GI_Forum 2015 Issues First Call for Papers - 07/11/2014


The GI_Forum 2015, taking place from 7-10 July in Salzburg, Austria, will provide a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds in an ongoing effort to support the creation of an informed GISociety. Prominent keynote speakers will highlight new developments, offer insights into trends and visions, and at the same time be available for the Young Researchers' Corner for more individualised interaction with young researchers.

Bearing in mind different perspectives from a variety of professions, presentations, workshops and exhibitions will concentrate on innovations in education, science and technologies, in the spatial domain and their possible contribution to a more just, ethical and sustainable society.

At the 2015 edition, the GI_Forum will host a number of specialty sessions, tracks and workshops:

  • School on the cloud - Special Track. The reviewing committee  welcome papers and posters that focus on the (dis)advantages of cloud-based geoinformation for (secondary and postsecondary) learning or cloud-based environments for GI related education. Invited are both best practice examples, or research papers on specific competence models.

  • EO-based support of Humanitarian Operations (EO4Hum) - Special Workshop within “Global Change” track. The committee especially welcomes papers and posters demonstrating experiences and solutions using Earth observation (EO) methods and tools to support humanitarian operations.

  • Geoinformation for Public Health / Health GIS – Special Session. Most public health aspects include a clear spatial dimension, spatial analysis, GIS, remote sensing and spatial statistics have recently advanced in tackling efforts to benefit the health of populations at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. This special session welcomes contributions from related research and application fields, including new methods, tools and technologies for geospatial health, spatial epidemiology and health/medical geography. The sessions will be complemented by and coordinated with additional HealthGIS sessions at the German speaking AGIT conference

  • Hydrology GIS - Special Workshop "GI Science in Hydrology". The committee welcomes papers and posters that demonstrate experiences and solutions in dealing with spatial-temporal approaches in hydrological ground- and surface water applications with a special focus on nutrient modelling.

GI_Forum is organised by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT. The two symposia share the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social events.

Last updated: 14/12/2019