GI Forum 2014: final call for papers

By on 14 January, 2014


The final call for papers for the GI_Forum 2014 has been announced, with a deadline of February 1st.

Geospatial technologies benefit the society in a variety of areas such as infrastructure management, ecological monitoring, humanitarian activities, and education. At the same time, recent innovations raise new questions concerning not only methods of analysis, representation, and visualisation, but also concerning control, surveillance, privacy, and ethics, that need to be addressed.

The GI_Forum 2014 provides a platform for dialogue among technologists and critical thinkers, GIScientists and educationalists in an ongoing effort to address these issues and thus support the creation of an informed GISociety.

Bearing in mind different perspectives of these topics from a variety of professions, the presentations, workshops, and exhibitions at the conference will concentrate on innovations in technologies, science, and education in the spatial domain and their possible contribution to a more just, ethical, and sustainable society.

Prominent keynote speakers will highlight new developments, offer insights into trends and visions, and at the same time be available for our Young Researchers’ Corner for more individualised interaction with young researchers.

Themes & Application Fields

The GI_Forum presents original research on innovations in the field of geospatial technologies across a range of scientific and technological domains. GI_Forum solicits contributions in full paper and extended abstract versions in, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Innovations in geospatial technologies
  • Advances in GIScience
  • Monitoring Global Change
  • Geoinformation for Public Health
  • Citizenship and education
  • Education with digital earth
  • Learning Environments in Primary and Secondary Education

GI_Forum is organized by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German University of Technology in Muscat, Oman and runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT. The two symposia share the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social events.

Submission: Types & Deadlines

GI_Forum 2014 gives authors choices about the type of submission they want to make in order to accommodate a variety of interdisciplinary contributions. Submissions must be in English language. The review is double-blind. Consult the author information guidelines published at the conference website for further details.


ESRI-digital:earth Stipends

A total of 5 conference stipends, sponsored by ESRI & digital:earth:at are available for outstanding international contributions from MSc./PhD/PostDoc researchers. These stipends are 400€ each and will typically cover both the conference fees and accommodation during the conference. Stipends are available for full-paper contributions in English only. They are awarded based on the results of an international review process.



February 1, 2014: deadline for submission of full papers, extended abstracts, extended abstracts for poster presentation

March 16, 2014: notification of acceptance

April 20, 2014: final paper versions

June 6, 2014: late deadline for submission of extended abstracts for poster presentation


Only online submissions are accepted, via the GI Forum 2014 website. Publication will be both hardcopy and online (see

The GI_Forum will run from 1-4 July 2014 at The University of Salzburg in Austria.

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