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CPGIS 2020 Best Student Paper Competition

Title CPGIS 2020 Best Student Paper Competition
Date 2020-01-16
File CPGIS 2020 Student_chi.pdf

Dear CPGIS Members,


The 28th International Conference on GeoInformatics (GeoInformatics 2020), co-organized by the Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Systems (CPGIS) and Jiangxi Normal University, will be held in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China (June 26–28, 2020). We invite you and/or your students to participate in the Student Paper Competition. The competition is a long-standing tradition of the CPGIS for promoting academic development of young scholars in geographic information science.


The awards will include one First-Place Award ($600), one Second-Place Award ($300), and two Third-Place Awards ($150 each). More awards would become available depending on the budget. The awards will be presented at a public event of the GeoInformatics 2020.


As a tradition in the past, the flagship journal of CPGIS, Annals of GIS (published by Taylor & Francis, a world-leading academic publisher) will continue to hold the privilege to be the first to consider publishing the awarded papers. Your participation in the competition indicates that you agree to give Annals of GIS this privilege. All the awarded papers will go through the peer-review process of the journal. Note: Annals of GIS is now included in the Emerging Science Citation Index. Starting 2019, the first 30 papers accepted by the journal will receive free open access through the sponsorship of Nanjing Normal University.

Different from other full papers submitted to the conference, papers submitted to the competition must strictly follow the formatting requirements of Annals of GIS. To be eligible for the competition, the first author of the paper must meet ALL of the following conditions:

(1)  The author is currently an enrolled graduate or undergraduate student, or graduated within a year by the time of submission;
(2)  The author is a current member of CPGIS (please go to 
https://www.cpgis.org/Membership/Default.aspx to check your membership status or follow the procedure of membership registration);
(3)  The author undertakes the majority of the research and the drafting of the manuscript;
(4)  The paper has not been published or is under consideration of publishing elsewhere;
(5)  The paper has not been submitted for applications for other awards;

(6)  The student will present the full paper at the conference upon acceptance into the oral competition session.

The Student Paper Competition Committee will invite scholars in relevant fields to review all submissions. Selected papers will be invited for presentation at the oral competition session of the conference. The committee will make final decisions based on the quality of 
the paper and the presentation at the conference.



To enroll in the student paper competition, please submit your full paper to Xiang Chen (chenxiangpeter@gmail.com). Please mention CPGIS Student Paper Competition in the Email subject.


Important Dates

Full paper to the competition: Feb 20, 2020

Notice of acceptance for the oral competition session: March 25, 2020

Early bird conference registration ends: March 31, 2020

Thanks for your interest. We look forward to your participation.


Best regards,

Xiang Chen

CPGIS Student Paper Competition Committee Chair  
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