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December 12, 2014
Second Call for Papers – GI_Forum 2015

The GI_Forum 2015 provides a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds in an ongoing effort to support the creation of an informed GISociety. Bearing in mind different perspectives from a variety of professions, presentations, workshops and exhibitions will concentrate on innovations in education, science and technologies, 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 individualized interaction with young researchers.

Themes & Application Fields. GI_Forum solicits contributions in full paper and extended abstract versions in, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Advances in GIScience
  • Innovations in geospatial technologies
  • Monitoring Global Change
  • Citizenship and education
  • Empirical research in education
  • Learning Environments in Primary and Secondary Education

This year the GI_Forum will host a number of specialty sessions, tracks and workshops:

  • School on the cloud
    • EO-based support of Humanitarian Operations
    • Geoinformation for Public Health / Health
    • Hydrology GIS
    • technical+human sensors
  • Spatial perspective on transportation modelling

GI_Forum is organized by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GISin cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences 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 2015 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. Publication will be both hardcopy and online (seewww.austriaca.at/gi_forum). The publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Conference stipends: A total of 5 conference stipends 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, 2015 deadline for submission of full papers, extended abstracts, extended abstracts for poster presentation
March 16, 2015 notification of acceptance
April 15, 2015 final paper versions
June 6, 2015 late deadline for submission of extended abstracts for poster presentation

We will accept online submissions only, starting from December, 1st 2014 at www.gi-forum.org.

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