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The Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science is co-organized by McGill University, Université Laval, and University of Saskatchewan. GIScience 2016 continues a highly successful series of conferences started in 2000 that regularly brings together approximately 300 international participants from academia, industry, and government organizations to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in Geographic Information Science.

September 27, 2016 is dedicated to Workshops and Tutorials. The main conference takes place from September 28 to 30, 2016, and consists of two refereed paper tracks: Full Papers and Short Peer-Reviewed Papers. Accepted Full Papers have now been published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9927 . Short Papers have been published in a proceedings that will be available to attendees and will have a permalink after the conference.

The GIScience conference series always has had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. Papers advancing the field methodologically or theoretically are encouraged; papers strictly dealing with applications are discouraged.


General Chairs:

  • Renee Sieber, McGill University
  • Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Jennifer Miller, University of Texas-Austin
  • David O’Sullivan, University of California-Berkeley
  • Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Workshop & Tutorial Co-Chairs:

  • Steven Farber, University of Toronto
  • Michael Widener, University of Toronto

Local Organization Chair:

  • Raja Sengupta, McGill University

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

  • Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Université Laval
  • Gaurav Sinha, Ohio University

Logistical Support:

  • Jing Hoon Teo, McGill University

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Suthee (Peck) Sangiambut, McGill University

Conference Topics

Contributions are invited from a wide range of disciplines related to Geographic Information Science, including :

  • Geography
  • Cognitive science
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Information science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social science
  • (Geo)Statistics
  • Data science

We welcome traditional topics in GIScience. We also encourage papers on new and emergent fields as well as under-represented fields, including:

  • GIScience of the Internet of Things
  • GeoSemantic Web
  • Sensor Geomatics
  • Critical GIS
  • Locational aspects of autonomous aerial and ground-based vehicles
  • Advances in Geosimulation Modeling

Important Dates

  • Workshop and Tutorial proposals due CLOSED
  • Workshop and 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 papers due CLOSED
  • Short peer-reviewed papers notification Authors notified
  • Short peer-reviewed papers camera-ready due CLOSED