The conference regularly brings together more than 300 international participants from academia, industry, and government to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in geographic information science. August 28, 2018 is dedicated to Workshops and Tutorials. The main conference takes place from August 29 to 31, 2018, and consists of two refereed paper tracks: Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts. This second track allows authors to choose between published short papers and unpublished extended abstracts.

The GIScience conference series has always had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. Papers advancing the field methodologically or theoretically are encouraged; papers strictly dealing with applications are discouraged. GIScience 2018 welcomes papers and proposals covering emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of geographic information science, including (but not limited to) the role of geographic information in geography, computer science, engineering, information science, linguistics, mathematics, cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, social science, and geostatistics.

From 2018 onwards, GIScience proceedings will be published in LIPIcs, the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics series. LIPIcs volumes are peer-reviewed and published according to the principle of open access, i.e., they are available online and free of charge. Each article is published under a Creative Commons CC BY license, where the authors retain their copyright. Also, each article is assigned a DOI and a URN. The digital archiving of each volume is done in cooperation with the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek/German National Library. A number of high-standing international conferences have already made the move to LIPIcs. Read More