4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

Will be held as a virtual conference in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Important Dates

The 4th edition of the International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

  • Paper submissions:
    September 4, 2020
    September 13, 2020
  • Decisions to authors:
    September 25, 2020
    September 30, 2020
  • Camera ready versions:
    October 5, 2020October 15, 2020
  • Workshop:
    November 3, 2020

The 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities is concerned with the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from different sub-fields of computer science and the geographical information sciences, interested in the application of spatial methods and technology to the humanities. Participants will explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that modern GIS technologies can enable within and beyond the digital humanities.

The workshop invites contributions on the following topics, as well as other research related to the Spatial Humanities:

  • Gazetteer development (e.g., models, data conflation, semantic technologies, etc.)
  • Ontologies and linked data for modeling geohistorical data
  • Historical and literary geographical information systems
  • Spatio-temporal network analysis in the humanities
  • Text geo-parsing and other NLP techniques for geographical text analysis
  • Novel approaches for the analysis of vague and imaginary place
  • Spatial simulation in the humanities (e.g., cellular automata and agent-based models)
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of humanities data
  • Visualization and cartographic representations
  • Handling vague and imprecise historical spatio-temporal data
  • Geoprocessing of digital archives and cultural heritage image collection
  • Applications of the aforementioned techniques

Contributions should be submitted in the form of long papers (i.e., up to 10 pages in PDF), reporting on relatively mature research results, or alternatively in the form of short papers (i.e., up to 4 pages in PDF), reporting on more speculative and early stage research that may nonetheless stimulate discussion at the workshop. Papers should be prepared according to the ACM formatting guidelines.

Paper submissions should be made through the EasyChair system:

All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the programme committee and accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

One author per accepted contribution will be required to register for the workshop and the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the work. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the ACM Digital Library version of the workshop proceedings.