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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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Special session proposals are accepted until:

December 18, 2020


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

SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

HGIS 2021Special Session on GIS in Healthcare
Chair(s): Roberto Lattuada

VLPC-GIS 2021Special Session on Very Large 3d-point Clouds in GIS
Chair(s): Ansgar Brunn, Wolfgang Kresse and Theresa Meyer

Special Session on GIS in Healthcare - HGIS 2021

Paper Submission: February 24, 2021
Authors Notification: March 10, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2021


Chair

Roberto Lattuada
myHealthbox
Italy
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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 health 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 2021

Paper Submission: February 24, 2021
Authors Notification: March 10, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2021


Co-chairs

Ansgar Brunn
University of applied sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt
Germany
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Wolfgang Kresse
Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Germany
e-mail
 
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.


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