Dear Colleagues,

Please share with anyone who might be interested. The conference will be held at GMU Arlington campus in August. Thank you.


Dr. Jessica Lin
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-4693
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"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
   -- Niels Bohr

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Organization: Virginia Tech
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Subject: FW: [Deadline Extension] 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017)


Could you also help me distribute this CFP to your colleagues at GMU?


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Subject: [Deadline Extension] 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017)

Reminder: Call for Papers, SSTD 2017

15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017)
August 21-23, 2017, Washington, D.C. area

Important Dates:
Abstract and Full paper submission (Research/Industrial/Demo/Vision): March 12, 2017 => March 26, 2017
Notification:                                          May 14, 2017
Conference:                                            August 21-23, 2017

The International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017) is the 15th event of a series of biannual symposia that discuss new and exciting research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management and related technologies with the goal to set future research directions. The primary focus of SSTD symposia is on original results in the areas of theoretical foundations, design, implementation, and applications of spatial and temporal database technology. SSTD also welcomes experience reports from application specialists and the commercial community that describe lessons learned in the development, operation, and maintenance of actual systems in practical and innovative applications. The goal is to exchange research ideas and results across academia, industry and government from diverse geographies, and career stages.

SSTD 2017 will be held in the Washington, D.C. area at the George Mason University campus in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Authors are invited to electronically submit original, English-language research contributions or experience reports not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Categories of invited submissions can be found below. Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Similar to the previous symposia, accepted papers will be published by Springer as proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Details about the conference, dates, and submission can be found at

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following in context of spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal databases:

- Access Method
- Big Data
- Computational Geometry
- Critical Evaluation of Standards Proposals
- Crowdsourcing Spatial Data
- Database Design and Conceptual Modeling
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Data Quality and Cleaning
- Data Types and Query Languages
- Data Warehousing and Decision Support
- Experiments, Benchmarks and Performance Evaluation
- Geographic Information Retrieval
- Graph Modeling and Algorithms
- Keyword Search in Databases
- Indoor Space
- Ontologies and Taxonomies
- Parallel and Distributed Databases
- Privacy, Security and Integrity
- Query Optimization
- Real Applications and Systems
- Recommendation Systems
- Spatial (Road) Networks
- Sensor Networks
- Spatial Data Streams
- Uncertain, Imprecise and Probabilistic Data
- User Interfaces and Visualization
- Web Information Retrieval

The SSTD 2017 invites original submissions in the following categories (tracks):

Research Papers:
Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or experience reports not concurrently submitted elsewhere.
The space limit for research papers is 18 pages, LNCS style.

Industry Track Papers:
In this track, authors are invited to submit papers that describe original experiences, challenges, systems, and applications in industry to be presented during the conference.
The space limit for industrial papers is 18 pages, LNCS style.

Demonstration Papers:
Demo submissions should have a maximum of 5 pages in LNCS format and will be included in the proceedings. Up to 4 pages are to be used to describe the scientific background, and one additional page should describe the nature of the demonstration that will be given at SSTD 2015.
A submission should include the motivation for the demonstrated concepts, information about the technology and the system to be demonstrated (including a system description, functionality and figures when applicable), and a justification of the system's significance.

Vision & Challenge Papers:
For this track we encourage you to submit short papers (maximum of 4 pages in LNCS format) containing revolutionary and visionary ideas in the area of spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal data management. The Computing Research Association's Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring awards for the top three papers ($1000 awarded as travel grants for each of them) under their CCC Blue Sky initiative ( Vision/Challenge submissions should have with the following properties:
- The ideas proposed within your paper will likely guide research in the near future
- Your thoughts challenge existing assumptions that are prevalent in the research community
- You identify novel applications and technology trends that create new research challenges
While an exhaustive evaluation of the proposed ideas is not necessary, insight and in-depth understanding of the issues is expected. Accepted contributions will be presented at a special session during the symposium and will be included in the proceedings of SSTD 2017.

General Chairs:
Yan Huang, University of North Texas, USA
Chang-Tien Lu, Virginia Tech, USA
Siva Ravada, Oracle, USA

Program Chairs:
Michael Gertz, Heidelberg University, Germany
Matthias Renz, George Mason University, USA
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia

Industry Chair:
Erik Hoel, ESRI, USA

Demo Chairs:
Wei-Shinn Ku, Auburn University, USA
Agnes Voisard, Free University of Berlin
Chengyang Zhang, Microsoft, USA

Panel Chairs:
Liang Zhao, George Mason University, USA
Andreas Zfle, George Mason University, USA

Publicity Chair:
Guoliang Li, Tsinghua University, China
Jin Soung Yoo, Indiana University - Purdue U., Fort Wayne, USA

Sponsorship Chair:
Hua Lu, Aalborg University, Denmark
Raimundo Dos Santos, Army Geospatial Center, USA

Local Arrangement Chair:
Nektaria Tryfona, College of Science, George Mason University, USA

Proceedings Chair:
Haiquan Chen, Valdosta State University, USA
Liang Tang, LinkedIn, USA

Taoran Ji, Virginia Tech, USA

Junior Faculty Workshop:
Zhe Jiang, University of Alabama
Xun Zhou, University of Iowa

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