The Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is currently soliciting research papers to be published in a special issue of International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR). We specifically look for papers that illustrate recent advances in spatial and temporal data analysis to address geographical issues, as well as related research in spatial data mining. Authors who are interested in contributing to the special issue should submit a letter of intent that describes the main content of paper by September 15, 2010. The guest editors will decide if the paper fits the scope of the special issue and invite the authors of selected papers to submit a full paper by January 15, 2011.
Many geographic phenomena occur in both space and time. Methods for spatial and temporal analyses have been increasingly important for spatial studies due to the rich datasets that have been made available for a wide range of applications. These methods are essential in applications such as spatial patterns of traffic accidents, infant mortality variations, landscape pattern changes, and unemployment rate changes, often over multiple time periods. We welcome papers in all relevant research areas including, but not limited to, transportation, urban and environment planning, crime, health, economics, statistics, and GIS.
This special issue aims at introducing the spatial and temporal data analysis to the GIScience/SAM/IJAGR audience.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Applications of tools such as GIS or remote sensing for space-time analysis
- Multilevel modeling
- Panel/Longitudinal data analysis
- Space and time model
- Space-time analyses
- Space-time clusters
- Spatial data mining
- Spatial variation in temporal trends
- Spatio-temporal processes
- Spatio-temporal representation/geovisualization
Researchers and practitioners who are interested in contributing to the special issue should submit a letter of intent that describes the main content of paper by September 15, 2010. The guest editors will decide if the paper fits the scope of the special issue and invite the authors of selected papers to submit full papers for this special theme issue on Spatial and Temporal Data Analysis on or before January 15, 2011. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdf. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of: