[get as pdf for dissemination – GIScience2018CallforWorkshops]

10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science
Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 August 2018

August 28, 2018 is dedicated to Workshops, tutorials and symposia. We are seeking submissions for full- or half-day Workshops, Tutorials, and Symposia on either specialized topics or on emergent research fields that will be of interest to GIScience attendees.

Workshops on a selected a topic of interest provide an opportunity for researchers to present work in progress and obtain detailed feedback, with time allocated for discussion and participation by all attendees, while tutorials and symposia interactively address a single topic in depth.


To submit a workshop proposal, please prepare:

  1. A 1-page (max) PDF document that includes:
    • Title of the workshop
    • Workshop organizer(s) and their qualifications;
    • Format of workshop (full or half day);
    • Previous related workshops (if any);
    • Description of topic, rationale, and reason why this is relevant to GIScience 2018 attendees;
    • Scope and novelty of the workshop;
    • Highlights (e.g., keynotes, panels, and other modes of discussion and participation);
  2. An Appendix with: the intended program committed, brief timeline of planned workshop activities, expected number of participants, technical equipment and supplies required
  3. A draft Call for Participation to be used to advertise the workshop on the GIScience 2018 conference website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have identified an interesting topic and would like to suggest a workshop, but have not been able to find collaborators, contact the Workshops Chair, Dr Maria Vasardani (mvasardani@unimelb.edu.au) for a discussion and potentially matching suggestions.


To submit a tutorial proposal, please prepare:

  1. A 1-page (max) pdf document that includes:
    • Title of the tutorial/symposium
    • Organizer(s) and their qualifications
    • Format of tutorial/symposium (half or full day)
    • Description of topic and relevance to GIScience community
    • Tutorial/symposium outline, indicating overall learning objectives and individual course elements
    • Description of timeline and activities
    • Intended audience (e.g., novice or advanced) and background knowledge/skills required
    • Required materials (e.g., Internet access, specific software installed, facilitated discussion material, etc.)
    • Expected number of participants
  2. A Tutorial/Symposium Description to be used to advertise the tutorial on the GIScience 2018 conference website.


  • Is it on an appropriate topic for GIScience?
  • Is the activity particularly timely or important?
  • Is it likely to attract sufficient participants?
  • Is it well-designed and likely to achieve the stated goal(s)?
  • Are the organizers appropriate for the proposed topic?
  • Have similar workshops/tutorials/symposia been held in the recent past, and if so how does the proposal relate to those previous activities?


All workshops and tutorial proposals (as a single PDF document), as well as related questions, should be submitted via e-mail to the Workshops Chair Dr Maria Vasardani (mvasardani@unimelb.edu.au). The chair, along with at least two other members of the Organising Committee will review all proposals.

  • Workshops and Tutorials/Symposia proposals due January 14, 2018
  • Workshops and Tutorials/Symposia notification February 2, 2018

**Accepted workshops and tutorials/symposia whose organizers wish to have the proceedings included in the GIScience digital conference proceedings must submit a single volume PDF of their proceedings to the Workshop Chair by August 1, 2018.