This book contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM 2016). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in cooperation with the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Società Italiana Di Fotogrammetria e Topografia (SIFET) and Associazione Italiana di Geografia fisica e Geomorfologia (AIGeo).
The purpose of the International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management is to create a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies
(ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems.
GISTAM received 33 paper submissions from 23 countries, 30% were accepted as full papers which shows the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference.
The conference program includes a panel and three invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Roberto Lattuada (myHealthbox, Italy), Wolfgang Kainz, (University of Vienna, Austria) and Barbara Koch (University of Freiburg, Germany).
The GISTAM program also includes a Doctoral Consortium on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management that brings together Ph.D. students within the geographic information systems and technologies field to discuss their research in an international forum. We would like to thank the Doctoral Consortium Chair, Robert Laurini, for his collaboration in this important satellite event.
A short list of authors will be selected and invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer, in the CCIS Series, with the best papers of GISTAM 2016.
To recognize the best submissions and the best student contributions, several awards based on the combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation at the conference venue, are conferred at the closing session of the conference.
We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference. Next, we thank all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We must deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision.
Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference.
We wish you all an inspiring conference and an unforgettable stay at Rome, Italy. We look forward to having additional research results presented at the next edition of GISTAM, details of which are available at http://www.gistam.org/.
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