Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Monika Sester

Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Leibniz University Hannover
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Interests: Multiscale data, Data integration, Trajectory mining, Traffic data analysis, Integrated analysis of VGI data, Machine learning and deep learning
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stephan Winter

Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: Spatial cognitive engineering and intelligent systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Amy Griffin

RMIT Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: cartography, geovisualization, cognitive issues in geographic information, health geography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Tenth International Conference on Geographic Information Science was held in Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 August 2018. Hosted at RMIT University in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, GIScience 2018, the flagship conference in the field of geographic information science continues a highly successful conference series, which started in 2000. The conference regularly brings together more than 200 international participants from academia, industry, and government to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in geographic information science. The GIScience conference series has always had a focus on fundamental research themes and questions. Papers are typically advancing the field methodologically or theoretically.

GIScience 2018 carefully selected 105 papers for presentation: 17 full papers, 56 short papers and 32 extended abstracts. The full papers and short papers are published in the proceedings, which are available open-access from LIPIcs (www.dagstuhl.de/lipics), Volume 114. Additionally, a number of international workshops were held in conjunction with GIScience 2018. Authors are now invited to contribute to this special journal issue by papers that have not yet been published (coming out of the extended abstracts), or that are considerable extensions of the already published work presented at the conference (coming out of short papers or full papers). In the latter case the extension must justify another publication and must be explained in the submission letter.


Contributions, in line with the conference, will cover a wide range of disciplines related to Geographic Information Science, including:

  •     Geography
  •     Cognitive science
  •     Computer science
  •     Engineering
  •     Information science
  •     Linguistics
  •     Mathematics
  •     Philosophy
  •     Psychology
  •     Social science
  •     (Geo)Statistics
  •     Data science

In addition, GIScience 2018 welcomed papers covering emerging topics, such as:

  •     GIScience of the Internet of Things
  •     GeoSemantic Web
  •     GIScience in mobility, including autonomous vehicles
  •     Advances in geosimulation
  •     GIScience and location privacy
  •     Spatial Big Data
  •     (Deep) Machine Learning

Some of these topics are covered in the conference workshops. This Special Issue also invites papers from the GIScience 2018 workshops. 

Prof. Dr. Monika Sester
Prof. Dr. Stephan Winter
Dr. Amy Griffin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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