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An International Journal on Advances of Computer Science for Geographic Information Systems

Editor-in-Chief: S. Shekhar; E. Bertino; C. Brunsdon

ISSN: 1384-6175 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7624 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10707

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Founding Editor:

Patrick Bergougnoux
University of Toulouse 3, Computer Science Institute of Technology, France


Shashi Shekhar
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Elisa Bertino
Dept. of Computer Science, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Chris Brunsdon
National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG, Social Science Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland

Regional Editor: 
George Benwell (Asia/Australia), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Editorial Board Advisor:
Max J. Egenhofer,
University of Maine, Orono, USA

Action Editors:

Yao-Yi Chiang, University of Southern California, USA
Maria Luisa Damiani, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Zdravko Galić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Donald Glenn Geers, NICTA, Australia
Joachim Gudmundsson, The University of Sydney, Australia
Venkata M. Viswanath Gunturi, IIT Ropar, India
Ralf Hartmut Güting, Fern University of Hagen, Germany
Erik Hoel, Environmental Systems Research Institute, USA
Yan Huang, University of North Texas, USA
Lars Kulik, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ki-Joune Li, Pusan National University, South Korea

Chang-Tien Lu, Virginia Tech, USA
Nikos Mamoulis, University of Hong Kong, PR China
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, DCC - IMECC - UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
Mohamed F. Mokbel, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Mario A. Nascimento, University of Alberta, Canada
Gerhard Navratil, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Dieter Pfoser, George Mason University, USA
Mohamed Sarwat (Special Issue Manager), msarwat@asu.edu, Arizona State University, USA
Dimitris Skoutas, Athena Research Center, Greece
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, USA
Ranga Raju Vatsavai, North Carolina State University, USA
Agnès Voisard, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 
X. Sean Wang, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Martin Werner, Leibniz-University Hannover, Germany
Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Xing Xie, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Chaowei Yang, George Mason University, USA
Moustafa Youssef, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Editorial Board:

Pankaj Agarwal, Duke University, USA
Marco Casanova, IBM Scientific Center, Brazil
Leila DeFloriani, University of Genova, Italy
Liping Di, George Mason University, USA
Christopher Gold, Cardiff University, UK
Mike Goodchild, University of California, USA
John Herring, Oracle Corporation, Nashua, NH, USA
Robert Jeansoulin, University of Provence, Marseille, France
Christopher Jones, Cardiff University, UK
Milan Konecny, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Sachio Kubo, Keio University, Japan
Yee Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kia Makki, Florida International University, USA
David Mark, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore
Enrico Puppo, National Center of Research, Italy
Jonathan Raper, City University, UK
Siva Ravada, Oracle Corporation, USA
Hanan Samet, University of Maryland, USA
Tapani Sarjakoski, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI, Helsinki, Finland
Markus Schneider, University of Florida, USA
Timos Sellis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Vladimir Sergeevich Tikunov, Moscow State University, Russia
Robert Weibel, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Worboys, University of Greenwich, England

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    GeoInformatica is located at the confluence of two rapidly advancing domains: Computer Science and Geographic Information Science; nowadays, Earth studies use more and more sophisticated computing theory and tools, and computer processing of Earth observations through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) attracts a great deal of attention from governmental, industrial and research worlds.

    This journal aims to promote the most innovative results coming from the research in the field of computer science applied to geographic information systems. Thus, GeoInformatica provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the rapidly advancing area of the use of computer science for spatial studies.

    Many topics in the field of computer science involve a very specific approach in the domain of geographic information systems; therefore the topics that are addressed include, but are not limited to:

    Spatial Modeling: spatial data models integrating the geometric and semantic aspects of geographic information, requirements analysis for GIS applications, GIS performance modeling and evaluation, qualitative aspects of geographic information, impact of spatial information handling on computing models.
    Spatial Databases: spatio-temporal data structures, spatial data storage and indexing techniques, query processing and optimization, spatial database knowledge discovery, GIS metadata, multidatabase GIS.
    Human-Computer Interfaces for GIS: graphic user interfaces for GIS, graphic browser interfaces for navigating spatial databases, multimedia applied to GIS, virtual reality for representing spatial data.
    Digital Cartography at the Core of GIS: multidimensional digital map display technology, cartographic generalization for multiscale representation, computer-aided cartographic design, automated map aesthetics management, dynamic cartography, animated map technology.
    Space Imagery in GIS: remote sensing, spatial image processing, shape recognition from aerial and satellite images, spatial information measurement and retrieval.
    Parallelism, Distribution and Communication through GIS: parallel, distributed processing of spatial data, client-server architecture for GIS, GIS and cooperative work, manipulation of geographic information over the Internet, interoperability among heterogeneous GIS, electronic geographic data interchange standards, concurrent and distributed spatial objects.
    Spatio-Temporal Reasoning: reasoning in GIS, spatio-temporal knowledge processing, fuzzy spatio-temporal information, artificial intelligence in GIS, genetic and neural algorithms in GIS, moving objects within GIS, real-time GIS, active spatio-temporal objects.

    GeoInformatica is focused on Advances in Computer Science for GIS as noted in its title. Usually reviewers expect computer science advances for GIS to be general, e.g., applicable to more than one application domain.

    Reviewers have often found the following types of papers outside GeoInformatica's scope:
    (a) application of a previously known computer science concept or application of software to a new GIS problem, and
    (b) computer science advances with a tenuous connection to GIS problems.



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