The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIScience audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognized scientists they will find a vibrant community from academia, business, and education ready to embrace new ideas and explore new research directions. GI_Forum runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT (www.agit.at). The two symposia share some 1200 participants, the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social events.
Themes & Application Fields.
The GI_Forum communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships. We expect researchers from these fields to interact closely and benefit from each other. Keynotes by Sarah Elwood, Josef Strobl, Geoff Zeiss and Francis Harvey support the general topic. Keynote speakers will be available for additional discussion with young researchers.
We welcome theoretical, technical and empirical work. Topics within the special focus include, but are not limited to:
- Spatial Data Infrastructures
- GIScience & Target Group Specific Design
- Mobility and Safety
- Spatial Information & Society
- Critical GIS / Cartography
- Education for Spatial Citizenship
- Spatial Thinking in Education
- Learning Environments for Secondary Education
- Outreach Initiatives
We will accept online submissions only at www.gi-forum.org. Publication will be both hardcopy and online (see http://gispoint.de, choose year 2012 and English language for the most recent proceedings).