[ESIP-all] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Intelligent GIServices

Dr. Rahul Ramachandran rahul.ramachandran at uah.edu
Tue Sep 3 10:52:31 EDT 2013

Dear All:

I apologize for the cross-posting but please consider submitting a paper to
this special issue.



********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

Special Issue On: Intelligent GIServices
International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR)
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 01 February 2014

Guest Editors: Peng Yue, Rahul Ramachandran


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:  GIService system architecture


     Standards and metadata for GIServices

     Cloud-based GIServices

     GIServices and geoscientific workflow

     GIServices and Geo-Cyberinfrastructure

     GIServcies and linked data

     Semantic GIServices

     Discovery of GIServices

     Automatic GIService chaining

     Quality of GIServices

     Provenance in GIServices

     Applications of GIServices


   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
   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

Rahul Ramachandran Ph.D.
Deputy Editor | Earth Science Informatics [ESIN]
Principal Research Scientist III | Information Tech. and Systems Center
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899
www.rramachandran.com | www.itsc.uah.edu/
(w) 256-824-5157 | (f) 256-824-5149
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