AMD 2021 Program

GIScience 2021 Workshop on

Advancing Movement Data Science (AMD’21)

 27 September 2021, Virtual workshop

 AMD 2021 | Organization | Accepted papers | Program Schedule 

GIScience 2021 | Past AMD workshops: AMD 2018 | AMD 2016

If you are interested in attending our workshop, please email Dr. Urska Demsar [urska.demsar[AT]] for participation instructions.

Time (Poznan) Session Information

Welcome & Introduction

Chair: Patrick Laube
12:10-13:10Session 1

Research Paper Session I

Chair: Rob Weibel and Urška Demšar
 12:10-12:25Human mobility in Auckland, New Zealand during COVID-19 lockdowns by Rachel Victoria Lawson, Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka and Daniel Exeter. 
  12:25-12:40Can human mobility metrics tell us something about animal behavior? by Marcelina Łoś, Katarzyna Siła-Nowicka, Kamil Smolak and Witold Rohm.
 12:40-12:55Tracks vs. Counters: Towards a Systematic Analysis of Spatiotemporal Factors Influencing Correlation by Anita Graser, Petra Stutz and Martin Loidl.
  12:55-13:10A Hybrid Model for Trajectory Prediction of Tropical Storms Using Movement Parameter and Context Information by Sahar Farmanifard, Ali Asghar Alesheikh, Mohammad Sharif and Danial Alizadeh.
13:45-14:45 Session 2

Research Paper Session II

Chair: Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka and Somayeh Dodge
  13:45-14:00Dimensions of GPS-derived Daily Mobility in Older Adults by Eun-Kyeong Kim, Michelle Fillekes, Christina Röcke and Robert Weibel.
  14:00-14:15MagGeo – A data fusion tool to link Earth’s magnetic data from Swarm Mission to GPS trajectories by Fernando Benitez-Paez, Vanessa Brum-Bastos, Ciarán D Beggan, Jed A Long and Urška Demšar.
  14:15-14:30Predicting ‘cold start’ spatial interaction demand in a dock-based bike-sharing system by Zheng Liu and Taylor Oshan.
 14:30-14:45Exploring the spatiotemporal heterogeneity in the relationship between human mobility and COVID-19 prevalence using dynamic time warping by Hoeyun Kwon, Kaitlyn Hom, Mark Rifkin, Beichen Tian and Caglar Koylu. 
15:30-16:45Session 3

Position Papers and Breakout Discussions

Chair: Somayeh Dodge and Patrick Laube
  Main room roundtable:
  15:30-15:35In a search for silver bullet in anonymisation methods by Kamil Smolak, Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka and Witold Rohm.
 15:35-15:40Integrated Science of Movement: How to establish an interdisciplinary collaboration (A position paper) by Urška Demšar
 15:40-15:45Sustainable Urban Mobility in the Post-Pandemic Era (position paper) by Christos Theodoridis and Yannis Theodoridis
 15:45-16:15Breakout rooms: small group discussions
 16:15-16:45Main room: Report back and general discussion

Closing Remarks

Chair:Urška Demšar
18:30-????Opening Panel of GIScience

Research Paper Presentation Guidelines

To present your research papers as part of our 2021 AMD workshop, we request you to prepare a video presentation with a brief introduction of the research team followed by a standard voice-over slides presentation.

During the live workshop, we ask the presenters to only will give a 2-min overview of their work using only 1 slide (optional). Then we will have an interactive Q/A time for the paper.

The instructions provided here are only for research papers which will be presented in Research Paper Sessions I & II. The authors of position papers do not need to provide pre-recorded videos. They will be asked to provide a 5-min live opening remark (slides are optional) during the Roundtable session before the group discussions.

Important instructions for presentation recordings

The deadline to submit the pre-recorded presentation is  by Thursday, 23 September 2021. The length of the presentation should not exceed 10 minutes. The maximum size for a video is limited to 5 GB!

Please send your video file (preferably mp4) to Dr. Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka ( by the deadline. You can share a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive file as long the presentation can be downloaded as a video file. Please name the file using the following naming convention: Surname_AMD2021.***, where the surname is the first author. 

Presentation quality

Please check before submitting if your presentation:

  • Has clear audio quality with no background noises;
  • Has no irrelevant materials to the content of your presentation;
  • If you decide to use a camera to record yourself while speaking, make sure the frame does not cover important content of your slides.

 Suggestions for recording a presentation:

  1. Open your presentation
  2. You can use a screencast or a video conferencing software
  3. Use presenter mode to view and record your presentation
  4. Start recording, present, and save the recording as a video file.
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