First International Conference on Geospatial Semantics (GeoS 2005)

Purpose and Scope
GeoS 2005 aims at providing a timely forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art research results in the areas of modeling and processing of geospatial semantics. Geospatial semantics play an important role for next-generation spatial databases and geographic information systems, as well as specialized geospatial web services. This conference will bring together researchers whose expertise will address such issues as:

  • Theories for geospatial semantic information
  • Formal representations for geospatial data
  • Models and languages for geoontologies
  • Alignment and integration of geoontologies
  • Integration of semantics into spatial query processing
  • Similarity comparisons of spatial datasets
  • Ontology-based spatial information retrieval
  • Ontology-driven GIS
  • Geospatial Semantic Web
  • Multicultural aspects of spatial knowledge

Paper Submissions
Authors are invited to submit full papers of approx. 15 single-spaced pages, in English, formatted in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science style ( Papers, formatted in PDF, must be submitted through the conference web site (

At least three members of the Program Committee will evaluate each paper based on scientific significance, relevance to the conference, novelty, relation to previously published literature, and clarity of presentation. The GeoS 2005 proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series.

GeoS 2005 will be held at the Centro de Investigacion en Computacion (CIC) in Mexico City ( The conference site has a spectacular view of the Popocatepetl volcano, which will be snow-covered in late November. November is the best time of the year for traveling to Mexico City with typically clear weather, moderate temperatures, and a deep blue sky.

Important Dates

Papers submission June 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2005
Submission of camera-ready papers August 22, 2005
Conference November 29-30, 2005

General Chair
Sergei Levashkin, Centro de Investigacion en Computacion, Mexico City, Mexico

Program Co-Chairs
M. Andrea Rodriguez-Tastets, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Isabel F. Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA

Local Organizing Committee, Centro de Investigacion en Computacion, Mexico City, Mexico
Miguel Torres (chair)
Marco Moreno
Rolando Quintero
Giovanni Guzman

Program Committee
Naveen Ashish, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Brandon Bennett, University of Leeds, UK
Stefano Borgo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Italy
Gilberto Camara, INPE, Brazil
Clodoveu Davis Jr., Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Frederico Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andrew U. Frank, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
Mark N. Gahegan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Adolfo Guzman-Arenas, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Stephen C. Hirtle, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kathleen Hornsby, University of Maine, USA
Christopher B. Jones, Cardiff University, UK
Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California, USA
David M. Mark, University at Buffalo, USA
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Marco Painho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, USA
Jose Ruiz-Shulcloper, Centro de Aplicaciones de Tecnologias Avanzadas, Cuba
Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota, USA
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
Barry Smith, Saarland University, Germany, and University at Buffalo, USA
Stefano Spaccapietra, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne, Switzerland
Stephan Winter, University of Melbourne, Australia
Michael F. Worboys, University of Maine, USA

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