“Big Data For Geocomputation” – Call for Abstract

The GeoKDD Lab is co-organising a Special Session on Big Data For Geocomputation at the next European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG) that will take place in Mondorf-Les-Bains (Luxembourg) from the 5th to the 9th of September 2019.

The submission deadline is 15 April 2019. Relevant contributions will be considered for publication in a special issue in a high ranked peer-reviewed journal.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the conference website.

Session Abstract:

The unprecedented increase in the accessibility of the urban and environmental spatiotemporal data is a major driver for the accelerated pace of improvement in nowadays geocomputational geography. Parallel development of open access tools and libraries for spatial analysis, geostatistics, machine learning, as well as the instantaneous growth of available computational resources, opens new horizons in understanding, modeling and forecasting complex spatio-temporal systems, including landscape and societal dynamics. The proposed special sessions focuses on the importance of the Big Data for the future of Geocomputation. We invite cutting-edge contributions that merge between the methods of big data analysis and modern geocomputation on the topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • methods of big spatial data analysis in geostatistics and machine learning;
  • innovative solutions in cellular automata and agent-based modeling of spatio-temporal systems;
  • uncertainty measurement and representation;
  • models interpretability, interfaces and the tools for interaction with the stakeholders and decision makers;
  • crowdsourcing and citizen science data;
  • domains of application include (but are not limited to):
  • urban morphology;
  • land use dynamics;
  • urban mobility;
  • environmental dynamics;
  • biodiversity;
  • ecosystem sustainability and risk assessment.


  • Federico Amato, Ph.D., University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Switzerland
  • Antonino Marvuglia, Ph.D., Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Itzhak Benenson, Prof, Porter School of The Environment and Earth Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Beniamino Murgante, Prof., University of Basilicata, School of Engineering, Italy
  • Martellozzo Federico, Ph.D., University of Florence, dept. of Economics and Management, Italy
  • Sandro Bimonte, Irstea, Clermont Ferrand, France

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