3rd ICA Workshop on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling


August 6-7, 2009, Gävle, Sweden

Geospatial Knowledge Discovery

Tentative program (finalPDF)

  Thursday, 6 August Friday, 7 August
    9:00 - 9:15 Opening 9:00 - 10:30
Session 4-1
    9:15 - 10:00 (plenary) Opening talk Session 4-2
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    10:30 - 12:00
Session 1-1 11:00 - 11:45 (plenary) Closing talk
Session 1-2 11:45 - 12:00 Wrap-up
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
    13:30 - 15:00
Session 2-1
Session 2-2
    15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
    15:30 - 17:00
Session 3-1
Session 3-2
    19:00 - 21:00 (workshop dinner)    



                 Session 1-1: spatio-temporal modeling and analysis
Chair: Hongbo Yu, USA

Hongbo Yu, and Shih-Lung Shaw, USA
A space-time GIS approach to exploring clusters in large moving objects datasets (PPT)

Mikael Jern, Tobias Åström, Markus Johnsson, Jonas Thoursie, Sweden
Collaborative GeoAnalytics applied to Regional Temporal Data (PPT)

Jean-Claude Thill and Xiaojia Wang, USA
Modeling functional spaces: the case of the migration space in the Unites States (PPT)

Session 1-2: CA and Agent-based modeling
Chair: Suzana Dragicevic, Canada

Flávia F. Feitosa, Quang Bao Le, and Paul L.G. Vlek, Germany
Multi-Agent simulator for urban segregation (MASUS): A tool to explore alternatives for promoting inclusive cities (PPT)

Fang Wang, Jean-Gabriel Hasbani, Xin Wang, and Danielle J. Marceau, Canada
Identifying dominant factors for calibrating a land-use Cellular Automata model using Rough Set Theory (PPT)

Suzana Dragicevic and Liliana Perez, Canada
Modeling human infectious diseases using complex system theory and spatial agents (PPT)

Session 2-1: Visual analytics approach to spatial analysis and modeling
Chair: Gennady Andrienko, Germany

Patrik Lundblad, Sweden
Weather and ship data monitoring applied to geovisual analytics (PPT)

Kazi Ishtiak Ahmed, Urška Demšar, and Xavier Monteys, Ireland
Examining statistical segmentation of multibeam backscatter images with Geovisual Analytics (PPT)

Gennady Andrienko and Natalia Andrienko, Germany
Visual Analytics for Geographic Analysis, Exemplified by Different Types of Movement Data (PPT)

Session 2-2: Modeling urban growth
Chair: Dirk Stelder, the Netherlands

Ellen-Wien Augustijn and Johannes Flackeand Asif Iqbal, the Netherlands
Simulating informal settlements growth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; a hierarchical framework. (PPT)

Qian Zhang, Yifang Ban, Jiyuan Liu and Yunfeng Hu, Sweden
Simulating Urban Development Scenarios Using Markov-Cellular Automata: A Case Study of Shanghai, China (PPT)

Dirk Stelder and Arnold Meijster, the Netherlands
Where Do Cities Form? A Parallel Simulation of Agglomeration on Global Geographical Grids (PPT)

Session 3-1: Visual approach to geospatial analysis and modeling
Chair: Daniel A. Griffith, USA

Daniel A. Griffith, USA
Visualizing analytical spatial autocorrelation components latent in spatial interaction data: an eigenvector spatial filter approach (PPT)

Zhenjiang Shen, and Mitsuhiko Kawakami, Japan
Visualization of district ecological network at urban partitions for public involvement (PPT)

Christian Kaiser, Mikhail Kanevski, and Antonio Da Cunha, Switzerland
Swiss metropole: analysis and geovisualisation of population and service clustering (PPT)

Session 3-2: Representing and modeling spatial phenomena
Chair: Mark W. Horner

Mark W. Horner, Irene Casas, and Joni A. Downs, USA
Exploration of a Polygon Decomposition Technique Based on the Ordinary Voronoi Diagram (PPT)

Volker Walter and Fen Luo, Germany
Automatic Map Interpretation (PPT)

Kenichi Sugihara, Japan
A GIS and CG Integrated System for the Automatic Generation of 3-D Building Models (PPT)

Session 4-1: Spatial analysis of urban systems
Chair: Danielle Marceau, University of Calgary, Canada

Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman, Israel
Visual analytical tools for environmental and urban systems - The Visual Openness & Visual Exposure model in regard to internal space layout and functionality (PPT)

Susanne Linder and Pablo Viejo Garcia, Germany
Spatial analysis of the diffusion of photovoltaic installations in private households in Baden-Württemberg (PPT)

Syed Monjur Murshed, Sébastien Girard, and Jacques Ghisgant, Germany
Development of a top-down approach to calculate residential space heating demand in Baden-Württemberg (PPT)

Session 4-2: Data and methods in GIS and spatial analysis
Chair: Antoni Moore, New Zealand

Itzhak Benenson, Tel Aviv University, Israel,
Karel Martens, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands,
Yodan Rofé, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, and
Ariela Kwartler, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Public transport versus private car GIS-based estimation of accessibility applied to the Tel Aviv metropolitan area (PPT)

Antoni Moore, Allan Jones, Peter Sims and Grahame Blackwell, New Zealand
Reasoning with uncertainty to intelligently retrieve geographic metadata for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (PPT)

Bin Jiang and Xintao Liu, Sweden
The image of the city captured by the axial lines (PPT)

Keynote speakers

Vassilis Kostakos is an Assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics & Engineering at the University of Madeira, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath. He was a member of the Cityware project, and worked closely with the Space Syntax group at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL and HP Research Labs. His research has been reported by popular media such as the BBC and New Scientist, and he regularly consults on social networking systems. His current projects address security and antiphishing for the web and situated services, novel sensing techniques for urban transport, sustainability, and modeling of city-scale mobility. His interests include: mobile and pervasive computing, human-computer interaction, social networks, security and privacy, modeling and simulation, epidemics, wireless technologies, and space syntax.

Title: Urban Encounters of the 3rd Type (PDF)
Abstract: Mobile phones are becoming increasingly powerful platforms in terms of processing, networking and storage capabilities. As these devices continue to proliferate, researchers are coming up with ways to utilize and exploit them for a number of purposes: proximity-based advertisement, movement tracking, presence detection, proximity detection, situated voting, epidemic simulations, and implicit interactions. This talk will present an overview of my research on urban encounters that exploits people's Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices as a detection mechanism. The message I want to convey is that there is tremendous untapped potential in harnessing such information, and the potential benefits span multiple domains.

Jean-Claude Thill is the Knight Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a doctorate in Geography from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Jean-Claude’s multi-prong research has centered on the spatial dimension of mobility systems and their consequences on how urban and regional space is used and organized in developed societies, statistical and computational methods of spatial and location analysis, and most recently urban land-use dynamics. He is editor of Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Research (Pergamon) and Spatial Multicriteria Decision Making and Analysis: A Geographic Information Sciences Approach (Ashgate). Since 2008, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. He has been GIScience Area Editor for Networks and Spatial Economics since 2001 and serves on the editorial boards of several other regional, national, and international journals of geography, regional science, and spatial systems, including Geographical Analysis, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Choice Modeling, International Journal of Social Systems Science, Southeastern Geographer. He is the Executive Director of the North American Regional Science Council (www.narsc.org). He has held faculty positions at Florida Atlantic University, The University of Georgia, and The State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006.

Title: TBD (PPT)
Abstract: TBD