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5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

The 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities is concerned with the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from different sub-fields of computer science and the geographical information sciences, interested in the application of spatial methods and technology to the humanities. Participants will explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that modern GIS technologies can enable within and beyond the digital humanities.

The workshop invites contributions on the following topics, as well as other research related to the Spatial Humanities:

  • Gazetteer development (e.g., models, data conflation, semantic technologies, etc.)
  • Ontologies and linked data for modeling geohistorical data
  • Historical and literary geographical information systems
  • Spatio-temporal network analysis in the humanities
  • Text geo-parsing and other NLP techniques for geographical text analysis
  • Deep learning techniques for the spatial humanities
  • Novel approaches for the analysis of vague and imaginary place
  • Spatial simulation in the humanities (e.g., cellular automata and agent-based models)
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of humanities data
  • Visualization and cartographic representations
  • Handling vague and imprecise historical spatio-temporal data
  • Creating new spatial datasets from historical materials (maps, aerial photography, postal or other directories, newspapers, etc.) using state-of-the art methods
  • Novel approaches for tthe analysis of humanistic spatial data at scale
  • Applications of the aforementioned techniques

Contributions should be submitted in the form of long papers (i.e., up to 10 pages in PDF), reporting on relatively mature research results, or alternatively in the form of short papers (i.e., up to 4 pages in PDF), reporting on more speculative and early stage research that may nonetheless stimulate discussion at the workshop. Papers should be prepared according to the ACM formatting guidelines.

Paper submissions should be made through the EasyChair system:

The workshop will be held November 2nd, 2021

September 3, 2021 12:00 am

Beijing, China

Event type: Conference


Event type: Deadline


Event type: Call for Papers