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For the first time, this year the International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2011) includes a Vision and Challenge track and program committee.

SSTD 2011 is the 12th event of a series of biannual symposia that discuss research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management. The Vision and Challenge track invites submissions of short papers in the areas of interest of the main event that:

  • describe revolutionary ideas that are likely to guide research in the near future

  • challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the research community

  • identify novel applications and technology trends that create new research challenges

These papers should provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting avenues and/or influence the direction of research within the realm of SSTD, i.e., research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management.

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 2011.

Note: If you are interested in/considering submitting a Demo paper please refer to the information at http://bit.ly/sstd2011demos.

NEW (Feb. 7th): CRA's CCC has kindly agreed to sponsor the Headwater Awards (in the form of travel reimbursement) for the top three contributions in this track (to be judged on the merits of the papers as well as their presentations)The prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 will be given to the top three contributions (note that the Organizing Committee reserves the right to not give out all awards).


Vision/challenge submissions should have a maximum of 4 pages in LNCS format.  Submissions, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, should be made by email.  Please send your paper to both Co-Chairs (mario.nascimento@ualberta.ca and kyriakos@smu.edu.sg) and make sure the email's subject header is "SSTD V/C Submission".  An acknowledgment will be sent back in 1-2 days.

Important dates:

  • Submissions due: Mar. 18th, 2011 (extended)

  • Notifications sent: Apr. 29th, 2011

  • Camera-ready due: June 1st, 2011

  • SSTD 2011 proper: Aug. 24-26, 2011


Program Committee:

  • Thomas Brinkhoff (Jade University Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Spiros Bakiras (JJ College, CUNY, USA)
  • Ralf Hartmut Güting (Fernuniversitat Hagen, Germany)
  • Marios Hadjieleftheriou (AT&T, USA)

  • Vagelis Hristidis (Florida Intl. Univ., USA)
  • Erik Hoel (ESRI, USA)
  • Panos Kalnis (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
  • Matthias Renz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Simonas Saltenis (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Vassilis Tsotras (UC Riverside, USA)
  • Ouri Wolfson (U of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  • Baihua Zheng (SMU, Singapore)