The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling are pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19, which will take place hybird online and in Florence, Italy on 13—14 December 2021.
There is an inherent spatial dimension in the spread of infectious diseases. A large body of studies and practices have evidenced the importance of spatial thinking and the effectiveness of geospatial technologies in understanding Covid-19. It is critical to share research findings quickly so as to maximize the use of them in the world’s collective efforts. This symposium calls for submissions of Covid-19 research from the geospatial perspective.
Thie symposium features 34 oral presentations, organized into 7 sessions.
For more details of the symposium, please refer to https://gam.icaci.org/symposium2021/
Hope to see many of you at the symposium.
We are happy to announce that the special issue on “Geospatial Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities” in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems has been published online on November 2021.
This special issue is an outcome of the International Symposium on Location-Based Big Data 2019 (LocBigData 2019, held in Tokyo, Japan), which offered a platform for researchers from various disciplines and perspectives to share ideas and research findings and to discuss the open challenges and future research challenges in this emerging field.
The special issue consists of 9 papers, which reflect the front-end snapshots of current research activities in this field, and illustrate how LocBigData analytics can help to achieve smart cities.
The paper on “Analytics of location-based big data for smart cities: Opportunities, challenges, and future directions” provides a state-of-the-art review on LocaBigData analytics and identifies a series of open and key research challenges that should be addressed to advance the emerging field of LocBigData analytics or urban analytics to enable smart and sustainable cities (see the following figure for a visual summary).