GIScience Research Track Added for 2008 ESRI User Conference


A new track comprising of three sessions is being added to the 2008 ESRI International User Conference (August 2-8, 2008) to present on trends and advancements in GIScience reasearch. John Wilson (from the University of Southern California) will be reviewing abstract submissions. Abstracts for possible inclusion are due by October 15th to Dr. John Wilson at and should contain “ESRI GIScience Abstract, Authors Last Name” in the subject line.

Announcement from ESRI:

Special GIScience Research Track
ESRI International User Conference
August 2-5, 2008 San Diego, California

ESRI invites you to present a peer-reviewed paper presentation in a special joint GIScience Research Track for the 2008 ESRI International User Conference and Educational User Conference. Papers in this special Tract must focus on cutting-edge research in GIScience. Full papers will be included in a Special Issue of Transaction in GIS to be distributed at the 2008 International Users and Education Users Conferences. Abstracts (500 words) must be submitted to Dr. John Wilson, University of Southern California, by October 15, 2007.


Dr. Wilson will review abstracts based on their GIScience content and select nine abstracts to become full papers. Notice of acceptance will occur by November 15, 2007. Full papers (maximum 6,000 words plus figures, tables, and references in appropriate format for publication) must be submitted to Dr. Wilson for independent review by January 15, 2008. Reviewed papers will be returned to authors by February 15, 2008 and final manuscripts must be returned by March 15, 2008, to be included in the Special Issue of Transactions in GIS.

For questions or guidelines on this special GIScience Research Track, please  contact: Ann Johnson ( should be submitted via email with a subject line “ESRI GIScience Abstract, Authors Last Name” no later than October 15, 2007 to:
Dr. John Wilson,


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