GIScience 2014 will held one day of workshops and tutorials on September 23, immediately prior to the main conference.

Workshops should provide a platform for presenting and discussing ideas in a less-formal and more open way than is possible at the main conference. Thus, they should provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present work in progress and obtain detailed feedback, and should have ample time allocated for discussion and participation by all attendees. Workshops are welcome on all topics of interest to GIScience attendees, especially on new and emerging areas of research. Workshop organizer(s) who wish to have their workshop's proceedings included in the GIScience electronic conference proceedings must submit a single volume PDF of their proceedings to Paolo Fogliaroni by August 25, 2014.
Workshop proposals should be less than 1500 words, and must include:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Description of topics
  • Scope and novelty of the workshop
  • Workshop organizer(s) and their qualifications
  • Format of workshop (1/2 day, 1 day)
  • Intended Program Committee (if relevant)
  • Highlights (e.g. keynotes, panels, other modes of discussion)
  • Expected number of participants
  • Details of any previous related workshops
  • Draft call for papers indicating the relevant topics

A tutorial should cover a single topic in detail, lasting either a full (two sessions of three hours) or half (one session of three hours) day. A tutorial may cover a particular GIScience topic in depth, or introduce emerging research areas. Workshop organizer(s) who wish to have their workshop's proceedings included in the GIScience electronic conference proceedings must submit a single volume PDF of their proceedings to Paolo Fogliaroni by August 25, 2014.
Tutorial proposals should be less than 2000 words, and must include:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Description of topics and relevance to GIScience community
  • Tutorial organizer(s) and their qualifications
  • Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day)
  • Tutorial outline, indicating overall learning objectives and individual course elements
  • Intended audience (introductory, advanced) and any background knowledge or skills required
  • Required materials (e.g. will you need internet access, lab access, specific software installed?)
  • Expected number of participants

All workshops and tutorial proposals should be submitted via e-mail to the Workshops Chair, Paolo Fogliaroni (paolo@geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at). All proposals will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Is the workshop/tutorial appropriate for GIScience?
  • Is the topic of the workshop/tutorial particularly timely or important?
  • Is the workshop/tutorial likely to attract sufficient participants?
  • Is the workshop/tutorial well designed and likely to achieve the stated goal(s)?
  • Are the organizers appropriate for the proposed topic?
  • Has a very similar workshop/tutorial been held in the recent past?
  • Workshop and Tutorial proposals due January 13, 2014 January 23, 2014
  • Workshop and Tutorial notification February 3, 2014 February 13, 2014
  • Proceedings/material submission for inclusion in the electronic conference proceedings: August 25, 2014

Workshops or tutorials which receive too few registrations by July 7, 2014 may be canceled by the local organizers.