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GISRUK 2015, 15 - 17 April, University of Leeds

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 15 -17 April 2015.

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.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 07 November 2014.

Notification of acceptance: February 2015.

Conference Themes

In recognition of the recently created Consumer Data Research Centre, with over £6 million of grant funding from the ESRC, 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:

  • Crime and Policing
  • Retail Geography
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Transport Systems
  • Environmental GIS and Hazards
  • Uncertainty and Error
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Spatial Analysis and Visualisation
  • Geodemographics and Populations
  • Historical Applications of GIS

If you are unsure about the relevance of your paper, please contact one of the local committee (details below).

How To Submit

Papers must be submitted through EasyChair:

Papers must be submitted as pdf files (without restrictions) and follow the GISRUK style guidelines. Please use one of the following templates to produce your extended abstract:

Papers must include a short abstract (up to 100 words) and upto five keywords or phrases. These must be copied into the ‘Abstract’ and ‘Keywords’ boxes in EasyChair.

Notification of success or otherwise will be made available during February 2015.

For further information about the conference, see

Local Programme Committee

The local programme committee is made up of the following people:

Please see their web pages for contact details.