International Workshop on


Spatio Temporal data Integration and Retrieval (STIR2012)


in conjunction with ICDE 2012


April 1, 2012, Washington DC,USA

| Important Dates  Submission Guidelines  |  Workshop Committee   |  Program Committee |



Keynote Speaker: Prof. Christian S. Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark.††


He is an ACM & IEEE Fellow and Vice Chair of ACM SIGMOD.

Prof. Jensenís research has been concerned with aspects of temporal, spatial, and spatiotemporal databases, including data modeling, database design,

data models and query languages, efficient query processing, and systems architectures.



As the worldís population increases and it puts increasing demands on the planetís limited resources due to shifting life-styles, we not only need to monitor how we consume resources but also optimize resource usage. Some examples of the planetís limited resources are water, energy, land, food and air. Today, significant challenges exist for reducing usage of these resources, while maintaining quality of life. The challenges range from understanding regionally varied impacts of global environmental change, through tracking diffusion of avian flu and responding to natural disasters, to adapting business practice to dynamically changing resources, markets and geopolitical situations. For these and many other challenges reference to location - and time - is the glue that connects disparate data sources. Furthermore,most of thesystems and solutions that will be built to solve the above challenges are going to be heavily depend on structured data (generated by sensors and sensor based applications) which will be streaming in real-time, come in large volumes and will have spatial and temporal aspects to them.

This workshop is focused on making the research in information integration and retrieval more relevant to the challenges in systems with significant spatial and temporal components. The workshop will build upon traditional themes of interest namely integration architectures, information extraction, record linkage, named entity extraction, source meta-data learning, query execution and optimization. However, we will give special emphasis to how this can be applied to integrating information arising from systems that are (likely to be) deployed over wide geographic spaces,andcollects and uses data that changes over time.Sensor based systems for measuring flow of traffic, water consumption etc are one such area of interest.In dealing with such systems, we must also account for noise arising due to the variability in the data collection, sharing and interpretation models techniques used as well as the noise introduced by data loss by the physical devices themselves.


Topics of interest, include, but are not restricted to:


  1. Data Integration and Analysis overgeo-spatial and temporal features
  2. Handling Uncertainty in Spatio Temporal Data
  3. Similarity search over Spatio Temporal Data
  4. Spatio Temporal aspect mining on Social Networks
  5. MiningSpatio Temporal Graphs
  6. Pattern and Trend Mining
  7. Ontologies and standards for data interchange
  8. Case Studies, successes, lessons learnt


Important Dates

Manuscripts due: November 4, 2011

Notification of acceptance:  December 4, 2011

Camera ready manuscript:  December 18, 2011

Workshop:   April 1,2012


Submission Guidelines


We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts of upto 6 pages (2 column format) inclusive of all references and figures. Vision papers and descriptions of work-in-progress are welcomed as short paper submissions (4 pages). Papers must be written in English, and formatted according to ICDE proceedings format.


Submission Site: Papers are to be submitted online at .We request interested authors to login and submit abstracts as an expression of interest before the actual deadline.


Proceedings: To be published as part of the ICDE 2012 proceedings.


Workshop Committee

Workshop Chairs

Ullas Nambiar, IBM Research - India

L Venkat Subramaniam, IBM Research – India

Steering Committee

Ambuj K Singh,University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Balakrishna(Bala) R Iyer, IBM Distinguished Engineer, San Jose, California, USA

Sashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota, USA


Program Committee

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy

BartKuijpers, Hasselt University, Belgium

Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, USA

Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Martine De Cock, Ghent University,Belgium

Michal Shmueli-Scheuer, IBM Haifa Research Labs, Israel

Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Sameep Mehta, IBM Research – India

Tanveer Faruquie, IBM Research – India

Walid Aref, Purdue University, USA

Zaiqing Nie,†† Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China