We are eager to announce that the 26th annual GIScience Research UK conference will be held at the University of Leicester on 17-20 April 2018Sponsorship opportunities now are available.

Submissions to this conference are in the format of a 1,500-word extended abstract. All submitted abstracts will be subject to peer review, and the accepted submissions will be allocated for oral presentation or poster sessions. A first call for papers will be published in the forthcoming weeks. The closing date for the submission is on December 15th, 2017.

The conference will welcome papers covering all aspects of theoretical and applied Geographic Information Science, including (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • Applications of GIS (e.g. archaeology, criminology, health, retail, sustainability)
  • Big data and data science
  • Cartography and map design
  • Critical GIS
  • Digital geographies
  • Environmental GIS
  • GeoComputation
  • GeoVisualisation
  • GeoDemographics
  • Geographic information retrieval
  • GIScience pedagogy
  • Information geographies
  • Location-Based Services
  • Open-source GIS
  • Participatory GIS and citizen science
  • Photogrammetry
  • Qualitative GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Spatial statistics
  • Transport systems
  • Urban GIS
  • Uncertainty and error in GIS
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Web GIS