Call For Papers

The prediction of human mobility is becoming an attracting field. This topic attracts researchers from a broad range of disciplines from the behavioral sciences, where understanding the complexity of the human behavior is one of the hot topics, to the industrial fields, where such results are applied for many beneficial applications. Recent progress for sensing human mobility via smartphones is boosting this trend. However, due to the complexity and context-dependence of human behavior and the incompleteness and noise of geospatial data collected from various sensors, the prediction of human mobility is still far from solved.
This workshop aims at collecting contributions on the cutting-edge studies in human mobility analysis and modeling which can advance the human mobility prediction research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Next place prediction of individual mobility
  • Modeling crowd or population dynamics
  • Predicting human mobility patterns during emergencies and rare events
  • Modeling the dynamics of commute flow and migration flow
  • Traffic congestion, road usage forecast and optimal vehicle routing
  • Social event forecast using geospatial data
  • Novel agent based mobility simulators
  • Case studies of mobility prediction in academia and industry

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Papers describing timely research contributions in PredictGIS's areas of interest are solicited. Papers reporting on initial results as well as papers discussing mature research projects or case studies of deployed systems are sought out. Submissions describing big ideas that may have significant impact and could lead to interesting discussions at the workshop are encouraged.

Submitted papers must be neither previously published nor under review by another workshop, conference or journal. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submitted papers must be written in English, must be no longer than 10 pages (for short technical or vision paper no longer than 4 pages), must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must conform to the standard ACM Template.

At least one of the authors of each paper accepted for presentation in PredictGIS 2019 must register for the workshop.

All papers presented at the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020 (11:59PM, EST)

Notification of Acceptance: September 20, 2020

Camera-ready Copy: September 30, 2020