AutoCarto 2022

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November 2–4
Workshops on November 1
Redlands, California, on the Esri Campus

CaGIS proudly presents AutoCarto 2022, the 24th International Research Symposium on cartography and GIScience, with its focus on the intersection of the two.

AutoCarto 2022 brings attention to the ethical responsibilities we face in all aspects of our practice, provides a forum for discussion on the power of maps and spatial analyses, and highlights opportunities for discussions of integrity, inclusion, and empathy in cartography and GIScience. Suggested topics include the following, though others are also welcome:

  • Geo-Ethics and Mapping
  • Diversity, Ethics, and Empathy in GIScience and Cartography
  • Code of Ethics in Cartography
  • Accuracy and Uncertainty in Data, Models, and Maps
  • Emerging Technologies in Geovisualization
  • Ethics of Extended Reality
  • Power of Maps, in Mapping, and in Geospatial Analysis
  • Geotracking and Social Responsibility
  • Use and Misuse of Geographic Information in Social Media
  • Monetization of Movement
  • Potential of Geo-AI for Good and Evil
  • Role of Imagery in Cartography
  • Privacy issues for Imagery

Planning for AutoCarto 2022 is underway, and we need your help! We’re looking for people to chair or serve on a variety of committees to ensure the success of this hybrid international conference. Committee descriptions and roles are notes below. Contact the conference organizers now to get involved!

Conference Organizers: Dan Cole and Aileen Buckley, Co-Chairs

Program Committee: Marguerite Madden and Angela Yao, Co-Chairs

Ensures that a well-balanced, high-quality program is organized and presented at the conference. Handles the Call for Papers/Workshops through the selection and review of all submissions. Assembles the Conference Program Committee to assist with reviews. Assists in the scheduling of session rooms and helps with local arrangements for the program. Works with the Website Organizer to develop the online conference program.

Virtual Experience Committee: Chair TBD

Works with the Program Committee to determine scheduling for virtual participants and attendees. Establishes a budget and registration rates for virtual participants. Recommends a virtual platform or platforms. Handles delivery of live and pre-recorded content including providing presenters with instructions. Facilitates networking among and social activities for attendees, including social media for people to share their experiences (source).

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee: Chair TBD

“Responsible for examining organizational policies and practices in order to determine implicit and explicit systemic inequities and implement constructive changes” (source).

Finance Committee: Kari Craun, Chair

Ensures all financial, tax, and audit requirements are met, including establishing conference bank accounts, indirect tax, insurance and bonding, budget, expenses, financial reports, and conference closing.

Publications Committee: Chair TBD

Responsible for the coordination of conference content production (e.g., papers from special sessions; summaries of the conference papers, programs, etc.) and serves as the point of contact for all conference proceedings and CaGIS submission-related inquiries.

Publicity Committee: Chair TBD

Gathers, maintains, and utilizes lists of media contacts and past and potential attendees for targeted outreach. Promotes the conference through placements in various publication calendars and advertisements and news media. Coordinates with the website and social media organizers.

Website Organizer: Thomas Pingel
Social Media Organizer: Indy Hurt

Sponsors and Exhibits Committee: TBD

Updates the Sponsorship Prospectus. Gathers, maintains, and utilizes lists of sponsor contacts and past and potential sponsors for targeted outreach. Works with the Publicity Committee to ensure proper handling of names and logos. Assures that sponsorship expectations and obligations are met.

Registration Committee: Rex Cammack, Chair

Plans and runs the conference registration (both advance and on site) procedures and logistics, including handling of credit card fees, cancellation policy, and creation of name badges.

Local Arrangements Committee: Chair TBD

Works with local vendors, management companies, and other conference committees in the planning of the conference space, including room set-up, tours, and other local logistics.

Student Assistants Committee: Chair TBD

Ensures that a well-balanced, high-quality program for student assistants is organized. Handles the Call for Student Assistantship Applications through the selection and review of all applications. Develops an agenda of activities for student assistants during the conference.


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