VGI-Analytics Deadline Extended: CfP for short workshop papers (March 28) and full Journal Papers for GSIS Special Issue (June 9)

VGI-Analytics offers two formats for paper submission:

  1. Workshop Short Paper (2000 to 3000-word manuscript)
    New Submission Deadline 28th March 2017.
    Authors are requested to follow the formatting guidelines for short paper submissions on the AGILE 2017 call for papers page and use the  Word .doc template or the  Word .docx template provided. Short papers should be submitted directly via e-mail to Dr. Peter Mooney at Accepted short papers will be published here on the workshop Website.
  2. Special Issue Journal Full Paper (maximum 20 pages)
    Extended Final Submission Deadline 9th June 2017
    Full paper submissions will be considered for presentation at the workshop as well as for inclusion in a special issue of the Geo-spatial Information Science (GSIS) journal to appear in late 2017. To submit a full paper please follow the manuscript preparation and submission guidelines of the Special Issue Call for Papers.
    Authors are requested to also notify Dr. Peter Mooney at that you submitted a full paper.
    PLEASE NOTE: When you submit your paper there is no specific option for the special issue on the web interface. Please take careful note of the Submission ID when you submit. Please communicate this ID to us in your correspondence.

GSIS is now an Open Access journal! All article publishing charges (APC) will be covered, so authors will have the benefits of open access at no cost. Perspective authors are recommended to prepare their manuscript by following the author instructions of the journal GSIS (Also see ).

The VGI-Analytics 2017 workshop will be organised and co-chaired by:

  • Peter Mooney: Maynooth University, Ireland; Email:
  • Alexander Zipf: University of Heidelberg, Germany; Email:
  • Jamal Jokar: Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark; Email:
  • Hartwig H. Hochmair: University of Florida, United States; Email:

They are also the special issue guest editors of the special issue at GSIS.

VGI-Analytics 2017 Topics and Themes

VGI-Analytics 2017 will discuss, but not be limited to, the following topics and themes:

  • Joint analysis of crowd-sourced VGI/social media data originating from different data sources
  • Technical aspects of crowd-sourced data fusion
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of activity patterns for individual users across multiple VGI and/or social media platforms
  • Quality assessment of VGI/social media data through analysis of data from different platforms
  • Analysis of cross-linked data and cross-link editing methods in VGI and social media platforms and its applications
  • New sources of VGI and social media data
  • VGI across different regions and cultures
  • Semantic issues arising from the conflation or cross-linkage of several different sources of VGI
  • Tailoring VGI for different applications

    Timeline journal papers:

  • June 9 2017: CFP of final journal papers ends
  • June 30 2017: Finalized journal papers due
  • September/October 2017: Special Issue in GSIS published.