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GEOSTATS: 6th International Symposium on Spatial Databases

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  • Gregoire Dubois
    SSD 99 - First Call For Papers 6th International Symposium on Spatial Databases Hong Kong University of Science and Technology July 20 - 23, 1999
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 1998
      SSD'99 - First Call For Papers

      6th International Symposium on Spatial Databases

      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

      July 20 - 23, 1999


      SSD is the premier international series of conferences devoted to
      Spatial Databases: Santa Barbara (1989), Zurich (1991), Singapore
      (1993), Portland, ME (1995), and Berlin (1997). Although the field was
      motivated to a large extent by its prime application area, GIS, spatial
      database technology has a wide range of applications, as there are many
      spaces of interest with their respective applications: 2D or 3D
      geographic space (e.g., urban planning, geology, meteorology), 2D images
      (e.g., image retrieval by content), 2D images + 1D time (e.g., video,
      multimedia objects), high-dimensional feature spaces (e.g., similarity
      search), molecular structures (e.g., molecular biology), VLSI design
      spaces (e.g., electronic circuits), and the human body (e.g., medicine).

      Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
      spatial extensions of models and query languages
      topological and other spatial relationships
      spatio-temporal models and systems
      spatial constraint database approaches
      spatial query processing and optimization
      spatial indexing and spatial joins
      computational geometry algorithms for spatial DBMS
      robust geometric computation
      treatment of network or graph structures
      spatial data warehousing
      very large spatial databases and parallel spatial DBMSs
      benchmarks for spatial DBMSs
      treatment of raster data
      image retrieval by content
      similarity search
      spatial data mining
      spatial and spatio-temporal reasoning
      spatial databases and the WWW
      interoperability and open GIS
      applications and systems experiences

      Dimitris Papadias and Fred Lochovsky
      Department of Computer Science
      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
      dimitris@..., fred@...

      Ralf Hartmut Gueting
      Praktische Informatik IV
      Fernuniversitaet Hagen
      D-58084 Hagen, Germany

      Agne`s Voisard
      Institut fuer Informatik
      Freie Universitaet Berlin
      Takustr. 9, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

      Max Egenhofer
      NCGIA, Boardman Hall
      University of Maine
      Orono, ME 04469-5711, USA

      Dave Abel
      CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
      GPO Box 664
      Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

      Dave Abel, CSIRO, Australia (*)
      Walid Aref, Panasonic Technologies, USA
      Peter Baumann, FORWISS, Germany
      Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, UNICAMP, Brazil
      Stefan Berchtold, AT&T Laboratories, USA
      Elisa Bertino, University of Milano, Italy
      Wesley W. Chu, UCLA, USA
      Pam Drew, Boeing, USA
      Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
      Leila De Floriani, University of Genova, Italy
      Andrew Frank, Technical University Vienna, Austria
      Michael Freeston, UCSB, USA
      Volker Gaede, IC-Parc, United Kingdom
      Ste'phane Grumbach, INRIA, France
      Oliver Guenther, Humboldt-Univ. Berlin, Germany (*)
      Jiawei Han, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      John Herring, Oracle, USA (*)
      Klaus Hinrichs, University of Muenster, Germany
      Martin Kersten, CWI, The Netherlands
      Hans-Peter Kriegel, University of Munich, Germany
      Ming-Ling Lo, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
      Yannis Manolopoulos, Arist. Univ. Thessaloniki, Greece
      Scott Morehouse, ESRI, USA (*)
      Beng Chin Ooi, National University, Singapore
      Bernd-Uwe Pagel, SAP, Germany
      Dimitris Papadias, HKUST, Hong Kong
      Jan Paredaens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
      Jignesh M. Patel, NCR, USA
      Norman Paton, Univ. of Manchester, United Kingdom
      Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
      Philippe Rigaux, CNAM Paris, France
      Elke A. Rundensteiner, Worcester Polyt. Inst., USA
      Hans-Joerg Schek, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
      Michel Scholl, CNAM Paris & INRIA, France
      Timos Sellis, NTUA Athens, Greece
      Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota, USA
      Terence Smith, UCSB, USA
      Per Svensson, FOA, Sweden
      Yannis Theodoridis, NTUA Athens, Greece
      Agne`s Voisard, FU Berlin, Germany
      Kyu-Young Whang, KAIST, Korea
      Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois, USA
      Michael Worboys, Keele University, United Kingdom
      (*) also members of the Industrial Committee

      Submitted papers must be unpublished, limited to 5000 words, and not
      under consideration for publication elsewhere during the review process.
      Please send 5 hard-copies to the Program Chair. In addition, an abstract
      and a list of keywords must be submitted by e-mail. For more details
      check: www.cs.ust.hk/~ssd99/ before the deadline.

      Proposals for half-day tutorials should identify topic and intended
      audience and provide enough material to indicate scope and depth at
      which the topic will be covered. A brief curriculum vitae of the
      proposer should be included. Please send proposals to the Program Chair.

      Proposals for panels should address exciting and hopefully controversial
      issues. They should indicate topic, list of participants, and some
      explanation why it would be exciting to listen to this panel. Please
      send proposals to the Panel Chair.

      To foster greater contact between the research and industry communities,
      SSD'99 will for the first time include sessions on application of
      spatial database technology and on emerging research opportunities.
      SSD'99 invites submissions dealing with state-of-the-art application of
      spatial database technology in products or with requirements not
      satisfied by current technology. Emphasis should be on showing new
      avenues for research and on evaluating existing research solutions in
      terms of experiences in a system context. Initial submissions should be
      by extended abstract (about 2 pages) and should be sent to the
      Industrial Sessions Chair. These will be evaluated by the Industrial
      Committee. Authors of accepted submissions will be required to speak in
      an Industrial/Visionary Applications Session and to provide a fuller
      paper (of up to 5 pages) for publication in the symposium proceedings.

      Deadline for all submissions: January 11, 1999
      Notification of acceptance: March 31, 1999
      Camera-ready copy and pre-registration: April 26, 1999
      Pre-conference tutorials: July 20, 1999
      Conference: July 21 - 23, 1999

      As with the previous symposia, the proceedings will be published by
      Springer-Verlag in their LNCS series, and will be available during the

      Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication
      in GeoInformatica (International Journal on Advances of Computer Science
      for Geographic Information Systems), Kluwer Academic Publishers.

      SSD'99 will be hosted at the state-of-the-art campus of the HKUST
      (www.ust.hk), the newest University in Hong Kong. The 9th International
      Database Conference will take place in Hong Kong the previous week (July

      For further information please contact ssd99@... or check the
      SSD99 page: http://www.cs.ust.hk/~ssd99/


      Gregoire Dubois Tel. 39-(0)332-78.99.44
      Joint Research Centre Fax. 39-(0)332-78.54.66
      Environment Inst. TP 321 Email: gregoire.dubois@...
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