Call for Contributions

SSTD 2023 solicits submissions in four tracks. All tracks are single-blind which means that author names may appear on submissions (but reviewer names will be hidden from authors)

Research Track

Authors are invited to submit long research papers that present original research contributions. The selection criteria include quality, novelty, correctness, and relevance to SSTD.

Authors are also invited to submit short research papers that discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. In particular, novel but significant proposals will be considered for acceptance to this category despite not having gone through sufficient experimental validation or lacking strong theoretical foundation.

Demo Track

Authors are invited to submit demo papers, describing demonstrations of systems, developed or under development. The selection criteria for the demonstration proposals include: the novelty, the technical advances and challenges, and the overall practical attractiveness of the demonstrated system.

Industry Track

Authors are invited to submit industry papers that describe original experiences, challenges, systems and applications in industry.

Vision Track

Authors are invited to submit vision papers that describe revolutionary ideas that are likely to guide research in the near future, challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the research community, or identify novel applications and technology trends that create new research challenges.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for the four tracks include, but are not limited to, the following in the context of spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal data.

  • Access Methods
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Computational Geometry
  • Crowdsourcing and User-Generated Content
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Quality and Cleaning
  • Data Streams
  • Data Types and Query Languages
  • Data Warehousing and Decision Support
  • Database Design and Conceptual Modeling
  • Experiments, Benchmarks, and Performance Evaluation
  • Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
  • Geographic Information Retrieval
  • Graph Modeling and Algorithms
  • Indoor Space
  • Location-Based Services
  • Location-Based Social Networks
  • Map Matching
  • Moving Objects
  • New Hardware Platforms
  • Ontologies and Taxonomies
  • Parallel and Distributed Databases
  • Privacy, Security, and Integrity
  • Query Optimization
  • Real Applications and Systems
  • Recommender Systems
  • Semantic Data Techniques and Reasoning
  • Sensor Networks
  • Similarity Search
  • Spatial Networks
  • Spatio-textual Techniques
  • Transportation
  • Uncertain, Imprecise, and Probabilistic Data
  • Urban Planning
  • User Interfaces and Visualization
  • Web Information Retrieval

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be formatted using the double-column ACM SIG Conference Proceedings template found at:

If you use Overleaf, you can access the ACM official template found at: This template requires to switch the document class from “manuscript” to “sigconf” to ensure the required double-column format. Long research papers and industry papers are limited to 10 pages. Short research papers, demo papers, and vision papers are limited to 4 pages. These page limits are inclusive of references and any appendices.

Papers should be submitted via to the appropriate track.

Outstanding papers will be selected for an extended journal submission to a special track of “SSTD 2023 Best Papers” in GeoInformatica. One paper will be selected as “SSTD's Ralf H. Güting Best Paper Award”.


Paper submission deadline (all tracks): May 6, 2023 May 20, 2023 (Firm)