CyberGIS Symposium @ AAG 2013

Organizing Committee: Luc Anselin, Budhendra Bhaduri, Chen-Chieh Feng, Michael Goochild, Krzysztof Janowicz, Timothy Nyerges, Anand Padmanabhan, Alexandre Sorokine, Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, E. Lynn Usery, Shaowen Wang (Chair), Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Dawn Wright, and Chaowei Yang

CyberGIS - defined as cyberinfrastructure-based GIS - has emerged as a new generation of GIS representing an important research domain within the contexts of both cyberinfrastructure and GIScience while empowering extreme digital transformation of geographic research and education. We are organizing a series of CyberGIS activities as part of AAG 2013, including multiple panels and paper sessions, to facilitate the sharing of the state of the art and discussions about opportunities and challenges, cutting-edge progress, and major trends and impacts of CyberGIS.

Panel Sessions

Agency Perspectives
CyberGIS and Sustainability Sciences: Making Connections
CyberGIS Education
From Big Data to the Long Tail: Data Discovery, Archiving, Workflows, and Integration from the NSF DataNet Projects
Frontiers and Roadmaps: Academic Viewpoints
Industry Perspectives

Paper Sessions

CyberGIS Applications
CyberGIS, Linked Data, and Geospatial Semantics
CyberGIS for Supporting Climate Studies
CyberGIS and Sustainability Sciences: Approaches, Cases, and Concepts
CyberGIS for Taming Big Data
Geospatial Ontology, Semantics, and Metadata (2 sessions)
GIS&T BoK - Making Space for Knowledge
Science of CyberGIS
Technologies and Social Dimensions
Time Geography (2 sessions)


Cartography Specialty Group
CyberInfrastructure Specialty Group
Geographic Information Systems and Science Specialty Group
Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group

To present a paper in any of the paper sessions above, please register and submit your abstract online (, and email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to by October 24, 2012. If you would be interested in speaking on any of the panels, please contact with Shaowen Wang ( before October 29, 2012.