Call for submissions for ICC 2017


Call for abstracts and paper submissions to ICC 2017.

Abstracts and full papers for review for presentation at ICC 2017 are now being accepted. To begin your submission click here.

The world of cartography and GIS comes to Washington, DC, July 2 to 7, 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) of the International Cartographic Association. This call is your opportunity to submit your paper or poster abstract and join other cartographers and geographic information scientists from across the globe. Participate and see the latest innovations and developments in mapping techniques, technological advancements, and current research in cartography and GIScience—conference themes are listed below. The ICC is a unique experience to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration with colleagues from academia, government and industry. This event is a once in a generation opportunity in Washington, D.C., and will not be in the United States again for many years.


Submissions are due October 26, 2016. There are two submission tracks: a full paper that includes a short abstract or a long abstract. There are two presentation formats: an oral paper or a poster.A collection of refereed conference papers will be published in a Springer book. These full papers are due October 26, 2016.Long abstracts will be refereed to decide acceptance of presentations. Authors who submit a long abstract have the option to submit a paper for the online conference proceedings. These papers, which will not be refereed, are due later. After the conference, selected papers will also be invited for submission to the official ICA journals: The International Journal of Cartography, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Cartographica, and The Cartographic Journal.

Conference Themes

  • T01 Visual analytics, geovisualization, and dynamic cartography.
  • T02 Spatial analysis, geocomputation, modeling, and data mining.
  • T03 Virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D mapping, and Geodesign.
  • T04 Generalization, multi-resolution data, and multi-scale representation.
  • T05 Thematic cartography and multivariate data mapping; semiology
  • T07 User studies; user experience and usability; user interface design.
  • T08 Cognitive issues in map use and design.
  • T09 Children and cartography.
  • T10 Accessible cartography for people with disabilities.
  • T11 Education and training in cartography and geospatial technologies.
  • T12 Outreach, geospatial MOOCs, and sharing mapping methods beyond cartography.
  • T13 Design of maps.
  • T14 Arts and culture; spatial digital humanities.
  • T15 History of cartography and historical cartography.
  • T16 Digital issues in cartographic heritage; map and geoinformation curatorship.
  • T17 Ubiquitous cartography and theoretical cartography.
  • T18 Critical cartography; GIS and society.
  • T19 Web cartography; map services and apps; GIS cloud computing.
  • T20 Collaborative mapping, volunteered geographic information, and crowdsourcing.
  • T21 Open source mapping and open geospatial data.
  • T22 Location based services, geospatial prospecting, and privacy issues.
  • T23 Intellectual property rights in mapping and geospatial data.
  • T24 Management, workflows, and supply chains for map publishing and geospatial products.
  • T25 Atlas cartography: advances in structure, design, and technology use.
  • T26 Spatial semantics and ontologies; spatial data infrastructures; interoperability.
  • T27 Quality of geospatial data, maps/charts; data integration, metadata, and standards.
  • T28 Big data; sensor networks and remotely-sensed data for mapping; feature extraction from lidar.
  • T29 Projections, coordinate systems, transformations, and conversions.
  • T30 Topographic mapping; design and update of national mapping series.
  • T31 Toponyms: place names as cultural heritage, place-name conflicts, toponymic field work and documentation.
  • T32 Mountain cartography and terrain representations; recreation and orienteering maps.
  • T33 Cadastral mapping; mapping for city management.
  • T34 Digital Transportation Infrastructure: highly precise and continuously updated road models for autonomous vehicles.
  • T35 Marine and aeronautical cartography, navigation charts and data, baselines, and sovereign zones.
  • T36 Geospatial intelligence and military cartography.
  • T37 Early warning, risk reduction, and crisis management using maps and geospatial information systems.
  • T38 Sustainable development; adaptation and resiliency mapping.
  • T39 Planetary, extrasolar, and celestial cartography.
  • T40 Developments in intensively mapped domains: global change, soils, geology, agriculture, humanitarian programs, crime, facilities management, etc

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