AAG 2015 Symposium on CyberGIS for Fostering New Frontiers of Geographic Research and Education

CyberGIS – geographic information science and systems (GIS) based on advanced infrastructure of computing, information, and communication technologies (aka cyberinfrastructure) – has emerged over the past several years as a vibrant interdisciplinary field and played essential roles in enabling computing-, data- and collaboration-intensive geospatial research and education across a number of domains with significant societal impact.

At AAG 2015 annual meeting, we will hold the Symposium on CyberGIS for Fostering New Frontiers of Geographic Research and Education by building on the great success of the AAG 2013 CyberGIS Symposium and AAG 2014 Symposium on Synergistic Advances of CyberGIS and Geography. A suite of panel and paper sessions will address new frontiers of geographic research and education enabled by cutting-edge CyberGIS particularly related to the following themes: big data and computation, collaborative geographic problem solving, complex systems, geospatial semantics, novel applications, and social media.

Paper Sessions
1427: Frontiers of Geographic Data Science
1527: Novel CyberGIS Applications
2127: CyberGIS for Modeling Spatiotemporal Uncertainty
2227: CyberGIS Foundations and Principles
2427: High-performance and Large-scale GeoComputing I - Framework, Architecture and Tools
2527: High-Performance and Large-Scale Geospatial Computing II: Applications and Case Studies
4127: Geospatial and Spatiotemporal Ontology and Semantics I (Conceptualizations of the Landscape: Cognitive, Computational and Cultural Dimensions)
4227: Geospatial and Spatiotemporal Ontology and Semantics II (Landscape Ontology Modeling)
4527: Geospatial and Spatiotemporal Ontology and Semantics IV (Ontology Models)
4627: Geospatial and Spatiotemporal Ontololgy and Semantics III (Ontologies of Place)
5165: Robert Raskin CyberGIS Student Competition Finalist Oral Presentation

Panel Discussions
1627: Frontiers of Big Data and Urban Informatics
3127: Developing CyberGIS Architectures for Collaborative Problem Solving
3227 CyberGIS Symposium: Frontiers in CyberGIS Education

Workshop
WS #4-3 CyberGIS Education Workshop, Friday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Organizing Committee: Luc Anselin, Marc Armstrong, Yuqi Bai, David Bennett, Budhendra Bhaduri, Guofeng Cao, Guido Cervone, Edwin Chow, Chen-Chieh Feng, Michael Finn, Daniel Goldberg, Michael Goodchild, Diansheng Guo, Qunying Huang, Krzysztof Janowicz, Bin Jiang, Karen Kemp, Steve Kopp, Mei-Po Kwan, Nina Lam, Wenwen Li, Xingong Li, Yan Liu, Mark McKenney, Harvey Miller, Timothy Nyerges, Anand Padmanabhan, Ed Parsons, Yi Qiang, Sergio Rey, Britta Ricker, Johnathan Rush, Eric Shook, Terry Slocum, Alexandre Sorokine, Wenwu Tang, Piyushimita Thakuriah (Vonu), Jim Thatcher, Jie Tian, Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, E. Lynn Usery, Shaowen Wang, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Bev Wilson, Dawn Wright, May Yuan, Chuanrong Zhang, and A-Xing Zhu