GeoInfo 2014

The GeoInfo series (Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics) is an annual conference for exploring ongoing research, development and innovative applications on geographic information science and related areas. Papers should describe original research, ongoing (preferably) or recently completed and are reviewed by an international scientific committee.

The GeoInfo conferences also aim to bring to Brazil leading GIScience and spatial database researchers, to present to the local community a perspective of the state-of-the-art in the area. Past speakers have included Max Egenhofer, Gary Hunter, Andrew Frank, Roger Bivand, Mike Worboys, Werner Kuhn, Stefano Spaccapietra, Ralf Guting, Shashi Shekhar, Christopher Jones, Martin Kulldorff, Andrea Rodriguez, Max Craglia, Stephen Winter, Edzer Pebesma, Fosca Giannotti, Christian Freksa, Thomas Bittner, Markus Schneider, Helen Couclelis and W. Randolph Franklin.

Keynotes speakers

Dr. Paul Brown, Paradigm 4, USA.
(1) Tutorial on SciDB ( download )
(2) Dirtbags and Propellor-Heads: Database Technology, Geographic Information Systems and SciDB ( download )

Dr. Max Egenhofer,University of Maine, USA.
(1) A Future History of Geographic Information Science ( download )

Test of Time Award

In 2014, GeoInfo began awarding the GeoInfo Test of Time (ToT) Paper Award,with the goal of recognizing one paper presented at GeoInfo earlier and that have best met the "test of time", i.e. that has had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, conceptual contribution, or transfer to practice over the past decade(s).

The GeoInfo ToT award for 2014 is:
TerraLib: Technology in Support of GIS Innovation

The Best Lightning Talk

Another use for vehicular GPS point of interest proximity warnings
Salatiel Ribeiro and Clodoveu Davis


GeoInfo 2014 photos are available.

Papers selected for Journal of Information and Data Management (JIDM)

(1) Annotating Trajectories by Fusing them with Social Media Users’ Posts
Ricardo Gil Belther Nabo, Renato Fileto, Mirco Nanni, Chiara Renso

(2) Descriptive Modeling of the Web Mapping Systems Users' Behavior
Vinícius G. Braga, Welder Oliveira, Vagner Sacramento, Kleber V. Cardoso

(3) Analysis of Spatiotemporal Inconsistencies of Trajectories with Planned and Reported Tasks
Felipe Pinto da Silva, Renato Fileto

(4) RDebug: A New Debugging Technique for Distributed R-Trees
Sávio S. T. Oliveira, José F. de S. Filho, Vagner J. do Sacramento Rodrigues, Marcelo de C. Cardoso, Sergio T. de Carvalho

(5) Automated Production of Volunteered Geographic Information from Social Media
Maxwell Guimarães de Oliveira, Cláudio de Souza Baptista, Cláudio E. C. Campelo, José Amilton Moura Acioli Filho, Ana Gabrielle Ramos Falcão

(6) The Semantic Pixel
Frederico Fonseca, Clodoveu Davis, Gilberto Câmara


Paper submission deadline: August 24, 2014 (Final Extension)
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2014
Camera-ready version: October 22, 2014