Research@Locate17

Call for Papers and Posters

Locate17 is the fourth in the series of Australasian conferences aiming to unite all communities – research, industry and government – working in the field of spatial information. Research@Locate17 is the academic research stream of Locate17.


Research@Locate17 will bring together academic communities involved in spatial information from the Australasian region and beyond. Short papers are welcome from researchers in geodesy, mapping, computer science, artificial intelligence, geography, geographic information science and related disciplines contributing to spatial information science. Papers may cover the latest research advances, recent results, work in progress and new ideas within the field of spatial information. Submissions are encouraged from researchers at any stage of their career, from PhD students to senior researchers.


Submissions must be original, previously unpublished papers contributing to spatial information science. Authors are encouraged to address one or more of the following themes:

  • positioning and sensing
  • remote sensing and imaging for spatial information
  • spatial information integration
  • spatial information infrastructure
  • location intelligence
  • crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information, and citizens as sensors
  • spatial and spatiotemporal pattern recognition, data mining and knowledge discovery
  • spatial human computer interaction
  • spatial web and mobile services and mapping
  • multidimensional spatial data acquisition and analytics

Research@Locate presentations will be interspersed throughout the Locate17 main conference sessions. We encourage authors to frame research advances in a way that is of interest to the wider Locate17 audience. Accepted papers will be published in an online proceedings available at the time of the conference.


Since 2015 Research@Locate has included a special poster presentation session for currently enrolled students. Posters related to the above spatial science themes are welcome. Poster authors will contribute a three-minute presentation in a poster session.


The best paper and best poster at the conference will be awarded based on review scores and presentation.


Also, the authors of selected high quality research papers will be invited to submit revised versions to a special issue of the International Journal of Digital Earth. The revisions must be significantly extended in their contribution to knowledge (30%) and could, for example, include progress made since the conference paper submission.


Important dates

For submission deadlines please refer to Important Dates.