Special Issue "Spatial Information Theory"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: geographical information science; spatio-temporal models; web and wireless GIS; spatial databases; urban GIS; maritime GIS; environmental GIS
Over the past few years the development of theoretical aspects of space and time within the context of geographical information science has been a key research issue with many useful developments for many environmental and urban sciences. Within an interdisciplinary approach, the aim has been to embrace visions, theories and developments from a range of disciplines including computing science, mathematics, statistics, geography, ecology, linguistics, cognitive sciences, psychology and philosophy to name a few. In line with this framework several qualitative and quantitative conceptual approaches have led to increase the ability to perform spatio-temporal reasoning and spatio-temporal analysis in the context of geographical information. Among these, the concepts behind the notion of entropy have brought ways of describing and analysing spatial and spatio-temporal information.
For this special issue, and within the remits of the above contextual framework, we would encourage contributions that address the complexity of spatial or spatio-temporal information, the fuzziness and uncertainty attached along with the granularity and multiple scales that may be considered as key factors when representing spatio-temporal data. New theoretical developments or new insights, comparative studies, reviews and novel applications illustrating the handling of spatial or spatio-temporal information improving the data analytics, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Christophe Claramunt
Dr. Didier G Leibovici
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- Geographical information
- Complex spatio-temporal systems
- Spatial structuring
- Spatio-temporal analysis
- Spatio-temporal data uncertainty
- Fuzzy spatio-temporal information
- Geospatial Big Data
- Spatial, spatio-temporal sampling
- Spatial, spatio-temporal scale and granularity
- Quantitative geography
- Spatio-temporal reasoning
- Information theory
- Spatio-temporal entropy
- Innovative applications of entropy concept