5th - 7th April 2000, University of York, UK.
*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***
Following the success of earlier conferences in this series, the Steering and
Local Organising Committees have pleasure in announcing the eighth annual GIS
The Conference has a number of aims:
to act as a focus for GIS research in the UK
to provide a mechanism for the announcement and publication of GIS research
to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research ideas
to promote active collaboration amongst UK researchers from diverse parent
to provide a framework in which postgraduate students can see their work in a
The sponsors of this conference include: the AGI, RRL.Net, Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
and GeoInformation International.
The conference will include invited plenary sessions involving international
speakers - including Waldo Tobler of UCSB, research papers, panel discussions,
poster papers, software demonstrations and a publishers' exhibition.
Topics of Interest
It is intended that the academic focus of the conference will be wide-ranging and
non-exclusive. The GISRUK2000 steering committee welcomes papers on recent
research in all aspects of the field of Geographical Information Systems /
GIS and database issues
Temporal models and techniques
Knowledge based spatial analysis
Remote sensing and GIS
GIS in Archaeology and Heritage Management
GIS in Ecology and Wildlife Management
GIS in Geology and the Earth Sciences
The GISRUK series builds on an interdisciplinary foundation, and regularly draws
participants from most of the disciplines which make up the field of GIS,
including Archaeology, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Surveying,
Environmental Science, Engineering, Geomatics.
The conference programme will reflect this diversity.
The University of York was founded in 1963 with 200 students in two city-centre
locations and at Heslington Hall (now the central administrative building). It
has now expanded to over 7,000 students and has over 30 academic departments and
associated research centres. From its inception, the University has concentrated
on strong viable departments and teaching and research of the highest quality.
In spite of its small size, it is rated as one of the top ten universities in the
The main campus at Heslington is a 200-acre landscaped park, well-known for its
lake and wildfowl. Here the colleges and academic buildings are on a reasonably
level site within walking distance of each other. The campus is close to the
historic city centre.
The City of York's turbulent history can be traced back nearly 2,000 years. It
begins in earnest in AD71 when the Romans founded Eboracum which, by the 4th
century, was the capital of lower Britain. In the 7th century, known as Eoferwic,
York was the chief city of the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin of Northumbria and, two
centuries later as Jorvik, it became an important trading centre for the Vikings.
The city was ravaged by William the Conqueror, but by the Middle Ages it had
again become an important commercial centre.
Today, while trade and industry are still important, it is the preservation of
its long and varied history which has brought it world fame. For here, visitors
can not only hear about England's history, they can actually see it and walk in
Information for Contributors
Papers reporting original research on any aspect of GIS are welcome. Although
based in the UK, GISRUK conferences regularly attract participants from Europe
Researchers wishing to present papers are invited to submit an extended abstract
of up to 1500 words describing the work, its significance and a short list of
references. Abstracts will be reviewed by a Programme Committee selected from the
Steering and the Local Organising Committees. Principal authors should also
submit a 50 word biography, which should indicate their stage of career. This
biography will be used initially to ensure a good mix of young and established
researchers presenting at the conference, but will also be bound with the
abstracts and given to attendees. Both the extended abstract and biography for
accepted papers are required in digital form; Ascii text, Microsoft Word or
Corel WordPerfect formats are equally acceptable. These may be submitted by
Email (prefered) or on a formatted diskette. Any illustrations must be included
in the document. An example of the form of a typical extended abstract and
biography may be found on the GISRUK 2000 web pages.
Authors should state clearly if they wish to nominate a mode of presentation.
Otherwise, if accepted, authors will be invited to present the work as a paper,
a poster or a demonstration subject at the discretion of the Programme Committee.
Note that provision will be made for 'short papers' of 10 minutes, in one or more
Authors should bring multiple copies of the full version of their paper (up to
5000 words) to the conference, for dissemination to participants.
Authors wishing to have their papers considered for inclusion in 'Innovations in
GIS 8', to be published by Taylor & Francis, must give a copy of the full version
of their paper to their session chair at the conference. The paper and all
diagrams must also be provided on a PC Diskette (MSDOS formatted disk) at this
time. Only a proportion of papers can be included in the book, and thus a further
refereeing process will be undertaken at that stage. There is also an
opportunity for suitable papers to be considered for a special issue of the
journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS).
If papers of appropriate standard and content are available, there are also
opportunities for inclusion in a thematic issue of one of a number of respected
journals. These papers will be handled as for potential inclusion in
Innovations in GIS.
10th December 1999 Deadline for extended abstracts
28th January 2000 Notification of acceptance
5th April 2000 Receipt of full paper
The extended abstract and biography (four copies if submitted for acceptance on
paper) should be sent to the conference organiser:
Peter J Halls
GISRUK'2000 Abstract Submission
University of York
YORK YO10 5DD
FAX: +44 (0)904 433806
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Abstracts should include the postal address, telephone number, fax number and
email address of the principal author.
Note that the principal means of communication used by the conference organisers
will be email.
GISRUK Steering Committee
Steve Carver University of Leeds
Jane Drummond University of Glasgow
Bruce Gittings (Chair) University of Edinburgh
Peter Halls University of York
Gary Higgs University of Wales at Cardiff
Zarine Kemp University of Kent
David Kidner University of Glamorgan
David Martin University of Southampton
George Taylor University of Newcastle
Steve Wise University of Sheffield
Local Organising Committee
Peter Halls (Chair)
Steve Dobson Howard Cambridge
Steve Cinderby Rob Fletcher
Colin McClean Lorraine Moor
Fiona Polack Julian Richards
Julian Tealby Piran White
World Wide Web Page
The GISRUK conference series maintains a permanent web page at:
This page will be kept up-to-date from year-to-year with the details of the
latest GISRUK conference.
Individuals wishing to receive further details about participating in
GISRUK'2000 or future GISRUK conferences can add their email address to a
mailing list using the above web page.
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