Thursday, 11 February 2016

Dear speakers and participants, Preliminary Program for IF&GIS’ 2015

now is available on our site!

 Welcome to the Workshop, see you in Grenoble!

IF&GIS' 2015

7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Deep Virtualization for Mobile GIS  (IF&GIS’ 2015)

May 18 – 20, Grenoble, France

  Sponsored by

      Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

·         Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
·         U. S. Office of Naval Research Global (to be confirmed)
·         Russian Foundation for Basic Research (to be confirmed)

 Six previous Workshops were held in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013 in St. Petersburg and 2011 in Brest, France. Information is available at the Workshops Archive

Program Overview

The 7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IF&GIS' 2015)  is expected to reflect problems of advanced geo-information science with a special emphasis towards deep virtualization for mobile GIS. IF&GIS’ 2015 encourage presentations of leading scientists doing research in environmental issues from the modeling, analysis, information processing and visualization. As well as practitioners engaged in GIS and GIS applications development.  The Workshop will pay close attention to the problems of scientific and technological innovations as well as deep virtualization for mobile GIS, and their application capabilities such as the monitoring, planning and simulation of urban systems with respect to economic trends as related to Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-based GIS.

Also we expect to discuss traditional problems about heterogeneous data, information and knowledge arriving from different sources and accounting for geographic information systems’ area aimed at realizing decision-making in monitoring systems of heterogeneous purpose and level.

The proposed scope

GIS Fundamental Issues


·          Data modeling, analysis, integration and fusion in GIS
·          Artificial Intelligence and GIS.
·          Knowledge-based GIS
·          GIS architectures and GIS interfaces
·          GIS algorithms and computational issues
·          Spatial ontologies in GIS
·          Spatial and temporal GIS
·          GIS and real-time monitoring systems.
·          Positioning and analyzing moving information
·          Underwater acoustics and GIS
·          GIS and simulation systems
·          Mobile GIS
·          Data Security and GIS
·          Sensor-based GIS
·          Spatial data quality
·          Cyber GIS
·          Open source GIS


GIS applications, practical experience reviews and project reports

       ·         Maritime GIS
·         Aerial GIS
·         Transportation GIS
·         Energy GIS
·         Urban and environmental monitoring and management
·         Disaster management
·         Coastal & environment management
·         Arctic and Antarctic applications
·         Data reliability and quality assurance for open data;
·         Crowd-sourcing for widely useable information infrastructures;
·         Digital Humanities
·         Study of the History Using Digital Technology

Workshop Venue

According to the preliminary agreement, the IF&GIS’2015 will move to Grenoble in France. It will be organized in co-location with well-known W2GIS International Symposium . The Event will be held in the campus of University Pierre Mendes.
 IF&GIS Program includes: (To be confirmed) - Tutorials; - Workshop; - Discussions; -Poster Presentations;  - Guided tours and other social events.

Paper publication: the Workshop Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. IF&GIS workshop offers a peer-review procedure for scientific papers. We accept papers in two categories:

  • Reviewed Papers: scientific papers which undergo a two-step peer review (up to 10 pages). All papers accepted for the Workshop will be published in the series Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Geoinformation & Cartography (LNG&C) after the workshop;
  • Non-Reviewed Papers: practical experience reviews, poster presentations and project reports: decision on acceptance is made by Scientific Oganizing Committee (up to 5 pages).

Abstract: The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper and contain at least 70 and at most 150 words. It should be written using the abstract environment by EasyChair Conference System. Key words: Please list your keywords within the abstract section. 

The Reviewing procedure is an important tool in enhancing the paper quality and therefore the expert output in general of the IF&GIS' 2015 Workshop. Papers will not only be evaluated on scientific quality but also with focus on practical relevance and “visionary approaches”. The group of reviewing experts comprises of researchers, practitioners and business experts.

There is also the opportunity to register papers for non-reviewed participation. In this case, members of the IF&GIS' 2015 Scientific Organizing team will decide on paper acceptance.


All papers will be available in CD-version at the time of the workshop. 


Important Dates: 


Abstract Submission deadline is extended up to ……… November 15, 2014

Full Paper Submission ...................................................... November 28, 2014

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection to Authors..............December 28, 2014

Final Paper Submission is extended up to.................... January 27, 2015 


Organizing Committee Contacts
Yaroslav Shalamaiko
Voice: 7-(812)-355-9682 Fax: +7(812)-355-9674
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Irina Podnozova
Voice: 7-(812)-328-4446 Fax: +7(812)-329-0685
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