The Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science will be held in Montreal, Canada.

GIScience 2016 continues a highly successful series of conferences started in 2000, highlighting cutting edge research that pushes the boundaries of geospatial analysis. Held every two years and alternating between US and Europe, this is the first time that a venue has been selected in Canada. GIScience conferences regularly brings together about 300 international participants from academia, industry, and government organizations to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in Geographic Information Science.

The 9th conference will be held in Montreal and co-organized by McGill University, Université Laval and University of Saskatchewan, from September 27 to 30, 2016. The first day will be dedicated to workshops and tutorials and will be followed by the main conference.  GIScience conference series has always had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. GIScience 2016 will strongly welcomes articles and proposals covering emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of Geographic Information Science.

CHANGES THIS YEAR: We’ve changed the name of the extended abstract to short peer-reviewed papers. This is done in recognition that some may find it difficult to explain (to graduate supervisors, department chairs, bosses) what is an extended abstract and how it is actually rigourous. Also, in recognition that we value oral presentations as much as poster presentations, we will make no distinction in the short peer-reviewed papers proceedings as to the presentation medium.

Important dates


Workshop &Tutorial proposals due CLOSED
Workshop & Tutorial notification Proposers notified


Full papers due CLOSED
Full paper notification Authors notified
Full paper camera-ready and copyright notice due CLOSED


Short peer-reviewed paper due CLOSED
Short peer-reviewed paper notification 06-Jul-16
Short peer-reviewed paper camera-ready due 10-Aug-16