The GIS Research UK (GISRUK)
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The GISRUK conference series is an international conference which has grown out of the UK's national GIS research conference, established in 1993. We have held the conference at venues in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. GISRUK conferences are primarily aimed at the academic community, but welcomes delegates from government, commercial and other sectors. The conferences attract those interested in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and its applications from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and beyond. The disciplinary range is broad including, but not limited to, Geography, Environmental Science, Ecology, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

The GISRUK conferences have the following aims:

* to act as a focus for GIS research in the UK, while welcoming researchers from Europe and beyond
* to provide a mechanism for the announcement and publication of GIS research
* to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research ideas
* to promote active collaboration amongst researchers from diverse parent disciplines
* to provide a framework in which young researchers (including students) can see their work in a national and international context

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The conference moves to a different location each year. Further information about forthcoming conferences is available where links exist:
* GISRUK '18 - TBD
* GISRUK '18 - University of Leicester [NEW!]
* GISRUK '17 - University of Manchester [UPDATED!]
Previously, GISRUK has been held at:

* GISRUK '16 - University of Greenwich
* GISRUK '15 - University of Leeds
* GISRUK '14 - University of Glasgow
* GISRUK '13 - University of Liverpool
* GISRUK '12 - University of Lancaster
* GISRUK '11 - University of Portsmouth (with Ordnance Survey)
* GISRUK '10 - University College London
* GISRUK '09 - Durham University
     (with Newcastle and Northumbria Universities)
* GISRUK '08 - Manchester Metropolitan University
* GISRUK '07 - National University of Ireland at Maynooth
* GISRUK '06 - University of Nottingham
* GISRUK '05 - University of Glasgow
* GISRUK '04 - University of East Anglia (Norwich)
* GISRUK '03 - City University
* GISRUK '02 - University of Sheffield
* GISRUK '01 - University of Glamorgan (with Cardiff University)
* GISRUK '00 - University of York
* GISRUK '99 - University of Southampton
* GISRUK '98 - University of Edinburgh
* GISRUK '97 - University of Leeds
* GISRUK '96 - University of Kent at Canterbury
* GISRUK '95 - University of Newcastle
* GISRUK '94 - University of Leicester
* GISRUK '93 - University of Keele


The following prestigious prizes are awarded annually to recognise quality research and excellent presentation skills:
* Best Paper
* Best Paper by a Young Researcher
* Best Poster
* UCL CASA Prize for the best paper on Spatial Analysis, in memory of Sinesio Alves Junior

Steering Committee

	Brian Barrett		University of Glasgow
	Joana Barros            Birkbeck College, London
	Nick Bearman 		University of Liverpool	
	Stefano De Sabbata	University of Leicester
	Claire Ellul  	       	University College London
	David Fairbairn         Newcastle University			
	Bruce Gittings (Chair)  University of Edinburgh			
	Nick Groome             Ordnance Survey				
	Jonathan Huck           University of Manchester
	Nick Malleson           University of Leeds                     
	Paul Norman           	University of Leeds                     
	Addy Pope		ESRI-UK
	Lizzie Stutchbury 	Association for Geographic Information
	Duncan Whyatt		Lancaster University 			
	Adam Winstanley         National University of Ireland Maynooth	
	Zena Wood		University of Greenwich
Within the Steering Committee, individuals take a lead as the local organiser of current and future conferences, but in addition there are the following roles:
	Chair:                           Bruce Gittings
	Treasurer:		       	 David Fairbairn	
	Early Careers Researchers:       Nick Bearmain / Bruce Gittings
	Publications:                    Paul Norman
	Sponsor Relationship Management: Duncan Wyatt
	Prize Coordination:              Claire Ellul
	Workshop Co-ordination:		 Addy Pope
	AGI Liaison:                     Lizzie Stutchbury

Conference Series Main Sponsors


The GISRUK Steering Committtee are grateful to the Association for Geographic Information, the Ordnance Survey, Edina and ESRI (UK) for their continued and generous sponsorship of the conference series. The Association for Geographic Information represents all interests which make up the UK geographic information community. The Ordnance Survey is the British national mapping agency. ESRI (UK) is a supplier of GIS software and services. Edina delivers online services and tools to UK education.

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