Call for Papers “GeoCom 2015: Resilient Futures”: closing date extended to Friday, 12 June 2015

The Association for Geographic Information is seeking papers for their flagship annual conference. GeoCom is a key event in the UK geo calendar, with representation from across thAGIe GeoCommunity (hence the name!) including commercial, public (central and local government) and the 3rd sector.

The theme of this year’s conference is Resilient Futures, and brings together all the topics examined during our GeoBig5 events ( through the year:

Smart Energy (past): securing the future energy sources to meet the growing demand, this event showed the significant role of location in connecting demand to supply.

BIM: The Next Level (past): probably one of the most significant events in the geospatial arena of recent years, BIM is more than a 3D model, but an entire process. A process that is entirely dependent on location based data.

Sensors & Mobile (past): examined the impact of an ever increasing capability to capture and ‘sense’ location based data.

Future Cities: Security (Thursday, 9 July): the role that geospatial information has to play in preparing for future shocks and stresses

Big Data & You (Thursday, 8 October): examining the ethics of big data, privacy and the special role that location plays in the debate.

The AGI is keen to hear from thought leaders in all these areas and wants to encourage our members to submit an abstract based on your work in these sectors. But this is not just for the ‘usual candidates’! There is a strong development aspect to the conference with dedicated spaces for those who are at early stage in their career (with support from our Early Career Network team (

Priority will be given to papers that explore themes around Resilience and the Big5 topics, however papers on any aspects of Geographic Information and Research are encouraged. In particular to our Technology stream.

It’s a very simple process: abstracts of up to 350 words (max) should be submitted before the 30th May 2015 (being extended to Friday, 12 June 2015) via our online form:

For further information about this and other AGI events please see our website:

If you have any questions, please contact the AGI via email ( info at )

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