6th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

Will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2022 in Seattle, WA, USA.

Important Dates

The 6th edition of the International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2022 in Seattle, WA, USA.

  • Paper submissions:
    September 2, 2022
    September 9, 2022
  • Decisions to authors:
    September 23, 2022
    September 28, 2022
  • Camera ready versions:
    October 4, 2022
    October 10, 2022
  • Workshop:
    November 1, 2022

The 6th 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 computer science, geographical information sciences, and the humanities who are interested in novel combinations of spatial methods and technologies with humanistic documents. Our goal is to select papers that foster discussion on how to generate new knowledge in scientific and humanistic disciplines. Participants will demonstrate their contributions and explore how modern GIS and other technologies can inform and be transformed by the 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
  • Deep learning techniques for the spatial humanities
  • 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
  • Creating new spatial datasets from historical materials (maps, aerial photography, postal or other directories, newspapers, etc.) using state-of-the art methods
  • Novel approaches for tthe analysis of humanistic spatial data at scale
  • 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.