Call for Technical Papers

COM.Geo papers are read and cited worldwide. They have broad impact on the development of theory, method and practice in computing for geospatial fields. Accepted manuscripts appear in the COM.Geo Proceedings on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application, published by ACM, and in the ACM Digital Library for world distribution.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and authors notified by e-mail (3-5 reviews for a full paper, 1-3 reviews for a short paper, and 1-2 reviews for a briefing paper). Authors must present accepted papers at the COM.Geo conference.

  ▪ Full Papers ( 8-10 pages, 25-30 minutes of complete presentation with Q&A)

   Full Papers present significant contributions to research and practice in all aspects of Computing for Geospatial. These include mainly accomplished research and/or application results and have 10 pages at the maximum. They can be either research papers or application papers.

  ▪ Short Papers ( 4-6 pages, 15-20 minutes of presentation with Q&A)

   Short Papers present brief and focused research or application contributions that are noteworthy but may not merit a full paper. These are mostly composed of short, narrowly-focused research or application papers. Besides, these can be fresh developments, applications or case studies, latest-breaking research ,emerging technologies, non-traditional approach, or some novel ideas and elegant results that are perhaps too small for the heavyweight full paper but that are nonetheless of significant use to practitioners.      

  ▪ Briefing Papers ( 2 pages, 12-15 minutes of presentation with Q&A)

  Briefing Papers present a broad spectrum of presentations on recent achievements, new trends in all relevant areas, work in Progress (preliminary, partial, and innovative insights that are important but not fully developed), late-breaking research, emerging technologies, applications or case studies, development techniques, and student projects.

A poster is an option for a paper. You can also participate in the poster session at the conference. If you would like to participate in both, please submit your paper abstract separately for Posters. For more details, please go to Poster webpage.


Please check Important Dates for submission and follow this link to submit your work: Submission Site.


Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission Instructions

In order for the paper to be published by ACM and available at ACM Digital Library,

 (I) Camera Ready Paper Submission

The camera ready paper has to be submitted by the deadline as shown in Important Dates. Also note the following important points:

 -  Reviewers Comments

We would like you to address reviewers' comments and correct any remaining typographical or formatting issues in the manuscript to the extent possible. You can find the reviewers' comments as attached in the acceptance notification emails.

Author Notice: All the paper acceptance notifications with reviewers' comments are sent to the authors by the date as shown in Important Dates. If you do not received them by that date, please contact us. Please see your acceptance notification email for detailed instructions about the procedure and timeline for the revision submission.

 - Formatting

The number of pages of your manuscript has to be within 10 pages per full paper, or 6 pages per short paper, or 2 pages per briefing paper and follow the ACM style guideline on how to prepare your final manuscript. The MS Word template can be found here.

Please leave 3.81 cm (1.5") of blank text box at the bottom of the left column of the first page for the copyright notice.

 - Copyright Form

Accepted authors will be sent the ACM copyright form and complete instructions from ACM automated copyright form collection system prior to four weeks before the conference. You need to directly submit the signed copyright form online to ACM upon receipt of the email notice from ACM.

 - Submission Website

To upload your final manuscript (PDF), please visit the conference site and go into your author account, choose "In EDITING" (Paper Review) -> "Director Decision" -> "Upload Author Version".

 (II) Registration

At least one author needs to register for Full Conference Pass to present the paper at the conference.