Handbook of Research on Geographic Information Systems Applications and Advancements


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015


A book edited by

Sami Faiz, (Computer Science, LTSIRS, ISAMM, Tunisia)

Khaoula Mahmoudi (Computer Science, LTSIRS, FSEGN, Tunisia)


To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1ASMrYq


For release in the Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Series


ISSN: 2327-5715

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The geospatial technology field is a fast-paced, high growth industry that is involved in a variety of fields, including military planning, public health, land use, environmental protection, and Google Earth mapping. With such a diverse body of applications, the research in geospatial technologies is always evolving and new theories, methodologies, tools, and applications are being developed.Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Seriess is a reference source and outlet for research that discusses all aspects of geographic information, including areas such as geomatics, geodesy, GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and other areas. Because geospatial technologies are so pervasive in such a variety of areas, AGT also includes books that address interdisciplinary applications of the technologies.



Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are information systems managing geographic data. This management involves data acquisition, pre-processing, querying, analysis and output generation. All this processing is operated on the geographic data commonly stored in the Geographic Database (GDB).

Geographical data combine the spatial and factual features of the geographical entities. Factual data deal with the description of the entities e.g. name, cost, size, or an image of what the object looks like. Regarding the spatial data, they inform about the geographical position of the entity at hand and its shape. For a building, this would be its position in terms of coordinates and its shape may be polygon or point according to the mapping scale.

GIS applications are multiple and are continuously in increase. GIS is a vital tool for decision making in agriculture, crime prevention, business, land use and transportation planning, environmental protection, emergency response, and so on. Hence, GIS may support decision makers in monitoring the use of natural resources, discovering new market areas, etc.

Besides, research in the GIS is extensively in vogue. The scientific studies in this field are related to different matters such as spatio-temporel data acquisition, management, analysis, modeling, indexing, ontologies and so on. GIS is a multidisciplinary research area stemming from different research studies related to different disciplines such as, mathematics, geography and computer science, and has been studied by exploiting different techniques and approaches.


Objective of the Book

This book will provide students, academics and scientific researchers with relevant theoretical frameworks and consistent insight of advances related to the GIS field. The publication will focus also on the importance of GIS towards application goals by showing its impact in both private and public organizations in different fields.


Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of:

– the researchers working on different topics related to the GIS field

– the academic institutions

– the professionals generating and managing geographic data, and concerned with GIS matters

– the chiefs and the technicians of the public and private organizations responsible of the cartographic production and the management of GIS applications

In brief, all researchers, academics, students, professionals and government agents dealing with different subjects related to the geographic information systems will be concerned by the current publication.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Smart cities and cities planning
  • 3D cadastre
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Traffic and Transportation
  • Object Tracking and RFIDs
  • Wireless and mobile GIS
  • Industrial Applications
  • Electronic government and public GIS
  • Impact Assessment
  • Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
  • Location-based and Mobile Services
  • Real-time Applications
  • Telecommunications in GIS
  • Geographic effects on social networks
  • Geomarketing
  • GIS applications in archeological fields
  • GIS applications in tourism
  • Geo-spatial Web Services and applications
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environment, climatic changes and sustainable development
  • Management of natural disasters
  • Oceanographic geo-information
  • Geology and Hydrology applications
  • Crops and Soils Research
  • Water Information Systems
  • Energy Information Systems
  • Geospatial data collection
  • Geo-modeling
  • Spatio-Temporal data modeling
  • Topological relationships
  • Storage and indexing
  • Spatial Data Collection and Management
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Management
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Ontologies for GIS
  • Spatial data interoperability
  • Spatial data integration
  • Spatial data retrieval, query languages and interfaces
  • Spatial Query Processing and Optimization
  • Geographical search engines
  • Spatio-textual search
  • Fuzzy Set Theory and Rough Sets
  • Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis
  • Spatial Data Mining, Spatial OLAP and Spatial data warehousing
  • Geo-spatial simulation and visualization (2D and 3D)
  • Multimedia for GIS
  • Real time and iterative geographic analysis
  • Geo Big Data
  • Organization and Management of Spatial Systems
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems


Submission Procedure

A chapter proposal having 2-3 pages length is to be submitted by the researchers and practitioners from academia and industry no later than March 30, 2015. A notification is to be sent to contributors by April 30, 2015. Given the chapter guidelines, the full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the GIS topics.


Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Geographic Information Systems Applications and Advancements. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.


Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: Submit a chapter


All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.



Important Dates

March 30, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline

April 30, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

July 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2015: Review Results Returned

November 15, 2015: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Sami Faiz


Professor in Computer Science, LTSIRS, ISAMM, Tunisia

Khaoula Mahmoudi


Associate Professor in Computer Science, LTSIRS, FSEGN, Tunisia


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