We accept short paper submissions of 3,000 words / 7 pages maximum length, including abstract, figures, and references. The papers will be subject to double-blind review by at least two of the members of our programme committee (see below). Therefore, please anonymize your initial submission and include authors names and acknowledgements just after you have done all requested revisions later. All accepted short papers will be published with CEUR-WS, a community-driven publication outlet for workshop and conference proceedings from computer science and information systems. We further invite authors to extend their short paper contributions to long papers, which could then be submitted to an adjoint special issue to be published in Transactions in GIS after the workshop (accepted, but currently under negotiation).

We offer you a LaTeX template for preparing your submissions. Please use the following link to open the template in Overleaf:

Open template in Overleaf.

Further instructions are found in the template. Once you have used the template, the created project can then also be opened in, which provides better user experience. If LaTeX might not be an option for you, please contact us. Alternative solutions will be made available upon request.

Please submit your final manuscript (PDF; LaTeX sources upon final acceptance via email) via Easychair: Do not forget to anonymize your manuscript to ensure a double blind review process.

Important Dates

1 June 2018: Call for short papers opens
1 June 2018: Registration opens
8 July 2018
25 July 2018:
The deadline has been extended!
Updated submission deadline for short papers
19 August 2018
12 September 2018:
Camera-ready papers are due
16 September 2018: Papers are available online
21 September 2018: VGIscience PLATIAL’18 workshop

Programme Committee

Gennady Andrienko (City University London, United Kingdom)
Thomas Blaschke (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Dirk Burghardt (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
Alexis Comber (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
Sara Irina Fabrikant (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Andrew U. Frank (TU Wien, Austria)
Hans Gebhardt (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Michael F. Goodchild (University of California, Santa Barbara, United States)
Krzysztof Janowicz (University of California, Santa Barbara, United States)
Alan MacEachren (The Pennsylvania State University, United States)
Grant McKenzie (McGill University, Canada)
Franz-Benjamin Mocnik (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Alenka Poplin (Iowa State University, United States)
João Porto de Albuquerque (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Ross Purves (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Simon Scheider (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Lisa Teichmann (McGill University, Canada)
Sabine Timpf (University of Augsburg, Germany)
René Westerholt (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Stephan Winter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Diedrich Wolter (University of Bamberg, Germany)
Alexander Zipf (Heidelberg University, Germany)