Call for Applications for the 2019 Spatial Data Science Symposium

Jul 24, 2019 • Categories: Featured | Highlight | News | Specialist Meetings

Spatial Data Science Symposium “Setting the Spatial Data Science Agenda” December 9–11, 2019   Upham Hotel (https://www.uphamhotel.com/) Santa Barbara, California Motivation Space and time matter not only for the obvious reason that everything happens somewhere and at some time, but because knowing where and when things happen is critical to understanding why and how they happened or will happen. Spatial data science is concerned with the representation, modeling, and simulation of spatial processes, as well as with the publication, retrieval, reuse, integration, and analysis of spatial data. It generalizes and unifies research from fields such as geographic information science, geoinformatics, geo/spatial statistics, remote sensing, and transportation studies, and fosters the application of methods developed in these fields to outside disciplines ranging from the social to the physical sciences. In doing so, research on spatial data science must  address a variety of new challenges that relate to the diversity of the utilized data and the underlying conceptual models from various domains, the opportunistic reuse of existing data, the scalability of its methods, the support of users not familiar with the language and methods of traditional geographic information systems, the reproducibility of its results that are often generated by complex chains of methods, the uncertainty arising from the use of its methods and data, the visualization of complex spatiotemporal processes and data about them, and, finally, the data collection, analysis, and visualization playing out in near real-time. Spatial data science does not only utilize advanced techniques from fields such as machine learning or big data storage and retrieval, but it also contributes back to them. Recent work, for instance, has shown that spatially-explicit machine learning methods substantially outperform more general data when applied to spatial data even though this spatial component may seem of secondary importance at first glance. Co-sponsored by Esri, the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara is hosting a symposium entitled “Setting the Spatial Data Science Agenda.” The meeting will bring together academic and industry representatives from fields such as geographic information science, geoinformatics, geo/spatial statistics, remote sensing, and transportation studies, with interest in setting an interdisciplinary research agenda to advance spatial data science methods and practice, both from scientific and engineering viewpoints. We also invite experts from related fields and those that are producers or users of spatial data in the social and physical sciences. Goals Instead of being restricted by a historically grown partition into small and overlapping communities that deal with spatial data in one way or the other, the overarching goal of this symposium is to put spatial data science at the forefront of a unified field that explores the current research and application landscape to define an agenda...

Spatial Discovery III – Participants and Papers

Participants—Bio-sketches and Papers All position papers and bios [pdf] NameAffiliation  Kristin AntelmanUniversity Library University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Chris BarnettTufts UniversityBio/Perspective Wade Bishop School of Information Sciences University of TennesseeBio/Perspective Tom BrittnacherGeospatial Data Curation, Library University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Julien BrunNational Center for Ecological Synthesis and Analysis (NCEAS) University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Susan BurtnerDepartment of Geography University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Swati ChattopadhyayDepartment of History of Art and Architecture University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Thomas CrimmelDepartment of Geography University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Daniel FentonArcGIS Hub ESRIBio/Perspective Marcel FortinMap and Data Library University of TorontoBio/Perspective Niklas GriessbaumBren School of Environmental Science & Management University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Karl GrossnerWorld History Center University of PittsburghBio/Perspective Katherine HartGeography and Map Division Reading Room Library of CongressBio/Perspective Marten HogewegESRIBio/Perspective Jon JablonskiMap & Imagery Library University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Krzysztof JanowiczDepartment of Geography University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Michael JohnsonDepartment of Geography University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Tomi KauppinenAalto Online Learning Aalto UniversityBio/Perspective Werner Kuhn (organizing committee)Department of Geography Center for Spatial Studies University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Sara LafiaCenter for Spatial Studies University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Christina LastUniversity of BristolBio/Perspective Gengchen MaiSTKO Lab Department of Geography University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Bruno MartinsComputer Science and Engineering Department University of LisbonBio/Perspective Erin MutchUniversity Library University of California, MercedBio/Perspective Nathan PiekielekTechnological Innovations and Digital Services Library Pennsylvania State UniversityBio/Perspective Susan PowellGIS and Map Library UC BerkeleyBio/Perspective Chrissy RissmeyerUniversity of California, Santa Barbara Mark SchildhauerNational Center for Ecological Synthesis and Analysis (NCEAS) University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective Katja SeltmannCheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) University of California, Santa BarbaraBio/Perspective André SkupinCenter for Information Convergence and Strategy San Diego State UniversityBio/Perspective Julie Sweetkind-SingerGeographic and Cartographic Services Banner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections Stanford UniversityBio/Perspective Joshua WellsIndiana University South BendBio/Perspective Amy WorkUniversity Library UC San...

Announcing the Spatial Discovery III Conference

Dates: May 1-3, 2019 Location: Upham Hotel     This third and final specialist meeting on the topic of spatial discovery marks the culmination of prototyping efforts to make research data discoverable on diverse platforms and in a variety of environments. This meeting will expand discussions from the prior meeting held in May 2017, with the substantial new turn toward GIS-enabled search in topic spaces. Exciting recent developments at UCSB include experimentation with the expansion of spatial search in ArcGIS Online to topic spaces and the strengthening of research data curation efforts on campus through an NSF-supported pilot project. In addition to sharing research and development results from UCSB, this meeting seeks to bring together librarians with GIS and information retrieval experts to discuss future prospects for enabling spatial discovery in a university library setting.    For more information, please contact Karen Doehner...

Spatial Discovery – Agenda

Agenda Meeting begins 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 and concludes about 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Preliminary Agenda 1 file(s)   45.84 KB Download Preliminary...

Spatial Discovery III

Discovery III, the third and final specialist meeting on the topic of spatial discovery, marks the culmination of research and prototyping efforts to make research data discoverable by location. The meeting will expand discussions from the prior meeting held in May 2017, with the substantial new turn toward discovery in topic spaces. Recent developments at UCSB include experimentation with the expansion of visualization in ArcGIS Online to topic spaces and the propelling of research data curation efforts on campus through an NSF-supported pilot project. In addition to sharing and discussing research and development, the meeting seeks to discuss future prospects for enabling spatial discovery in a university library setting. Building on the productive disciplinary mixes of the 2015 and 2017 meetings,  librarians will again meet with GIS and information retrieval experts. For more information, please contact Karen Doehner...

Accommodations and Travel

Lodging We have arranged for a block of rooms at discounted rates at the Upham Hotel, and we will pay for three nights in a standard single room. However, if you would like an upgraded room or would like to stay for an early arrival or late departure, we will ask you to assume the extra cost. Upham Hotel 1404 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-0058 (800) 727-0876 www.uphamhotel.com If you plan to stay at the Upham Hotel, please let Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu) know what your travel dates/times are and if you require an upgraded room. She will provide the hotel with a rooming list, and will need your request for lodging no later than Friday, April 21. At check-in, simply reference “spatial.” There is no need for you to call the hotel. Travel All participants are expected to book their own round-trip travel to Santa Barbara and, upon arrival, to submit their receipts for reimbursement. Suggested travel dates are Tuesday, April 30 and Saturday, May 4. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is about 8 miles from the hotel and is served by commuter affiliates of most major airlines. Airlines with flights to Santa Barbara are: American Airlines 1 (800) 433-7300 Alaska Airlines 1 (800) 252-7522 United Airlines 1 (800) 864-8331 US Airways 1 (800) 428-4322 The best way from the airport to the Upham is by taxi. If you do not fly directly into Santa Barbara, ground travel is available from LAX to Santa Barbara through the Santa Barbara Airbus (http://www.sbairbus.com/). Fares are cheaper when booked early, and discounted fares are offered if you are traveling with a companion. Reservations can be made online or by calling their toll-free number, +1 (800) 423-1618. If arriving on the Airbus, get off at the Santa Barbara stop (the Hyatt Hotel, 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) and take a taxi to the Upham from there. Dining We will be arranging for your lunches and one dinner during the meeting days; breakfast is included in the hotel rate and is available in the hotel lobby. Please let Karen know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary preferences or restrictions that we should take into consideration when arranging for the...