Geovisual Analytics Sessions at AAG 2018

Call for Participation, ICA Visual Analytics Sponsored Sessions on Geovisual Analytics at AAG 2018

Organizers: Alexander (Sasha) Savelyev – Texas State,

Bo Zhao – Oregon State University,

International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Visual Analytics

Specialty Group Sponsors: Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis and Modeling


We invite papers on geovisual analytics to be included in a series of sessions atthe 2018 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans from April 10 – 14.

We invite contributions exploring theoretical and practical issues of geovisualization and geovisual analytics, with the broad goal of extending our understanding of interactive visual representations of geographic data that aim to boost spatial human reasoning.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

  • development of novel visualization and interaction metaphors,
  • visualization and use of uncertainty and context,
  • support of spatial decision support processes,
  • typology of spatial decision problems,
  • visualization of large, multidimensional datasets,
  • advances in geovisualization and geovisual analytics technology,
  • scalable and web-basedvisualization,
  • digital storytelling in geovisual analytics,
  • development of standards and benchmarks in geovisual analytics,
  • challenges in system design, adoption, and use, and
  • applied geovisualization and geovisual analytics (including areas such as climate change, crisis management, food and water security, epidemiology, etc.)


In addition to geographers, GIScientists, and cartographers, we welcome speakers from abroad range of disciplines, including submissions from students and junior scholars.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines:

1. Register and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines.

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Alexander Savelyev ( by October 25, 2017.

3. Please use the email subject “VA CFP” to be assigned to a session.


2016 workshop news: VCMA@AGILE & SpatialVA@GIScience

A quick update on the two workshops that we are running this year:

We have just published the list of accepted papers at the Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis (VCMA2016) workshop in Helsinki, Finland (14 June 2016). The contributions were excellent, promising a high-quality workshop. Stay tuned for final updates at the VCMA2016 website or on twitter (#VCMA2016) and join us for the workshop (registration details are on the website, and a side note that this is a co-located workshop with the AGILE2016 conference, which has the honour to have the ICA President, Prof Menno-Jan Kraak, as the keynote speaker).

Our second workshop, Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics (SpatialVA2016), will take place in Montreal, Canada (27 Sept 2016) and we are delighted to have two prominent scientists as keynote speakers: Prof Sheelagh Carpendale from the University of Calgary and Prof Alan MacEachren from Penn State University.
There is still time to contribute to this workshop: the deadline has been extended to 29 April 2016. So submit a contribution and join us in Canada for a great event.

See you in Helsinki and Montreal!