Third International Conference on Geospatial Semantics (GeoS 2009)

logo_geos2009Geospatial semantics is an emerging research theme in the domain of geographic information systems and spatial databases. The previous editions of the conference – GeoS 2005 and GeoS 2007 in late November (Mexico City, Mexico) were highly successful. We have received about 100 submissions, from which 30 regular and 8 short articles have been published in Volume 3799 and Volume 4853 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science respectively. People from 28 countries and 5 continents have attended the GeoS conferences.

The third edition GeoS 2009 aims at providing a forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art research results in the areas of modeling and processing of geospatial semantics. Geospatial semantics play an important role for next-generation spatial databases and geographic information systems, as well as specialized geospatial web services. This conference traditionally brings together researchers whose expertise will address issues such as:

  • Theories for geospatial semantic information
  • Formal representations of geospatial data
  • Models and languages for geoontologies
  • Alignment and integration of geoontologies
  • Integration of semantics into spatial query processing
  • Spatial information retrieval
  • Ontology-driven GIS
  • Geospatial Semantic Web
  • Multicultural aspects of spatial knowledge
  • Cognitive aspects of geospatial semantics
  • Measuring semantic similarity between spatial datasets
  • Representing context for geospatial semantic information
  • Semantic Sensor Web
  • Ontology-based visualization of geospatial data
  • Conceptual models of dynamic geospatial environments
  • Personalization of geospatial semantic services

Publication of the proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.