Announcement of the 26th academic research presentation meeting 

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Geographic Information Systems Conference will be held on Saturday,28th and Sunday, 29th, 2017 at Yamato Campus, Miyagi University. In addition to regular research presentations (lecture presentations, poster presentations), we also plan programs such as various project sessions (symposiums, workshops, hands-on sessions, tutorial sessions, GIS technology introduction sessions) this year. In addition, as a new attempt, we hold some planning sessions at Sendai Mediatheque on Friday, October 27th, the day before the event. Please apply quickly.

Day Place
October27,2017(Fri) (only for  planning sessions) Sendai Mediatheque
October 28(Sat) and 29(Sun) ,2017 Miyagi University Yamato Campus
(1-1 Yamawa-cho,Kurokawa gun,Miyagi prefecture,981-3298)

Application schedule

Planning Session
Proposal Application July 15th(Sat)until noon
Research Presentation(Lecture・Poster)
Presentation request @ EasyChair
Presentation paper Manuscript PDF upload@ EasyChair
July 1st(Sat)~July 15th(Sat) Noon
July 1st(Sat)~August 31th(Thu) Noon
Equipment exhibitin/Industry explanation section
Application for exhibition Until Agust 15th(Tue)

Participation fee

Academic conference (including lecture paper CD-ROM fee) Pre-registration Receipt on the day
Regular members/support membership frame 4,000yen 6,000yen
Student member 3,000yen 4,000yen
Non-member(college students and above) 7,000yen 8,000yen
Below high school students, over 70 years old Free (Please be sure to show proof of age)

Social gathering @ Heanel Sendai
(2-12-7 Hon-cho,Aoba-Ku,Sendai)
Scheduled to take a bus from convention venue to Social gathering

Pre-registration Receipt on the day
Participation fee for social gathering 6,000yen 7,000yen
Lunch Information
School meals are not open on the 28th(Sat) or 29th(Sun)during the tournament period.
By pre-registering, you will receive an order for your lunch.【1,000yen per meal(with lunch and tea)】
※There is a restaurant within Izumi Park Town Tapio (15 minutes) within the Miyagi prefecture library (10 minutes on foot from the venue).
Pre-registration (You can just apply for lunch)
Reception period: 30th September(Sat)
After starting reception,we will post a link to the registration application form.

1. Planning session

Symposium ,workshops,hands-on sessions, tutorial sessions, GIS technical introduction sessions and so on, especially the formt is irrelevant. It is possible to span multiple sessions with one session [1 hour 40 minutes] as a unit. In addition, this time we also have set up time on Friday afternoon.

Session planning can be proposed by individual members / support members.Especially for each session,since it is a unique opportunity to announce the results of daily research,please participate positively.

Planning session application

Application period: July 15th (Sat)
Application address: Inoue conference committee chairman 
Application procedure: Please e-mail us the following information.
  1. Session plan name
  2. Type (sumposium,workshop,hands-on session and so on)
  3. Representative's name,affiliation,e-mail address
  4. Abstract (about 400 words,will be posted in the program)
  5. Required number of sessions
  6. Presence or absence of event will be held on Friday
  7. Required equipment(PC and so on)
  8. Estimated number of attendees
 Whether or not to announce the project session will be notified by e-mail by 1st August (Tue).Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request due to facilities such as venue.

2. Reserch Presentation

There will be presentation of speeches and poster presentation.The lecture papers will be published on CD-ROM.

Lecture presentation: Submission of the paper is necessary.Thesis is the result of the oretical research and applied research on geographical information systems, in principle limited to those unpublished.Also, although there is no originality / completeness, announcement will not be accepted.
Poster presentations: Discussions at the research formation stage, investigation, activity reports and so on are fine.Please use here as a place to exchange information freely and actively.Submission of the paper is not essential, but manuscripts submitted will be included in the lecture paper collection.

Both lectures and posters will not accept commercial promotional presentations.Please apply to equipment exhibition and GIS product / usage example introduction session.

From the year of 2005, the point of the survey CPD learning program will be given to the presenter (first author) of the lecture presentation / poster presentation.When announced at the competition, it is  (1) possible to apply to "GIS senior engineer" and (2)possible to register to "survey CPD learning program".If you wish, please let us know at the reception on the day of the conference.

Author requirements

  1. Anyone can participate.However,at least one of the presenter or co-researcher(co-name) must be an individual member(regular member/student member) of the GISA in order to submit a paper for publication.In addition,support members are considered to have qualification for one individual member for each member. 
  2. The person who will be the presenter,inciuding support members,should follow the rule that only one subject per person.However ,in the following cases,duplication of presentation will be accepted.
    • Being a co-researcher (multiple name)for multiple presentations.
    • To present speeches and posters on the same subject.
    • To make a presentation in both regual sessions and special sessions.
  3. The presentation can be announced at the conference venueat the appointed date and time.Appointed announcement date and time will not be accepted.In addition,the total number of presentation may be limited due to the scale of the venue.
  4. Members' type must be full payment of annual membership fee until 2017.

Submission application

1. Submission of abstract
Reception period: From  July 1st (Sat) to July 15th (Sat) Noon (must arrive)
Please apply from EasyChair ≪≫.
2. Submission Procedure
Reception period: July 1st (Sat)~ August 31th(Thu) Noon(must arrive)
Please upload the pulished manuscript (PDF) with EasyChair.
Please make full use of this template file for subbmission procedure.

3.Internation Association of Geo-informatics(IAG'i)

In order to improve the presentation level of the student members,we will also establish the "Competition Excellence Announcement Award" this fiscal year. Those who satisfy the following conditions are eligible.

The session moderator recommends the award candidate from the research (thesis)content and the excellent technician of the presentation technology,and the winnner will be decided after discussion by the convention announcement award subcommittee established in the academic award committee.The number of winners is not specified.

We will send the certificate to the winners at a later date and announce the name and affiliation to GISA Newsletter 104.

Also,we will post the summary of the presentation in "GISA-Theory and Application"Vol.25-NO.2(monochrome printed only).The winners should cooperate in submitting a single A4 size manuscript by November 15th (Wed).

4. The 12th Conference Excellent presentation Award

In order to revitalize the discussion in the poster session,we will also establish a "Poster Session Award" this fiscal year.Poster session's presenters are subject to review.For the examination method,please see the examination paper to be handed over by post(pre-registration) or reception(reception on the day).

We will send the certificate to the winners at a later date and announce the name and affiliation to GISA Newsletter 104.

Also,we will post the summary of the presentation in "GISA-Theory and Application"Vol.25-NO.2(monochrome printed only).The winners should cooperate in submitting a single A4 size manuscript by November 15th (Wed).

5. The 5th Poster Session Award

Equipment exhibition: Exhibition of GIS demonstration software running on PC or Android/iOS table.
Industry explanation section:Please take it as a place to exchange opinions for students to explain the work of the company and to understand the work contents.

Exhibition application

Reception period:July 1st (Sat)~August 15th (Tue)
※ For the reception until August 1st(Tue.),the exhibition summary will be posted in Newsletter 103 issue.
(The following reception will also be posted on the venue distribution pamphlet/tournament web page)
Application address:Secretariat
Eligibility:Limited to academic support members.The exhibition fee is free.
Application procedure: Please apply to the secretariat by e-mail with te following information clearly stated.
  1. Company
  2. Person in charge
  3. Phone number,mail address
  4. Name of the exhibition software(It is unnecessary in case of exhibition in the industry explanation section)
  5. Outline of the exhibition (Approxmiately 200characters.Publish on the newsletter/venue distribution pamphlet/tournament web page)
  6. Number of required power supply
Notification of exhibition availability:We will inform you by e-mail together with the exhibition requirements by September 22th(Fri).

Past research presentation meetings

The 25th academic research presentation meeting(2016)     
The 24th academic research presentation meeting(2015)     Lecture paper collection
The 23th academic research presentation meeting(2014)     Lecture paper collection
Academic research presentation web meeting(2013)
The 22th academic research presentation meeting(2013)     Lecture paper collection
The 21th academic research presentation meeting(2012)     Lecture paper collection
The 20th academic research presentation meeting (2011)     Lecture paper collection
The 19th academic research presentation meeting(2010)     Lecture paper collection
The 18th academic research presentation meeting(2009)     Lecture paper collection
The 17th academic research presentation meeting (2008)     Lecture paper cllection
The 16th academic research presentation meeting (2007)     Lecture paper collection
The 15th academic research presentation meeting (2006)     Lecture paper collection



cover:PublicationsGISA publishes Theory and Applications of GIS and Papers and Proceedings of the Geographic Information Systems Association of Japan.

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