Setting the Research Agenda for the Geospatial Analysis and Modeling (GAM) Commission of the ICA

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Bayside A, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Clio Andris
Chairs: Clio Andris


The GAM commission was established in August 2007, following an official approval in the 14th General Assembly of the ICA. This commission has secured a third term (2015-2019) for the continuation of its academic activities.

This panel session will be a brainstorming session to discuss the frontiers of geospatial analysis and modeling within the context of GIS and cartography. We invite members of the commission to join, as well as any other interested members. The goal will be to share cutting-edge research directions to promote new avenues and important debates in this field. The contents of this panel will be solidified into a larger, more comprehensive research agenda for the commission. We look forward to a lively and inspiring discussion.

Some starting topics include: Human Dynamics (including the sharing economy, information technology, machine learning, the impact on GIS); Human-Environment Interaction (using deep learning techniques with LBSN, integrating CyberGIS and high-performance computing); Data Dimensionality (new classification schemas, new summary techniques); Social Capital (relationships as indicator of behavior; spatial connectivity patterns).

Other extension topics include: 3D, Virtual Reality, Animation, Simulation, Tangible User Interfaces, Open Source Technologies, Software, etc. Machine Learning, Text Processing, Pattern Recognition, Image/Computer Vision, Sensor Networks, Complex Systems, etc.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Bin Jiang University of Gavle 10
Panelist Xinyue Ye Kent State University 10
Panelist Xiaobai Yao University Of Georgia 10
Panelist Diansheng Guo University of South Carolina 10
Panelist Jean-Claude Thill University of North Carolina at Charlotte 10

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