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The 16th International Conference on Geocomputation will be held in a hybrid format. We invite submitted papers and extended abstracts on research within the broad geocomputation scope. We also invite submissions for themed sessions within the conference and workshops to run on the first scheduled day.

The GeoComputation conference has the following aims:

  • Attract researchers and presenters of international standing
  • Facilitate global networking between institutions and individuals
  • Promote active collaboration amongst workers from diverse parent disciplines
  • Create an international focus for current state-of-the-art research
  • Provide a mechanism for disseminating the latest innovations and discoveries
  • Highlight the benefits and limitations of new computational techniques
  • Act as a constructive forum for inter-disciplinary discussion of research ideas
  • Generate a framework that allows newcomers to see their work in an international context
  • Indicate fruitful directions for further research

Geocomputation Conference History

Conference News


Geocomputation ’21 has been postponed until after the COVID-19 travel bans are lifted


Full paper deadline extended to June 18th


Geocomputation ’21 goes Hybrid 

To accommodate attendees who would like to gather in-person, Geocomputation ’21 is transitioning to a hybrid conference format where speakers and audience members can attend sessions either virtually or in-person. For more information on the hotel see “Venue” on the main menu.


Full paper deadline extended until June 18th

Submit a paper to Geocomp ’21 using Easy Chair here:

Important dates in 2021

Workshop and Themed Session proposal deadline March 26
Workshop and Themed Session announcement April 16
Paper deadline June 4
Decision and feedback on papers June 25
Extended abstract deadline July 9
Decision and feedback on extended abstracts July 30
Deadline for revised papers and abstracts August 13
Workshops October 5
Geocomputation 2021 October 6-8

Paper and extended abstract submission

Papers should be 2500 to 4000 words in length and extended abstracts up to 1500 words in length, using either Word or Latex templates (submitted documents in PDF format). Papers and extended abstracts will be submitted via EasyChair and peer-reviewed by members of the Review Committee with prompt feedback.

We invite papers and extended abstracts on geocomputation topics including, but not limited to: GeoAI and machine learning, agent-based modeling, spatial data science, geographic visualization and visual analytics, virtual and augmented reality, geographic data mining, CyberGIS, open geospatial science, spatial optimization, computational movement analysis, complex systems analysis, cellular automata, geosimulation, geospatial uncertainty, and applied geocomputation.

Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in electronic proceedings. Before final acceptance for publication, at least one author of the paper must be registered for the conference to present it.

Paper and Extended Abstract format

Both papers and extended abstracts should include a short standard abstract (not included in the word count). Please submit documents as PDFs. Please use the family names of the authors in CamelCase to name files. Extended abstracts should match the previous GeoComp style:
Example (PDF, 1.3MB)
Word template (Word, 31KB)
LaTeX template

Please submit as a PDF, with titles, headings, and subheadings at 16, 16, and 14pt.

A sans serif font (preferably Calibri or Helvetica), author details at 9pt and all other text at 11pt in a serif font (preferably Times New Roman).

Margins should be 2.54cm, with left-right margins for the short abstract of 3.45cm.

Text should be left-right justified. References should follow the Harvard style guide.

Workshop and Themed Session proposal submission

We welcome submissions for themed sessions within the conference and workshops to run on the first scheduled day (October 5th 2021).
For proposed workshops and themed sessions, please submit a title and abstract of a half to full-page, covering at least topic description and relevance.
Hashtag: #geocomp21

GeoComputation 2021 Special Issue

We will invite authors of conference papers with positive reviews to extend their submission into a full-length paper for consideration for a Special Issue in (TBD) according to the peer-reviewed standards of the journal.

Program and Speakers



General Committee



Budhendra Bhaduri Oak Ridge National Lab
Thomas Cova (chair) University of Utah
Alex Hohl University of Utah
Richard Medina University of Utah
May Yuan Univeristy of Texas Dallas

Program Committee



Clio Andris Georgia Institute of Techology
Bandana Kar (workshop chair) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jennifer Miller (chair) University of Texas Austin
Ming Tsou San Diego State University
Shaowen Wang University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Xinyue Ye Texas A&M University

Review Committee



Peter Atkinson Lancaster University
Ellen-Wien Augustijn   University of Twente
Itzhak Benenson  Tel Aviv University
Michela Bertolotto University College Dublin
Simon Brewer University of Utah
Dan Brown University of Washington
Chris Brunsdon National University of Ireland Maynooth
Guido Cervone Pennsylvania State University
Martin Charlton  National University of Ireland Maynooth
Tao Cheng University College London
Supriya Chinthavali Oak Ridge National Lab
Christophe Claramunt French Naval Academy
Alexis Comber University of Leeds
Andrew Crooks University at Buffalo
Kevin Curtin University of Alabama
Eric Delmelle University of North Carolina Charlotte
Somayeh Dodge University of California Santa Barbara
Suzana Dragicevic Simon Fraser University
Stewart Fotheringham Arizona State University
Janet Franklin University of California Riverside
Rachel Franklin Newcastle University
Mark Gahegan University of Auckland
Song Gao University of Wisconsin
Amy Griffin  RMIT University
Tony Grubesic University of Texas Austin
Alison Heppenstall University of Leeds
Krzystof Janowicz University of California Santa Barbara
Chris Jones Cardiff University
Derek Karssenberg Utrecht University
Carsten Keßler Aalborg University
Kuldeep Kurt Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mei-Po Kwan Chinese University of Hong Kong
Phaedon Kyriakidis Cyprus University of Technology
Shawn Laffan   University of New South Wales
Wen Wen Li Arizona State University
Paul Longley University College London
Dalton Lunga Oak Ridge National Lab
Ed Manley University of Leeds
Harvey Miller The Ohio State University
Peter Mooney National University of Ireland Maynooth
Antoni Moore University of Otago
Alan Murray University of California Santa Barbara
Trisalyn Nelson University of California Santa Barbara
David O'Sullivan Victoria University of Wellington
Serge Rey University of California Riverside
Eric Shook University of Minnesota
Ashton Shortridge Michigan State University
Ying Song University of Minnesota
Wenwu Tang University of North Carolina Charlotte
Martin Tomko University of Melbourne
Daoqin Tong Arizona State University
Paul Torrens New York University
Neng Wan University of Utah
Ran Wei University of California Riverside
John Wilson University of Southern California
Stephan Winter University of Melbourne
Yichun Xie Eastern Michigan University
Chaowei Yang George Mason University
Raul Zurita-Milla University of Twente


The University of Utah
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

University of Texas Dallas

The University of Utah Department of Geography


Registration Fees

Your registration fee covers the virtual conference.

  In-person Virtual
General $500 $300
Student $300 $200

Conference Venue

The in-person component of this hybrid conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Park City, Utah (“The Yarrow”).

Rooms are $139 per night and bookings can be made here:

Group Name: GeoComputation 2021
Arrival Date: 05-Oct-2021
Departure Date: 08-Oct-2021
Last Updated: 12/7/21