Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in Advancing Science: Effective Utilization

September 23, 2014

Conference Information

Call for Papers


Submission Deadline:
  June 30, 2014
Decisions to authors:
  July 14, 2014
Role of VGI Workshop:
  September 23, 2014

Location: Vienna, Austria

A special issue of a peer-reviewed international journal is being planned. Selected position papers will be invited to submit full papers for possible publication in the journal special issue. Details are forthcoming.


While the workshop will have a special focus on effective utilization of VGI, the workshop will more broadly discuss a larger number of topics of interest. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Utilization of VGI and crowdsourcing
  • VGI collection, dissemination, and curation
  • Uncertainty in geographic information
  • VGI life cycle and interoperability standards
  • Spatiotemporal data mining
  • Spatial model calibration, verification, and validation
  • Practical applications of VGI in research and operation

FORMAT: Full day workshop