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The 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities will be held as a virtual conference on November 3rd, in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020.

The 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities will focus on the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from different sub-fields of computer science and the geographical information sciences, interested in the application of spatial methods and technology to the humanities, to discuss progress in the field. Participants will explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that modern GIS technologies can enable within and beyond the digital humanities.

The workshop invites contributions by September 4th, 2020 via EasyChair on the following topics, as well as other research related to the Spatial Humanities:

– Gazetteer development (e.g., models, data conflation, semantic technologies, etc.)

– Ontologies and linked data for modeling geohistorical data

– Historical and literary geographical information systems

– Spatio-temporal network analysis in the humanities

– Text geo-parsing and other NLP techniques for geographical text analysis

– Novel approaches for the analysis of vague and imaginary place

– Spatial simulation in the humanities (e.g., cellular automata and agent-based models)

– Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of humanities data

– Visualization and cartographic representations

– Handling vague and imprecise historical spatio-temporal data

– Geoprocessing of digital archives and cultural heritage image collection

– Applications of the aforementioned techniques

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In-person conference

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UNIL/EPFL continuing education course on “Internet: Social and political issues”