Thursday, September 17, 2009

AAG Washington Call for Participation

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Washington D.C., April 14-18, 2010

Call for Participation

Sessions: Geovisualization / Geovisual Analytics, Cognition, Behavior, and Representation

Organizers: Sara Irina Fabrikant (University of Zurich), Amy Griffin (University of New South Wales-ADFA), Kirk Goldsberry (Michigan State University), Sarah Battersby (University of South Carolina), and Jin Chen (GeoVISTA Center, Penn State University)

Specialty Group Sponsors: Cartography, GIS, and Environmental Perception and Behavior

We invite papers on computational, statistical and cognitive aspects of geovisualization, geovisual analytics and geographic research to be included in a series of sessions at the 2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting.

Specifically of interest are theoretical and empirical contributions exploring computation, geovisualization, navigation and wayfinding, cartography, education, and methods specific to cognitive research.

This includes (but is not limited to):

1. Geovisualization and geovisual analytics design, implementation and use

2. Application of geovisualization and geovisual analytics displays and tools to understand spatial cognition, reasoning, and inference and decision making

3. Methods for and application of cognitive theories and methods to understanding issues in geographic research (including fMRI)

4. Human-geovisualization interaction research

5. Wayfinding and navigation

6. Cognitive map design research

In addition to geographers, GIScientists, cartographers, and cognitive or behavioral geographers we are also looking for speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, cognitive science, education, HCI, etc.

To be included in this session, please:

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

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Kirk Goldsberry ( by October 21.