Paper Format and Submission
General InstructionsAll papers (full research/industrial papers, demonstrations, and Ph.D. showcases) will be submitted using the conference management system:
ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012 Conference Management System
Abstracts must be submitted by July 2, 2012 (11:59pm PT). Final papers must be submitted by July 2, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
Submission CategoriesPh.D. Dissertation Showcase
Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their Ph.D. research contributions and work-in-progress, limited to 6 pages—append "(Ph.D. Showcase)" to the title. Student authors of accepted papers will be able to present a summary of their research at the conference. Successful Ph.D. showcase papers will appear in the ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter.
Industrial Experience and Systems
Industrial Experience and Systems papers are invited that describe original industrial experiences, challenges, and applications to be presented during the conference. Industrial Experience and Systems paper submissions are limited to 10 pages—append "(Industrial Paper)" or "(Systems Paper)" to the title. Accepted Industrial Experience and Systems papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit demo papers describing original demonstrations to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages—append "(Demo Paper)" to the title. Accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Submissions are limited to 10 pages. It is important that previous related work (especially appearing in prior editions of the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Conference and the ACMGIS workshops/symposia) be appropriately cited. This is a common problem identified by reviewers. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster or demo papers which will be requested to be shortened. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for "Best Paper Award."
Formatting InstructionsAll manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM SIG Proceedings templates available at:
All submissions for research papers, industrial and systems papers, demonstrations, and Ph.D. showcases will be made electronically using the submission link above.