Call for 2022 CPGIS Awards Nominations

The CPGIS Award Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the
following 2022 CPGIS awards.

(1) CPGIS Service Excellence AwardThis award is given to an individual or a group of individuals for making significant service contributions to CPGIS. To be qualified for nomination, an individual or a group of individuals have made significant service contributions to CPGIS. We will have two categories of the Service Award: Individual Award and Group Award. Please specify the category in the nomination letter.

(2) CPGIS Education Excellence AwardThis award is to honor members for their outstanding contributions to GIScience & Technology education. The award selection will be based on the criteria of effective and innovative teaching of GIScience courses, enhancing public awareness of GIScience, mentoring students who enter GIS&T careers, authorship of significant GIScience textbooks, and leadership in GIScience curriculum development.

(3) CPGIS Young Scholar AwardThis award seeks to recognize young “rising stars” for research contributions to GIScience and Technology. Nominee for this award should be a member of CPGIS who received the doctoral degree in the last 10 years (no earlier than 2012).

(4) CPGIS Distinguished Scholar AwardThis award seeks to recognize CPGIS members for outstanding research contributions to GIScience and Technology. Nominees for this award should be members of CPGIS and should have made significant contributions to GIScience research.

(5) CPGIS Life-Time Achievement AwardThis award is intended to honor the outstanding accomplishments of senior professionals who have contributed substantially to the advancements of GIScience and Technology. All researchers worldwide are eligible for the award.

The current CPGIS President, Vice-President, and members of the CPGIS Award Committee are not eligible to receive these awards due to their involvement in the awards' decision process.

To nominate an award, please submit the following to Yu Liu (, CPGIS Award Committee, by May 1st, 2022. Please merge the following two documents into a single PDF file, and name it Nomination_LastnameOfTheNominee_AwardName.pdf. (Replace AwardName with ServiceScholarEducation, or Lifetime.)

i. A nomination letter containing the nominee's contact and affiliation information, a summary of the nominee's qualification, and a justification for the nominee's specific qualification and contributions (three pages or less).
ii. A copy of the nominee's CV.

Review Process: The CPGIS Awards Committee will evaluate the nominations. The candidates will be recommended to the CPGIS BOD for final approval. The awards will be presented during GeoInformatics 2022 (the 29th CPGIS Annual Conference), August 15-18, 2022, Beijing, China.

CPGIS Award Committee:
Yu Liu, Bo Huang, Yuxia Huang, Bin Jiang, Daoqin Tong