Spatial Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management

in the Track on Decision Support and Analytics,

AMCIS 2016 Conference in San Diego, August 11-13, 2016

Please NOTE: Accepted papers could possibly be fast-tracked for a special issue of the journal, Information Technology for Development.

The mini-track on Spatial Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management seeks to provide a forum for research on varied aspects of geographic information systems (GIS) for business intelligence, analytics, knowledge management, and spatial data management. This area is becoming an essential aspect for governments and has been growing rapidly over the past decade in business. The mini-track encourages manuscript submission on theory, methodology, applications, behavioral studies, case studies, and emerging areas in GIS. Current areas of interest include spatial big data, spatial knowledge management, theory development, cloud-based GIS, spatial crowdsourcing, spatial workforce, behavioral research, geo-design, privacy and security aspects, mobile location-based applications, and new and emerging areas of GIS.

Spatial technologies have been undergoing a major transformation based on new and emerging geospatial technologies including space-time, 3-D modeling, LIDAR, unmanned spatial data collection, augmented reality glasses, and virtual reality of place.

The intent is to advance knowledge from a relatively nascent level in light of the continuing geospatial revolution and encourage exchange of findings, methodologies, blue ocean ideas between scholars and practitioners in an area ripe for rapid growth in business and in information programs. The mini-track over the past five years has attracted increasing interest and participation. It is part of the SIGDSA track and is sponsored by SIGGIS.

GIS and spatial technologies are growing rapidly in business and government. Increasingly these applications involve business intelligence (BI), big data, analytics, and knowledge management. Although there is considerable research on GIS technology and geographic information science, there has been relatively little research in spatial decision making in business, government, and organizations. This track seeks manuscripts that address theory, methodology, geo-design, applications, management issues, and behavioral aspects of these topics. The relevance to research is to build up greater knowledge of the geo-spatial aspects of decision-making and management, and to develop theory and applications, sometimes building on well-known concepts in the Decision Support/Analytics and MIS fields.

The mini-track will address the emerging areas of GIS, GIScience, and related technologies such as RFID, imagery, virtual augmentation and reality, location for mobile devices, and sensors, cloud-based GIS, space-time applications, and expansive spatial information. Since the GIS and spatial field is expanding and becoming essential in business and government, the mini-track can shed light on a new and evolving field. The mini-track findings, results, and discussions will also inform the leaders, managers, strategic thinkers, and policy makers in many organizations that are building, deploying, and managing applications in these areas.

This mini-track is supported by SIGGIS of AIS.

Potential topics (suggestions, but not limited to those listed):
•Spatial analytics
•Spatial decision support
•Spatial knowledge management
•Big Data and GIS
•Management decision-making using GIS
•Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery
•Web-based GIS concepts and applications
•GIS and the cloud
•Locational features of social media
•Mobile-based GIS concepts and applications
•Security and privacy of spatial information
•Theoretical studies
•Methodological papers
•Case studies
•Investment in and benefits of GIS, spatial BI, or spatial analytics
•Managerial concerns in spatial systems
•Ethical aspects of GIS and spatial decision-making
•GIS workforce, training, and education
•Quality measures and evaluation of spatial systems
•Systems and software development of GIS
•Crowdsourcing and public domain sources of spatial information
•Emerging areas in spatial science and technologies


Submission information at

Mini-track chair contact for information

James B. Pick


School of Business, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373-0999