Call for Papers: GIS Research UK (GISRUK2015)

We’re hosting the next GISRUK conference (#GISRUK2015) in Leeds and have just published the call for papers. For more info see the GISRUK2015 website or follow @GISRUK on Twitter.

We welcome colleagues to the 23rd GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference. The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

#GISRUK2015 will be hosted by the University of Leeds’ School of Geography in the Faculty of Environment. The conference will take place on the 15th – 17th April 2015.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 7th November 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 2015
Conference dates: 15th – 17th April 2015

Conference Themes
In recognition of the recently funded £6M+ ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre, we are especially interested in abstracts on our main conference theme:

Big Data and the Future of GIS.

We also welcome submissions on all aspects of methodological, applied or theoretical GIS and, in particular, our other conference topics:

Health and Wellbeing
Crime and Policing
Retail Geography
Transport Systems
Environmental GIS and Hazards
Uncertainty and Error
Energy and Sustainability
Spatial Analysis and Visualisation
Geodemographics and Population
Historical applications of GIS

If you are unsure about the relevance of your paper, please contact the conference chair ( ).

Abstract Submission
We invite submission of extended abstracts (up to 1500 words). All abstracts will be peer reviewed; accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and some will have the opportunity to be written up as full papers and submitted to a special issue of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy.

Papers must be submitted as pdf files (without restrictions) and follow the GISRUK style guidelines. Templates are available for MS Word and LaTeX on the conference web site:

Papers must include a short abstract (up to 100 words) and up to 5 keywords or phrases.  These must be copied into the ‘Abstract’ and ‘Keywords’ boxes in EasyChair .

For further information, please contact the conference chair ( )