Toulouse - France
September 11 2008

About Workshop on Soft Methods for Statistical and Fuzzy Spatial Information processing

Spatial information, and geographical information, includes a large amount of statistical data. Moreover, spatial information is pervaded with uncertainty due to the limitation of perception devices, and also to the need to extract and summarize information.

Many methods are currently investigated, from the viewpoint of their usability with geographic information: spatial decision theory, spatial reasoning, spatial statistics, ...

There are also several attempts to adapt soft approaches to spatial reasoning, by using fuzzy sets, possibility theory, rough sets, Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence, ...

The aim of this workshop is to serve as a forum for discussing such new trends that enlarge the traditional uncertainty view in the domain of geographic information.

11th September 2008, Toulouse

Program Committee, Organizers

Scientific Organization

  • Robert Jeansoulin, Univ. Paris Est, Marne la Vallée, France
  • Odile Papini, Univ. de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
  • Henri Prade, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Program Committee

  • Isabelle Bloch, GET-ENS Télécom, Paris, France
  • Alexander J. Comber, University Leicester, UK
  • Gérard D'Aubigny, Univ. Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France
  • Arta Dilo, Tech. Univ. of Delft, The Netherlands
  • Gerard Heuvelink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Alfred Stein, ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Mike Worboys, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA

Local Organizers

  • Florence Boué, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Florence Dupin Saint-Cyr, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Henri Prade, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Call for Papers, Timetable (deadlines)

All papers that deal with fuzzy, rough, or any soft method for use in the management of uncertain geographic information, is welcome.

Submit papers to:

Please conform to author's instructions, and to the deadline, below.

Full paper submission July 5, 2008
Notification to authors July 20, 2008
Final paper due August 3, 2008

download Call for Papers

Instructions to Authors

Submitted papers should be in English, one column (A4 format), between 8 and 12 pages (preferably no more than 10 pages long) and uploaded as pdf files on:

Scientific Program

9h: Welcome and introduction
9h30: I. Bloch
A contribution to the representation and manipulation of fuzzy bipolar spatial information: geometry and morphology
10h15: S. Schockaert, P.Smart
Evolutionary strategies for expressive spatial reasoning
11h: Coffee Break
11h15: F. Dupin de Saint-Cyr, O. Papini, H. Prade
A preliminary survey of logic-based formalisms for spatial information
12h: R. Rodriguez-Lopez
Representation of geograhical information through fuzzy sets
12h45: Lunch
14h: A. Stein
Fuzzy methods in image mining
14h45: O.Curé
Merging expressive spatial ontologies using formal concept analysis
15:30: Coffee Break
15h45: F. Dupin Saint-Cyr, R. Jeansoulin, H. Prade
Fusing uncertain structured spatial information
16h30: O. Doukari, R. Jeansoulin, S. Chopra, E. Würbel
Semantics for local belief revision using containment property
17h15: final discussions
17h45: End of the workshop

Avec l'aide du contrat interrégional GEOFUSE

Région Paca  Région Midi-Pyrénées        Université Paul Sabatier  Institut de Recherche d'Informatique de Toulouse

August 2008