ICIS 2017
SIGGIS Workshop
Seoul, Korea

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:30am – 2:30pm
As part of its pre-ICIS Workshop on “Location Analytics and the Competitive Advantage of Place: Theory and Practice”, the Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) seeks theoretical and empirical research papers focusing on location analytics theory, applications, and practice – especially as they relate to areas of research interest in Management Information Systems.
Rapid expansion in analytics and big data technologies along with the concomitant explosive growth in the production and availability of geographically referenced data from a plethora of geotagged sensors, wearables, household devices connected to the internet, and mobile phones motivate new and interesting research questions and spur research agendas pertaining to location analytics. Examples include but are not restricted to management and analytics for 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 such as locational patterns and consumer behavior in traditional economies as well as sharing/collaborative-consumption based economies.
Manuscripts focusing on theory, methodology, applications, behavioral studies, case studies, and emerging areas in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and location analytics are welcome in the following areas:
Potential topics (not limited to topics listed below):
  • Location 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
  • Social media location analytics
  • Location analytics for Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • Mobile-based GIS concepts and applications
  • Security and privacy of spatial information
  • Geo-Design
  • Investment in and benefits of GIS, spatial BI, or location analytics
  • Managerial concerns in location analytics
  • 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
  • GIS and location analytics for the sharing economy
  • Location analytics for ridesharing and other sharing economy platforms
  • Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive location analytics for Small and Big Data

Authors are encouraged to clearly identify and articulate the role of location or place in the research questions.
Deadline to submit papers: October 15, 2017 (no later than midnight PST).
Author notification of paper acceptance: November 1, 2017 (no later than midnight PST).
Final papers due: November 15, 2016 (no later than midnight PST).


  • Papers should not exceed 6,000 words including all text, abstract, figures, tables, references, and appendices.
  • Papers should conform to the ICIS 2017 submission template available at https://icis2017.aisnet.org/submissions/submission-instructions-2/.
  • All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed.
  • Completed papers should be submitted to Dr. Dan Farkas, Chair of SIGGIS, and Professor, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Pace University NY, by email: dfarkas@pace.edu. Please use “Pre-ICIS SIGGIS 2017 Workshop: Research Paper Submission” in the subject line of your email submission.
  • Papers will be published as part of Proceedings of SIGGIS 2017 pre-ICIS Workshop at http://siggis.wikispaces.com/.
  • At least one author must register and attend SIGGIS 2017 pre-ICIS Workshop on “Location Analytics and Competitive Advantage of Place: Theory and Practice” to present the paper. Paper presentation is tentatively scheduled as part of the Workshop on Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:30 – 2:20 pm.

This Call for Papers along with an Announcement on SIGGIS 2017 pre-ICIS Workshop on “Location Analytics and Competitive Advantage of Place: Theory and Practice” can be found at http://siggis.wikispaces.com/.