[Approaches to Earth Science Data Discovery in the Era of Big Data] Symposium on Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing and Applications

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Bayside C, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Yongyao Jiang, Kejin Cui, Yun Li
Chairs: Weihe Guan


Web-based platforms have now become one of the most efficient ways for information dissemination due to the rapid development of the World Wide Web and cyberinfrastructure in recent decades. For instance, the remarkable success of online social media sites marks a shift in the way people connect and share information. Integrated with innovative data mining methods, researchers are able to uncover the potential disciplines and mechanisms instead of simply displaying the original data. Specifically with large volumes of spatiotemporal data available in different application areas including business intelligence, human mobility, transportation planning and climate change, geographers are able to explore the underlying research questions and obtain comprehensive understanding about the spatiotemporal processes. This organized paper session will focus on the development of innovative data discovery and mining methods based on web platforms and the applications of web-based technologies in a variety of areas. Topics of interest for this session include, but are not limited to:

1) Innovative Earth science data discovery algorithms such as ranking and recommendation systems
2) Knowledge discovery from free text with natural language processing
3) Design and implementation of Web-based data discovery infrastructure
4) Discussions on current status, problems and future development of data discovery
5) Applications of web-based visualizations in climate, oceanography, urban planning, environmental issues, etc.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jingchao Yang*, George Mason University, Private Cloud for Improving The Workflow in GIS Research 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Alexander Hohl*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Space-Time GIS Using Ripley’s K Function 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Lauren Bennett*, Esri, An applied framework for statistical analysis of spatiotemporal data 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Sooyeon Yi*, University of California - Berkeley, Yang Ju, University of California - Berkeley, Yiyi He, University of California - Berkeley, Projecting future inland flooding susceptibility due to climate change in California using machine learning 20 6:20 PM

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