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CPGIS 2021 Best Student Paper Competition

Title CPGIS 2021 Best Student Paper Competition
Date 2021-01-10


Dear CPGIS members,


The 28th International Conference on GeoInformatics (GeoInformatics 2021), co-organized by the Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Systems (CPGIS) and Jiangxi Normal University, will be held in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, August 8–10, 2021. 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. Geoinformatics 2021 particularly encourages topics related to post-pandemic society resilience and sustainable development.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s competition will be fully online.


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 budget. The awards will be presented at a public event of the GeoInformatics 2021.


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, while those not awarded are encouraged for submissions. Note: Annals of GIS is now included in the Emerging Science Citation Index.

Different from other full papers submitted to the conference, it is recommended that papers submitted to the competition 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;

Selected participants will be invited for presentation at the oral competition session of the conference (online). If the submission is not selected for the oral competition session, the participant
can choose to give presentations at other conference sessions upon making necessary revisions to the paper.


The Student Paper Competition Committee will invite scholars in relevant fields to review all submissions. The committee will make award 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 (xiang.chen@uconn.edu). Please mention CPGIS Student Paper Competition in the Email subject.


Important Dates

Submission of full paper to the competition: March 15, 2021

Notice of acceptance for the oral competition session: April 12, 2021

Early bird conference registration ends: July 8, 2021

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


Best regards,

CPGIS Student Paper Competition Committee

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