Message from Conference General Chair

Dr. Lindi Liao
President & Chief Scientist, COM.Geo
COM.Geo 2013 General Chair

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 4th International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application; in short form, COM.Geo 2013, which takes place in the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, U.S.A. on July 22-24, 2013.
The explosion of the power and sophistication of computing applications in the past few years has revolutionized the way we live and work. This marked trend is of especial significance for geospatial computing, which directly relates to the very foundations of our society and essentially embraces all the diversification of its activities. The COM.Geo conference highlights the impacts of these current and prospective computing technologies on the future of the geo-world. Our consideration is intended to bring fresh thoughts to explore new directions for geospatial computing. The conference also provides a vision and a combined outlook for both computer and geospatial communities. The previous COM.Geo conferences keynotes were delivered from White House Office/USGS, DOD, DOT, DHS, U.S. FCC, Microsoft, Oracle, Nokia, OGC, MIT, etc. The attendees were from more than 50 countries all over the world. COM.Geo publications, read and cited worldwide, have broad impact on the development of theory, method and practice in geospatial computing... Read more>>

Dr. Liao has 20 years of in-depth technical experience in both computer science & Geographic Information System (GIS) and nearly 10 years of management experience in government, industry, and academia. Since 2002, she has worked for the U.S. federal government agencies (DOT/FHWA, FAA, etc.) on PC-clustered highway driving simulator systems, 3D graphics & visualization, virtual reality, GIS, air traffic, multi-core architectures, heterogeneous computing, etc. She ever worked at ESRI and developed the earliest version of Stereo Viewer for ArcGIS in 2001. In 1996, she pioneered the product development of the PC-based high-resolution quad-buffered 3D stereographic accelerators with 3D Labs' chips. Dr. Liao has authorized many publications and two professional books on GPU-based research and OpenGL programming. She has been invited to give the talks by the federal governments, universities, and leading industries. She was an adjunct professor at George Mason University. She is a member of ACM and IEEE. She received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from George Washington University and Purdue University, respectively. Dr. Liao has broad interests in various computing technologies, such as GPU computing, mobile computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), heterogeneous computing, big data computing, etc. As a key COM.Geo initiator, she, with the team, is striving to explore the latest computing technologies for multidisciplinary research and application in geospatial areas. >>