GI_Forum 2021 Special Session „Citizen Science”

The possibility of letting people participate in scientific research has gained increasing interest in recent years. This applies in particular to questions and problems that spatial data – contributed by citizens using desktop and/ or mobile applications – will help to solve. However, although (geo-) citizen science in principle offers numerous advantages (including cost and personnel savings, support with monitoring, coverage of larger areas) – the existing potential is not always fully exploited and the existing expectations are not always fully met.


Contributions can be submitted as full paper or short paper until February 1, 2021 or as poster until May 1, 2021. Every contribution needs to be submitted via the conference submission website and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Authors of accepted full and short papers are invited to present and discuss their papers in the special symposium. For guidelines on submission, please visit

Accepted full and short papers will be published in the Open Access GI_Forum Journal. Publication will be online (see The publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and is also listed in SCOPUS.

Download the Call for Papers as pdf-file


For questions, please contact Sabine Hennig, University of Salzburg – Z_GIS.