Welcome to GeoSocial 2023!

1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geocomputational Analysis of Socio-Economic Data (GeoSocial 2023)

To be held in conjunction with 31st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2023)

In collaboration with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2023, we are pleased to announce the call for papers for GeoSocial 2023, a workshop dedicated to bridging the gap between geocomputational methods and socio-economic data analysis. The workshop aims to bring together a diverse community of researchers, practitioners, and students from various disciplines to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and foster collaboration in the burgeoning field of geocomputational analysis.

Call for Papers

We invite original research contributions and work-in-progress papers related to the workshop's theme. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • AI/ML driven geospatial analysis of socio-economic data
  • Predictive models for socio-economic datasets - spatial regression models, deep learning models etc.
  • Spatial data infrastructure for harvesting, analysing of socio-economic indicators
  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for socio-economic data collection
  • Sustainable socio-economic development, Promoting sustainable socio-economic growth
  • Satellite remote sensing data, night-time light (NTL) data for socio-economic data analysis
  • Data fusion techniques and analytics for prediction and forecasting across space and time
  • Challenges of global change, climate change
  • Analysis of socio-demographic data (income) and integration of contextual datasets (night-time light, transportation, housing conditions, greenhouse gas emissions) which can act as a proxy of socio-economic indicator
  • Real-time analysis of dynamic and distributed socio-economic data
  • Geo-intelligence for sustainable socio-economic development

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers: Full papers (limited to 10 pages) should present original, unpublished research papers which belong to the scope of the workshop and are not being considered for publication in any other forum.
  • Short papers: Short papers (limited to 4 pages) may focus on a narrowly defined topic, may report on preliminary results (or work-in progress), or may present relevant study results that do not warrant a full paper. The short papers should be original, unpublished, within the scope of the workshop and are not being considered for publication in any other forum.
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be published in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author per accepted workshop contribution (full paper, short paper) is required to register for the workshop and the conference, as well as attend the workshop to present the accepted work. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the ACM Digital Library version of the workshop proceedings.

Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Please check the ACM SigSpatial 2023 paper formatting guidelines for more information. We look forward to your contributions and particiaptions in our workshop.

Papers should be submitted electronically through the EasyChair submission system: Submission Link

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 25, 2023 (AoE) - Final Extension
Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2023
Camera-ready papers due: October 20, 2023 (AoE)
Workshop date: November 13, 2023

Accepted Papers

Details will be available here.

Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussion

Details coming soon.

Workshop Organizers

Organizer 1

Soumya K. Ghosh

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Organizer 4

Shreya Ghosh

Postdoctoral Scholar
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Organizer 2

Budhendra Bhaduri

Director, Geospatial Science and Human Security Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Organizer 4

Alexander Zipf

Professor, Heidelberg University, Chair of GIScience, HeiGIT Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology


  • Wenwen Li, Arizona State University, USA
  • Rene Westerholt, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany
  • Paul Longley, University College London, London, UK
  • Pabitra Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Edwin Sabuhoro, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Sayak Roychowdhury, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Rajan K.S., International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Alborg University, Denmark
  • Bharath H Aithal, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Sven Lautenbach, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Stefano De Sabbata, The University of Leicester, Leicester, UK