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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
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Invitation to Pre-ICC2023 Workshop on Cartographic and Geospatial Information Education: Transformation in the Era of AI

You are warmly invited to participate in and contribute your research, experiences and insights to the International Workshop on Cartographic and Geospatial Information Education: Transformation in the Era of AI, jointly organized by the Commission on Education and Training, the Working Group on the Cartographic Body of Knowledge and the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies in partnership with the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

The workshop will take place at the campus of the Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, on August 12, 2023. It is scheduled for attendees to conveniently continue their journey to the 31st International Cartographic Conference in the same city between August 13-18, 2023.

Background

Education is recovering to a better normal after the pandemic, while facing an ever evolving digital revolution. Powerful digital technologies and tools ensure quality and sustainable education for all. Among these, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the contents and pedagogies of cartographic and geospatial information education. Debates about roles of generative AI tools in education are being heated in various fields. What will the role of AI be in cartography and GIS education, research and practice? It is exciting to explore how educators and learners can better tap such tools for the transformation of Cartographic and Geospatial Information Education in the era of AI.

Call for participation

This workshop will bring together educators and experts to share the latest work, best practices and developments on related themes. Suggested topics of interest can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing the Body of Knowledge for cartography
  • AI-powered teaching and learning in cartography and GIS
  • Integrating AI into cartographic and geospatial information education
  • Curriculum design for cartographic and geospatial information education
  • Developing on-line educational resources for cartography and GIS teaching
  • Best practices in teaching and learning in cartography and geospatial information
  • Open source software and datasets in cartographic and geospatial information education
  • Integrating cartography into education of geomatics, geography and other disciplines
  • Partnerships and collaborations between universities and industry in GIS
  • Experiences in teaching cartography and GIS in general education
  • Cartographic and geospatial information education in Africa

The workshop is designed to be hybrid depending on local conditions and open to all interested researchers in cartographic and geospatial information education. We cordially invite you to join forum to exchange thoughts on the Education Transformation in the Era of AI.

Submission Details

You are mostly welcome to present your work in this workshop by submitting abstracts to the organizers, using the ICA abstract template.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 06, 2023. Acceptance notification will be sent out before June 30, 2023. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to present their works in the workshop. Selected papers will be invited for a further review for an edited volume planned next year.

Please find more information on the workshop website.

Organizing Committee

  • Silvana Camboim, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Terje Midtbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Zahn Münch, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Stefan Peters, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Tao Wang, Capital Normal University, China

Call for Papers: Pre-ICC2023 Symposium on Location-based Big Data and GeoAI 2023 (LocBigDataAI 2023)

The ICA Commission on Location Based ServicesCommission on Geospatial Analysis and Modelling, and Working Group on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies will jointly organize the pre-ICC 2023 Symposium on Location-Based Big Data and GeoAI (LocBigDataAI 2023).

The symposium will be held in hybrid mode, and will be associated with ICC 2023. It is a follow-up of the successful previous conferences of ICLSM 2015LSMTD 2017, and LocBigData 2019.

Conference Topics

Acquisition, management, and analytics of location-based big data

  • Crowdsourcing and Internet of Things
  • Data management, cleaning, and integration
  • Geovisual analytics
  • Computational mobility and activity analysis
  • Descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI)

  • Big data analytics and machine/deep learning
  • Spatially explicit AI techniques
  • Geography/GIScience-guided AI
  • Explainable GeoAI
  • Integration of data- and theory-driven approaches

Applications of location-based big data and GeoAI

  • Human spatial behavior, activity, and mobility
  • Place modelling and understanding
  • Transportation and traffic
  • Social network analysis
  • Public health
  • Smart and sustainable cities

Social and ethical issues of location-based big data and GeoAI

  • Data quality and representativeness
  • Bias of LocBigData and GeoAI
  • Social inequality in cyber and physical space
  • (Geo)privacy and ethical issues
  • Governance of LocBigData and GeoAI

Call for papers (CFP as a PDF)

You are invited to submit work-in-progress or position papers with a length of 400-1200 words in PDF format at EasyChair. If accepted, at least one of the authors must attend (online or in-person) the symposium to present the work.  Authors of selected submissions will be invited to submit full papers for considerations for publications in a journal special issue.

Important dates

  • Short papers Due: April 15, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: May 15, 2023
  • Symposium: August 12, 2023

For more information visit the conference website: https://lbs.icaci.org/locbigdata2023/

Programme published for “Advances in Topographic Mapping”

The ongoing development of technologies and datasets present new challenges and opportunities for producers and users of topographic mapping. In particular, AI and machine learning present new methods for facilitating the design and production of topographic maps, while AR/VR offer new possibilities for users to engage with topographic data. This virtual conference aims to provide a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to discuss the strategic implementation of these technologies and to explore their potential. This includes the  use of open-source data for national mapping and the creation of new topographic products, such as immersive virtual geographic environments. The conference offers a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to address key issues in the utilisation of new technologies and to explore opportunities for collaboration, particularly for establishing best practice and a relevant research agenda.

The conference is organised jointly by the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping, the ICA Working Group on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Conference Topics

  • Topographic Mapping and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE)
  • Utilising Open-Source Data in Topographic Mapping
  • Developments in Topographic Map Production
  • Enhancing User Experience of, and Trust in, Topographic Maps

Programme

The full programme has been published and can be accessed here.

Registration

Registration is open here. Deadline for registration is 21 October 2022.

For more information visit the conference website: https://topo.icaci.org/advances-in-topographic-mapping-2022/

Call for Papers for the International Virtual Conference Advances in Topographic Mapping

The International Cartographic Association’s Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Working Group on Digital Transformation of the National Mapping Agencies will jointly host the Virtual International Conference on the Advances in Topographic Mapping on 27-28 October 2022.

Conference Topics

  • Topographic mapping and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE)
  • AI and machine-learning applications in topographic map production
  • Enhancing user experience of, and trust in, topographic maps
  • Developing Augmented/Virtual Reality environments using topographic data
  • Utilising open source data in topographic mapping
  • Developing effective national geoportals in an era of digitalization

Call for Papers

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for papers. These need to reach the organisers by the 4 September 2022. You can submit your abstract here.

Registration

Registration is open here. Deadline for registration is 21 October 2022

For more information visit the conference website: https://topo.icaci.org/advances-in-topographic-mapping-2022/

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