Dear Colleagues,

we are very happy to welcome new contributions for the next
GEOProcessing events, coming to BARCELONA, SPAIN, in 2020!

Thank you so much for the excellent contributions over the years
and for the support from all participants, speakers, panelists,
committees, peer reviewers, and all the other contributors
and volunteers! Your contributions and support have made the
GEOProcessing conferences very successful and most lively events
for more than ten years!

Please consider to contribute to The Twelfth International Conference on
Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services
(GEOProcessing 2020) and events and/or forward to your colleagues
and to the appropriate groups.

GEOProcessing 2020 continues a successful series of events
dedicated to advanced geographic information systems, applications,
and services, covering academic and industrial achievements and visions
in the geoscientific disciplines.

Geographical sensors and satellites provide a huge volume of spatial data which
is available on the Web. Making use of Web Services, the users are able for
provisioning and using these services instead of only for document searching.
These services are published in a directory and may be automatically discovered
in a given context by software agents.
Accessing large digital geographical libraries with geo-spatial information
raises some challenges with respect to data semantics, interfaces, data accuracy
and updates, distributed processing, as well as with discovery, indexing and
integration of geographical information systems; this raise the issue of
distributed catalogs forming a federation of
spatial databases. Some spatial data infrastructures use service-oriented
architecture for accessing these large databases via Web Services.

Tracks feature application scenarios, state of the art, and outreach
developments and span from geo-spatial fundamentals to visualusation,
modeling and simulation, digital cartography data,
earth geo-observation and sensing as well as geo-data processing
and advanced application as from seismic data processing,
planetology, geophysics, exploration to near surface method
and archaeology application, data and knowledge management scenarios.

GEOProcessing 2020 aims on bringing together world's leading international
experts, researchers from the academia, computational scientists,
information scientists, developers, system managers, users, students, and
practitioners from the industry and business affiliates in order to
address fundamentals of advances in geographic information systems and
new applications and for sharing experiences, publishing and
presenting new research results and discussing recent developments,
challenges, and future advancements and collaboration in
exciting expert panels, workshops, symposia, and tutorials.

In this context, in addition to the Call for Submissions
please also note the chance for proposals on
tutorials, panels, workshops, and symposia.

Wish you all the best with your research and beyond!

Looking forward to your contributions and hopefully seeing you in Barcelona!

Kind regards,
Dr. Claus-Peter Rueckemann
General Chair and Chair of the GEOProcessing Steering Committee

========== GEOProcessing 2020 | Call for Papers ============

             Call for Papers, Tutorials, Panels

                     GEOProcessing 2020


            March 22 - 26, 2020 - Barcelona, Spain


Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate
groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original
scientific results to GEOProcessing 2020.

The paper submission deadline is November 8, 2019.

ISSN: 2308-393X
ISBN: 978-1-61208-762-7
ISBN: 978-1-61208-098-7 (e-Proceedings)

Call for Papers and Submission:

see links at:


Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles and full proceedings will also be archived in the
free access ThinkMind Digital Library ("Golden Open Access"):

Authors of selected and presented papers will also be invited
to submit extended article versions to one of the
associated Journals without additional costs.

Contribution types:

- Regular papers [in proceedings and digital library]
- Short papers (work in progress) [in proceedings and digital library]
- Ideas: Two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- Extended abstracts: Two pages [in proceedings and digital library]
- Posters: Two pages [in proceedings and digital library]
- Posters:  Slide only [slide-decks will be posted]
- Presentations: Slide only [slide-decks will be posted]
- Demos: Two pages [will be posted]
- Doctoral forum submissions: [in proceedings and digital library]

In this context, in addition to the Call for Submissions
please also note the chance for proposals on
tutorials, panels, workshops, and mini-symposia.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations,
running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies.
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are
not under review in any other conference or journal in the
following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in
terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress,
Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and

GEOProcessing 2020 Topics
(topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Geo-spatial fundamentals

Fundamentals of geo-information; New trends in GIS technologies and research;
Techniques for geographical representation; Integrated architectures for
geo-spatial information; Geo-spatial data in net-centric environment;
Geo-spatial technology; Discovery, indexing and integration of geographical
information systems; Geo-processing of distributed data; Geo-information
processing; Use of computational geometry for GIS problems; Virtual globes
and their application to scientific research; Spatial decision support

Trends in Geo-cognition

Cognitive geo-spatal images; Real 3D and Pseudo -3D cartographic visualization;
Geographic cognitive models for cyberspace; Spatial pattern cognition; Tactile
maps and graphics; Spatio-textual similarity; Toponym disambiguation;
Geo-spatial intelligence and open source data; Distributed convoy pattern
mining; Activity recognition of passengers (bus, airlines, railway, taxi,
etc.); Fusing data from smart phones; Collaborative navigation; Visual
perception in landscapes; Pedestrian mobility behavior patterns; Business news
spatio-temporal data; Geo-social co-location mining; Spatial drift analysis;
Processing cascading information; Web 2.0 Geo-search; Long-term sustainability
of spatial data; Spatial knowledge discovery

Trends on Big Geo-Data

Public Geospatial information; Visualizations of movement data; Storage and
Indexing spatial big data; Geospatial Big Data analytics; MapReduce for spatial
data; Geographical hotspots; Large-scale geospatial data;  Global-scale Earth
data in Cloud; Detecting geo-anomalies;  Geosocial data;  Historical maps and
big data; Big data and satellite imagery; Graph-based tractography; Web-based
mapping; Geotagged Twitter data; Twitter hashtag discovery; Geo-sensor
networks; Geospatial data semantic catalogue; Processing large spatial queries

Trends of Urban-Geo

Interactive maps; Cartographic rules and geographic features; Audio enhanced
map animation; Map legibility and automated cartography; Spatial decisions and
urban planners; Maps and demographic uncertainty  for demographic; Emotional
maps and Smart Cities decisions; End-User centered flood evacuation maps;
Noise maps; Avalanche hazard maps; Location data and privacy; Scientific
terrain visualization; Vehicular spatio-temporal computing; Urban spatial
crowdsourcing; Personal driving preferences map; Street networks semantics;
Self-similarity in urban traffic systems; Optimizing public and private
transportation maps; Traffic and road sensor data; Interactive facility maps
(gas stations, electric vehicular points, banks, etc.); Time-depended routing
maps (emergency, ambulance, fire-stations, etc.); CO2 emissions maps; Visible
landmarks; Connected cell towers maps; Public transport assistance

Geo-spatial Web Services

Geo-spatial Web Services and applications; Geo-spatial Web Services and
simulation and modeling; Geo-spatial Web Services and sensors; Geo-spatial
Web Services and interoperability; Geo-spatial Web Services and processing;
Geo-spatial Web Servcies and spatial analysis; Geo-spatial Web Services and
society; Geo-spatial Web Services and information retrieval; Geo-spatial Web
Services and human computer interaction; Geo-spatial Web Services and


Wireless and mobile GIS; Integration of remote sensing, GIS and GPS;
Statistics and application models of spatial data; GIS for the environment
and health; Satellite positioning technology and LBS; Urban GIS and its
applications; Theories and algorithms in GIS; Government and public GIS

Geo-spatial simulation and visualization

2D and 3D information visualization; Distributed simulations and sensor webs;
Simulation modeling dynamic geo processes; Exploratory spatial data analysis;
Fine-grained, terrestrial monitoring platforms; Geo-visualization and
geo-visual analytics; Visualization of geospatial uncertainty; Representation
and visualization of geospatial data


Standards and geo-spatial metadata; Novel geo-spatial data processing and
management mechanisms; Spatio-temporal data modeling and reasoning; 3D
modeling and GIS; Modeling and analysis of terrains; Modeling uncertainty in
geo-spatial information; Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics; Geo-spatial
and spatio-temporal data mining; Virtual modeling of large geographic areas;
Time-geography modeling

Digital cartography data

Digital geographical libraries; Exploratory cartography and interfaces;
Digital cartography; Automated mapping and map generalization; Cartographic
theory and applications; Data models in cartography; Geographical search

Earth Geo-observation

Climate change and the global environment; Data systems for the future Earth
observation satellites; Calibration and validation of remotely sensed data;
Earth observation sensor networks and applications; Earth observation
technology and systems


Acquisition and processing of remotely sensed data; Information extraction
from remotely sensed data; Data mining across sensor; Intelligent
sensors/sensor fusion; Co-operative sensing and organization; Sensor
information management systems; Spatio-temporal sensor data mining; Sensor
networks and interaction with actuators; Geo-sensor specialized networks
(e.g. disaster management, early warning systems, environmental monitoring)

Specific geo-data processing

Seismic data processing (stacking, migration, post-processing,
interpretation); Tomography (algorithms, methods); Electromagnetic sounding;
Near surface methods (archaeology, urban and environmental planning);
Combined geophysical methods (gravimetry, magnetics, borehole methods);
Seismology and planetology; Geo-natural data on phenomena (hurricane, winds,
flooding, etc.); Underground geo-reserves, natural resources, exploration
(gas, oil, metals, etc.); Natural geo-evolution and morphology (glaciers,
oceanic streams, etc.); Geo-marine life; Geology and earth system simulation
and modelling

Geo-spatial domain applications

Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Management;Geology and hydrogeology
geographical data; Standardization of geodata and geoservices; Environment
and land surveying; Oceanographic geo-information; Natural resource
information systems; Remote sensing geospatial data collection; Geo-spatial
data and vehicular technologies; Geology and Hydrology applications;
Location-based services; Environmental monitoring; Special applications: 3D
cadastre, traffic management, etc.

Managing geo-spatial data

Managing uncertainty in spatial information; Automatic mapping (possibly
web-based ...); Digital elevation/shape modeling; Web-based visualization of
statistical data within a geographic framework; Tools and links between GIS
and statistical software packages; Business mapping (spatial analysis for
business processes as customer segmentation, churn analysis, etc.); Wireless
sensor networks for spatial applications; Errors and their measurement in
spatial data