Call for Workshops and Tutorials: GIScience 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland, September 14-17, 2010

This year GIScience will host one-day workshops and tutorials on the 14th of September, immediately prior to the conference.

Workshops

Workshops should provide a platform for presenting and discussing ideas in a less-formal and more open way than is possible in a conference setting. Thus, they should provide an exce llent opportunity for young researchers to present work and obtain detailed feedback, and should have ample time allocated for discussion and participation by all attendees. Workshops are welcome in all topics of interest to GIScience attendees, with the proviso that new and emerging areas of research are especially welcome. Workshop organisers are responsible for compilation of PDF workshop proceedings. If these are received, as a single volume, by 21st of July, they will be included in the electronic conference proceedings for distribution to workshop and conference attendees.

Workshop proposals should be less than 1500 words, and must include the following:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Description of topics
  • Scope and novelty of the workshop
  • Workshop organiser(s) and their qualifications
  • Format of workshop (1/2 day, 1 day)
  • Intended Programme Committee if relevant
  • Highlights (e.g. keynotes, panels, other modes of discussion)
  • Expected number of participants
  • Details of any previous related workshops
  • Draft call for papers indicating the relevant topics

Tutorials

Tutorials are an innovation for GIScience. A tutorial should cover a single topic in detail, lasting either a full (two sessions of three hours) or half (one session of three hours) day. A tutorial may cover a particular GIScience topic in depth, or introduce emerging research areas. Tutorial organisers are responsible for compilation of tutorial readers. If these are received by the 21st of July, they will be included in the electronic conference proceedings for distribution to tutorial and conference attendees.

Tutorial proposals should be less than 2000 words, and must address all of the following issues:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Description of topics and relevance to GIScience community
  • Tutorial organiser(s) and their qualifications
  • Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day)
  • Tutorial outline, indicating overall learning objective s and individual course elements
  • Intended audience (introductory, advanced) and any background knowledge or skills required
  • Required materials (e.g. will you need internet access, lab access, specific software installed?)
  • Expected number of participants

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