The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIScience audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains.
Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognised scientists they will find a vibrant community from academia, business, and education, ready to embrace new ideas and explore new research directions.
GI_Forum runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT (www.agit.at). The two symposia share some 1200 participants, the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social events.
Themes & Application Fields
The GI_Forum communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships. We expect researchers from these fields will interact closely and benefit from each other. Keynotes by Sarah Elwood, Josef Strobl, Geoff Zeiss and Francis Harvey support the general topic. Keynote speakers will be available for additional discussion with young researchers.
The Forum welcomes theoretical, technical and empirical work. Topics within the special focus include, but are not limited to:
- Spatial Data Infrastructures
- GIScience & Target Group Specific Design
- Mobility and Safety
- Monitoring and Modelling of Global Change
- Spatial Information & Society
- Critical GIS / Cartography
- Education for Spatial Citizenship
- Spatial Thinking in Education
- Outreach Initiatives
The GI_Forum further solicits contributions on emerging topics and research outcomes related to GIScience and GI-based education. Geospatial data acquisition, advanced spatial analysis and knowledge extraction, distributed and mobile services, visualisation and visual analytics, dynamic modelling and simulation, learning environments for secondary/post-secondary education, and research into learning outcomes, comprise by no means an exhaustive list of conference topics.
Submission will be accepted from December 1 2012.
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