VGI Geovisual Analytics Workshop

VGI Geovisual Analytics Workshop

In the past years Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has emerged as a novel form of user-generated content, which involves active generation of geo-data for example in citizen science projects as well as the passive collection of data via the user’s location-enabled mobile devices. The interpretation, visualisation and usage of such multi-source data is challenging because of the large heterogeneity, the differences in quality, the high update frequencies, the varying spatial-temporal resolution, subjective characteristics and low semantic structuring. The Geovisual Analytics Workshop will investigate how the general concepts of Visual Analytics can be used for the spatio-temporal analysis and interpretation of VGI.

Potential submission topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficient representation and modelling of geospatial big data
  • Quality assessment and uncertainty visualisation of VGI
  • Scalability and Multi-scale views of VGI/social media data
  • Real-time visualisation and spatio-temporal analysis of data streams
  • Visual exploration of Location-Based Social Networks data
  • Analysis and visualisation of spatial–temporal trajectory data
  • Joint analysis of VGI/social media data originating from different data sources
  • Location privacy issues in Geovisual Analytics

Important Dates

Submission of short papers closes:          August 1, 2018  August 15, 2018 

Notification of short papers acceptance:                                 August 31, 2018

Submission of camera-ready papers closes:                         October 1, 2018

Workshop date:                                                                                   October 19, 2018

 Submission Info

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished short papers of work in progress up to 4  + 1 pages for references. The workshop proceedings will be will be publicly available on the website of the workshop. It is a condition of publication that accepted papers are presented by one of the authors. All accepted papers will be presented during the workshop. Presenters must register before the camera-ready deadline to avoid withdrawal from the symposium proceedings and programme. Please use the templates provided on this website: IEEE Templates.

Please submit your abstracts and manuscripts here:

Program Committee

GennadyAndrienko, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS – Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Germany
Natalia Andrienko, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS – Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Germany
Dirk Burghardt, Institute of Cartography, TU Dresden, Germany
Siming Chen, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS – Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Germany
Frank Dickmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Alexandra Diehl, University of Konstanz, Germany
Thomas van Dijk,  Universität Würzburg, Germany
Alexander Dunkel, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hongchao Fan, Wuhan University, China
Frank Fiedrich,  Bergische Universität Wuppertal | Uni-Wuppertal, BUW, Germany
Christian Freksa, Universität Bremen, Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, Germany
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, Germany
Steffen Koch, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Ross Purves, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Rahul Deb Das; Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Dennis Thom, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Andrea Unger, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Alexander Wolff, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Diedrich Wolter, University of Bamberg, Germany
Bin Yang, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Alexander Zipf, University of Heidelberg

Workshop in context of the
Volunteered Geographic Information Research Programme
Organizer: Dirk Burghardt, Siming Chen, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Ross Purves, Alexandra Diehl

VGI Website: