Call for papers
GeoComputation; the next 20 years
Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2016 (RGS 2016). London - Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016.
The use of fully programmable computers to construct spatial models and run spatial analyses stretches back to the use of ENIAC to calculate ballistic courses during the Second World War. As ENIAC was announced to the public in 1946, 2016 represents the 70th year of the public use of computers in geography. Perhaps more happily, it is also 20 years since the term “GeoComputation” was invented to draw together a disparate set of geographers doing computing in the 70s, 80s, and 90s at the 1996 “1st International Conference on GeoComputation” in Leeds, UK. In 2017, the community built around this conference will be celebrating its 21st birthday, reflecting on its successes, and future directions. As part of this celebration, we invite presentations for this session speculating on the future of computing in geography: potentials, problems, and predictions. What is the future? The Internet of Things? Group cognition modelling? Solar-system scale geomorphological modelling? Speculative discussions encouraged!
Please e-mail the abstract and key words with your expression of intent to Ed Manley (email@example.com) by 12th February 2016 (one week before the RGS conference deadline).
An abstract should be no more than 250 words.
- 12th February 2016: Abstract submission deadline. E-mail Ed Manley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by this date if you are interested in being in this session. Please submit an abstract and key words with your expression of intent.
- 16th February 2016: Session finalisation and author notification
- (19th February 2016: Final session / abstract deadline set by the RGS)
- 10th June 2016: Early-bird registration deadline.
- 11th July 2016: Final registration deadline.
- Ed Manley, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL.
- Alison Heppenstall, School of Geography, University of Leeds
- Andrew Evans, School of Geography, University of Leeds
- Nick Malleson, School of Geography, University of Leeds