OSMScience 2023 is a meeting focused on the scientific study of OpenStreetMap. Its 6th edition will be part of the State of the Map Europe 2023 conference, taking place on November 10-12 in Antwerpen (Belgium) and online simultaneously, where a full day of sessions will be dedicated to scientific research about, and with, OpenStreetMap. The goal of OSMScience 2023 is to showcase the research and innovation of scientific investigations into OpenStreetMap, while at the same time providing a bridge to connect members of the OpenStreetMap community and the scientific community through an open passage to exchange ideas and opportunities for increased collaboration. We expect empirical, methodological, conceptual, or literature-review-based contributions addressing any scientific aspect related to OpenStreetMap, in particular, but not limited to, data collection, integration and quality analysis in OpenStreetMap; contribution patterns and the human/social dimensions of the project; integration of machine learning and applications in which OpenStreetMap takes a central role. In an effort to improve the interaction and collaboration between the academic and the more general OpenStreetMap communities, authors are invited to particularly highlight the practical implications or impacts of their research on the OpenStreetMap community at large.
Abstracts should be between 800 and 1200 words. These limits will be strictly enforced for a fair and balanced review process. Abstracts must be scientifically rigorous, and the content should be logically structured as follows (without the need to include subsections): introduction/background, where the problem addressed is introduced; main aim or purpose of the study; brief description of the methodology and findings achieved; final discussion highlighting the scientific contribution of the study and its practical benefits/implications. In the evaluation of proposals, the scientific committee will pay attention to the reproducibility of the research (where this is applicable). Reproducibility is ensured when the research makes all artifacts (input data, computational steps, methods and code) openly available to obtain consistent results. When available, the code shall be released under an open source license. Abstracts are to be submitted online in plain-text format (no images or figures).
Abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee and external reviewers, when needed. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to deliver an oral presentation during the OSMScience 2023 sessions at the conference or to present a poster (in case a poster session will be organised). Building on top of the successful proceedings of previous editions of the Academic Track, selected abstracts will be published in the OSMScience Conference Proceedings, each with a distinct Digital Object Identifier (DOI) in Zenodo, an open access online repository. The 2019 and 2020 Academic Track resulted in a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Similarly, the scientific committee may seek to further disseminate the contributions to this conference by investigating the organization of a special issue in a relevant, open access, scientific journal. In such a case, authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper to this special issue. Successful submissions may benefit from partial or full waiver of publication fees.
Submission system: https://pretalx.com/sotm-eu-academic-track-2023/.
You can reach the Academic Track scientific committee via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
GIS Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
School of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Professorship of Big Geospatial Data Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Research Computing, University of Warwick, UK
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Ireland
Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI), Italy