Announcement Date: September 18th 2019
While the field of Geographical Information Science has achieved progress in many aspects, some questions related to the cultural and geographical aspects of geo-information still remain open, e.g. can GIScience produce generalizable methods or rules that exist above and beyond the context of geography and culture? How can geography and culture be formalized and included in geo-information developments? How geo-cultural contexts shape methods and research in the field? In what ways can societal impacts such as effects on privacy or on equality be considered within GIScience developments? This special issue aims to further explore these questions in light of the increasing availability of global geographical datasets, such as remote sensing data and OpenStreetMap, and the development of methods that attempt to utilize such datasets in a generic manner, e.g. machine-learning approaches. Thus, this special issue adopts a solution-oriented approach, considering how the geo-cultural aspects of data production and use can be integrated into methodological developments and asking what are the borders for producing general principles and approaches when working with geographical datasets and GIScience tools.
Accordingly, we seek high-quality contributions that study issues related, but not limited, to:
The submission deadline is 15 January 2020
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the authors guidelines and submitted via the journal’s submission system . Please mark your manuscript as part of the special issue while submitting. All submissions will go through a peer-review process, in accordance with the regular requirements of Transactions in GIS.
Questions and inquiries should be referred, by email, to Dr. Tessio Novack: email@example.com
A PDF version of this Call for Papers is available if you would like to print it and place it on your departmental noticeboard or link to from other web-based sources.
The GeoCultGIS workshop is now over . We retain the information below for a historical record of the event.
While some geo-datasets offer global coverage and spatial methods attempt to be generic, applications are considerably of local nature. Furthermore, local geographic and social-cultural idiosyncrasies lead to heterogeneity in data production practices and interpretation of abstract geographical concepts. These are limiting factors for the transferability of methods and theoretical approaches. While long acknowledged, these challenges are still pending solutions and questions regarding conceptual, formal, and operational approaches for considering the cultural and geographical aspects of geo-information remain open.
By bringing together researchers dealing with social-cultural and geographical aspects related to the production, usage and analysis of geo-information, the GeoCultGIS full-day workshop offers an opportunity for an inclusive and open discussion on the general conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches for tackling such issues. This workshop will promote and advance the exchange of information and knowledge on the matter through keynote talks, short paper presentations and open discussion rounds.
Accepted contributions will be published in an open-access repository as proceedings including unique DOIs. Furthermore, the workshop’s organizing team is organizing a special issue based on the contributions to the workshop which will appear in Transactions in GIS. More details will appear shortly.
|Introduction||09:15-09:45||GeoCultGIS workshop: Motivations, Aims, and Structure|
Speaker: Tessio Novack, Heidelberg University
Identifying and Designing Effects
Chair: Tessio Novack, Heidelberg University
|09:45-10:10|| Spatial Crowdsourcing Services, a Means to Protect the Community, Create New
Geographical Features and Improve the Level of Spatial Data Effectiveness in Society|
Speaker: Hooshang Eivazy, Toosi University of Technology
|10:15-10:40||The Institutional Contexts of Volunteered Geographic Information Production: A
Quantitative Exploration of OpenStreetMap Data|
Speaker: Yair Grinberger, Heidelberg University
|10:45-11:00||Panel Discussion: Geoinformation as a Geo-Cultural Product and Effect|
Representation and Translation
Chair: Yair Grinberger, Heidelberg University
|11:30-11:55||Are Streets Indicative of Place Types?
Speaker: Rui Zhu, UC Santa Barbara
|12:00-12:25||The Representation of Urban Green Spaces in OpenStreetMap|
Speaker: Christina Ludwig, Heidelberg University
|12:30-12:45||Panel Discussion: Measuring and Working over Geo-Cultural Differences|
|General Discussion||12:45-13:30||The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geoinformation: Towards a Research
Moderator: Michael Schultz, Heidelberg University
|General Discussion (Continued)||14:30-15:50||The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geoinformation: Towards a Research
Moderator: Michael Schultz, Heidelberg University
|Concluding Remarks by the Organzing Group||15:50-16:00|
|Conclusion of workshop (and coffee break)||16:00-16:30|
We encourage participants to submit conceptual, methodological, or empirical short papers (up to 3000 words manuscripts) discussing the cultural and geographical aspects of geo-information, in particular, but not limited to, subjects such as:
The papers should be submitted by May 13th, 2019, directly via e-mail, to Dr. Tessio Novack: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors are requested to follow the formatting guidelines for short paper submissions on the AGILE 2019 call for papers page and use the Word .doc template or the Word .docx template
The GeoCultGIS 2019 workshop will be organised and co-chaired by:
Any of the organisers will be happy to answer any queries or questions you have regarding the workshop.