GISRUK 2019 Call for Papers

The call for papers is now Closed

We have now announced decisions on all submissions. If you expected but have not received an email please contact us. We are also asking all presenting authors to register by March 15th as a way of confirming thier intention to present.

From Data to Decisions

The theme for GISRUK 2019 is ‘From Data to Decisions’. Huge quantities of geospatial data are created on a daily basis across a wide range of environmental, engineered, and social systems. Globally it is estimated that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated each day, much of which is location-based. The economic benefits of geospatial data and information have been widely recognised, with the global geospatial industry predicted to be worth $500bn annually by 2020. The economic promise of the geospatial data revolution has driven a huge growth in the development of new and novel geospatial analytic and modelling approaches. This has seen geospatial data and information being routinely used to inform decisions, from those taken by individuals through to the highest level of national and international governance.

We are inviting papers that cover the full spectrum of the geospatial data flowline, from data collection and management, through analytics and modelling, to visualisation and decision-support.

This year we are accepting 2 types of submissions:

  • Short - only eligible for early career researchers. Short submissions should comprise up to 2 sides of A4. This is aimed at allowing the presentation of research ideas and gaining feedback from the GISRUK community.
  • Full - eligible for all (including early career researchers). Full submissions should comprise a 1500-word extended abstract.
Short submissions These are intended to give an opportunity for those starting out in research to present an idea which can then be discussed constructively with the audience. Those which are accepted will be invited to give a shorter 5-minute presentation after which there is 10-15 minutes for discussion. These shorter talks will form a single multi-track parallel session as to not clash with those presenting who have been accepted from full submissions. Our definition of a Early Career Researcher is below.

Review process All submissions will be double-reviewed by the GISRUK 2019 organising committee and all authors notified by the end of February. Submissions which are not accepted for presentation will be considered for a poster.

Scholarships For those abstracts submitted by early career researchers, please see our registration page for details on scholarships available to you.

We fully appreciate that not all interested applicants may want to present their work oraly through a presentation, and therefore we are more than happy to consider such applicants for a poster. Please follow the normal submission process, and then contact us as at with your submission details, your paper title and paper id from EasyChair, and we will take this into account in our review and scheduling process.
Key dates:
  • 9th October - Submissions open
  • 31st January 2019 - Submissions close (we do not intend to extend this)
  • Late Febrary - All authors will be notified of results
  • 24th April - Main conference starts
To submit your abstracts please download the appropriate template and follow the link below, which will take you to our EasyChair submission system. The registration to the system of one of the authors with a valid email address is required for the submission and review process. When in EasyChair please make sure you select the type of abstract you are submitting (short or full) and select the appropriate topics (see below for detials). Please note that registering to the submission system does not entail registering for the conference, and no fee is required at this stage.

The submission deadline has been extended until Thursday January 31st, 17:00. Under no circumstances will this change.

Downloads EasyChair: Sorry, submissions are now closed. Authors can use the link below to update existing submissions only.
Below is our definition of an Early Career Researcher. Before choosing to submit a short paper please check you meet the criteria below by being one of:
  • An undergraduate student
  • A postgraduate student on a masters course
  • A postgraduate student studying for a PhD
  • A researcher with less than three years’ experience
To help us with developing the programme, and to ensure presentations are grouped most appropriatly, we have defined a list of topics in-line with the conference theme, from data to decisions. Below are the sub-themes and topics which we would like you to consider when submitting your abstract(s).

  • Geospatial data
    • Geospatial IOT
    • Geospatial big data
    • Future opportunities
    • Spatial data infrastructure
  • Applications/decisions
    • Spatial decision support
    • Geospatial visualisation
    • Environmental applications
    • Applied analytics and modelling
    • From data to decisions in the geospatial industry
  • Analytics and modelling
    • Geospatial analytics and modelling
    • AI tools and techniques
    • GeoBIM analytics and modelling
    • Geotemporal dynamics
    • Geodemographics
    • Geostatistics
  • Data to decisions
    • Public engagement with geospatial
    • Spatially informed practice, policy and planning
    • Socially inclusive geospatial practice

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