GIS RESEARCH UK: 6th National Conference
31st March - 2nd April 1998, University of Edinburgh, UK.
*** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***
Following the success of earlier conferences in this series, the Steering and
Local Organising Committees have pleasure in announcing the sixth annual GIS
The Conference has a number of aims:
- to act as a focus for GIS research in the UK
- to provide a mechanism for the announcement and publication
of GIS research
- to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of
- to promote active collaboration amongst UK researchers from
diverse parent disciplines
- to provide a framework in which postgraduate students can
see their work in a national context
The GISRUK'98 Research Conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh
situated in the heart of the Scottish Capital. Edinburgh is a beautiful city,
reknown for its historic architecture, stunning vistas and as a centre for the
Arts, with all of the facilities one would expect of a capital city.
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.
Conference Format and Features
The conference will be preceded by a one-day Young Researchers Forum organised
by the University of Edinburgh on behalf of RRL.net.
- AGI/NGDF Plenary Lecture: Nancy Tosta, USA
- Taylor & Francis Lecture: Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak, The Netherlands
- Refereed Research Presentatations
- National Geospatial Data Framework Research Issues Discussion Forum
- Poster Displays and Software Demonstrations
- Round Table Discussions on Current Issues in GIS
- Prize (£200) for Best Presentation by a Young Reseacher (donated
by Know Edge Ltd.)
- Publisher's Exhibition
- Traditional Scottish Whisky Tasting
The sessions at GISRUK'98 are likely to include:
- GIS on the Web
- Terrain Modelling
- Spatial Analysis
- Environmental Modelling
- Spatio-Temporal GIS
- Error and Uncertainty
The GISRUK Steering Committee are enormously grateful to the following
organisations who have generously supported GISRUK'98:
(Correct at 19th March, 1998)
- The Association for Geographic Information (AGI)
- Taylor & Francis Ltd.
- Oxford University Press
- National Geospatial Data Framework
- Know Edge Ltd
- ESRI (UK) Ltd
- PCI Geomatics Ltd.
- Experian Ltd.
- Whitbread Plc.
- CACI Ltd.
- GeoInformation International
The GISRUK fee structure has been designed to promote the attendance of
students and young researchers, and to foster a community atmosphere for
discussion during the conference.
The conference will run from 13.00 Hrs on Tuesday 31st March until
approximately 13.30 Hrs on Thursday 2nd April 1998.
- FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: £165
- FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Without Accommodation) £120
- STUDENT REGISTRATION: £110
- STUDENT REGISTRATION (Without Accommodation): £75
FULL and STUDENT rate include B & B Accommodation for 2 nights, conference
registration, proceedings (extended abstracts), lunch (Day 2 only), evening
meals, teas, coffees and the whisky tasting. Rate without accommodation
excludes B & B accommodation only.
STUDENTS must please send evidence of their full-time student status.
Please register early, we can take only limited numbers and cannot guarantee
a place to those registering after 16th March 1998. Full joining instructions
will be sent to participants in advance of the conference.
MASTERCARD or VISA CREDIT CARD registrations should be submitted directly via
fill-in form on the GISRUK web site.
This minimises administration for
Registrations accompanied by a CHEQUE (which should be in Pounds Sterling and
made payable to 'The University of Edinburgh') must be sent to:
Lister Postgraduate Institute
University of Edinburgh
11 Hill Square
Edinburgh EH8 9DR
Enquiries relating to conference registrations, payments, additional
accommodation requirements, joining arrangements and special needs should be
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 2810 or +44 (0)131 650 8086
FAX: +44 (0)131 662 0580
For other enquiries, please email to email@example.com
There is an
online registration procedure available for credit card
holders. For those wishing to pay by cheque, please use the same form.
You will be prompted to print and snail-mail it, once complete.
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
Local Organising Committee
Bruce Gittings (Chair) Sandra Cowie
Steve Dowers Bob Hodgart
Nick Hulton Roger Kirby
Andy Lewis William Mackaness
David Macleod Tim Malthus
Chris Place Neil Stuart
Fran Taylor Alistair Towers
World Wide Web Page
The GISRUK conference series maintains a permanent web page at:
Bookmark this page now; it will be kept up-to-date from year-to-year
with details of the latest GISRUK conference, and will include
programme and final arrangements for GISRUK'98.
Individuals wishing to receive information about participating
in future GISRUK conferences can add their email address
to a mailing list using the above web page.