Call for CPGIS 2023 Best Student Paper Competition


Dear CPGIS members,

The 30th International Conference on GeoInformatics (GeoInformatics 2023), co-organized by the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (
CPGIS) and University College London (UCL) SpaceTimeLab, will be held in London, UK, July 19–21, 2023. 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 the academic development of young scholars in geographic information sciences. Geoinformatics 2022 particularly encourages topics related to the primary theme of this year’s conference: Spatio-Temporal AI and Urban Analytics.


The awards will include one First-Place Award (500 GBP), one Second-Place Award (250 GBP), and two Third-Place Awards (150 GBP each). More awards would become available depending on the budget.


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. Awarded papers published in Annals of GIS will also be eligible for competing for the journal’s annual best paper awards. 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 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 for publishing elsewhere;
(5)  The paper has not been submitted for applications for other awards.

Selected participants will be invited for presenting on-site in the oral competition session of the conference. If the submission is not selected for the oral competition session, the participant can choose to give presentations at other conference sessions.

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 (Word document) to Xiang Chen ( Please mention CPGIS Student Paper Competition in the Email subject.

Important Dates

Submission of full paper to the competition: March 20, 2023

Notice of acceptance for the oral competition session: March 31, 2023

Early bird registration ends: May 1, 2023

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


Best regards,

CPGIS Student Paper Competition Committee:

Xiang Chen (Chair), Bo Zhao, Dameng Yin, Le Wang, Lu Liang, Xiaobai Yao, Xiaolin Zhu, Xining Yang, Xinyue Ye, Xiao Huang