Call for Papers: Geosensor Networks 2011


11-13 July 2011, Melbourne, Australia


Accepted full papers to be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Co-hosted by ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)

Melbourne, Australia will be the host city of the fourth International Geosensor Networks conference (GSN2011). The conference aims to bring together scientists from academia, industry, and government to showcase the state-of-the-art in research related to geosensor networks. The conference has three submission tracks: full papers (rigorously peer-reviewed, with accepted papers published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science); short papers (peer-reviewed, with separate proceedings and oral presentation at the conference); and industry papers (presented to an industry workshop, on 11th July). The conference will take place on the campus of the historic University of Melbourne, 20 minutes drive from Melbourne International Airport, with direct flights serving many major airports around the world.

The conference welcomes original research connected with geosensor networks (wireless sensor networks tasked with monitoring changes and events in geographic space). Topics include, but are not limited to, geosensor networks and their relationship to:

* Distributed and in-network spatial algorithms
* Spatiotemporal and event-oriented data models for dynamic geoinformation
* Spatiotemporal data mining and stream processing
* Uncertainty handling and qualitative spatial reasoning
* Cooperative and biologically-inspired computing
* Mobile computing and moving objects
* Video and motion imagery analysis for distributed surveillance
* Spatial and spatiotemporal queries and query optimization
* Sensor/actuator networks
* People as sensors, user generated content (UGC), and volunteer geographic information (VGI)
* Location-based services and location privacy
* Geovisualization, cartography, and HCI
* Ontologies, standards, and information and sensor fusion
* Geosensor web and sensor management systems
* Applications of geosensor networks (e.g. transportation science, emergency management, environmental monitoring, ...)
* Real world geosensor network deployments, issues, challenges, and results

GSN 2011 provides two refereed submission tracks: full papers and extended abstracts.

* Full paper track: Full papers, consisting of maximum 18-page manuscripts, will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series ( Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been previously published, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be written in English according to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines. For detailed full paper
preparation guidelines, see

Full paper submission: 4 March 2011
Full paper notification of acceptance: 11 April 2011
Full paper camera ready copy due: 18 April 2011

* Short papers track: To encourage the submission and presentation of the latest research results and an opportunity for feedback and peer review of research in progress, GSN 2011 will offer a peer-reviewed short papers track. Accepted short papers will be orally presented at the conference, and published in a separate conference proceedings volume. For detailed short paper preparation guidelines, see

Short paper submission: 3 May 2011
Short paper notification of acceptance: 31 May 2011
Short paper camera ready copy due: 7 June 2011

* Industry paper track: The first day of the conference, 11 July 2011, will host an industry workshop, showcasing the latest industry applications and research. A call for industry workshop papers will be
made shortly.

Key dates
Full paper submission: 4 March 2011
Full paper notification of acceptance: 11 April 2011
Short paper submission: 3 May 2011
Short paper notification of acceptance: 31 May 2011
GSN2011 industry workshop: 11 July 2011
GSN2011 main conference: 12-13 July 2011



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