The 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities is concerned with the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from different sub-fields of computer science and the geographical information sciences, interested in the application of spatial methods and technology to the humanities. Participants will explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that modern GIS technologies can enable within and beyond the digital humanities.

The workshop invites contributions on the following topics, as well as other research related to the Spatial Humanities:

  • Gazetteer development (e.g., models, data conflation, semantic technologies, etc.)
  • Historical geographical information systems
  • Spatio-temporal network analysis in the humanities
  • Text geo-parsing and other NLP techniques for geographical text analysis
  • Spatial simulation in the humanities (e.g., cellular automata and agent-based models)
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of humanities data
  • Visualization and cartographic representations for humanities data
  • Handling vague and imprecise historical spatio-temporal data
  • Applications of the aforementioned techniques

Contributions should be submitted in the form of long papers (i.e., up to 10 pages in PDF, according to the ACM formatting guidelines). They should report on relatively mature research results, or alternatively on more speculative and early stage research that may nonetheless stimulate discussion at the workshop.

Paper submissions should be made through the EasyChair system:

All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the programme committee and accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

One author per accepted contribution will be required to register for the workshop and the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the work. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the ACM Digital Library version of the workshop proceedings.