How COVID-19 affects GI_Week2020

At this point, it is impossible to fully assess the scope and impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the state of GI_Forum 2020 is uncertain. We currently continue our regular planning efforts, while constantly monitoring the latest developments.
We will contact you again with an update in the week after April 20 and will thereby inform you in due course if and how GI_Forum can take place this summer.

Information for Authors: please note that all GI_Forum Journal contributions will be published under any circumstances, therefore all previously communicated deadlines apply.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have at office@gi-forum.org

Call for Papers

You would like to actively shape the GI_Forum program? Our focus themes for 2020 are:

The current Call for Full- & Short Papers has been closed since February 1, 2020.
Submissions in the categories “Workshop”, “Forum” and “Product Presenation” were possible until February 26, 2020.

Postersubmissions are possible until May 1, 2020.

Find out more details about these categories below:

Submission for Full Papers closed since February 1, 2020
Submission for Short Papers closed since February 1, 2020
Submissions closed since February 26, 2020
Submissions closed since February 26, 2020
Submissions closed since February 26, 2020

Scientific Contributions

Full- & Short Paper

Interesting for authors who would like to present at the GI_Forum and have their contribution published in the GI_Forum Journal. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind peer-review process by at least two members of the GI_Forum program committee. Following a positive review, a contribution will be positioned in the GI_Forum program and published in either Issue 1 or 2 of the GI_Forum Journal. The review committee decides in which issue a contribution is published based on theme and time required for authors to produce a manuscript of publishable quality.

Submission for Full- & Short Papers closed since February 1, 2020.

 

Presentation at the GI_Forum:

The review committee decides on the positioning of a contribution in the GI_Forum at the beginning of March. Authors are notified by mid-March. Presentations organised in blocks of 3 or 4 allow for a 15min or 20 min presentation time followed by a 5 min discussion time. PCs and projectors are available in all rooms. Microphones are available in the bigger lecture halls (A, B and C). A member of the GI_Forum Team will help with all technical questions.

Please note that a presentation at the GI_Forum is required in order for the submission to be published in the GI_Forum Journal. Pre-condition to present at the GI_Forum is that at least one (co-)author must be registered for the GI_Forum as participant by May 25.

Review procedure for Full- & Short Papers

We strive for manuscripts comprising high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). Our international review committee is strict, but supportive in assessing and improving the submissions regarding both scientific and academic excellence. This is particularly the case for full and short papers qualifying for publication and oral presentation. Especially young scientists are actively supported through formative reviews of their submissions.

All submissions must be written in English language according to the formatting guidelines published on the conference website in order to be accepted for review. Each submission is reviewed by at least two review committee members in a double blind review process. Reviewers have the following possibilities to evaluate a contribution:

1.  The contribution is accepted for publication. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and need to incorporate these in the final version of the manuscript.

2.  The contribution needs revision by the authors in order to be considered for publication. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and must incorporate them when revising the manuscript.
The revised manuscript together with a rebuttal is then submitted for the second round of reviews. If the revision changes are positively evaluated, the manuscript is accepted for publication.

3.   The contribution is not accepted for publication.

With the exception of a rejection, authors are asked to revise their contribution at least once and comment on the changes made in a rebuttal. After the revision phase, reviewers will check the contribution once again. Only after this last check and a positive result, contributions will be published in issue 1 or 2 of the GI_Forum Journal.

Timeline
February 1, 2020 Deadline for Full Papers & Short Paper contributions (anonymized full text)
February 2020 1st round of reviews
March 15, 2020 Author notifications are sent out
April 15, 2020 Deadline for submission of revised manuscripts accepted for publication in Issue 1 of the GI_Forum Journal
and
Deadline to submit contributions, which enter a second round of reviews (anonymized full text)
April 16 – 23, 2020 2nd round of reviews (issue 1)
May 7, 2020 Deadline for submission of revised manuscripts accepted for publication in issue 1 of the GI_Forum Journal for language check
May 25, 2020 Deadline to upload final version of manuscripts accepted for publication in issue 1 of the GI_Forum Journal
and
Deadline for registration of at least one (co-)author as participant for the GI_Forum
June 1, 2020 Deadline to submit Final Version for contributions accepted for publication in issue 1
July 2020
Publication Issue 1
July 15 2020 Deadline for submission of revised manuscripts accepted for publication in Issue 2 of the GI_Forum Journal
July  – October 2020 2nd round of reviews (issue 2)
October 2020 Revisions by authors; language check
December 2020
Publication Issue 2

Poster

The poster session is an integral part of the GI_Forum and AGIT. It attracts many young scientists, who often submit something for the first time at a scientific conference, but also more established colleagues, who choose this form of submission purposely for the presentation of their current research. This well-balanced mix attracts a broad audience providing opportunities for in-depth discussions.

The poster submission requires a 3.000 character abstract. Based on the content and the quality of the abstract, the program committee decides if the poster will be invited for presentation at the GI_Forum’s poster session.

Submit online via > ConfTool > until May 1, 2020.

 

Presentation at the GI_Forum:

Posters are presented during the poster session on Wednesday evening, where the audience can vote on the best poster. The winner is announced in the GI_Forum Closing session on Friday.

Pre-condition to present at the GI_Forum is that at least one (co-)author is registered for the GI_Forum as participant by May 25.

Timeline
May 1, 2020 Deadline to submit poster abstract of 3.000 characters
May 11, 2020 Author notifications are sent out
May 25, 2020 Deadline to register at least one (co-)author as participant for GI_Forum
June 1, 2020 Deadline to upload the final poster file (max. 20 MB /jpg) via Conftool

Practical user contribtuions

Workshop

Workshops are interactive, often practice-oriented, intensive sessions. In such sessions, individuals at different professional levels broaden existing or gain new competencies. Workshops seats are limited and usually fully booked.

Submission closed since February 27, 2020.

 

Presentation at the GI_Forum:

The positioning in the GI_Forum program will be decided by the program committee at the beginning of March. Authors will be notified in mid-March.

Presentation time is 90 min.

Important: Please let us know upon submission of a workshop, if a computer room with workstations for the participants is required, so that the program committee can plan accordingly. Requests for computer rooms received after the submission deadline can’t be guaranteed.

Costs:

EUR 200 are charged for room- & infrastructure fees. Pre-condition to present at the GI_Forum is that at least one (co-)author is registered for the GI_Forum as participant by May 25.

Timeline
February 26, 2020 Deadline to submit title & abstract
March 2020 Author notifications will be sent out
May 25, 2020 Deadline to register at least one (co-) author as participant for the GI_Forum

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Forum

20 minutes are not enough for you and your colleagues or project partners to present the theme you are working on to the GI_Forum audience? Then book a 90-minute session and organize it yourself. Submit a title, abstract, and a list of speakers of your forum. If you reserve two 90-minute blocks, we will support your advertising efforts by creating a landing page on our website.

Submission closed since February 27, 2020.

 

Presentation at the GI_Forum:

The positioning in the GI_Forum program will be decided by the program committee at the beginning of March. Authors will be notified in mid-March.

Important: You can organize the 90 minutes of your forum completely free: we generally don’t expect individual submissions by authors in addition. If however, a speaker is interested in submitting a full or short paper for publication in addition, she can do so. In this case, please let us know which submitted papers need to be placed in your forum.

Presentation time is 90 minutes for each forum.

All speakers of the forum need to be registered as participant by May 25.

Timeline
February 26, 2020 Deadline to submit title & abstract
March 2020 Author notifications will be sent out
May 25, 2020 Deadline to register at least one (co-) author as participant for the GI_Forum

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EXPO Product Presentation

Product presentations are a good way to introduce new products and applications to an interested audience at the GI_Forum and thus, get in direct contact with users and potential customers. Product presentations are open exclusively for exhibitors as part of the EXPO’s media package. Sponsors of the event are entitled to product presentations as well.

Submission closed since February 27, 2020.

 

Presentation at the GI_Forum:

The review committee decides on the positioning of a contribution in the GI_Forum at the beginning of March. Authors are notified by mid-March. Presentations organised in blocks of 3 or 4 allow for a 15min or 20 min presentation time followed by a 5 min discussion time. PCs and projectors are available in all rooms. Microphones are available in the bigger lecture halls (A, B and C). A member of the GI_Forum Team will help with all technical questions.

Pre-condition to present at the GI_Forum is that at least one (co-)author must be registered for the GI_Forum as participant by May 25.

Admission of non-Exhibitors:

Product presentations of non-exhibitors are generally possible, but subject to the availability of free time slots. EUR 200 are charged as infrastructure fee.

Pre-condition to present at the GI_Forum is that at least one (co-)author must be registered for the GI_Forum as participant by May 25.

Timeline
February 26, 2020 Deadline to submit title & abstract
March 2020 Author notifications will be sent out
May 25, 2020 Deadline to register at least one (co-) author as participant for the GI_Forum

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