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Banaei-Kashani chairs ACM SIGSPATIAL conference

Assistant Professor Farnoush Banaei-Kashani

Last month, Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, chaired the 27th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2019 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2019) in Chicago.

ACM SIGSPATIAL, the premier annual event of the ACM special interest group on spatial information, began as a series of symposia and workshops starting in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geospatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of urban, spatial and geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of urban data analytics ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing.

“This year SIGSPATIAL attracted a record breaking 400 researchers and practitioners from academia, government and industry, and received generous support from Apple, Microsoft, HERE, Didi, ESRI, Oracle, Lyft, and Google,” said Banaei-Kashani.  “These companies also participated in the conference by sending more than 100 professional engineers who focus on various urban analytical problems.”

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