
Expressions of interest and/or questions are welcomed via email to [email protected]. The journal and the editors are committed to a rapid and thorough review process, papers will be published on a rolling basis.
Assoc. Prof. Seth Spielman
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