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********** CALL FOR PAPERS **********
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
December 1-2, 1995


Sponsored by ACM

in cooperation with CACS-USL, UT1-CERISS

in conjunction with the Fourth International
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management


In recent years computer processing of Earth observations through
geographic information systems has attracted a great deal of
attention from the industrial and research world. The Third ACM
International Workshop on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
will provide 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.

Since the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Fourth
International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management,
(CIKM'95), participants will be able to maximize their interchange
of experiences and knowledge among researchers and practioners
across the entire field of knowledge and information management.

ACM-GIS'95 will bring together leading researchers and developers
and will strive toward setting future research directions in this
area. The primary focus of the workshop is on new and original
research results in the areas of theorical foundations, design,
implementation and applications of GIS as well as experience reports
from application specialists. The goal is to exchange research ideas
and results among participants.

Therefore the topics that will be addressed include, but are not
limited to:
- Query processing and optimization
- Spatio-temporal data models and languages
- Requirements analysis for GIS applications
- GIS performance modeling and evaluation
- Reasoning with GIS information
- Imprecise spatio-temporal information
- Semantics of spatio-temporal data
- Quality aspects of geographic information
- Design of spatio-temporal data structures
- Spatial indexing and storage
- Knowledge discovery
- GIS meta data
- User interfaces for GIS
- Multi-media GIS
- Digital libraries for GIS
- Virtual reality in GIS
- Interoperability among heterogeneous GIS
- Electronic geographic data interchange standards
- Parallel/distributed GIS
- GIS and internetworking
- Client-server architecture for GIS
- GIS and cooperative work
- Multidatabase GIS
- Distributed spatial objects
- Time in GIS
- Active spatial objects
- Moving objects in GIS
- Real-time GIS systems
- GIS software tools and environments
- Novel applications in scientific and environmental domains
- Integration with existing commercial products
- Reports on experience with real applications

Papers submission:

Authors are invited to submit complete and original research
contributions or experience reports; submissions should be written
in english and should include:
- Title
- Author(s) informations (Name, Affiliation, Postal address
E-mail address, Phone/Fax numbers)
- Topic(s)
- Abstract (up to 200 words)
- Text (double-spaced and no longer than 5 000 words)
- References

In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is
responsible for correspondence and preparing the camera ready paper
for the proceedings should also be included. Submitters should
indicate in a cover letter their willingness to attend the workshop
and present their paper.

All submitted papers will be refereed by at least five reviewers for
quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Accepted papers
will be published in the ACM-GIS'95 proceedings. We encourage
submissions from both academic and industrial spheres.

Proposals for panels that examine emerging, innovative, or otherwise
provocative geographic information issues are encouraged as well.
Panel proposals should include a summary of the topic and the names
and affiliations of the panelists who have made a commitment to

Seven copies of the manuscript should be submitted by August 4, 1995
to Dr Patrick Bergougnoux, the ACM-GIS'95 program Co-Chair:

Dr Patrick Bergougnoux
c/o Michele Cuesta
The University of Toulouse 1
CERISS laboratory
Place Anatole France
31042 Toulouse Cedex - FRANCE

E-mail :
Phone : (33) 61 57 47 89
Fax : (33) 61 57 94 44

---------------------------IMPORTANT DATES--------------------------
Paper submission deadline : August 4, 1995
Notification of acceptance : September 29, 1995
Camera ready paper due : October 27, 1995
ACM-GIS'95 workshop date : December 1-2, 1995

To receive by post-mail the color version of this call for papers or
for any more information about ACM-GIS'95, please send post-mail,
fax or e-mail to Dr Patrick Bergougnoux at the above address.

ACM-GIS'95 Program Committee

General Chair:
Niki Pissinou Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, CACS

Program Co-Chairs:
Patrick Bergougnoux Univ. Toulouse 1, CERISS laboratory
Kia Makki Univ. of Nevada, Dpt of Computer Science

Program Committee:
Z. Ahmed, Univ. of California
W.G. Aref, Umatsushita Information Technologie Lab.
M.P. Armstrong, Univ. of Iowa
F. Bonfatti, Univ. of Modena, Italy
N.G. Bourbakis, State Univ. of New York, Binghamton
P. Boursier, Univ. of Paris-Sud, France
S. Busovaca (local arr.), California State Univ. Sacramento
W. Campbell, NASA/GSFC
L. De Floriani, Univ. of Genova, Italy
A. El Abbadi, UC Santa Barbara
A. Frank, Technical Univ. Vienna, Austria
M.F. Goodchild, Univ. of California
O. Guenther, Humboldt Univ. of Berlin, Germany
J. Han, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, Canada
D. Helder, South Dakoda Sata Univ.
J. Herring, Intergraph Corporation
P. Hunter, NASA IITA
R. Laurini, Claude Bernard Univ. of Lyon, France
D.M. Mark, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
E.K. Park (treasurer), US Naval Academy
H. Samet, Univ. of Maryland
T. Sarjakoski, Finnish Geodetic Inst., Helsinki, Finland
P. Scheuermann, Northwestern Univ., Evanston
M. Scholl, CNAM Paris, France
T. Sellis, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
S. Shekhar, Univ. of Minnesota
S.Y. Shin, South Dakoda Sata Univ.
Y. Song, Drexel Univ of Philadelphia
J. Thormodsgard, USGS
J.J.P. Tsai, Univ. of Illinois
B.W. Wah, Univ. of Illinois
F. Waltz, USGS
M.F. Worboys, Keele Univ., UK
G. Zurfluh, Univ. of Toulouse 1, France