Call for Papers for SKI 2017, The sixth Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada conference Feb 23 to Feb 25, 2017 Banff, Alberta

The sixth Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada conference will be held from February 23 to February 25, 2017 in Banff, Alberta. 


Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of GIS and the geoweb who live and work in Canada.


Our conference mixes the practical and the theoretical. Come share your experiences in using GIS in academia in Canada and around the world. Learn from other researchers and students of GIS on best practices and ways of accommodating different domains of knowledge.

 We invite researchers who are involved in fields such as:

  • GIScience
  • Geomatics and geomatics engineering
  • Remote Sensing
  • Participatory GIS
  • GIS in health and epidemiology
  • GIS in transportation
  • Planning Support Systems and landuse planning
  • Digital Earth and the Geospatial Web 2.0 (geoweb) (e.g., Google Earth, Virtual Earth, Google Maps) Research
  • Neogeography and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • Geovisualization and cybercartography
  • Business geographics
  • Spatial statistics
  • Location based services
  • GIS and spatial modeling in the Earth Sciences
  • Urban simulation and modelling
  • Computer dimensions of GIS (e.g., data modelling)
  • Big Data


Download the submission template here. Then upload your abstract to Easy chair. You will need to create a separate password for Easychair if you don't have one already. Deadline for submissions is NOVEMBER 1st, 2016.

Conference Dates

The conference will be held from Thursday February 23rd to Saturday, February 25th, 2016. The conference begins with an icebreaker and social on Thursday, with paper presentations commencing Friday February 24th. See the registration tab for other dates.

Conference Location

This year's conference of Spatial Knowledge Information and Canada will be held at the Banff Park Lodge / Bow View Lodge / Homestead Inn. See the Location tab for more details.


How to participate:

Extended Abstracts 

Extended abstracts should conform to the Abstract Template and can be up to 2000 words in length. In cases where abstract content does not fit conveniently into the template sections authors can add or remove section headings. The abstract template can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.  Each extended abstract will be reviewed by the Program Committee and feedback will be provided to the authors.  Accepted extended abstracts will be published in the SKI conference proceedings.