Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Az I Journal of Digital Earth térinformatikai különszámába leközölhető eredeti tudományos cikkeket várnak megadott témakörökben

Az IJDE Szerkesztőség felhívása:

International Society for Digital Earth
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Call for Papers

International Journal of Digital Earth
 Special Issue on “Supporting Future Earth with Global Geospatial Information

Guest Editors: Jun Chen and Songnian Li

Future Earth is a global research initiative aiming at developing the knowledge for effective response to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards a sustainable world. Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformations towards Sustainability are its three research themes, which depend critically on the availability and utilization of reliable information at both local and global scales. With the advancement of remote sensing and spatial information technologies, more and more spatial datasets at both global and local scales will increasingly become available in addition to those that have already been produced in the past. Supporting Future Earth with reliable global geo-information is becoming a key challenge for assuring successful global understanding, environmental change analysis, transformational development and dynamic modeling. This special issue of the International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) is devoted to the latest development on global geospatial data production and sharing, successful application experiences of global geo-information in environmental change analysis and sustainability studies, examination and analysis of up-to-date user requirements and key gaps arising from Future Earth studies, and identification of major challenges.

The IJDE is the official Journal of the International Society for Digital Earth and is published by Taylor & Francis of the UK. It is the first professional and international peer‐reviewed journal in the digital earth research field around the world. The SCI 2013 impact factor for this journal is now at 2.212.

Papers for this special issue on Supporting Future Earth with Global Geo-spatial Information must present original, state‐of­-the‐art research that contributes to the development of technologies for producing, sharing and analyzing global geospatial information and their applications for supporting Future Earth developments. This is an open call for papers. Selected quality papers from the International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Global Geo-information will also be invited for submission.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Challenges and requirements of global geospatial information and services within the context of Future Earth programs;
  • Latest developments of global geospatial data (Earth observation, digital elevation, land cover, environmental monitoring, and ecological data);
  • Representation and visualization of global geospatial information;
  • Policy and technology for global geospatial information sharing and services;
  • Applications of global geospatial data in global understanding, environmental change analysis, dynamic modeling and transformational development.
Submission guidelines

Submissions must follow the instructions to authors outlined on the Taylor & Francis web page for the International Journal of Digital Earth found at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tjdeauth.asp. Word templates are available on the web site and papers are typically 5000‐8000 words in length. Papers should be submitted online at the International Journal of Digital Earth's Manuscript Central Site available from the web link indicated above. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Please indicate the paper is submitted to Special Issue on “Supporting Future Earth with Global Geospatial Information”.
The special issue will include a maximum of 5‐8 papers.

Important deadlines  ( The deadline is extended )

Submission of manuscripts: October 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 1, 2016
Planned publication of special issue: Later 2016

Guest editors contact information

Jun Chen
National Geomatics Center of China
28 Lianhuachi West Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100830, China
Email: chenjun@nsdi.gov.cn
Songnian Li
Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3 Canada
Email: snli@ryerson.ca

IJDE editorial office

Email: ijde@radi.ac.cn
IJDE paper online submission: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijde

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

AGILE felhívás: cikkleadási lehetőség a JoSIS tematikus számába

Az AGILE csatornáján keresztül, Dr.Marek Baranowski főtitkár jóvoltából oszthatom meg az alábbi lehetőség hírét a hazai érdeklődőkkel:

"*** Call For Papers ***

Journal of Spatial Information Science (JoSIS): Special Feature on "Provenance and Credibility in Spatial and Platial Data."
Website: http://stko.geog.ucsb.edu/provcred

Guest Editors
- Grant McKenzie
- Martin Raubal
- Krzysztof Janowicz
- Andrew Flanagin

1. University of California, Santa Barbara
2. ETH Zürich
* Please contact Grant McKenzie (grant.mckenzie@geog.ucsb.edu) with any question related to this special feature.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015
Acceptance Notification: February 29, 2016

Today, data is being generated, contributed, collected and processed at rates faster than any other time in history.  While considerable research has gone into organizing, synthesizing and making sense of these data, provenance of both the original data and the methods applied to them is often ignored or considered as an after thought.  The need for data provenance continues to play an important role in information science, arguably more so in today's sensor-rich data universe.  As the amount of data contributed through social media applications, mobile devices, and other user-generated sources continues to increase, so does our need to investigate the trustworthiness of the information and the expertise of the people contributing it.  Not only does provenance improve accountability but it also allows scientists, policy makers, and the public to ask bigger questions about the content.  Through provenance we can begin to ask questions surrounding the credibility of the content, sources, and methods used in collecting and contributing the data. 

The geospatial sciences offer a unique perspective to the discussion of credibility and provenance.   As all data are generated with some level of location information, space and place are subjects on which questions of credibility can be asked.  What components are important for assessing credibility in spatial information? Is assessing platial information credibility any different than investigating other forms of information credibility?  Does the location at which data is generated, collected, organized or processed impact its trustworthiness? Do the terms used to describe these data imply the same thing to different users and communities?

Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Provenance of spatial and platial data
- Trust and expertise in user-generated geo-content
- Credibility in volunteered geographic information
- Authoritative vs. crowd-sourced geoinformation
- Geosocial / Location-based social networking applications
- Geodata privacy
- Uncertainty in data quality
- Spatio-temporal credibility models
- Role of provenance and credibility in spatial analytics
- Spatial data validation techniques
- Gamification
- Motivation for data contribution
- Location-based gaming
- Platial vs. Spatial credibility
- Credibility concerns unique to geodata
- Semantics, ontologies and the representation of scientific workflows and data

Submissions of the following types will be considered:
- Research papers on original research results
- Surveys on the state of research in the outlined areas
- System and Application reports on research enabling tools, lessons learned from applications, user interaction & interfaces
Please Note
Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. All open submissions will be peer reviewed subject to the standards of the journal.  Please read the review and editorial polices of the journal: http://josis.org/index.php/josis/about/editorialPolicies

Please refer to the JoSIS website for detailed instructions on paper submission. Choose “Special Feature Research Articles” from the first drop down menu in the submission form and “Provenance & Credibility” in the Comments to the Editor. http://josis.org/index.php/josis/about/submissions"