Second Call for Papers: GIS Research UK (GISRUK2015)

We’re hosting the next GISRUK conference (#GISRUK2015) in Leeds and have just published the call for papers. For more info see the GISRUK2015 website or follow @GISRUK on Twitter.

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School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK

15-17 April, 2015

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:  Friday 7th November 2014.

Notification of acceptance:** February 2015**

Conference:  15th – 17th April 2015

Early-Career Bursaries

We have 10 bursaries available for early-career researchers (Masters or PhD students who are the first author on the paper). These cover registration and accommodation.

  1. GISRUK Early-Career Bursaries (up to 5 available) will be offered to the papers that receive the highest reviews by the GISRUK committee.

  2. Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) bursaries (up to 5 available) will be offered to the five best early-career papers under the topic of ‘Innovations in Geographical Consumer Data’.

Conference Aims**


We welcome colleagues to the 23rd GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference. The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

#GISRUK2015 will be hosted by the University of Leeds’ esteemed School of Geography in the Faculty of Environment. The conference will take place on the 15th - 17th April 2015.

Conference Themes

In recognition of the recently funded £6M+ ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre, we are especially interested in abstracts on our main conference theme:

  • Big Data and the future of GIS.

We also welcome submissions on all aspects of methodological, applied or theoretical GIS and, in particular, our other conference topics:

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Crime and Policing

  • Retail Geography

  • Transport Systems

  • Environmental GIS and Hazards

  • Uncertainty and Error

  • Energy and Sustainability

  • Spatial Analysis and Visualisation

  • Geodemographics and Populations

  • Historical applications of GIS

Abstract Submission

We invite submission of extended abstracts (up to 1500 words). All abstracts will be peer reviewed; accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and some will have the opportunity to be written up as full papers and submitted to a special issue of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy.

For full details, see:

For further information, please contact the conference chair (