Hosted Conferences

Conferences hosted by the UCSB Center for Spatial Studies. International Conference on the Internet of Things The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018) hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara will take place from October 15–18, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. Read...

Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018)

The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018) Full Conference Website The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018) hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara will take place from October 15–18, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. The rapid advancement and ubiquitous penetration of mobile networks, Web-based information creation and sharing, and software-defined networking technology enable us to sense, predict and control the physical world using information technology—on top of the resulting Internet of Things (IoT), business models and processes have been redesigned across a broad range of industries. To maximize the social and economic benefit of the technology, issues of interoperability, data and service mash-ups, the development of open platforms, and standardization across technology layers have to be addressed. Pervasive connectivity, smart devices and demand for data testify to an IoT that will continue to grow by leaps and bounds. Computing power is dropping in price while new sensors are being developed and incorporated into everyday objects, and as people buy into IoT technology, economies of scale lend themselves to the creation of ever more data-centric businesses. Instrumenting and connecting devices has massive potential to deliver value, but there is need for a coordinated effort when rolling out the next generation of self-reporting paradigms. With strong support from industry and academia, the International Conference Series on the Internet of Things has become the premier gathering place for visionary, academic researchers and practitioners in the IoT domain. The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018), building on the success of its predecessors since 2008, is the premier forum for such efforts, to share, discuss and witness cutting edge research in all areas of development for the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things Conference is seeking original, high-impact research papers on all topics related to the development of the Internet of Things. Papers will be reviewed and selected based on technical novelty, integrity of the analysis and social impacts and practical relevance....

Report on Leadership Workshop on Location Analytics in Business

Apr 4, 2018 • Categories: Featured | News | Workshops

The final report from the Leadership Workshop on Location Analytics in Business is now posted and available to read here. This meeting was held at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara from January 31 to February 2, 2018. The motivation for this workshop originated in an effort by Esri to encourage greater use of location analytics in business, and to that end to engage with the discipline of information systems (IS) as a way of reaching an appropriate set of leaders in business education. Esri staff had made presentations at previous conferences of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) such as the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and had been encouraged by the level of interest they observed in location analytics. Michael Gould of Esri and three faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB; Michael Goodchild, emeritus; Werner Kuhn; and Krzysztof Janowicz) began the process of planning a workshop to be held in Santa Barbara in early December 2017, with the aim of further developing strategies and building bridges between the IS and GIScience communities. An open call was issued, and invitations were advanced to a number of key individuals. In early December the Thomas Fire broke out and expanded rapidly across a wide area of Southern California, causing unhealthy levels of smoke in the Santa Barbara area, plus substantial risk that the fire would reach the city. The workshop had to be postponed at the last minute, and a new date of January 31 was announced. Unfortunately the new dates were impossible for some of the participants, leading to a workshop that was smaller than anticipated. However a very compelling set of presentations and extensive discussions occurred; this report is an account of the meeting and its conclusions. Read the full report here. The workshop was hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies at UCSB, and sponsored by...

spatial@ucsb.local2018: Call for Posters

Mar 21, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | spatial@ucsb.local

Submissions of demos or posters of research and creative works are invited for display at the annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion. Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs are invited to showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. Although the theme this year is on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, posters reflecting some aspect of spatial thinking on any topic will be accepted. To reserve your space for a poster or to indicate your attendance and join us for lunch, please RSVP to Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu). Deadline for poster reservation is Monday, May...

Exploration Seminar in Spring 2018

Mar 21, 2018 • Categories: Education | Event | Featured | Freshman Seminars

Announcing the Spring 2018 Exploration Seminar: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences, open to first-year undergraduate students at UCSB. See flyer linked below. Exploration Seminar Spring 2018 [pdf] ● Explore spatial reasoning for problem solving (sciences), creative expression (arts), and interpretation (humanities) ● Learn how statistics, graphs, maps, and virtual reality aid learning, analysis, data visualization, discovery/solutions to socio-environmental problems, and space/place interpretation ● Arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering faculty illustrate spatial tools to integrate knowledge across disciplines More information on the Exploration Seminar...