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Special Issue: Spatial Computing for the Digital Humanities

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

We cordially invite you to submit your research to the newest Special Issue of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Focusing on the unique field of Geospatial Humanities, this special issue will draw together in its collection the state-of-the-art in the field, and will consitute a landmark publication in spatial humanities research. The special issue will use an open call, and it will draw from the submissions to the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities that will take place in Redondo Beach, California, USA in November 2017. Members of the Programme Committee for the workshop will act as technical reviewers for the submissions to the special issue, and authors of the best papers at the workshop will be invited to submit significantly expanded versions of their ACM workshop papers. Note that the invitation to authors of submissions to the ACM SIGSPATIAL workshop does not guarantee publication in this collection and all submissions will be subject to the standard IJGIS double-blind peer review process.

Possible Topics

The special issue will look to explore and demonstrate the contributions that modern spatial analysis and other technologies can enable for the study of space and place within and beyond the digital humanities, placing a strong emphasis on new novel concepts or methods in spatial computing for humanities research. Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis with GIS for humanities research
  • Geographical text analysis
  • Spatial ontologies for humanities research
  • Agent based modelling and spatial-simulation for humanities research
  • Development of historical and literary gazetteers
  • Geographic information retrieval approaches for humanities datasets
  • Visualization and cartographic representations for humanities datasets
  • Linguistic approaches for GeoHumanities
  • Spatio-temporal network analysis for humanities

Submissions Details

Scholars interested in participating on the special issue should send an email with their intention to submit, including the title and a short abstract (250 words) to the guest editors Patricia Murrieta-Flores and/or Bruno Martins by December 15, 2017. Submission of full papers will be made through the IJGIS Manuscript Centre, ScholarOne.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts (no more than 250 words): December 1, 2017
  • Decisions on abstracts for full-paper invitations: January 15, 2018
  • Full papers: April 30, 2018
  • First round of peer reviews: May 14-July 2, 2018
  • Second round of peer reviews for revisions: September 14-October 12, 2018
  • Final revised manuscripts: November 16, 2018
  • Third round of reviews, if necessary: December 14, 2018-January 14, 2019
  • Final editorial decisions on SI manuscripts: February 1, 2019

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