GISA & IAG'i 2023

Call for Research Presentations [Closed] ([Application] by noon, July 15; [Submission of papers] from August 1 to 31, noon)

Styles of Presentations:

Both oral and poster presentations are available. Presentations may be given in either Japanese or English.

It is possible to make both a oral and a poster presentation. However, only oral presentations may be accepted due to the limitations of the venue.

Submitted paper files will be published on the conference Web site.

a) Oral Presentation

As a principle, only presentations of theoretical and applied research results related to geographic information systems that have not been previously published are accepted. 
presentations that are not original or complete are not accepted. 

Submission of a paper is required. (Each presenter will have 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion, for a total of 20 minutes.)

This year, the conference will be held in conjunction with the International Association of Geo-informatics (IAG'i). When you register, please choose whether you will present at the GISA (Japanese or English) or IAG'i (English) session. If you are presenting in English, the IAG'i session is recommended.

b) Poster Presentations

Discussions of research in its early stages and reports of surveys and activities are also welcome. Please make use of this opportunity for free and active exchange of information. 

Submission of papers is optional.

Posters will be displayed at any time during the conference, and the core time will be set.

Both oral and poster presentations are not allowed to be commercial advertisements. Please apply for the organized sessions.

After the presentation, you can apply for (1) "Advanced GIS Engineer" and (2) "Surveying CPD Learning Program". As for (2), if you wish to apply, please inform the secretariat of your name and the title of your presentation within the fiscal year after the conference. CPD points will be awarded to presenters of lectures and posters.

Eligibility for Application
Presenters must be regular or student members, or individuals designated as corporate members (one person per unit). However, co-authors are not required to be members of the society.
  1. Each presenter is allowed to present only one paper. However, duplicate presentations are permitted in the following cases.
    • To be a co-author for more than one presentation.
    • Presenting in both the regular and the organized session.
  2. Presentations must be made on the date and time specified in the program. The date and time of the presentation cannot be specified. 
  3. The total number of presentations may be limited due to program organization. 
  4. Members must have paid the annual membership fee in full by the year 2023.
Application Procedures

1. Application for presentation (Submission of abstract)

Submission deadline: noon, July 15 (Sat

Applications will be accepted via online registration through this website.
Before submitting an application, you are required to obtain an account for registration. It is your responsibility not to forget the login ID and password you set when you obtained your account. For security reasons, we cannot respond to any inquiries regarding your login ID and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot your password? on the login screen to reissue a password.

Please enter a title of 200 characters or less and an abstract of 1000 characters or less.

After your application is completed, a notification e-mail including an acceptance number will be sent to your registered e-mail address. This notification is usually sent within a few minutes, but if you do not receive it, your abstract submission may not have been completed. If you do not receive an e-mail, your application may not have been completed. Please check your registration details and re-register if your application is not complete.

Your name and presentation title will be listed in the program. Please note that no modifications will be accepted after the registration period.
Applicants will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their presentation by e-mail on July 31 (Mon.) (tentative).

2. Submission of Manuscripts for Proceedings

Submission period: August 1 (Tue) to August 31 (Thu), noon

Upload your paper manuscript (PDF) to this site.

The format is the same as that of "GIS-Theory and Applications", but the number of pages should be between 4 and 10.

Please use this template file (English explanation has been added on Aug. 4.) to prepare your paper. 
  • Manuscripts submitted outside the submission period will not be accepted. Please note that your oral presentation will be cancelled.
  • The language of presentation should be either English or Japanese.
  • If there is a possibility that the presenter may be difficult to contact, please include a reliable contact address in the application form. We may contact the presenter in case of incomplete manuscripts.
  • The editing and publication rights of the manuscripts belong to the Geographic Information Systems Association.

For the recommended browser for the application system, please check the login screen of the system. Even if you access the system using the recommended browser, you may not be able to submit your manuscript depending on your computer environment. If you cannot submit your abstract, please try to submit your abstract from another computer with a different computer environment.

Please register as early as possible, as the line is expected to be very busy just before the deadline. The secretariat assumes no responsibility for incomplete abstract submissions due to congestion.
The secretariat will not be held responsible for any mistakes made by the submitting author. Before clicking the "Register" button, please make sure that all the information is correct.

Please click the button below to apply for presentation and/or submit a paper.


The 19th GISA Best Presentation Award

The "Best Presentation Award" have been established to improve the level of presentations by student members of GISA. Presentations at both GISA and IAG'i sessions are eligible. The following conditions must be met in order to be eligible for the award.

  • The applicant must be a student member of GISA (including those whose admission form has been received at the secretariat by July 15, 2023). (Including those who have paid the annual membership fee in full by July 15, 2023)
  • The applicant must not have a master's degree.
  • The applicant must be a presenter of a lecture.

The moderator and judges will recommend presenters whose research, papers, and presentations are outstanding, and the winners will be selected through discussions by the Conference Award Committee. The number of winners is not specified.

The awardees will receive a certificate of merit at a later date, and their names and affiliations will be published in the GISA Newsletter No. 128. The abstract of the presentation will be published in GIS-Theory and Applications, Vol. 31, No. 2 (black and white print only). The winners are requested to submit a one-page A4 paper manuscript by Wednesday, November 15, 2012.

The 12th GISA Poster Session Award

The "Poster Session Award" has been established to stimulate discussions at the poster session. All participants of the poster session are eligible for the award.

The winners will receive a certificate and their names and affiliations will be published in the GISA Newsletter No. 128. An abstract of the presentation will be published in GIS-Theory and Applications, Vol. 31, No. 2 (black-and-white print only). The winners are requested to submit a one A4-size paper manuscript by Wednesday, November 15, 2012.


Operation manual of registration site (Japanese version Only)

The manual is here.



Secretariat of Geographic Information System Association 

Mainichi Academic Forum Inc.
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