Student Paper Competition
Address:The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

CPGIS Student Paper Competition at GeoInformatics 2012 (Submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2012)

The annual CPGIS Best Student Paper Competition is part of the the 20th International Conference on GeoInformatics (Hong Kong, June 15-17, 2012, 

The awards will include one First-Place Award ($600), one Second-Place Award ($300), and two Third-Place Awards ($150 each). Besides the monetary awards, awardees will receive certificate plaques. The awards will be presented in a general public event of GeoInformatics 2012. The awardees and their advisors will be featured in the CPGIS News Letter and website.

Annals of GIS (published by Taylor & Francis) will hold the privilege to be the first to consider publishing the awarded papers. Your participation in the Competition indicates that you would agree to give Annals of GIS this privilege. All the awarded papers will go through the normal peer-review process of the journal. In case the journal would decide not to publish your awarded paper, the paper will be published in the Conference proceedings, which is EI-indexed.

Papers submitted for the Competition must follow the format required by Annals of GIS. Please find the format requirements at To be eligible for participating in 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 submission time);
(2)  The author is a member of CPGIS (please go to to find out your membership status or follow the procedure to join CPGIS);
(3)  The author completes the main parts of the research and writing for the paper; and
(4)  The paper has not been published or is under consideration of publication in any journals or conference proceedings.
(5)  The author has not used the paper to apply for other awards.

Selected papers will be organized into special sessions of GeoInformatics 2012 for oral presentation. Judges appointed by the Award Committee will determine the final awardees based on qualities of both papers and associated presentations. Participating papers not selected for the Competition sessions are still eligible to be included in other sessions of GeoInformatics 2012. 

Please submit your FULL paper by sending corresponding files to (NOT to the Conference) by Jan. 15, 2012. We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Shaowen Wang

Chair, Student Competition Committee, CPGIS