Call for Paper

The 6th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Simulation (GeoSim 2023) focuses on all aspects of simulation as a general paradigm to model and predict spatial systems and generate spatial data. New simulation methodologies and frameworks, not necessarily coming from the SIGSPATIAL community, are encouraged to participate. Also, this workshop is of interest to everyone who works with spatial data. The simulation methods that will be presented and discussed in the workshop should find a wide application across the community by producing benchmark datasets that can be parameterized and scaled. Simulated data sets will be made available to the community via the website.

The workshop seeks high-quality full (8-10 pages) and short (up to 4 pages) papers that will be peer-reviewed. Once accepted, at least one author is required to register for the workshop and the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the accepted work which will then appear in the ACM Digital Library.

GeoSim 2023 solicits novel and previously unpublished research on all topics related to geospatial simulation including, but not limited to:

Special Topic: Large Scale Geospatial Simulation

Overwhelming challenges such as climate crisis, pandemics, and disasters are complex and convoluted and impact lives on Earth. To tackle such challenges, multidisciplinary research collaboration is crucial and com- putational approaches including modeling and simulation play an important role in scientific decision-making. For more accurate and sophisticated solutions, computational models need to be more granular and involve many entities, which is computationally intensive. In the meantime, with advances in computing technology including High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), micro-services, serverless computing, GPU, TPU, etc, advanced computing has become more prevalent and available ever. Therefore, the special topic for GeoSim 2023 brings to focus large-scale geospatial simulation. We hope to attract participants to give paper presentations that showcase a variety of challenges, applications, and methodologies in large-scale geospatial simulation.

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Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at For latex users, please make sure that you choose sigconf type (e.g., \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}) in your latex file. Submissions to GeoSim are single-blind – i.e., the names and affiliations of the authors should be listed in the submitted version.


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