Deep Spatio-temporal Learning Model for Air Quality Forecasting

  • Lei Zhang Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Dong Li
  • Quansheng Guo
  • Jiaxing Pan


In recent years, air pollution has seriously affected people’s production and life, so the air prediction has become a research hotspot in recent years. When analyzing air data, it is found that this type of data has not only temporal correlation, but also spatial correlation. For these temporal and spatial characteristics, this paper studies deep spatio-temporal learning method to global prediction. The purpose is to learn the evolution rule behind the spatio-temporal sequence, and give an estimation for future state. To be specific, we propose two novel forecasting models based on video processing technology: Spatio-temporal Orthogonal Cube model (STOR-cube) and Spatio-temporal Dynamic Advection model (ST-DA), which effectively capture the spatio-temporal correlation and accurately predict the long-term air quality. STOR-cube contains three branches, i.e., a spatial branch for capturing moving objects, a temporal branch for processing motion, and an output branch for coupling the first two mutually orthogonal branches to generate a prediction frame. ST-DA constructs a spatio-temporal reasoning network to learn the characteristics of the spatio-temporal domain, and its impact on the future is explicitly modeled by pixel motion. Experiments results on the real-world datasets demonstrate our proposed approach significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art ones. Moreover, our model can be extended to other spatio-temporal data prediction tasks.


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How to Cite
ZHANG, Lei et al. Deep Spatio-temporal Learning Model for Air Quality Forecasting. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, mar. 2021. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 apr. 2021. doi: