DMKD Special Issue

Data Mining for Geosciences Call for Papers

Modern geosciences have to deal with large quantities and a wide variety of data, including 2-D, 3-D and 4-D seismic surveys, well logs generated by sensors, detailed lithological records, satellite images and meteorological records. These data serve important industries, such as the exploration of mineral deposits and the production of energy (Oil and Gas, Geothermal, Wind, Hydroelectric), are important in the study of the earth crust to reduce the impact of earthquakes, in land use planning, and have a fundamental role in sustainability. In particular, the process of exploring and exploiting Oil and Gas (O&G) generates a lot of data that can bring more efficiency to the industry. The opportunities for using data mining techniques in the "digital oil-field" remain largely unexplored or uncharted. The purpose of this special issue is to be a breaking-edge showcase for applications and developments of data mining and knowledge discovery in the area of the geosciences with a special focus in the oil and gas exploration. Researchers are invited to submit original papers presenting novel data mining methodologies or applications to the geosciences, including but not limited to the following topics:

Oil and gas exploration and production
Mineral deposit/reservoir identification and characterization
Exploration of well-log data
Earth crust analysis and understanding
Sensor data exploration
Remote sensing
Novel data mining problems in the geosciences
Visualization of big data in the geosciences
Geoscience data fusion for enhancing data mining solutions
Data streams analysis in geoscience
Feature extraction and data transformation from geoscientific data

Important Dates

Deadline: 1st November 2017

Extended Deadline: 8th November 2017

Notifications: 5th January 2018

Revised versions deadline: 30th January 2018

Feedback from editorial team: 15th March 2018

Final versions: 17th April 2018

Volume ready: June 2018

Paper Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.

All papers will be reviewed following standard reviewing procedures for the Journal.

Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Journal guidelines.

Submit manuscripts to: Choose “Data Mining for Geosciences” as the article type.

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Download the original Call for Papers from Springer*, in PDF format.


If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact the guest editorial team by email:

DMKD Special Issue
To: Alipio Jorge

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Cc: Rui Lopes

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