The 24th International Conference on Geoinformatics,Galway, Ireland

Call for Papers: Geoinformatics 2016

The 24th International Conference on Geoinformatics

Galway, Ireland, August 14 – 20, 2016

Conference Theme: Linking Environment and Health


·      The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS)

·    National University of Ireland, Galway

Local Hosts

·      Ryan Institute GIS Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway

Conference web site:

The Geoinformatics conference series was initiated by the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS) in 1992. This international conference series has provided a unique forum for exchanging novel ideas and cutting-edge knowledge on geographic information sciences and technologies among GIS professionals worldwide. The 24th International Conference on Geoinformatics (Geoinformatics 2016) will be held during August 14 – 20, 2016 at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Ireland. The conference is co-organized by CPGIS and NUI, Galway.

The main theme of Geoinformatics 2016 is Linking Environment and Health. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers, professionals and students in Geoinformatics to exchange innovative ideas, demonstrate cutting-edge technologies, and present inspiring applications. The conference program will include plenaries, featured, oral, and poster sessions. We welcome papers on all aspects of GIS methodologies, theories and applications in a wide range of fields and research areas, including geosciences, geography, geographical sciences, resource and environmental sciences, public health, Virtual globes and virtual geographic environment, transportation science.

Conference Topics (include but are not limited to):

·         Big Data

·         CyberGIS

·         Cancer and environment

·         Disaster management

·         Environmental information system

·         Geo-ontology

·         Geospatial standards

·         Geospatial computation

·         Geospatial data sharing and interoperability

·         Geospatial web services

·         Health GIS

·         Integration of RS, GIS and GPS (3S)

·         LiDAR-based DEM generation and 3D modelling

·         Environmental determinators and health

·         Local authority GIS applications

·         Location based services (LBS)

·         Natural resource management and environmental monitoring

·         Open data, technology, and policy

·         Participatory GIS

·         Processing and applications of high-resolution imagery

·         Remote sensing sciences and applications

·         3D navigation

·         Spatial data quality and uncertainty

·         Spatial decision support systems

·         Transport GIS

·         Urban GIS and applications

·         Virtual globes and virtual geographic environment

·         Wireless and mobile GIS


The abstract should be less than 1,000 words in English. Authors of accepted abstracts/papers will be invited to submit full papers and give oral or poster presentations at the conference. Decisions about whether an abstract/paper is accepted or not will be based on rigorous peer review. 

Selected papers may also be invited for a special issue of an international journal. The submission system of the conference will soon be opened to accept online submissions.

Important Dates:

June 15, 2016: The deadline of abstract submission

April 30, 2016: The deadline of paper submission

May 25, 2016: Notification of paper acceptance

May 30, 2016: The deadline of early registration

Registration Fee*:

CPGIS members: Early registration Euro 470 (US$570)/ Regular registration Euro 520 (US$630)

Student members: Early registration Euro 270 (US$330)/ Regular registration Euro 320 (US$390)

Non-members: Early registration Euro 520 (US$630)/ Regular registration Euro 570 (US$690)

Non-member students: Early registration Euro 320 (US$390)/ Regular registration Euro 370 (US$450)


If you want to submit the fullpaper, please send to

  Please pay your registration fee on the CPGIS website and book your accommodation and/or fieldtrips via the website in Ireland:

  The link for request of invitation letters is as follows:, all delegates are required to follow the instructions and provide all the information to request an invitation letter.

(1) The registration fee does not include accommodations and tour packages. Accommodations will be paid at participants’ own expenses and rates will be announced on the conference websites soon.

(2) The registration fee does not include the publication fee for inclusion in the digital conference proceedings.

(3) The oral/poster presentations are NOT allowed for on-site registrants.

Publication Fee:

For those papers included in the IEEE indexed proceedings, there is a publication fee of US$ 200.


The conference will offer optional field trips through local travel agency. The extra fees may applied.

Conference Language: English only


For questions regarding paper submission and registration:

For questions concerning academic issues:

  • Dr.Chaosheng Zhang (Tel:+353-91-49 2375,Fax:+353-91-49 5505, Email:
  • Dr.Shixiong Hu(Tel:+1- 570-422-3733,+86-159-378-66752Fax:+1- 570-422-3198,

For questions concerning local information:

Ms Kerry O'Sullivan

ISEH 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016 Conference Secretariat

Go West Conference & Event Management Ltd.

Furbo, Galway, IRELAND

Tel: +353-91-591222



Instructions to Authors:

Please carefully read the instructions as follows:

1.     Authors can submit an abstract with an attachment of extended abstract or full paper in Word file.

2.     The author(s) will be notified if the abstract is accepted to be presented at the Conference.

3.     The author(s) will been asked to submit the full papers online if not yet after the abstract/paper is accepted.

4.     All abstracts and full papers accepted to be presented at the Conference will be included in the CD published by the Conference Organizers and will be distributed to all participants of the Conference.

5.     For a full paper that is selected to be published by the IEEE proceedings, the Conference Organizers will charge a publication fee of US$200. The fee will be used to cover the cost in managing, reviewing, and compiling the submissions for the proceedings. The authors will be notified about this fee in the paper acceptance notification. 

6.     The length of an extended abstract is 800 – 1000 words in English. It is basically a shortened full paper and contains all major information about the research, particularly the methodology, results, and conclusion. Please use the template of extended abstract on the conference website to prepare your submission of this type.

7.     A full paper must strictly follow the format requirements of IEEE. Please use the template of full paper or an example of full paper on the conference website to prepare your full paper submission. The length of a full paper is 4-6 pages. It is also highly recommended that the paper be proofread by an experienced English editor. Papers that do not meet the format and language requirements will not be further reviewed for content. 

8.     If the authors whose papers have been selected for the IEEE proceedings are not able to attend the Conference, they must notify the Conference Organizers 4 weeks before the Conference. Papers of the authors who fail to do so will be withdrawn from the proceedings, and the publication fee will not be refunded.