DMA 2023

GIScience 2023 Workshop on

Disruptive Movement Analysis (DMA’23)

 12 September 2023 in Leeds, United Kingdom

 DMA 2023 | Organization | Accepted papers | Program Schedule

GIScience 2023 | Past workshops: AMD2021 | AMD 2018 | AMD 2016

Workshop Overview

The objective of our workshop is to ‘disrupt’ the status quo of modern movement analysis.  In recent years, we have witnessed major shifts in human mobility and animal activity patterns in response to disruptive environmental events (e.g., natural disasters, pandemics, etc.). To really develop new insights into the spatial-temporal patterns of movement, we need novel, radical ideas that direct the field into exciting new directions. This workshop will focus on collecting researchers interested in developing new methods, applications, and insights using modern movement data. The workshop will feature submitted research talks including student papers, open discussion panels, and a data challenge.

Workshop Themes

This workshop provides a platform for new and exciting ideas in the field of movement analysis in an effort to ‘disrupt’ current practice and move the field in novel directions.

We invite submissions of vision papers or short research papers (same format to the GIScience Conference Short Paper stream) that describe new research ideas that fit the general theme of disruptive movement analysis, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Bias, representativeness, and uncertainty
  • Privacy and ethics
  • Open science and reproducible research
  • Data fusion / data integration
  • Big data / big models
  • Deep learning
  • GeoAI
  • Inter- or multi-disciplinary problems (e.g., human-wildlife interaction, public health)
  • Visualization
  • Simulation and prediction

We are interested in work dealing with any type of moving object (e.g., people, animals, vehicles, virus, goods etc.), with application in any domain (e.g., health, transportation, wildlife ecology, sports, marine, outdoor recreation, fitness, epidemiology). Short papers must be written in English and should not exceed six pages (including title, figures, and references). Papers should use a font size of 11 pt and a minimum margin size of 2.4 cm.

Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by
National Science Foundation
(Award BCS # 2043202)

We will be holding a student paper competition as part of the workshop. We are looking for papers written by students as first authors (co-authors are allowed). Students are automatically considered upon submission. Judging will be based on the quality of the written submission and the oral presentation during the workshop.

Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, there will be prizes for the top two student papers in the form of travel grants (up to $1000 for the first place and up to $500 for the second place) to travel to Leeds and attend the GIScience Conference. In addition, the top two papers will be advanced to the special issue for review. 

Submission Guidelines and Important Dates

Submissions of short vision papers or research papers (including student papers) up to 6 pages long in a pdf format should be directly uploaded to the workshop webpage (DMA 2023) on EasyChair.  Please follow the LIPIcs instructions for authors and use the LIPIcs LaTeX template. If you are using other text editors, please follow the LIPIcs guidelines and stay close to the format provided in the LaTeX template.

A research paper can present either finished work or work-in-progress, while a vision paper should either describe contemporary research challenges in movement analytics or set out your vision for the development of the field. Please indicate in the title whether your submission is a vision paper, research paper, or student paper.

  • Deadline for workshop submissions (6 pages): June 9, 2023
  • Data Challenge topic released: June 23, 2023
  • Decision on extended abstracts: June 30, 2023
  • Submission of revised papers: August 10, 2021
  • Workshop: September 12, 2023
  • Full paper submission deadline for the IJGIS Special Issue: January 26, 2024

Workshop Format

The first part of this full-day workshop will consist of short vision and research talks selected from this Call. Talks will be organized into blocks and a discussant will be assigned to lead discussion and debate within each block of talks. We will host a small data challenge in the afternoon followed by a wrap-up plenary session to reflect on some of the challenges identified and topics for a future research agenda.

Special Issue

A special issue, with the same scope as the workshop, will be published in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS). Submissions to the special issue may be made by either the workshop participants or others interested in the theme. Participation in the workshop does not guarantee acceptance in the special issue, and all submissions will be submitted to a review process that follows IJGIS standards. The full papers will be due only after the workshop, thus allowing to incorporate feedback and new insights gained at the workshop, and potentially even forming new teams of authors.

Registration Information

Registration will take place through the official conference website.

Workshop Organizers