GIScience 2012

  Seventh International Conference on Geographic Information Science

                        Columbus, OH, USA
                      September 18-21, 2012

                      SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

GIScience 2012 will be hosted in Columbus, Ohio, continuing the highly
successfully conference series that attracts leading researchers from a wide
spectrum of scientific research areas such as cognitive science, computer
science, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, information science,
mathematics, philosophy, psychology, social science, and statistics. We welcome
papers that cover emerging topics and basic research findings across all sectors
of geographic information science. The conference has a tradition of focusing on
emerging topics and basic research findings across all sectors of the field.

The main conference will be from September 19 to 21, 2012, and will have two
refereed paper tracks: full papers and extended abstracts. In addition, the
conference also includes a variety of workshops and tutorials on September 18,
covering cutting-edge topics in related fields of GIScience. As GIScience
focuses on advances in the fundamentals of Geographic Information Science,
submission of pure GIS application papers is discouraged.

* Full Paper Track

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) by Springer ( Manuscripts
must describe original work that has neither been previously published, nor is
currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be written in English according to
Springer LNCS formatting guidelines. The maximum number of pages is 14. For
detailed guidelines, see

Full papers due: February 6, 2012
Full paper notification: March 19, 2012

* Extended Abstracts Track

Extended abstracts of 1500 words, describing work in progress, will be
reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee and,
if accepted, selected for oral or poster presentation. Extended abstracts must
be written in English according to the formatting guidelines on the conference
web site at Accepted extended
abstracts will be published in a separate conference proceedings volume.

Extended abstracts due:  May 4, 2012
Extended abstracts notification: June 15, 2012

* Workshops and Tutorials

GIScience 2012 pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be held on September
18, 2012 at the Ohio State University campus.  These are complementary fora to
the main conference. Workshops should provide a platform for presenting and
discussing ideas in a less-formal and more open way than is possible in a
conference setting. A tutorial may cover a particular GIScience topic in depth,
or introduce emerging research areas. See more details at

Workshop/tutorial proposals due: January 9, 2012
Workshop/tutorial notification: January 30, 2012