GI-Forum 2013 - Creating the GISociety

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  • The University of Salzburg hosts again the international GI community from July 2 - 5, 2013 in Salzburg, Austria: The interdisciplinary GI_Forum 2013 attracts an international GIScience audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognized scientists they will find a vibrant community from academia, business, and education ready to embrace new ideas and explore new research directions.

    GI_Forum runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT. The two symposia share some 1200 participants, the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social events.

    The GI_Forum communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships. We expect researchers from these fields to interact closely and benefit from each other. This year our keynote speakers Sarah Elwood, Josef Strobl, Geoff Zeiss and Francis Harvey support the general topic. Keynote speakers will be available for additional discussion with young researchers.

    Conference Topics

    • Spatial Data Infrastructures
    • GIScience & Target Group Specific Design
    • Mobility and Safety
    • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring
    • Spatial Information & Society
    • Critical GIS / Cartography
    • Education for Spatial Citizenship
    • Spatial Thinking in Education
    • Outreach Initiatives

    Special workshop “Ecosystem and Biodiversity Montoring”: We especially welcome papers and posters that demonstrate experiences and solutions in dealing with EO-based ecosystem and biodiversity monitoring. Further information

    Awards and Grants

    ESRI-digital:earth Stipends:

    A total of 5 conference stipends, sponsored by ESRI & digital:earth:at are available for outstanding international contributions from MSc./PhD/PostDoc researchers. These stipends are 400€ each and will typically cover both the conference fees and accommodation during the conference. Stipends are available for full-paper contributions in English only. They are awarded based on the results of an international review process.

    Best Student Paper Award


    Confirmation of student enrolment at a higher education institution. Non-student co-authors are prohibited. Oral presentation at GI_Forum 2013 in Salzburg.


    Full paper submission according to the formatting guidelines and written in good quality English. The paper will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. All deadlines apply. Please also include a short Curriculum Vita.

    GI Trophy Award

    The student trophy award ceremony is scheduled during the Thursday night social event. The GI Trophy includes: a certificate, free symposium participation for the upcoming year, and a grant worth € 350.-


    The student paper will be published in the GI_Forum proceedings.


    For more than 20 years, AGIT EXPO has served the purpose of bringing users of Geoinformatics and industry leaders in technologies, services and solutions together, representing the world of spatial IT. GI_Forum visitors also have access to the Exhibition of Applied Geoinformatics and multiple product presentations, orientation seminars and special fora.


    • GIS Solutions for Industries
    • Data Capture and Surveying
    • Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Lasers canning
    • Geodata: Distribution and Management
    • Spatial Data Infrastructure
    • Spatial Analysis and Modelling
    • Visualization and Digital Cartography
    • Web Services and Internet GIS
    • Mobile Solutions and Location Based Services
    • GIS Software and Application Development
    • Surveying Instruments and DGPS/GPS
    • Higher Education and Distance Learning Programs
    • Literature and professional Media
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