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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Special session proposals are accepted until:

December 26, 2018


If you wish to propose a new Special Session please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.

SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

CoNatHaz 2019Special Session on GIS Technology in Coastal Natural Hazards
Chair(s): Paraskevi Nomikou and Varvara Antoniou

UAS4GIS 2019Special Session on Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems Serving Geospatial Applications
Chair(s): Panagiotis Partsinevelos

HGIS 2019Special Session on GIS in Healthcare
Chair(s): Roberto Lattuada

VLPC-GIS 2019Special Session on Very Large 3d-point Clouds in GIS
Chair(s): Ansgar Brunn and Theresa Meyer

Special Session on GIS Technology in Coastal Natural Hazards - CoNatHaz 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Co-chairs

Paraskevi Nomikou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greece
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Varvara Antoniou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greece
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Scope

The Mediterranean Sea coastal regions have suffered numerous catastrophic events from destructive earthquakes and tsunamis triggered by earthquakes or large landslides . Currently, geohazard studies are of great importance in the European research or inter-regional funded projects. Geographic Information Systems will improve security by mapping hazards that affect coastal areas, both of continental, characterized by a continued economic growth due to the presence of touristic activities on beaches and off-shore areas (in shallow waters where ecosystems and economic activities are established). Modelling and visualizing of the damage distribution (scenarios of damage) and inundation (tsunami waves), it is provided an effective simulation in order to produce a comprehensive hazard zoning of the surrounding regions. These elements will be of high values through the coastal territories planning and the designing of intervention plans on economic interest sites of high vulnerability.

The main topics include but are not limited to:

- GIS for mapping active fault zones-coastal landslides-Hazard Zoning Maps;
- GIS for tsunami inundation Maps-Tsuanami management plans 3D visualizations of Coastal Geohazards for public engagement, educational and training purposes.



Special Session on Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems Serving Geospatial Applications - UAS4GIS 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Chair

Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Technical University of Crete
Greece
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Scope

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or "drones") have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. The global market is overwhelmed with various UAS products, yet there are many unresolved research issues to fully unleash their potential. The research community should take action in establishing “smart” solutions to serve GIS and Remote Sensing through autonomous systems. Towards this end, this special session is devoted in UASs in terms of real time data integration in GIS and automated georeferencing, decision making through AI and deep learning, real time image processing, pattern recognition, added value in remote sensing applications, fleet management, 3D reconstruction optimization, autonomous navigation, horizontal and domain specific custom systems.

Topics:

- Automatic aerial mapping and visualization;
- Autonomous decision systems;
- Communication and security;
- Hardware optimization;
- On-board, real time image processing and pattern recognition;
- Optimization on flight and navigation attitude, Remote sensing applications with added-value;
- Sensor systems;
- 3D reconstruction optimization;



Special Session on GIS in Healthcare - HGIS 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Chair

Roberto Lattuada
myHealthbox
Italy
e-mail
 
Scope

The need to provide better, personal health information and care at lower costs is opening the way to a number of digital solutions and applications designed and developed specifically for the healthcare. Various open-data initiatives are also making available an enourmous amount of diverse data that needs to be processed and, above all, understood. Under the Digital Health umbrella we find smartphone-based personal health applications, big data reduction and analysis tools, AI-based systems and health information support tools for professional and the industry. The aim of these applications is to help manage cronic conditions or improve ones lifestyle; provide doctors, hospitals and health-services with better, more efficient tools; improve policy makers decision making through the support of data analytics tools. GIS has always provided tools to better understand and contextualize data, this Special session on GIS and Healthcare will show how GIS techniques can be applied to the most common healthcare problems but also explore new areas where GIS can foster healthcare innovation.

 

The main topics include but are not limited to:

- GIS for disease control and forecast

- GIS for health resources optimization

- GIS for heralth emergency support systems

- Spatial analysis and data mining for healthcare data

- Big data analytics in healthcare

- Digital mapping and epidemiology




Special Session on Very Large 3d-point Clouds in GIS - VLPC-GIS 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Co-chairs

Ansgar Brunn
University of applied sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt
Germany
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Theresa Meyer
University of applied sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt
Germany
e-mail
 
Scope

Very large 3d-point clouds are easily obtained from modern 3d-acquisition techniques of photogrammetry and laserscanning; e. g. photogrammetric drone surveying, terrestrial and mobile laserscanning provide in minutes many million 3d-points with additional attributes attached. GIS-specialists use these sensors and regularly ask how to put these large point clouds in their GIS, for visualization, processing and spatial queries in combination with common GIS features. Currently available systems mostly just give rudimentary solutions that sometimes look like workarounds relying on attributed 2d-points. 3d-points and 3d-point clouds need different algorithms and database structures. This special session addresses the problem of large 3d-point clouds in GIS. It is open for researchers and practitioners who can provide concepts, experiences or solutions in this encouraging field.


The main topics include but are not limited to:

- Concepts for 3d-point Clouds in GIS

- Visualization of 3d-point Clouds in GIS

- Processing of 3d-point Clouds in GIS

- Attributed 3d-point Clouds in GIS

- Applications for 3d-point Clouds in GIS

- Extracting Spatial Information from 3d-point Clouds

- Photogrammetry to GIS

- Laser Scanning to GIS

- Data Models and Representations

- Storing/ Managing 3d-point Clouds in Spatial Databases

- Tiling of 3d-point Clouds



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