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UCGIS 2014 - The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research Award

Date2014-05-18 - 2014-05-21


VenuePasadena, USA - United States USA - United States



Topics/Call fo Papers

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research Award is given to the creator(s) of a particularly outstanding research contribution to geographic information science recognized in 2014; but the contribution could have been made at any time prior to 2014.
Normally, the Research Award is awarded to an author of an outstanding research work or series of works published in a peer-reviewed medium. The committee will also consider other modes of expression of research results, including patents, software packages, and non-refereed publications. Note: This award is NOT for life-time achievement, but for a particular publication or product. Examples of past awardees include Mei-Po Kwan for the outstanding contribution of three landmark papers, Max Egenhofer for a landmark 1991 paper, and Ron Eastman and the IDRISI group for the 20-year contribution of that product. All researchers worldwide, except for the current members of the Research Award Committee (a subcommittee of the Research Committee), are eligible for the award. Nominations for the award can only be made by affiliates from UCGIS member institutions.
To nominate a researcher for the award, please submit the following to Chaowei Yang (, Chair, UCGIS Research Committee, by Feb. 1, 2014:
1. A nominating cover letter (e-mail is acceptable), containing basic contact and affiliation information for the nominee, a brief summary of the nominee's contributions to GIScience research and education (not to exceed 1 page)
2. A document describing and justifying the specific contributions of the nominee; a complete vita is not necessary, but please provide citations for published works (up to 2 pages).
The main criterion for choosing the awardee(s) is impact of the research achievement on the theory and/or practice of GIScience, or on research using GIS, or on geographic information technology. The Research Award Committee will review nominations and recommend an award winner for confirmation by the UCGIS Board of Directors, or choose to recommend that no award be given in a particular year. This is a great opportunity to recognize the outstanding work accomplished in our field. Send in your nominations for the 2014 UCGIS Research Award!
The award will be presented during the 2014 UCGIS Symposium in Pasadena, CA, May 18 - May 21, 2014.
Past Recipients of the UCGIS Research Award:
2013 - Luc Anselin, Arizona State University - spatial econometrics
2012 - Michael Batty, College London - urban complexity and simulation
2010 - Michael Goodchild, UCSB - spatial data accuracy, visualizing error
2009 - Hanan Samet, U. of Maryland - spatial data structures
2008 - Mike Worboys, U. of Maine - object-oriented modeling
2007 - Ron Eastman, Clark - IDRISI GIS and image processing software
2006 - Frederico Fonseca, Penn State - ontologies for GIS
2005 - Mei-Po Kwan, Ohio State - space-time algorithms and visualizations
2004 - David Mark, SUNY-Buffalo - cognitive and linguistic aspects of spatial relations
2003 - Max Egenhofer, U. of Maine - mathematical theories underpinning GIScience
2002 - Reginald Golledge, UCSB - AAG presidential address on nature of geographic knowledge

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