Geocomputation SVM workshop: Your feedback

SpaceTimeLab, Teaching

At the recent International Conference on GeoComputation at UT Dallas, I ran a workshop on Support Vector Machines for Spatial and Temporal Analysis. The participation was boosted to around 30 by the cancellation of one of the other workshops, and I thank those who expected to be discussing Emerging Trends in Data-Intensive, High Performance, and Scalable Geocomputation for their patience and effort!


This was the first workshop run by SpaceTimeLab, and was supported by the Crime, Policing and Citizenship Project ( and ISPRS Working Group II/5: GeoComputation and GeoSimulation ( The workshop was very enjoyable and I was incredibly impressed by the technical ability and enthusiasm of the participants.

At the end of the workshop I circulated a Google poll to get feedback and ideas for future workshops. Thank you to all who completed it. From the responses, it seems that Neural Networks are something that people are still very interested in learning more about. Random Forests also appear to be a hot topic. We are currently doing some work at SpaceTimeLab on Random Forests so I hope to make this a subject for a future workshop.

I will publish some of workshop materials on this site in the near future.

Were you at the workshop? If so feel free to add any more suggestions in the comments below. What should be the topic of SpaceTimeLab’s next workshop?