The Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science was held in Montreal, Canada.

GIScience 2016 continued a highly successful series of conferences started in 2000, highlighting cutting edge research that pushes the boundaries of geospatial analysis. Held every two years and alternating between US and Europe, this was the first time that a venue had been selected in Canada. GIScience 2016 brought together approximately 300 international participants from academia, industry, and government organizations to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art in Geographic Information Science.

The 9th conference was held in Montreal and co-organized by McGill University, Université Laval and University of Saskatchewan, from September 27 to 30, 2016. The first day was dedicated to five workshops and one tutorial and was followed by the main conference. The GIScience conference series has always focused on fundamental research themes and questions. GIScience 2016 welcomed articles and proposals covering emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of Geographic Information Science. This ranged across a span of fields, from geographically weighted regressions and RDF queries to the spatial modeling of dog cancer and travel-to-work flows.

Call for hosting GIScience 2018

The GIScience Steering Committee is inviting proposals for hosting GIScience 2018. We solicit applications by a person who wants to be the General Chair for GIScience 2018. Candidates should be familiar with the GIScience community. The General Chair will need a substantial organization team and have access to an attractive site, at affordable rates for participants. Since the 2016 conference was held in Montréal, Canada, GIScience 2018 is expected to be held outside of North America. The typical timeframe for the meeting is in September/October.

Proposals must be received by December 15, 2016.

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