AGILE 2023 - Call for Papers

Call for papers for the 26th AGILE conference, Spatial data for design, Delft, the Netherlands on 13-16 June 2023.


The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) has held annual conferences focused on Geographical Information Science since 1998. The next AGILE 2023 conference will be held in Delft, the Netherlands, on 13-16 June 2023.

The conference theme ‘Spatial data for design’ will emphasize links between GI Science and various design activities, such as addressing data, software, and workflows needed for or generated in the process of spatial planning and design. Spatial data is used in the design, production and evaluation of various designs of human-created objects in the built environment (buildings, roads, dykes, parks, cities and regions etc.).

Researchers, developers, lecturers, students, and practitioners in all facets of Geo-Information Science and Technology and their applications are cordially invited to the conference, to present ongoing research, showcase products, network with colleagues from Europe and the rest of the world, and find out about the latest developments in the field. Submissions related to all conference topics are welcome:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Geo-AI
  • 3D Land Administration
  • 3D Modelling, Analysis and Visualization
  • Big Spatial Data: Analysis and Visualization
  • BIM and GIS integration
  • Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for GIS
  • Crowdsourcing, Co-creation and Participatory GIS
  • Cultural Heritage Applications
  • Data protection/geo-privacy
  • Data Mesh
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Modelling
  • Digital Earth, Virtual Globes
  • Digital Twins
  • Disaster and Risk Management
  • Earth Observation Systems: Platforms, Algorithms and Applications
  • Environmental/Ecological and Urban/Regional Modelling
  • Future Internet, Ubiquitous Web and GIS
  • Geo Data for co-creative urban design and planning
  • Geodesign
  • Geo-ethics
  • Geosensors Networks and Sensor Web
  • GI Education and Training
  • Health GIS and Spatial Epidemiology
  • Indoor Modelling and Applications
  • Land Management: Tenure, Valuation, Plans
  • Location Based Services and Mobile GI Applications
  • Map Generalization
  • Model Web, Geospatial Workflows and Service Composition
  • Natural Resources Management and Monitoring
  • Natural Language Processing and GI Applications
  • Open Geo Data
  • Open, FAIR Science
  • Point Cloud Data Processing
  • Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Graphs and Geo-Information
  • Smart Cities
  • Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of GI/SDI
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures/ Spatial data ecosystems
  • Spatial Statistics and Geostatistics
  • Spatiotemporal Data Acquisition, Modelling, and Analysis
  • Uncertainty and Error Propagation
  • Unmanned Platforms
  • Vario- (and Multi-)scale Maps
  • Volunteered Geographic Information, Community Observatories, Citizen Science
  • Web-based GI Systems and Services
  • Way Finding, Routing and Indoor Navigation
  • XR: Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR)

The call for papers has a full paper (published in the AGILE: GIScience Series of Copernicus Publishers), a short paper (published in the same publisher) and a poster paper track ready for the Conference. The 26th AGILE Conference will have oral presentation sessions, at least three keynote sessions, a poster session, a best paper and a best poster sessions, as well as pre-conference workshops. The submission of papers is via EasyChair. The paper submission guidelines are listed below.

The details about the conference registration, the venue, general program, etc. are described on the AGILE conference website.

Graduate and PhD students pay lower fees, and gain high visibility within the GI community. In addition, AGILE offers a limited number of travel grants to support students who lack funding (please, look at the grant page).  Following last year’s practice, AGILE 2023 will support reproducibility of submitted manuscripts, that is must have a section describing the data and software availability. In addition, all accepted submissions will be published as Open Access articles to gain further visibility.

The important dates

Full paper submission 15 31 December 2022
Pre-conference workshop proposal 15 January 2023
Notification of workshop acceptance 1 February 2023
Notification of full paper acceptance 1 February 2023
Camera-ready full paper copies due 1 March 2023
Short paper and poster submission 1 March 2023
Notification of short paper and poster acceptance 10 April 2023 
Grant application submission 1 February 2023
Camera-ready short paper and poster due 15 May 2023
Notification of grant application acceptance 1 April 2023
Early-bird registration 15 April 2023
Pre-conference workshops 13 June 2023
Conference 14-16 June 2023

Paper submissions

Potential contributors are invited to submit:

Full-paper submissions (4000 to 6000-word manuscript) of original and unpublished fundamental scientific research. High-quality scientific submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in the AGILE: GIScience Series of Copernicus Publishers.

Short paper submissions (2000 to 3000-word manuscript) of original and unpublished research work. High-quality scientific and strategic (industrial and governmental) submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in the AGILE: GIScience Series of Copernicus Publishers.

Poster submissions (500 to 1000-word manuscript) of original scientific and strategic research work. High-quality submissions will be accepted for poster presentations at the conference and provide the exceptional opportunity to stimulate scientific discussions and exchange novel ideas.

Note: Papers must be written in English according to the formatting guidelines, and should not contain any information able to reveal (co)author identity as AGILE 2023 is running a blind review process. All submissions have to follow to the AGILE Reproducible Paper Guidelines: The reproducibility chair invites all members of the AGILE community, but especially early career researchers, to self-nominate for the reproducibility committee. Please contact Daniel Nüst (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested to contribute to increasing transparency, reproducibility and reusability of GIScience research. See the Reproducible AGILE website for more information.

Full and short papers must be prepared using either the Word Document Template or the LaTeX Document Template. Templates also can be found at:

Note: Latex recommended editor: Overleaf. For other latex editors (e.g texmaker) you may need download and install "fancyhdr" package (

All submissions must be sent electronically via the online conference manager.




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