The 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2022, will be held in Kobe, Japan, 5 to 9 September, 2022. Established in 1993, the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) is a biennial international conference series concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information, aimed at advancing geographic information science and its emerging research frontiers.
The conference offers three (refereed) submission tracks with double-blind reviews: vision papers, full papers, and short papers. Embedded in the conference will also be an on-site mentoring program for doctoral students.
Contributions can cover a broad set of conference-relevant themes such as (but not limited to):
- activity-based models of spatial knowledge
- cognitive aspects of geographic information
- cognitive-behavioural geography, naive geography
- data-driven spatial information theory
- geo-ethics and geo-privacy
- events and processes in geographic space and time
- geographic information visualisation and geovisual analytics
- knowledge representation for space and time
- navigation and wayfinding of sentient beings and robots
- ontology of space and time
- quality and interoperability of geographic information
- social and cultural organisation of space
- spatial and temporal language
- spatial aspects of social networks
- spatial decision support, impact of model design
- spatial (digital) humanities
- theory-driven spatial machine learning, artificial intelligence of space
- theories on volunteered geographic information
- theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
- user interfaces, virtual spaces and collaborative spaces
The US National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Annual Conference is the place to enhance geospatial excellence and collaboration for state, local, tribal and federal GIS policymakers and coordinators, private sector partners and other leaders in the geospatial ecosystem.
Providing critical and timely networking opportunities, the conference also offers the chance to connect, collaborate, and share with colleagues and partners.
The agenda will comprise:
Roll Call of States — Where state representatives will share a snapshot of achievements, challenges and upcoming activities.
Plenary Sessions — Presentations by and for the NSGIC community exploring challenges, successes and new approaches for collaboration in the geospatial ecosystem.
State Caucus — A roundtable discussion with state and local government representatives to talk frankly about current pressing issues.
GIO Academy — Leadership sessions and networking for state government GIOs and equivalents only (separate registration is required).
Speed Networking — A fun and fast-paced activity where sponsors, who have allocated points, will rotate to complete the circuit of visiting with state reps.
Annual Business Meeting — Including the election of new board members and leadership transition.
Awards Reception — Recognising exceptional work through the Geospatial Excellence Awards & NSGIC Service Awards.