[ESIP-all] AAG 2012 Ontology session CFP

Sorokine, Alexandre sorokina at ornl.gov
Tue Sep 27 12:31:04 EDT 2011

Association of American Geographers 2012 Annual Meeting, New York
February 24-28, 2012 

Session Title:
Geospatial Ontology, Metadata, and Knowledge Management

Session ID:

Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Specialty Group
Cartography Speciality Group

Session Chair:
Prof. Liping Di (GMU)

Session Organizer:
Alexandre Sorokine (ORNL)

Session Co-organizers:
Rob Raskin (NASA)
Chen-Chieh Feng (NUS)

Abstract Deadline:
September 28th noon

Call for Papers:
The capture, representation, and manipulation of knowledge is a great challenge from both theoretical and practical perspectives.  With the latest advances in knowledge engineering it becomes possible to employ ontologies in a number of traditional and novel geoprocessing applications such as intelligent search, integration of disparate geodata, standardization efforts, knowledge discovery and information extraction from unstructured sources, and many others.  The purpose of this session is to bring together researchers working in various fields of geospatial ontology.  

We invite presentations on both theoretical and application aspects of geospatial ontologies and we are especially interested in the following topics:

* Spatial knowledge modeling, analysis, formalization, and validation (thesauri, vocabularies and ontologies)
* Collaborative spatial knowledge ontology development (methodologies, tools and practices)
* Semantic interoperability across domains, cultures, ethnicities, languages and time
* Metadata and standards for spatial knowledge representation and processing (e.g. XML, RDF, RDFS, OWL, DCAM)
* Spatial knowledge infrastructures (semantic extensions to spatial data infrastructures)
* Knowledge-based reasoning for spatial or temporal properties of spatial concepts (probabilistic methods such as Bayes trust network and logic-based methods, such as forward chaining and backward chaining)
* Artificial intelligence (e.g. fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, supervaluation) in support of spatial decision making

Other topics in geospatial ontology research are welcome too.

To present a paper or to participate in the session as a discussant:
1. Submit your abstract through AAG web site
2. E-mail your PIN to SorokinA at ornl.gov
Please follow standard AAG abstract submission procedure and guidelines.  Also please e-mail one of the organizers to express your interest if you intend to present or participate as a discussant in this session at your earliest convenience.

Alex Sorokine
sorokina at ornl.gov

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