[ESIP-all] CFP: IJWSR Special Issue on Intelligent GIServices

Peng Yue pengyue at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 14 21:57:09 EDT 2013

Dear colleagues, 

Here is a call for papers. 


Special Issue

International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR)

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 01 February 2014

Intelligent GIServices

  Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are moving from GISystems to 
GIServices. Web Service technologies are being actively used in 
geospatial domain. They are key technologies in establishing distributed
 geospatial data and information infrastructure that has been 
benefitting geoinformatic community in the last decade, such as Spatial 
Data and Information Infrastructure, e-Science, and Cyberinfrastructure.
 Traditionally, geosciences applications and systems are developed and 
used in a siloed environment, while in the distributed information 
infrastructure, data and high-level geospatial information products are 
provided by distributed geospatial data services, transformed by dynamic
 geoprocessing services and workflows, and consumed by smart clients. 
With the governmental support including the U.S. National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure and the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe 
(INSPIRE), "one-stop" geospatial services such as U.S. Geospatial One 
Stop, European INSPIRE geoportal, and China's TIANDITU are deployed to 
share geospatial data and services. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
 has been developing a series of interface specifications for geospatial
 services. The success of Virtual Globes such as Google Earth, Microsoft
 Virtual Earth, World Wind, and GeoGlobe inspires scientists to 
experiment with these tools and services to show their research to the 
public. Recently, in order to promote the analysis of big Earth 
observing data beyond the straightforward visualization, geoprocessing 
services are being actively investigated. Intelligent GIServices could 
greatly promote the semi-automated or automated geospatial knowledge 
discovery and dissemination from Earth observing data in the Big Data 
era. There is an increased interest in recent years in leveraging Web 
Services technologies for intelligent geospatial data processing, 
information extraction, and knowledge discovery from oceans of 
geospatial data.   

  A special issue, which captures the latest advancements in the 
intelligent GIServices, will promote the wide employment and evaluation 
of Web Services in geospatial domain, and greatly benefit both the 
information and geospatial communities.  The technology covered by this 
special issue includes latest developments of geospatial Web Services in
 supporting semi-automated or automated geospatial knowledge discovery 
and dissemination. Enabling technologies such as W3C Web Services, OGC 
Web Services, data management, Cyberinfrastructure, workflow, high 
performance computing, Semantic Web, evolving standards, and quality of 
services will be involved. The emphasis will be on the approaches using 
those technologies to address such issues as GIService system 
architecture, automatic GIService discovery and composition, Semantic 
GIServices, quality of GIServices, and Provenance-aware GIServices. 
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not 
limited to) the following::

 1. GIService system architecture;

 2. Standards and metadata for GIServices;

 3. Cloud-based GIServices;

 4. GIServices and geoscientific workflow;

 5. GIServices and Geo-Cyberinfrastructure;

 6. GIServcies and linked data;

 7. Semantic GIServices;

 8. Discovery of GIServices;

 9. Automatic GIService chaining;

 10. Quality of GIServices;

 11. Provenance in GIServices;

 12. Applications of GIServices.

Paper submission deadline: 
01 February 2014

Submission Guidelines
  Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this 
special theme issue on Intelligent GIServices on or before 01 February 
2014. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by 
GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.
  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review 
basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. 

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Guest Editors
Peng Yue, Ph.D. 


State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS)

Wuhan University

129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430079, China 

Tel: +86-27-68779972 

Fax: +86-27-68778969 

E-mail: geopyue at gmail.com 

Rahul Ramachandran Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist III | Information Tech. and Systems Center

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA

Tel: +1- 256-824-5157 


E-mail: rahul.ramachandran at uah.edu


Best regards,
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