20th annual GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference

Date: Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 April 2012
Location: Lancaster University

A full conference programme is now available which includes plenary sessions from our invited keynote speakers Mei-Po Kwan, Tyler Mitchell and Pete Atkinson plus themed parallel sessions on topics including Open GIS, Qualitative GIS, Mining Social Media, Location-Based Services, Spatial Ecology and Landscape Visualization. This year we are also pleased to host a special session on the afternoon of Friday 13 April to celebrate the work of Stan Openshaw.

Full conference programme: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/gisruk2012/programme.php

The conference is preceded by an Open Source Geospatial Software workshop delivered by Lutra Consulting which runs from 2pm on Tuesday 10 April to noon on Wednesday 11 April. A Young Researcher’s Forum will also run in parallel with this pre-conference workshop.

A full social programme is also included in the conference with an evening reception with hot buffet and live music at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe on Wednesday 11 April (transport provided) and a conference dinner at Lancaster House Hotel on Thursday 12 April.

Conference registration is now open: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/gisruk2012/registration.php

Please register by the 2 March 2012 to make the most of Early Bird rates.

The GISRUK 2012 local organizing committee (gisruk2012@lancaster.ac.uk)