The Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science is hosted by Vienna University of Technology, Austria. GIScience 2014 continues a highly successful series of conferences started in 2000 that regularly brings together more than 200 international participants from academia, industry, and government organizations to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in Geographic Information Science.
September 23, 2014 is dedicated to Workshops and Tutorial. The main conference takes place from September 24 to 26, 2014, and offers two distinct submission streams: Full Papers and Extended Abstracts.
GIScience conference series has always had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. GIScience 2014 strongly welcomes articles and proposals covering emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of Geographic Information Science. The submission of papers dealing with GIS applications is discouraged.

Contributions are invited on all topics spanning disciplines cognate to Geographic Information Science, including (but not limited to):

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

Full Papers

Full papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee. High-quality submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series by Springer. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be written in English according to Springer LNCS formatting guidelines and should not exceed 15 pages (including title, figures, and references). Full papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website by February 10, 2014 February 24, 2014 .

Extended Abstracts

Extended abstracts of up to 1500 words (including title, figures, and references), describing work in progress, will be screened by at least three members of the international program committee. Accepted extended abstract will be selected for oral or poster presentation and published in a separate conference proceedings volume. Extended abstracts must be written in English according to this formatting guidelines and submitted in PDF format through the Easychair website by May 5, 2014 May 15, 2014 .

Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops and tutorials provide complementary discussion environments for presenting and discussing ideas in a less formal and more open way than is possible at the main conference. Such environments provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present work-in-progress and get detailed feedback. Workshops and tutorials are welcome on all topics of interest to GIScience attendees and should be focused either on in-depth topics or on novel and emerging research areas. For details on the submission format see the Call for Workshops & Tutorials. Workshop and tutorial proposals must be written in English and submitted via email to by January 13, 2014 .

  • Workshop and Tutorial proposals due January 13, 2014 January 23, 2014
  • Workshop and Tutorial notification February 3, 2014 February 13, 2014
  • Full papers due February 10, 2014 February 24, 2014
  • Full paper notification April 12, 2014 April 18, 2014
  • Extended abstracts due May 5, 2014 May15, 2014
  • Full paper camera-ready due May 25, 2014
  • Extended abstract notification June 16, 2014 June 23, 2014
  • Presenter registration (full-papers) July 24, 2014
  • Presenter registration (extended-abstracts) August 11, 2014
  • Extended abstract camera-ready due August 11, 2014

2000 - Savannah, GA, USA

2002 - Boulder, CO, USA

2004 - College Park, MD, USA

2006 - Munster, Germany

2008 - Park City, UT, USA

2010 - Zurich, Switzerland

2012 - Columbus, OH, USA

2014 - Vienna, Austria

2016 - Montreal, Canada