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GISTAM is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies, as regular paper submissions, position papers, demos, tutorials or industrial reports describing original experiences, challenges, and applications. Panel, Special Session and Workshop proposals are also welcome.


Avaliable soon.


Robert LauriniComputer Department, Knowledge Systems Institute, France
José DiasECE,, Portugal
Jordi CorberaIndependent Researcher, Spain
Ed ParsonsIndependent Researcher, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers in the Journal of Geographical Systems in a Special Issue .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 28 - 30 April, 2015

Paper Submission: December 3, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 13, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 2, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 19, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 16, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 2, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 26, 2014 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 18, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 3, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 8, 2014 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: February 18, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: February 18, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: February 18, 2015 (expired)


GISTAM Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The conference will be held at the Barceló Sants Hotel Barcelona, Spain.
The Barceló Sants hotel provides a unique trip with the completely renovated Orbital Rooms.
Located just on top of “Sants Estation” (now Santts Orbital Station), it has direct access to AVE (high speed train), metro and train network.


Cédric GrueauPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal


Jorge Gustavo RochaDepartamento de Informatica, University of Minho, Portugal


Ana Paula Afonso, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Masatoshi Arikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Pedro Arnau, Natura, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Thierry Badard, Centre for Research in Geomatics (CRG), Laval University, Canada
Rex G. Cammack, Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska in Omaha, United States
Manuel Campagnolo, Department of Biosystems, Sciences and Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
Keith Clarke, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Maria L. Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jeff Dozier, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Suzana Dragicevic, Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ana P. Falcão, Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Georrecursos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Manfred M. Fischer, Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ana M. Fonseca, DBB, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Independent Researcher, United States
Lianru Gao, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Georg Gartner, Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Gerstoft, University of California San Diego, United States
Luis Gomez-Chova, Universitat de València, Spain
Michael Gould, Institute of New Imaging Technology, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Kingsley E. Haynes, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, United States
Haosheng Huang, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew Hudson-Smith, The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, United Kingdom
Karsten Jacobsen, Institut of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Ingensand Jens, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Simon Jirka, 52 North, Germany
Harry D. Kambezidis, Atmospheric Research Team, Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Waldo Kleynhans, Remote Sensing Research Unit, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Alexander Klippel, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Andreas Koch, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Austria
Wei-Shinn Ku, Auburn University, United States
Jun Li, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Christophe Lienert, c/o Federal Office for the Environment BAFU, Secretariat Steering Committee "Intervention in Natural Hazards" LAINAT, Switzerland
Chang-Tien Lu, Independent Researcher, United States
Yannis Manolopoulos, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
André R. Marcal, Dep. Matematica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Paulo Marques, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Janet Mersey, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Canada
Richard Milton, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, United Kingdom
Lan Mu, Geography, University of Georgia, United States
Daniele Perissin, Purdue University, United States
Mathieu Roche, TETIS, Cirad, France
Armanda Rodrigues, NOVA LINCS, Departament of Computer Science, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Anne Ruas, LISIS, IFSTTAR, France
Markus Schneider, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida, United States
Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
Francesco Soldovieri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Laura Toma, Computer Science, Bowdoin College, United States
Tonie M. van Dam, Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Thessaly, Greece
Miguel A. Vengazones, , France
Jan O. Wallgrün, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Xiaojun Yang, Geography, Florida State University, United States
May Yuan, Geospatial Information Science, University of of Texas at Dallas, United States
Shuqing Zhang, Reomte senisng and GIS, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS, China