The Conference has a number of aims:
The sponsors of this conference include: the AGI, RRL.Net, Taylor & Francis, Ltd. and GeoInformation International.
The University, founded in 1583, is centrally located, within walking distance of Waverley railway station. Edinburgh is also easily reached via road from the South, and the airport is serviced by an hourly shuttle from London's Heathrow, with direct flights from several other UK and European cities.
The conference will be preceded by a one-day Young Researchers Forum organised by the University of Edinburgh on behalf of RRL.net. Further details will be announced when available.
The GISRUK series builds on an interdisciplinary foundation, and regularly draws participants from most of the disciplines which make up the field of GIS, including Archaeology, Computer Science, Geography, Surveying, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geomatics.
The conference programme will reflect this diversity.
Researchers wishing to present papers are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 1500 words describing the work, its significance and a short list of references. Abstracts will be reviewed by a Programme Committee selected from the Steering and the Local Organising Committees. Principal authors should also submit a 50 word biography, which should indicate their stage of career. This biography will be used initially to ensure a good mix of young and established researchers presenting at the conference, but will also be bound with the abstracts and given to attendees. In addition to paper copy, both extended abstract and biography are required in Microsoft Word format on a PC (MSDOS formatted) disk. Any illustrations must be included in the Word document.
Authors should state clearly if they wish to nominate a mode of presentation. Otherwise, if accepted, authors will be invited to present the work as a paper, a poster or a demonstration subject at the discretion of the Programme Committee. Note that provision will be made for 'short papers' of 10 minutes, in one or more conference sessions.
Authors should bring multiple copies of the full version of their paper (up to 5000 words) to the conference, for dissemination to participants.
Authors wishing to have their papers considered for inclusion in 'Innovations in GIS 6', to be published by Taylor & Francis, must give a copy of the full version of their paper to their session chair at the conference. The paper and all diagrams must also be provided as a Microsoft Word file on a PC (MSDOS formatted disk) at this time. Only a proportion of papers can be included in the book, and thus a further refereeing process will be undertaken at that stage.
15th December 1997 Deadline for extended abstracts 26th January 1998 Notification of acceptance 31st March 1998 Receipt of full paper
Bruce M. Gittings GISRUK'98 Abstract Submission University of Edinburgh Department of Geography Drummond Street Edinburgh EH8 9XP United Kingdom FAX: +44 (0)131 650 2524 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbstracts should include the postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the principal author.
Note that the principal means of communication used by the conference organisers will be email. Abstract and Biographies passed as email attachments are acceptable in lieu of sending a floppy disk.
Steve Carver University of Leeds Jane Drummond University of Glasgow Peter Fisher University of Leicester Bruce Gittings University of Edinburgh Peter Halls University of York Gary Higgs University of Wales at Cardiff Zarine Kemp University of Kent David Kidner University of Glamorgan David Martin University of Southampton David Parker University of Newcastle
Bruce Gittings (Chair) Steve Dowers Bob Hodgart Nick Hulton Roger Kirby William Mackaness David Macleod Tim Malthus Chris Place Neil Stuart Fran Taylor
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/gisruk/gisruk.htmlThis page will be kept up-to-date from year-to-year with the details of the latest GISRUK conference.
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