Cancelled! Workshop on GIScience Contributions to Smart City Research (GISmart 2018)

Please join us for a workshop co-located with the GIScience 2018 conference in Melbourne, Australia on August 28, 2018.


The topic of smart city has attracted a growing interest of various stakeholders (research, local government and industry) in recent years. In essence, a smart city is about using advanced data processing to make city governance more efficient, citizens happier, businesses more prosperous and the environment more sustainable. GIScience, the science of geographic information, has a lot to offer to smart(er) cities. Geographic information is indeed a central component of urban planning, wayfinding and navigation, land management, weather forecasting, transportation planning, risk management, to name but a few. Geographic/spatial information also ties together scientific disciplines, and societal stakeholders in policy decisions. The time to get GIScience researchers discuss and ideate on the role of their field for smart city research is ripe. GIScience attendees will benefit from the contributions of a set of scholars who have been working on several dimensions of the citizen-centric smart city.

The workshop intends to collect contributions related to, and bring together scholars working on advancing six key areas where progress is still needed to realize a citizen-centric vision of smart city: deep citizen participation, data literacy and map literacy, pairing quantitative and qualitative data, adoption of open standards, the development of personal services, and the development of persuasive user interfaces.

Topics include:

  • Analysis of volunteered geographic information
  • Approaches to mitigate location privacy
  • Integration of quantitative and qualitative geographic data
  • Map literacy
  • Personalizing maps
  • Persuasive spatial interfaces
  • Spatial approaches to foster citizen participation
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of urban data
  • Use of open geospatial standards to make city services more efficient
  • User-centered design of interactive maps

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 22, 2018 Extended May 29, 2018 Cancelled!
  • Authors’ notification: June 22, 2018
  • Camera Ready: July 13, 2018

Submission & Reviewing

Papers must be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS format and submitted as PDF via EasyChair ( All submitted papers will be reviewed for the significance of their contributions (and their relevance to smart city research) by at least two members of the program committee. The review process is single-blind. The following types of contributions are welcome (figures and references count towards the page limits).

  • Full research papers (8-12 pages)
  • Position papers (6-8 pages)
  • Short research papers (4-6 pages)

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series. Presentation of accepted papers at the workshops is mandatory for the final inclusion in the workshop proceedings.

Program Committee (to be extended)

  • Andrea Ballatore, University of London
  • Thomas Bartoschek, University of Münster
  • Lars Bernard, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Piero Boccardo, Politecnico di Torino
  • Martha Patricia Bohorquez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Pedro Cabral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I of Castellón
  • Ana Cristina Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Sanjay Kumar Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Michael Gould, Universitat Jaume I of Castellón & ESRI
  • Roberto Henriques, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Gobe Hobona, Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Barbara Hofer, University of Salzburg
  • Shuanggen Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jitka Komarkova, Univerzita Pardubice
  • Tiago Oliveira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Frank Ostermann, University of Twente
  • Edzer Pebesma, University of Münster
  • Stéphane Roche, University of Laval
  • Bernd Resch, University of Salzburg
  • Simone Russo, European Commission Joint Research Center
  • Vitor Santos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Sven Schade, Joint Research Centre
  • Raja Sengupta, McGill University

Workshop organizers


GEO-C is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The funding period is January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018, Grant Agreement number 642332 — GEO-C — H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014.