Call for Papers

If you are an early career researcher, either postgraduate or post-doctorate, and would love to share your research with the wider world, come and pitch your research for the industry and government experts at the Hub in the Research@Locate20 session.

In addition, as part of Research@Locate20, you will have an opportunity to participate in a half-day innovation session at Market Day and build your engagement skills. During the session you will:

  • Learn about methods for engaging with industry and government.
  • Practice these methods through collaboration activities with market stallholders.
  • Learn techniques for effective pitching.
  • Refine your skills and develop a killer pitch, which you will present to an expert panel.
  • Have an opportunity to win a pitch competition and go on to present at Georabble that evening.

Submissions are encouraged from master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in geodesy, mapping, remote sensing, computer science, artificial intelligence, geography, geographic information science and related disciplines contributing to spatial information science.

The program committee will select submissions at their discretion, based on quality. Authors of accepted submissions have to commit in writing to participate in person at Research@Locate, including their pitch and the innovation session. Research@Locate will not produce any proceedings.


The program committee will select, at their discretion, the four best submissions for the Research@Locate20 Awards. Each awardee will receive a certificate. In addition, ASIERA sponsors the total sum of $2,000, which is proportionally spent among the awardees based on their (documented) airfares and costs for moderate accommodation.

Submission Instructions

Please submit a one-page proposal pitching your research for industry to the Research@Locate submission site before the deadline below. In your proposal, you should define the following:

  • How do you describe your research domain to non-experts (i.e. what is your “elevator pitch”?)
  • What problems is your research offering to solve?
  • What solutions does your research offer?
  • Which industry groups and/or government agencies might benefit most from your research?

Important dates

  • Proposal submission: 5pm AEDT Friday 29 November 9 December 2019 31 January 2020
  • Notification to authors: 7 February 2020
  • Acceptance by the authors (written commitment to pitch): 14 February 2020
  • Research@Locate 2020 Conference: 28 April 2020