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The chairs of <http://giscience.geog.mcgill.ca/> GIScience 2016, taking
place in Montreal, Canada, invite the submission of proposals for workshops
and tutorials for review by the organizing committee. The deadline for
workshop and tutorial proposal submissions is January 13th, 2016, with
accepted workshops and tutorials taking place on September 27th, 2016.
Submission for Workshops and Tutorials
All workshops and tutorial proposals should be submitted via e-mail to the
Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chairs ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
michael.widener(a)utoronto.ca). The co-chairs, along with at least three
members of the Program Committee will review all proposals.
* Workshop and Tutorial proposals due January 13, 2016
* Workshop and Tutorial notification February 3, 2016
* Accepted workshops and tutorials whose organizers wish to have their
workshop's proceedings included in the GIScience electronic conference
proceedings must submit a single volume PDF of their proceedings to the
Workshop & Tutorial Chair by August 10, 2016.
For more details on proposal format, please visit the
<http://giscience.geog.mcgill.ca/?page_id=33> submissions page on the
official GIScience 2016 website, or see below.
Workshops should provide a platform for presenting and discussing ideas in a
less-formal and more open way than is possible at the main conference. Thus,
they should provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to present work
in progress and obtain detailed feedback and should have ample time
allocated for discussion and participation by all attendees. Workshops are
welcome on all topics of interest to GIScience attendees, especially on new
and emerging areas of research.
Workshop proposals should be less than 1,500 words, and must include:
* Title of the workshop
* Description of topics
* Scope and novelty of the workshop
* Workshop organizer(s) and their qualifications
* Format of workshop (i.e., one-half day or one day)
* Intended Program Committee (if relevant)
* Highlights (e.g., keynotes, panels, and other modes of discussion)
* Expected number of participants
* Details of any previous related workshops
* Draft call for papers indicating the relevant topics
A tutorial should cover a single topic in detail, lasting either a full
(i.e., two sessions of three hours) or half (i.e., one session of three
hours) day. A tutorial may cover a particular GIScience topic in depth, or
introduce emerging research areas.
Tutorial proposals should be less than 2,000 words, and must include:
* Title of the tutorial
* Description of topics and relevance to GIScience community
* Tutorial organizer(s) and their qualifications
* Format of tutorial (i.e., one-half day or one day)
* Tutorial outline, indicating overall learning objectives and
individual course elements
* Intended audience (e.g., introductory, advanced) and any background
* Required materials (e.g., will you need Internet access, lab access,
or specific software installed?)
* Expected number of participants
Evaluation Criteria for Workshops and Tutorials
Submissions will be evaluated based on:
* Is the workshop/tutorial appropriate for GIScience?
* Is the topic of the workshop/tutorial particularly timely or
* Is the workshop/tutorial likely to attract sufficient participants?
* Is the workshop/tutorial well designed and likely to achieve the
* Are the organizers appropriate for the proposed topic?
* Has a very similar workshop/tutorial been held in the recent past?
Workshops or tutorials that receive too few registrations by July 30, 2016
may be canceled by the local organizers.
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