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Special Session: Spatial Simulation

Context: data-driven modeling

In the last few years, we have seen an unprecedented boom of interest in collecting behavioral and environmental data. The GI community increasingly takes this as an opportunity to integrate data into spatial simulation workflows. The data revolution is going to extend concepts, technologies and applications of Spatial Simulation beyond traditional boundaries.

Scope of the Session:

Aside from innovative ideas related to data-driven modeling, 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.

Information: Call for Papers (as pdf-file)


Contributions can either be submitted as full paper, short paper or poster. Any contribution needs to be submitted via the conference submission website until Feb. 1, 2019 and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Authors of accepted full and short papers are invited to present and discuss their papers in the special symposium. For guidelines on submission, please visit > Journal Instructions for Authors. Accepted full and short papers will be published in the Open Access GI_Forum Journal. Publication will be online (see The publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. We also invite contributions to a poster session to be held within the symposium. Posters will be published online through the conference website.

Call for Papers is open from October 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Call for Poster submission is open from October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019

Contribution Submission


This session is organized by the Spatial Simulation Research Group at Z_GIS, University of Salzburg. For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Salzburg – Z_GIS.

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