The Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science is hosted by Vienna University of Technology, Austria. GIScience 2014 continues a highly successful series of conferences started in 2000 that regularly brings together more than 200 international participants from academia, industry, and government organizations to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in Geographic Information Science.

September 23, 2014 is dedicated to Workshops and Tutorials. The main conference takes place from September 24 to 26, 2014, and offers two distinct submission streams: Full Papers and Extended Abstracts. The GIScience conference series has always had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. GIScience 2014 strongly welcomes articles and proposals covering emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of Geographic Information Science. The submission of papers dealing with GIS applications is discouraged.

General Chair Andrew U. Frank, Vienna University of Technology
Program Co-Chairs Matt Duckham, University of Melbourne
Kathleen Stewart, University of Iowa
Edzer Pebesma, University of Münster
Workshop & Tutorial Chair Paolo Fogliaroni, Vienna University of Technology
Local Organizers Gerhard Navratil, Vienna University of Technology
Eva Maria Holy, Vienna University of Technology
Techical Support Thomas Linton, Vienna University of Technology

Contributions are invited on all topics spanning disciplines cognate to Geographic Information Science, including (but not limited to):

  • Geography
  • Cognitive science
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Information science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social science
  • (Geo)Statistics
  • Full papers due February 10, 2014 February 24, 2014
  • Full paper notification April 12, 2014 April 18, 2014
  • Extended abstracts due May 5, 2014 May 15, 2014
  • Full paper camera-ready due May 25, 2014
  • Extended abstract notification June 16, 2014 June 23, 2014
  • Presenter registration (full-papers) July 24, 2014
  • Presenter registration (extended-abstracts) August 11, 2014
  • Extended abstract camera-ready due August 11, 2014

Full papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series by Springer. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be written in English according to Springer LNCS formatting guidelines and should not exceed 15 pages (including title, figures, and references). Full papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website.

Full Papers due: February 10, 2014 February 24, 2014
Full paper notification: April 12, 2014 April 18, 2014
Full paper camera-ready due: May 25, 2014

Extended abstracts of up to 1500 words and up to 4 pages (including title, figures, and references), describing work in progress, will be screened by at least three members of the international program committee. Accepted extended abstract will be selected for oral or poster presentation and published in a separate conference proceedings volume. Extended abstracts must be written in English, follow this formatting guidelines and submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website.

Extended abstracts due: May 5, 2014 May 15, 2014
Extended abstracts notification: June 16, 2014 June 23, 2014
Extended abstract camera-ready due: August 11, 2014

  • First Call for Papers (PDF, TXT)
  • Second Call for Papers (PDF, TXT)
  • Third Call for Papers (PDF, TXT)
  • Fourth Call for Papers (PDF, TXT)
  • Fifth Call for Papers (PDF, TXT)