“Bridging the Geographic Information Sciences”

Fifteen years after the publication of “Geographic Information Research: Bridging the Atlantic”, edited by Max Craglia, one of the founders of AGILE, and Helen Couclelis from the NCGIA, you are invited to attend the 15th AGILE International Conference. As the bridges of Avignon and the Gard which have crossed the History, as the painter Van Gogh who travelled from the Netherlands to South of France, we shall try to emphasize the research in geoinformation science, geomatics and spatial analysis where different disciplines, epistemologies and scientific cultures meet.

On behalf of the AGILE council, we invite you to participate in the next AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science that will be held in Avignon, France.


Contributors are invited to submit:

Short papers:

2000 to 3000 words manuscript limited to 6 pages (in pdf format) of original and unpublished research work. High quality scientific and strategic (industrial and governmental) submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Papers must be written in correct English according to the submission template and formatting guidelines. Since the new template is very compact, these 6 pages correspond to 8-10 pages in previous AGILE 2011 or single column common guidelines. A selection of the submitted papers will be published in the Proceedings, under ISBN. The selection process is double blind, so the authors mustn’t insert their name, affiliation or own publications in the submitted papers. For more details: http://agile2012.imag.fr/index.php/call-for-paper

This year there will be an opportunity to prepare an extended paper for a series of international journals based on a long or short paper. With that aim, a sub-committee of the scientific program committee will make a selection of papers based on their quality, potential and relevance for the respective special issues. The authors will be invited to prepare such an extended paper for one of the below mentioned journals, after the conference. These papers will have to be extended and designed according to the journal requirements (paper length, specific guidelines, journal reviews, possible additional fee). Details on the selection and review process will be provided at a later stage.

To submit a short paper : https://www.softconf.com/c/agile2012/

Poster proposals:

500 to 1000 words manuscript of original scientific and strategic research work. High quality submissions will be accepted for poster presentations at the conference, which will provide the exceptional opportunity to stimulate scientific discussions and exchange novel ideas. Posters proposals must be written in correct English according to the submission template and formatting guidelines.

Authors  instructions are available on the web site of the conference. All submissions must be sent electronically via the online conference manager.

Conference Topics

Contributions are invited on all topics within the fields of geoinformation, geomatics and geocomputation, including:

  • Perception and Representation of Geographic Phenomena, Spatial Cognition, Space Appropriation
  • Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatio(temporal) Data Modelling and Reasoning
  • Spatio(temporal) Data Analysis
  • Spatio(temporal) Data Visualisation
  • Spatio(temporal) Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Spatial Semantics and Spatiotemporal Ontologies
  • Real time GIS, 3D GIS, temporal GIS
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Semantic Web and GIS
  • Web Services, Geospatial Systems and Real-time Applications, Webmapping,
  • Location Based Services and Mobile GI Applications, Networks and Ubiquitous GIS
  • Mobility of Persons, Objects and Systems, Transports and Flows, Trajectories Analysis,
  • Geosensors Networks
  • Public Participation GIS and Participatory uses of Geospatial Information Systems and Technologies
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Geospatial Decision Support Systems, Spatial Decision Making Support
  • GIScience and Spatial Analysis Education and Training
  • Complex Spatial Systems, Simulation of Spatial Phenomena
  • Integration, Fusion, Multi-scale and Automatic Generalization for Spatial Information
  • Spatial Data And Knowledge Bases, Knowledge Representation and Engineering
  • Modelling and Management of Uncertainty in Space and GIS, Error Propagation, Sensitivity Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis, Geostatistics
  • Epistemology and Philosophy of Spatial Thinking and Planning
  • Uses and Socio-Economic Impacts of Geographic Information (Legal, Economic, Networks of Actors)
  • Modelling and Spatial Analysis of Urban Dynamics
  • GIS for Coastal Management, Seashore
  • GIS for Change of Land use
  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Spatial Modelling
  • Environmental/Ecological and Urban/Regional Modelling using GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • Health, Epidemiology and Medical Geocomputation
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Natural Resources Management and Monitoring
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Disaster and Risk Management, Spatial Vulnerabilities
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Global Change Modelling, Impact on Space
  • Very High Resolution (VHR) Imagery & LIDAR Data for Geospatial Intelligence
  • Segmentation and Classification Issues in Delineating Information from Imagery
  • Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) Methodologies
  • Bridging the Gap between Remote Sensing and GIS, Field/Object based Models and their Relationship
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Landscape Ecology

Pre-conference workshops

The pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday, April 24th and are a complementary forum to the main conference, encouraging presentation and discussion of work in progress, and facilitating a dialogue on emerging topics in small groups. See the details on:


Travel Grants available

The AGILE Grant Program will allocate 15 grants (scholarships) to AGILE 2012 attendees, with priority given to PhD students. An applicant must have submitted a paper or a poster. The estimated value of each grant is approximately 500 € (covering full conference registration and a maximum of 4 nights in a hotel chosen by the conference organizers). The call for the grants will be published on the conference web site. In case there are more than 15 applicants, a selection will be made by a small grant selection committee taking into account the quality of the submitted work.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • November, 30th, 2011: pre-conference workshop proposal
  • December, 9th, 2011: notification of full paper acceptance
  • December, 22nd, 2011: camera ready full paper due
  • January, 12th, 2012: short paper and poster submission
  • February, 9th, 2012: grant application
  • February, 16th, 2012: notification of short paper and poster acceptance
  • March, 8th, 2012: camera ready short paper due
  • March, 15th, 2012: early registration
  • April, 24th, 2012: workshops
  • April, 25th-27th, 2012: Agile conference


For any information with respect to the conference, please contact

Didier Josselin : didier.josselin@univ-avignon.fr

All information is available on http://agile2012.imag.fr