GI_Forum conference "Spatial Simulation" session

Spatial Simulation at GI_Forum 2018

Context advances in geocomputation
The dynamic evolution of spatial simulation is driven by the quest for a deeper understanding of complex systems. Recent scientific contributions promote process-oriented simulation models as a complementary asset to the field of analytical data science. Advances in process-oriented geocomputational methods as well as their applications are the main focus of this special session.

Scope of the Session
We invite contributions that advance the state-of-art in spatial simulation modelling, including but not limited to:

  • approaches based on cellular automata, agent-based models, individual-based models, microsimulation, or spatial system dynamics,
  • applications of spatial simulation models in various domains, including ecology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, population dynamics, social network models, urban geography, pedestrian modelling, or transport modelling,
  • hybrid models that integrate multiple modelling methods,
  • participatory spatio-temporal modelling,
  • dynamic geo-visualisation of simulation results,
  • explorative model analysis and validation.

Contributions can either be submitted as full paper, extended abstract (deadline: February 1, 2018) or poster (deadline: May 1, 2018). Authors of accepted full papers and extended abstracts are invited to present and discuss their papers (15’+5’) in the special session. Authors of accepted posters are invited for a lightning talk (5’). Full papers and extended abstracts will be published in the GI-Forum Journal (Open Access).

The special session is organised by the Spatial Simulation research group at the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg. Please contact [email protected] for any inquiries.

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