AAG 2020 Symposium on Frontiers in CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science


Geospatial data science is an emerging interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field that rests at the intersection of three broad knowledge domains: (1) geospatial sciences and technologies, (2) mathematical and statistical sciences, and (3) cyberinfrastructure and computational sciences. The center of this disciplinary intersection is defined by the synergy and interaction that exist between big data and cyberGIS with geospatial principles guiding critical thinking, discovery, and innovation (Figure 1) (Wang and Goodchild, 2018).  CyberGIS is defined as geographic information science and systems (GIS) based on advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure. Though geospatial big data have played important roles in many domains with significant societal impacts, geospatial data science remains to be established as a means of advancing data-intensive geographic research and education in the era of big data and cyberGIS. 


The scope of geospatial data science

Figure 1: The scope of geospatial data science

At the AAG 2020 annual meeting, the Symposium on Frontiers in CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science will provide an exciting and timely forum for sharing recent progress and future trends in cyberGIS and geospatial data science. A suite of paper and panel sessions will outline the leading-edge of cyberGIS and geospatial data science. Particular attention will be given to the following themes: 



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


Panel Sessions (Incomplete)


Paper Sessions (Incomplete)


If you are interested in organizing any sessions or panels as part of the Symposium, please contact Jeon-Young Kang via geokang@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 to geokang@illinois.edu by the AAG submission deadline (November, 12, 2019).  We look forward to your submissions and participation!




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