A paper entitled Things and Strings: Improving Place Name Disambiguation from Short Texts by Combining Entity Co-Occurrence with Topic Modeling by Yiting Ju, Benjamin Adams, Krzysztof Janowicz, Yingjie Hu, Bo Yan and Grant McKenzie was accepted at the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2016), which will takes place from November 19th, 2016 to November 24th, 2016 in Bologna, Italy.
GIScience 2016 gave STKO Lab an opportunity for an "STKO Reunion Event"! STKO alumnus, Dr. Ben Adams, Dr. Grant McKenzie, and Dr. Yingjie Hu got together with current STKO students. Spatial Data on the Web workshop has been successfully held with the help of all STKO members! Every member had a great time in GIScience 2016 and enjoyed "Jano's smiling face" a lot. :-)
Big Congrats to both Yingjie Hu and Song Gao, who were awarded the "2015 National Award for Outstanding Chinese PhD Students Study Abroad" from China Government Scholarship Council (CSC). Only three UCSB students (and yes, two of three are from UCSB Geography STKO Lab!) got this award this year and no more than 500 young talents with remarkable academic achievements across multidisciplinary domains received this award all over the world.
A paper entitled VOLT: A Provenance-Producing, Transparent SPARQL Proxy for the On-Demand Computation of Linked Data and its Application to Spatiotemporally Dependent Data by Blake Regalia, Krzysztof Janowicz and Song Gao was accepted (acceptance rate is about 20%) at the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016), which will takes place from May 29th, 2016 to June 2nd, 2016 in Anissaras, Crete, Greece.
The submission entitled Geoprivacy beyond coordinates by Grant McKenzie, Krzysztof Janowicz and Dara Seidl was accepted at the 19th AGILE conference on Geographic Information Science and will be presented in Helsinki, Finland in June of this year.
Our recent work on measuring the value of information has been accepted by the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. The proposed framework provides a potential solution for prioritized information display on small-screen devices, such as smartwatches.
The paper can be accessed at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/figure/10.1080/13658816.2015.1124434
While everyone in the lab has been busy this year on journal publications, a few of us found some time to head over to ACM SIGSPATIAL this week in Seattle, WA. Grant McKenzie and Krzysztof Janowicz chaired the 2nd Workshop on Privacy in Geographic Information Collection and Analysis.
【Speaker】 Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz
【Title】Exploring the Data Universe with Semantic Signatures
【Time】Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 PM / FREE
【Location】McCune Conference Room, Humanities and Social Science Building