4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS) 2013

November 5, 2013, Orlando, Florida


in conjunction with

The 21st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013)



Thanks to advances in geosensing technologies, real-time data acquisition through sensors and imagery devices has been widely deployed with many applications. In addition to temporal information, in many cases such acquired data streams include information about geographical locations and/or spatial extents (such as point coordinates, lines, or polygons). While collecting such so-called “GeoStream” data has been a major propeller to advance the state of the art in geographic information systems, efficient and effective processing, analyzing, and mining GeoStream data pose many challenges.

This workshop addresses the research communities in both stream processing and geographic information systems. It brings together experts in the field from academia, industry and research labs to discuss the lessons they have learned over the years, to demonstrate what they have achieved so far, and to plan for the future of geostreaming. We encourage researchers from academia and industry to submit papers that highlight the value of stream query processing on topics that include, but not limited to the following:

Spatio-temporal stream systems

Spatio-temporal stream query processing

Real-time mining of spatial and spatio-temporal data

Location-aware stream systems

Privacy preserving in mobile object databases

Traffic monitoring and prediction

Geosensing technologies and their application

Geosampling and probabilistic spatial stream query processing

Real-time geographical information extraction and retrieval

Geosocial networks

Main memory and/or real time indexing of moving objects

Real-time spatial data visualization

Spatio-temporal stream processing on cloud

Participatory spatio-temporal data streams and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) systems

Use of hardware acceleration in real-time stream processing

The use of stream processing in traffic management, aerospace, earthquake physics, geodynamics, weather forecasting, asset management and scientific applications


Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, Email Contact , University of Southern California (USC)

Anas Basalamah, Email Contact , Umm Al-Qura University

Chengyang Zhang, Email Contact , Teradata  


Walid Aref, Purdue University

Yannis Drougas , ESRI

Michael  Gertz, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

Yan Huang, Uniuversity of North Texas

Vana  Kalogeraki , Athens University

Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Silvia Nittel, University of Maine

Timos  Sellis , RMIT University, Australia

Ankur  Teredesai , University of Washington, Tacoma

Vassilis  Tsotras , University of California, Riverside

Anand Ranganathan, IBM  


Paper Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: September 13, 2013

Camera-Ready Submissions: September 20, 2013

Workshop Date: November 5, 2013 

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