AAG 2018 CFP - Symposium on Integrating Spatial Statistics within Open Source & Open Science

aag AAG Conference 2018 April 10-14, 2018 New Orleans

Open source & open science are characterized by transparency and reproducibility, which together foster cross-university and international as well as interdisciplinary collaboration. Spatial statistics, a core component of GIScience, provides a “spatial” perspective to understand the world, and has been developing rapidly over years. How we seek a better model for the development, dissemination and application of spatial statistical methods in an open source & open science world is an open and essential question. In this emerging paradigm, development and research are explicitly linked to open data, open modeling, open software, open collaboration, and open publication. We invite contributions from all aspects regarding the integration of spatial statistics within an open source & open science world that push spatial analysis to the mainstream as well as the frontiers of GIScience.

This Symposium will curate a group of sessions presenting cutting-edge open spatial science research and development. We will also have a panel session on The Future of Open GIScience as well as an Open-Source Spatial Statistics hands-on workshop. Ways to get involved in open projects will be integrated throughout the Symposium.

The Symposium Session topics are to include:


These sessions seek contributions from the following areas:

Open Source Methods and Empirical Applications

  • Open source packages (R, python, matlab...) for spatial statistics and geographic data science.
  • Methodological Advancement implemented or want-to-be-implemented in open source packages including:
    • Novel spatially explicit methods for statistical analysis of point patterns, lattices, surfaces, or spatial clusters.
    • Spatial & spatiotemporal statistical modeling (statistical, econometric, Bayesian, local, causal) for cross-sectional and longitudinal data.
  • Empirical Applications integrating open spatial science to generate new insights.
    • Cross-sector (public, private) projects and tested working examples.
    • Multi/inter-disciplinary topics including (but not restricted to) inequality, segregation, polarization, environmental racism, public health, urban movement.

Open Science Ecosystems and Infrastructure

  • Open back-end and/or front-end spatial infrastructure examples
  • Methods to automate workflow or work environments
  • Integrated web applications and services (from analytics dashboards to "data as service")
  • Theoretical and conceptual papers on Reproducible Research, Open Science

Organizers and Lead Contributors:


Apply now!

We invite all interested candidates to submit an abstract (as PDF) using our online form by Friday, October 20th, 2017. You must include your PIN. Presenters will be notified by Friday, October 27th, 2017. Email Wei or Marynia if you have any question.

AAG 2018 Symposium CFP - Integrating Spatial Statistics within Open Source & Open Science