International Workshop on
Spatio Temporal data Integration and Retrieval (STIR2012)
in conjunction with
April 1, 2012,
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 the† systems 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,† and† collects 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:
Manuscripts due: †November 4, 2011
Notification of acceptance: December 4, 2011
Camera ready manuscript: December 18, 2011
Workshop: April 1,† 2012
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 .
Submission Site: Papers are to be submitted online at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/STIR2012/ .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.
, IBM Research -
IBM Research –
, †IBM Distinguished Engineer, San Jose, California, USA
Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR &
Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan
Martine De Cock, †Ghent University,† Belgium
Shmueli-Scheuer, IBM Haifa Research Labs,
Mong Li Lee, National
Sameep Mehta, IBM Research –
IBM Research –
Zaiqing Nie,†† Microsoft Research Asia,