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Special Issue "Intelligent Spatial Decision Support"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Emerging technologies have instigated new challenges to existing theories, concepts, models and practices of spatial decision support. The increasing availability of big data at various spatial, temporal, and thematic scales, coupled with rapidly advancing information and communication technologies as well as location-aware technologies, offer opportunities to support more intelligent and timely spatial decisions. Traditional theories, models, methods, and data may be inadequate to cope with the complexity of real-life spatial decision problems today. It is therefore important to investigate innovative ways of taking full advantage of the latest technologies and data to develop intelligent spatial decision support solutions that can better address the complex spatial decision challenges we are facing today. This special issue aims at bringing together researchers in all related fields to discuss and stimulate innovative ideas of formulating research questions, designing research approaches, developing analytical methods, and supporting intelligent spatial decisions of real-world challenges.
This special issue will place an emphasis on the development of geospatial research frameworks, theories, methods and good case studies of tackling key research challenges related to intelligent spatial decision support. Sample topics include:
- Theory, concepts, design and development of Spatial Planning Support Systems (SPSS) and Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS),
- Theory, concepts, design and development of Integrated Planning and Decision Support Systems (IPDSS),
- Design and development of Collaborative Spatial Decision Support Systems (CSDSS), considering various modelling techniques and requirements of different user-groups (style, functionality, etc.),
- Theory, concepts and application of Spatial Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (SMCDA) in single and group environment,
- Multi-dimensional, multi-thematic and multi-resolution spatial information for spatial decision support systems,
- Spatial decision modeling, collaborative and exploratory data analysis, and decision visualization,
- GeoSocial networks, crowdsourcing and public participatory spatial decision support,
- Data-intensive computing and computational intelligence for spatial decision support,
- Web-based and cloud-based spatial decision support systems.
If you are not sure whether your potential contribution might fit the scope of this special issue, please get in touch with one of the guest editors.
Interested authors should notify the guest editors of their intention to submit a paper contribution by sending the title and a 250-word abstract to Yang Yue ([email protected]) by July 1, 2016. The deadline for submissions of the final papers is December 31, 2016.
A condition of submission and acceptance is that papers must pass the normal IJGI review process. For author instructions, please refer to “Instruction for Authors” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/instructions) at the IJGI journal homepage. All manuscripts, including support materials, must be submitted using the journal’s online MDPI Submission System site (https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=ijgi). For questions, please contact Yang Yue ([email protected]).
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.