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HICSS-55 CFP: GIS, Industry 4.0, and Sustainability Mini-Track

  • 1.  HICSS-55 CFP: GIS, Industry 4.0, and Sustainability Mini-Track

    Posted 23 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    This HICSS-55 mini-track GIS, Industry 4.0, and Sustainability that is part of the Location Intelligence Track provides a research forum aiming to discuss the varied facets of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Industry 4.0 and sustainability. The fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT, blockchain, and the Cloud, which can improve economic conditions and reduce negative societal impacts. Industry trends increasingly focus on sustainable business practices, responsiveness to climate change, and related social and environmental issues. GIS (or location analytics) is one of the key technologies of Industry 4.0. IoT generates an enormous amount of data, a big portion of which is geospatial data that must be stored in the Cloud and analyzed in real time for better decision-making and prediction. Location data and spatial features embedded in such emerging technologies often facilitate and accelerate technological advancements in connected vehicles, connected homes, smart cities, and Industrial IoT, which are bound to create not just extensive opportunities for economic gains, but also a positive externality of ecological sustainability.

    The co-chairs invite completed research papers from both academics and practitioners across the following topics, but not limited to:

    • GIS and Industry 4.0
    • GIS and environmental sustainability
    • GIS and smart cities
    • GIS, government, and NGOs
    • Societal issues with big spatial data
    • Spatial aspects of the sharing economy
    • Mobile location-based applications
    • Cloud-based or web-based GIS concepts and applications
    • Spatial crowdsourcing

    Paper submission deadline is JUNE 15, 2021.

    Please see the HICSS website ( for more information on the location intelligence track ( and submission guidelines.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Mini-Track co-chairs if you have any questions.


    Mini-Track Co-Chairs

    Dr. Namchul Shin (Primary Contact)

    Professor and Department Chairperson, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Pace University

    Dr. Dan Farkas

    Professor, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Pace University