GIScience 2012 7th International Conference on Geographic Information Science Columbus, Ohio, USA, September 18-21, 2012 (http://www.giscience.org) CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS In conjunction with the GIScience 2012 meeting one day of workshops and tutorials will be held on September 18, immediately prior to the main conference. WORKSHOPS: 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. Thus, they should provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present work in progress and obtain detailed feedback, and should have ample time allocated for discussion and participation by all attendees. Workshops are welcome in all topics of interest to GIScience attendees, with the proviso that new and emerging areas of research are especially welcome. Workshop organizers are responsible for compilation of PDF workshop proceedings. If these are received, as a single volume, by 21st of July, they will be included in the electronic conference proceedings for distribution to workshop and conference attendees. Workshop proposals should be less than 1500 words, and must include the following: * Title of the workshop * Description of topics * Scope and novelty of the workshop * Workshop organizer(s) and their qualifications * Format of workshop (1/2 day, 1 day) * Intended Program Committee if relevant * Highlights (e.g. keynotes, panels, other modes of discussion) * Expected number of participants * Details of any previous related workshops * Draft call for papers indicating the relevant topics TUTORIALS: Tutorials was a successful innovation for GIScience 2010. A tutorial should cover a single topic in detail, lasting either a full (two sessions of three hours) or half (one session of three hours) day. A tutorial may cover a particular GIScience topic in depth, or introduce emerging research areas. Tutorial organizers are responsible for compilation of tutorial readers. If these are received by August 17, 2012, they will be included in the electronic conference proceedings for distribution to tutorial and conference attendees. Tutorial proposals should be less than 2000 words, and must address all of the following issues: * Title of the tutorial * Description of topics and relevance to GIScience community * Tutorial organizer(s) and their qualifications * Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day) * Tutorial outline, indicating overall learning objectives and individual course elements * Intended audience (introductory, advanced) and any background knowledge or skills required * Required materials (e.g. will you need internet access, lab access, specific software installed?) * Expected number of participants SUBMISSION: All workshops and tutorial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Workshops Chair, Ola Ahlqvist (email@example.com). All proposals will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee. EVALUATION CRITERIA: Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria: - Is the workshop/tutorial appropriate for GIScience? - Is the topic of the workshop/tutorial particularly timely or important? - Is the workshop/tutorial likely to attract sufficient participants? - Is the workshop/tutorial well designed and likely to achieve the stated goal(s)? - Are the organizers appropriate for the proposed topic? - Has a very similar workshop/tutorial been held in the recent past? IMPORTANT DATES: * Workshop and tutorial proposals due: January 9, 2012 * Workshop and tutorial notification: January 30, 2012 * Deadline for workshop/tutorial organizers to submit workshop proceedings and tutorial materials, as a single volume, for inclusion in the electronic conference proceedings: August 17, 2012 IMPORTANT NOTE: Workshops or tutorials which receive less than 10 registrations by the 30th of June may be cancelled by the local organizers.