Call for Papers: University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Spatial Studies

What: Spatial Information for Human Health
When: December 9–11, 2015
→ Where: University of Santa Barbara, California

The Center for Spatial Studies (University of California, Santa Barbara), is launching a new biennial series of unconferences, entitled SPATIAL, with the goal of reaching out to domain specialists to inspire and guide research on spatial information. Each edition will focus on applications of spatial information as a primary force to push the frontiers of Geographic Information Science, Spatial Cognition, and related fields. Instead of listening to paper presentations, attendees will debate new ideas, address challenges, and discuss how to improve solutions.


Contributions to Spatial 2015, Spatial Information for Human Health, are invited.

Submissions are strictly limited to two pages (including text, diagrams and figures, and a 250-word bio-sketch of the applicant). Proposals will be reviewed by the program chairs, using the criteria of innovation, grounding in actual problems, and clarity. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit final versions for publication online before the meeting.


To submit an online application, please go to EasyChair at

Please note: Attendance is self-funded, with an intentionally low general registration rate of $200 and student registration rate of $100.

Dates to remember
• Proposals due: May 31, 2015
• Acceptance notification: July 15, 2015
• Attendance confirmation: October 15, 2015
• Unconference: December 9–11, 2015


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