GISRUK 2010 – paper deadline approaching

3 11 2009

UCL is hosting this year’s GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference, mostly because I landed them with it. As a result I’m co-chairing this with Muki Haklay at UCL. We hope to attract the regular GISRUK crowd but also to bring in a slightly wider audience of people whose disciplines use or connect to GIS. The paper deadline is approaching at the end of this month, so now’s the time to get writing.

GISRUK is an annual, academic conference series that has been running since 1993. It’s a relatively informal conference and aims to be a good place for PhD students and others to make their first presentations in academic GIS. GISRUK traditionally just takes extended abstracts – the best contributions are invited to go on to be written up as full papers or book chapters. While it focuses on the UK academic GIS community, we usually have people from around Europe and further afield attending. Nor are we exclusive to academics – abstracts are judged on their merits and anyone is free to attend.

Our overarching theme this year be “Global Challenges”. As is usual with GISRUK we welcome papers across the range of contemporary GIS research but we will particularly welcome papers in the following themes:
  • Crime and Place
  • Environmental Change
  • Migration and Identity
  • Intelligent Transport
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • London as a global city
  • The geoweb and neo-geography
  • Open GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information
More details of the call for papers, abstract format, and the submission URL can all be found on the conference website:  The closing date for abstracts is Friday 27th November 2009.
We also have a Twitter id, GISRUK2010 you can follow for updates.



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