[Geo4All] Submissions close on Jan 12th - GISRUK 2018 - University of Leicester

De Sabbata, Stefano (Dr.) s.desabbata at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Jan 5 04:44:30 PST 2018

2nd Call for Papers (Extended deadline)

26th annual GIScience Research UK conference

University of Leicester
17-20 April 2018

Sponsored by: Ordnance Survey, ESRI UK, AGI

Submissions of 1,500-word extended abstract to GISRUK 2018 close on

    Friday, January 12, 2018



We are pleased to invite you to submit 1500 word extended abstracts for the 26th Annual Geographic Information Science Research UK Conference, which will be held at the University of Leicester on 17 - 20 April 2018. The closing date for *submissions* is Friday 12 January 2017 using the templates accessible via the conference website. All papers will be subject to a peer review. Competitive *bursaries for students* aiming to present accepted papers/posters will open for application after acceptance notification.

Conference proceedings including all papers accepted for oral and poster presentations will be made available online. A selection of the best papers will be invited to submit a full-length paper for publication in a special feature of the *Journal of Spatial Information Science*.


== Conference topics ==
We welcome papers covering all aspects of theoretical and applied Geographical Information Science, *including (but not limited to)* the following themes:

Data Science, Spatial Statistics, Uncertainty in GIS, Cartography, GeoVisualisation, Remote Sensing, GIScience Pedagogy, Volunteered Geographic Information, Public Participation GIS, Location-Based Services, Web and Open-source GIS, Critical GIS, Digital Geographies, Qualitative GIS, Urban GIS, GeoDemographics, Transport Systems, Archaeology and GIS, Criminology and GIS, Environmental GIS, Sustainability and GIS

== Keynote speakers ==

International speakers:

* Prof Dr May Yuan
Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences and GIS Ph.D. director in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science and Vice President of US Cartography and Geographic Information Society.

* Prof Dr Alexander Zipf
Chair of GIScience (Geoinformatics) at Heidelberg University (Department of Geography). Member of the Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage and founding member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE).

UK Universities:

* Prof. Dorothea Kleine
Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Theme Lead - Digital Technologies, Data and Innovation. Chair of the Digital Geographies working group of the RGS-IBG, and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

* Prof Dr Alex Singleton
Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool. Funding member of the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), and member of the Geographic Data Science Lab.

== Important dates ==
Submission deadline: December 15, 2017
Registration  opens: February 1, 2017
Review notification: March 1, 2017
Camera ready: March 23, 2017
Conference dates: April 17-20, 2017

== Equal opportunity ==
We welcome diversity and are striving to offer equal opportunities to all participants and interested parties. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstances, gender, political beliefs, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, and socio economic background.

== Conference series ==
The GISRUK conference series is an international conference which has grown out of the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. We have held the conference at venues in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. GISRUK conferences are primarily aimed at the academic community, but welcomes delegates from government, commercial and other sectors. The conferences attract those interested in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and its applications from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and beyond. The disciplinary range is broad including, but not limited to, Geography, Environmental Science, Ecology, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

The GISRUK conferences have the following aims:
- to act as a focus for GIS research in the UK, while welcoming researchers from Europe and beyond
- to provide a mechanism for the announcement and publication of GIS research
- to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research ideas
- to promote active collaboration amongst researchers from diverse parent disciplines
- to provide a framework in which young researchers (including students) can see their work in a national and international context

== Organization ==
Dr Stefano De Sabbata (local chair)
Kerry Allen (design technician)
Prof Heiko Balzter
Dr Kirsten Barrett (workshops chair)
Dr Sue Easton (special events chair)
Dr Claire Jarvis (finance chair)
Dr Jörg Kaduk
Prof Kevin Tansey (sponsorships coordinator)
Pengyuan Liu (volunteers coordinator)
Dr Nick Tate (program chair)
Dr James Wheeler (equality and diversity, social events chair)

Dr Stefano De Sabbata
Lecturer in Quantitative Geography
Department of Geography,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
t: +44 (0)116 252 3812
e: s.desabbata at le.ac.uk
w: le.ac.uk/departments/geography/people/stefano-de-sabbata
twitter: @maps4thought

Research Associate
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

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