Our workshops at academic conferences explore topics that support ongoing center research.

Past Workshops

GIScience 2021 - Semantic Technology for Geographic Question Answering
This half-day workshop at GIScience 2021 is meant to attract participants with a research interest in geographic question-answering (geoQA). This workshop focuses on geoQA both from a theoretical and a practical hands-on perspective by demonstrating early systems and identifying directions for future research. Read more.
Virtual mini-Workshop: Reasoning in GeoAI
These three 1-hour virtual workshop sessions were meant to attract participants with a research interest in explainable AI within the Geographic domain (GeoAI). This event focused on exploring the reasoning path of GeoAI in the analysis of geographic phenomena, finding ways to bring existing spatial theories and models closer to the rapidly evolving data-intensive science and identifying directions for future research that will promote explainability in GeoAI. Read more.
COSIT 2019 - Beyond Place Names: Current Capabilities, Limitations, and Future Directions in Place- Based Search
This full-day workshop on September 10, 2019 at COSIT 2019 is meant to attract participants with a research interest in place-based search. This workshop will advance discussion on two main topics: the current theoretical and technical limitations of place-based search and the limitations that can be addressed in the next few years. Read more.
AGILE 2018 - Teaching Geospatial Technologies to All
This workshop will explore core concepts to teach when introducing geospatial technologies, regardless of learners’ disciplinary backgrounds. We will discuss how certain concepts guide the choice of spatial computations to answer domain questions and statistical computations to answer primarily non-spatial domain questions. Read more.
GIScience 2018 - Core Computations on Spatial Information
This workshop will discuss the types of transdisciplinary questions that can be answered with a GIS, with the goal of making GIS more accessible to a wider audience across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. We will explore how the choice of core concepts and core computations can bridge the gap between user questions and software commands. Read more.
COSIT 2017 - Cognitive Scales of Spatial Information
This half-day workshop on Monday, September 4 attracted participants with backgrounds in psychology, linguistics, anthropology and more. The organizers set the stage from cognitive and computational perspectives. Participants delivered lightning talks. Extensive discussions of cognitive scales inspired by the position papers followed. Read more.
ISCSI 2013 - International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute
Following on the success of ISCSI 2003, ISCSI 2013 presented two consecutive week-long events consisting of intensive lectures, tutorials, and student presentations on spatial cognition, the study of spatial perception, thinking, reasoning, and communication by humans, nonhuman animals, and computational entities such as robots. Read more.