The Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group (GISSG) announces the 2011 Honors Competition for Student Papers on Geographic Information Science (GIS) topics to be presented at the 2011 AAG Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field of GIS. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in geographical information systems and geographic information science.
The competition is open to students at all academic levels. Any paper authored and presented by a student is eligible for the competition, provided the paper has not already been published or presented somewhere. However, all applicants must be a current member of the AAG GIS Specialty Group.
Papers on theoretical, conceptual, and methodological developments in GIS as well as on particular innovative GIS applications are encouraged. Papers must be based on original work, completed as an undergraduate or graduate student, relevant to the field of GIS and current GIS research. Papers must be written entirely by the applicant. Students who are selected as finalists will be placed in a special session at the annual meeting and will be provided $500 to defray travel expenses to th e conference. There will be also special awards for the 1st and 2nd-place presenters. The prizes of $500 for 1st place and $250 for 2nd place will be determined immediately following the special presentation session.
Guidelines and submission requirements are posted at the GISSG Student Paper Competition webpage. The deadline for extended abstract submission to this competition is October 15, 2010, and finalists must submit full papers by March 15, 2011.
Please direct any questions to , GISSG Academic Counselor.