Call for papers: Geospatial artificial intelligence

Geoinformatica welcomes submissions to our new special issue on "Geospatial artificial intelligence".  

Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) provides novel approaches for addressing a variety of problems in both our natural environment and human society. Novel artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are transforming a range of fields from computer vision and natural language processing to autonomous driving. With the advancements of software and hardware technologies, deep learning algorithms, scalable computation platforms, and availability of high-resolution geospatial data are enabling the fast-growing field of GeoAI. This special issue (SI) aims to bring together the latest research on this topic. Particularly, this SI encourages the development and sharing of open GeoAI tools that can be reused for GIScience & GeoInformatics research and education. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AI for object recognition and information extraction from geospatial images, such as remote sensing images, street view images, scanned paper maps, and others
  • AI for geographic information retrieval and geo-text analysis
  • AI for spatial optimization
  • AI for spatio-temporal data fusion/assimilation
  • AI for smart transportation, autonomous vehicles and high-definition maps
  • AI for location business intelligence
  • AI for cartography
  • Novel applications of AI in disaster response, public health, digital humanities, recommendation systems, infrastructure development, and other areas
  • AI for generating new geospatial datasets (e.g., gazetteers, building footprints, and others) and improving data quality
  • Geospatial knowledge graph construction and novel applications

Deadline for submissions

  • Special issue open: May 1, 2021
  • Submission deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Initial review Feedback: rolling basis
  • Revision Due: January 1, 2022
  • Final review decision: March 1, 2022

Note that submissions will be published online once typeset if are accepted.

Guest editors

Song Gao, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA 
Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo, USA 
Wenwen Li, Arizona State University, USA 
Jochen Albrecht, Hunter College, USA 
Eun-Hye Yoo, University at Buffalo, USA 
Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey, USA 
Wei Luo, Harvard University, USA 
Lei Zou, Texas A&M University, USA 
Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University of China, China 
Fusheng Wang, Stony Brook University, USA

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Geoinformatica. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoinformatica submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.