Update: GI_Forum 2020 will take place as virtual conference

GI_Week, as the umbrella term describing the combined activities of the English-language GI_Forum and the German-language AGIT symposia, will take place as virtual conference from July 6 – 10, 2020.

Here’s a brief summary of the most important changes:

  • We’re limiting the maximum number of parallel sessions and will be extending the conference to a full week.
  • We’ll shorten our sessions to 45 minutes
  • Keynote presentation and panel discussions will emphasize thematic foci
  • Short “highlight” presentations by authors with enough time for Q & A or break-out group discussions
  • Learn new skills in live Workshops and webinars
  • Interactive poster session with brief presentations by the authors
  • Virtual EXPO with the possibility to find out about the latest products and discuss them in-depth with exhibitors in private chat rooms
  • Attractive all-in ticket fees

We’re looking forward to sharing more detailed information with you shortly on a newly created website. In the meantime, thanks for your patience.

GI_Forum provides a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds, informing the GeoInformation Society, contributing to a more just, ethical and sustainable society.

GI_Forum 2020: connecting spatially

GeoInformatics is established today as effective methodology, based on georeferenced technologies and has become the standard feature in many application domains. How did this dynamic development towards a key discipline of digitalization happen, not only in the economic sector but in all spheres of our daily lives?

Coordinates serve as key connection among all location-based data and information. Integration by means of ‘spatial joins’ results in new information, thus, providing additional knowledge as basis of decision-making processes for science, economy and our entire society.

Networking on every level

GI_Forum’s characteristic mix of scientific symposium and international networking platform, paired with a German language sister conference, AGIT and its EXPO, makes the GI_Week in Salzburg. The GI_Week is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and experts in the field; to discuss the latest research in and outside many different sessions; gain hands-on experience in numerous workshops; or start a new project over a cup of coffee or during a walk on the premises of the University of Salzburg’s Faculty of Natural Sciences.

GI_Forum is organized by the University of Salzburg, under the coordination of the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Themes 2020

In 2020, our focus is on the following themes:

Of course, we welcome contributions of the entire GIS realm, bearing in mind different perspectives from various professions and disciplines. Our GI_Forum topics are:

  • Empirical Research in Spatial Education
  • GIScience
  • Innovation in GI Technologies
  • Learning Environments in Schools
  • Learning with Geomedia
  • Spatial Analytics and Geovisualization
  • Spatial Citizenship
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures


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