Call for Submissions

CaGIS is pleased to announce the call for submissions of extended abstracts and pre-conference workshop proposals for AutoCarto 2022 which will be a hybrid event for both in-person attendees and remote participants. The theme of AutoCarto 2022 is Ethics in Mapping: Integrity, Inclusion, and Empathy which brings attention to ethical responsibilities we face in all aspects of our discipline, with conversations on the power of maps and the critical need for integrity, inclusion, and empathy in cartography and GIScience. Submissions on topics from all areas of Cartography and GIScience are welcome. Suggested topics related to the conference theme include the following:

  • Geoethics and Mapping
  • Diversity, Ethics, and Equality in GIScience and Cartography
  • Code of Ethics in Cartography
  • Territorial Empathy
  • Accuracy and Uncertainty in Data, Models, and Maps
  • Ethics of Extended Reality
  • Geotracking and Social Responsibility
  • Power of Maps for Equity and Social Justice
  • Use and Misuse of Geographic Information in Social Media
  • Monetization of Movement
  • Potential of GeoAI for Good and Evil
  • Digital Inequities
  • Storytelling for Empowerment and Action
  • Privacy Issues

Important Dates

  • Feb 1 — Call for submissions
  • Jun 1 — Submissions due
  • Jul 15 — Submissions decisions sent out

Special Session Commemorating Dr. E. Lynn Usery

On March 22, 2022, Dr. E. Lynn Usery passed away suddenly, leaving behind a formidable legacy of wide-ranging scientific accomplishments in GIScience. A special commemorative session will be held to honor Lynn’s contributions in such diverse areas as map projections; scale and resolution; image classification; temporal GIS; geospatial semantics and ontology; and high-performance computing. If you are interested in participating in this session, please follow the guidelines below for an submitting extended abstract and also send an email to session co-chairs Gaurav Sinha (sinhag@ohio.edu) and Samantha Arundel (sarundel@usgs.gov) indicating your interest.

Guidelines for Extended Abstracts

Extended abstracts of no more than 1,500 words may describe completed research, works in progress, or visionary efforts that probe new directions in Cartography and/or GIScience. Extended abstracts, reviewed by the Program Committee, will be recommended for presentation as a technical paper (20 minutes), lightning talk (5 minutes), or poster (visual display). Extended abstracts will also be published in the AutoCarto 2022 Online Proceedings. The online proceedings will be open-access, and authors will retain copyright of their submissions.

  • Download the template and guidelines.
  • Provide up to 1,500 words describing the research objectives and novelty. Refer to the guidelines for additional required information and figure and table formats.
  • Submit extended abstracts via EasyChair.
  • Please direct any inquiries to the Program Co-chairs, Marguerite Madden (mmadden@uga.edu) and Angela Yao (xyao@uga.edu).

Guidelines for Presentations

Presentations will be given live, either in person or virtually. Presenters must be available after their presentation to answer questions and respond to comments. Technical paper presentations must be no longer than 17 minutes with 3 minutes for questions and comments immediately after the presentation. Lightning talk presentations must be no longer than 5 minutes with questions and comments for all presenters at the end of the session.

In addition to the extended abstracts, presenters are invited to share a PDF of their slides, an MP4 video of their recorded presentation, or both. These will be published in the AutoCarto 2022 Online Proceedings alongside the extended abstracts. Presenters may inform the Program Co-chairs if they do not want their presentation slides or video permanently archived, in which case the links will remain live for one year, after which they will be deleted from the AutoCarto 2022 Online Proceedings.

  • Instructions for uploading their slides and videos files will be sent to presenters.
  • Presenters who do not want their presentation slides or video permanently archived should contact the Program Co-chairs, Marguerite Madden (mmadden@uga.edu) and Angela Yao (xyao@uga.edu).

Guidelines for Posters

Digital posters will be exhibited for online viewing before and after the conference. During the conference, posters in either digital or paper format will be presented in a special session with the opportunity for individual discussion with the authors

Digital posters will be published in the AutoCarto 2022 Online Proceedings alongside the extended abstracts. Presenters may inform the Program Co-chairs if they do not want their digital poster permanently archived, in which case the link will remain live for one year, after which it will be deleted from the AutoCarto 2022 Online Proceedings.

  • Presented posters may be in either digital or paper format, although all posters must be provided in digital format for online viewing.
  • Paper posters must be in scientific poster format no more than 91 x 91 cm (36 x 36 in).
  • Digital posters may be in storymap or scientific poster format no more than 1920 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high (in landscape orientation).
  • Digital scientific posters may be in TIF, JPG, or PNG format.
  • Instructions for uploading their digital file will be sent to presenters.
  • Presenters who do not want their digital poster permanently archived should contact the Program Co-chairs, Marguerite Madden (mmadden@uga.edu) and Angela Yao (xyao@uga.edu).

Guidelines for Workshops

Workshops may relate to the conference themes or other relevant topics of interest to Cartographers and GIScientists. The duration of a workshop may be 1.5, 3, or 6 hours. Organizers may offer their workshop to in-person participants only or to both in-person and virtual participants. Organizers may or may not require participants to provide their own laptops. In special cases, laptops may be provided for participants. Screens, projectors, Internet, microphones, and connections will be provided. Workshops are only offered to conference registrants at no cost. If workshop participants are not registered for the full conference, they will be required to pay for a single registration. Workshop organizers will receive no monetary compensation.

  • Download the proposal form.
  • Provide up to 500 words describing the workshop, including any requirements for a statement, abstract, paper, or other submission; completed survey, etc.
  • Email the completed proposal form to the Program Co-chairs, Marguerite Madden (mmadden@uga.edu) and Angela Yao (xyao@uga.edu).

Plans for Peer-Review Publication

Based on the review of extended abstracts, authors of selected abstracts will be invited to prepare a manuscript to be considered for publication in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Cartography and Geographic Information Science journal. These manuscripts will undergo a separate review and will be subject to acceptance by the journal’s editorial team.

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