AAG 2018 Symposium on CyberGIS and Spatial Data Science


CyberGIS – geographic information science and systems (GIS) based on advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure – represents new-generation GIS in the era of big data, and has emerged during the past several years as a vibrant interdisciplinary field. Though spatial big data have played important roles in many domains with significant societal impacts, spatial data science remains to be established for advancing data-driven geographic research and education in the era of cyberGIS. At AAG 2018 annual meeting, the Symposium on CyberGIS and Spatial Data Science will be held by building on the successes of previous CyberGIS Symposia at AAG annual meetings since 2011. A suite of paper and panel sessions will address cutting-edge advances of cyberGIS and spatial data science with a particular focus placed on the following themes: foundations and frontiers of cyberGIS and spatial data science, data-driven geography, high-performance computing and data-intensive approaches to geographic problem solving, geographic knowledge discovery enabled by cyberGIS and spatial data science, education advances and challenges, and spatial cyberinfrastructure.


Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG), Geographic Information Science and Systems (GISS) Specialty Group, and Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group

Panel Sessions (Incomplete)

  • CyberGIS Progress and Future Trends
  • CyberGIS and Spatial Data Science Curriculum
  • Spatial Data Science: Frontiers and Opportunities

Paper Sessions (Incomplete)

  • Foundations and Frontiers of CyberGIS and Spatial Data Science
  • Data-Driven Geography
  • High-Performance Computing and Data-Intensive Approaches to Geographic Problem Solving
  • Geographic Knowledge Discovery Enabled by CyberGIS and Spatial Data Science
  • Education Advances and Challenges
  • Spatial Cyberinfrastructure

If you are interested in organizing any sessions or panels as part of the Symposium, please contact Hao Hu via haohu3@illinois.edu. To present a paper in any of the Symposium sessions, please register and submit your abstract online, and email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract haohu3@illinois.edu by the AAG submission deadline (October 25, 2017). We look forward to your submissions and participation!


  • Hao Hu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chair)
  • Zhenhong Du, Zhejiang University (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Kemp, University of Southern California (Co-Chair)
  • Eric Shook, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Co-Chair)
  • Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (Co-Chair)
  • Program Committee

    • Luc Anselin, University of Chicago
    • Marc Armstrong, the University of Iowa
    • Budhendra Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Lab
    • Guofeng Cao, Texas Tech University
    • Steve Kopp, Esri
    • Wenwen Li, Arizona State University
    • Steven Manson, University of Minnesota
    • Anand Padmanabhan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Cheng-Zhi Qin, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Serge Rey, University of California Riverside
    • Daniel Sui, the Ohio State University
    • Wenwu Tang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, San Diego State University
    • E. Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey
    • John Wilson, University of Southern California
    • Ningchuan Xiao, the Ohio State University
    • Chaowei (Phil) Yang, George Mason University
    • Xinyue Ye, Kent State University
    • May Yuan, University of Texas at Dallas
    • Chuanrong Zhang, University of Connecticut
    • Zhe Zhang, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
    • A-Xing Zhu, University of Wisconsin


    The workshop will be held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801.

    Workshop Hotel

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, across the street from NCSA. See the reservation information on the CyberGIS'16 page. The registration deadline is Friday, July 15th


    Please contact gds16@cybergis.org

    CyberGIS 2016

    Don't miss the Third International Conference on CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science right after the workshop!