17th ACM SIGSPATIAL
Paper Format and Submission
General InstructionsAll papers (full research/industrial papers, demonstrations, and Ph.D. showcases) will be submitted using the following conference management system:
ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009 Conference Management System
Abstracts must be submitted by June 18, 2009. Final papers must be submitted by June 25, 2009.
Submission CategoriesIndustrial Papers
Authors are invited to submit industrial experience papers that describe their original industrial experiences, challenges, and applications to be presented during the conference. Industrial paper submissions cannot exceed 10 pages. Add (Industrial Paper) to the title. The accepted industrial experience papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings.
Ph.D. Dissertation Showcase
Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their Ph.D. research contributions and work-in-progress. Submissions cannot exceed 6 pages. Add (Ph.D. Showcase) to the title. Student authors of the accepted papers will be given an opportunity to present a summary of their research at the conference. Successful Ph.D. showcase papers will appear in the ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter.
Authors are invited to submit Demo papers that describe their original demonstrations to be presented during the conference. Demo paper submissions cannot exceed 2 pages. Add (Demo Paper) to the title. They will appear in the Conference Proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers cannot exceed 10 pages in length. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster papers which may be requested to be shortened. All submitted papers will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee.
When submitting your research paper, please specify the main topic of the paper from one of these four main topics:
1) Foundations and Modeling: This addresses the science behind spatial information including 3D spatial, topological, cartographic, and semantic models, ontologies, etc.
2) Algorithms and Data Structures: This addresses algorithms and data structures for handling spatial and multidimensional data, algorithms for image processing, object recognition, sensors, spatial data mining, map overlay, generalization, conflation, etc.
3) Systems and Services: This addresses systems and services that deal with spatial information, e.g., location-based services, and service architectures and discovery, spatial and spatiotemporal data systems, geographic information system, computer-aided design systems, intelligent transportation systems, etc.
4) Applications and Standards: This track addresses standards and applications of spatial information systems
Formatting and Submission InstructionsAll manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at:
All submissions for research papers, demonstrations, and Ph.D. showcases will be made electronically using the submission links above.