GEOSTATS: GIS and Decision Support - Call for Papers
Papers are invited for the minitrack "Geographic Information
Systems for Decision Support" as part of the Modeling Technologies
and Intelligent Systems Track at the Hawaii International Conference
on System Sciences (HICSS).
The primary objective of this Minitrack is to investigate the
interface between GIS technology and management decision making. The
goal of DSS in general is to deploy computing technology to
significantly improve the quality of critical strategic and tactical
decisions. GIS technology provides ample opportunities for
extending the scope and effectiveness of decision support for the
many real-world management problems with an explicit spatial-
A secondary objective of this Minitrack is to promote
interdisciplinary interest between the MIS and GIS research
communities. MIS researchers are just beginning to realize the
extent to which GIS can enhance traditional information systems
whereas GIS researchers have been trying for years, with limited
success, to bring attention to the unique spatial aspects of many
traditional management problems. This forum presents a window for
a rich exchange of perspectives.
Authors are invited to submit papers on topics involving the
application of GIS and spatial analysis to decision support
including, but not limited to:
* Integration of GIS with operations research and management
science models (e.g., math programming, decision analysis,
statistics, discrete event simulation, queuing, network flow,
* DSS applications that employ significant GIS technology
* GIS and Web-based applications
* GIS and data mining applications
* GIS and data warehousing
Dr. Duane F. Marble
Department of Geography Telephone: (614) 292-2250
The Ohio State University Fax: (614) 292-6213
Columbus, OH 43210 E-mail: marble.1@...
March 15, 1998: 300-word abstract submitted to track chairs or
minitrack chairs for guidance and indication of
June 1, 1998: Full papers (see instructions below) submitted
to the appropriate minitrack chair. All papers
will be refereed.
Aug. 31, 1998: Notification of accepted papers mailed to
Oct. 1, 1998: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to
minitrack chair; author(s) must register by
Nov. 15, 1998: All other registrations must be received.
Registrations received after this deadline may
not be accepted due to space limitations.
Instructions for Submitting Papers:
* Submit 6 (six) copies of the full paper, consisting of 20 - 25
pages double-spaced including title page, abstract, references
and diagrams directly to the minitrack coordinator.
* Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack. The paper
should contain original material and not be previously
published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
* Each paper must have a title page that includes the title,
full name of all authors, and their complete addresses
including affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail
* The first page of the paper should include the title and a
The Geographic Information Systems for Decision Support Minitrack
is a part of the Modeling Technologies and Intelligent Systems
Track of the Thirty-second Annual Hawaii International Conference
on Systems Sciences (HICSS). Other minitracks that focus on a
variety of research topics in this track are Soft Computing,
Web-based Modeling, and Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. For
more information on these other minitracks contact the track chair:
Naval Postgraduate School
The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of
ideas, research results, development activities, and applications
among academicians and practitioners in computer-based systems
sciences. The conference consists of tutorials, advanced seminars,
presentations of accepted papers, open forum, task forces, and
plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a high degree
of interaction and discussion among the conference participants
because the conference is conducted in a workshop-like setting.
Professor Duane F. Marble E-mail: marble.1@...
Dept. of Geography Home Page: http://www.geography.ohio-state.edu
The Ohio State University Telephone: (614) 292-2250
Columbus, OH 43210 Fax: (614) 292-6213
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