Call for Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit electronically original research contributions or experience reports not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Similar to the previous symposia, accepted papers will be published by Springer as proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) . The space limit for full papers is 18 pages LNCS style. Details about the submission process can be found here.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following as they relate to spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal databases:


An award will be given to the best paper. In addition, the authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of Geoinformatica for selected papers from SSTD 2009.


SSTD 2009 welcomes submissions of short papers, describing demonstrations of systems (developed or under development) related to the topics of interest. The selection criteria for the demonstration proposals evaluation include: the novelty, the technical advances and challenges, and the overall practical attractiveness of the demonstrated system. Accepted contributions will be presented at a special demo session during the symposium.

Submissions should be within four pages in LNCS format (which will be included in the proceedings), describing the scientific background, plus one page that describes the nature of the demonstration that will be given at SSTD. A submission should include:

Details about the submission process can be found here.

Advanced Seminars

This new addition to the SSTD program will feature 3 half-day tutorials on state-of-the-art topics within spatio-temporal data management, held by distinguished international researchers. The exact choice of speakers and topics is yet to be determined, but likely topics include spatio-temporal modeling, indexing and query processing of spatio-temporal data, and spatio-temporal data mining and knowledge discovery. The targeted audience includes both doctoral students and more experienced researchers within the area. The seminars will be held on July 6 and 7, 2009.