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In gratitude for past contributions

The Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) is grateful for the past board members’ hard work last year. Much development has been made thanks to you and it will be the cornerstone of continuous progress in 2021.


<Past board members>


Chair
Alexander Hohl (University of Utah)

Vice Chair
Ran Tao (University of South Florida)

Secretary/Treasurer
Jennifer N. Swift (University of Southern California)

Directors
Jeon-Young Kang (Kongju National University, South Korea)
Patricia Carbajales-Dale (Clemson University)
Guiming Zhang (University of Denver)

Student directors
Yu Lan (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)
Jinwoo Park (Texas A&M University)


We long for the continued development of CISG in the future and once again thank you for your sincere effort last year.

AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group Board: Call for Nominations

The AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) is seeking nominations for the following positions:

Vice Chairperson (Faculty only): The vice chairperson will be elected for a two-year term. The first year he/she will be vice chairperson and the second year he/she shall become and assume the duties of the chairperson.
Director (two): The Director will be elected for a two-year term.
Student Director (Student only, two): The student Directors will be elected for a one-year term.

Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Nominators should confirm that nominees are willing to serve if appointed. Please send your nomination, along with a brief description of the nominee to Dr. Alexander Hohl (alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu) or Dr. Ran Tao (rtao@usf.edu) by February 15, 2021.

Online voting for new officers will be open after February 20, 2021, and before the CISG Business Meeting (scheduled on Wednesday, 4/8/2021).

For more information about the positions, please check: CISG Bylaws | AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group

CISG COVID-19 Webinar

The Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) hosted a webinar on the topic of COVID-19. 

Date: October 23, 2020, 12:00pm Eastern Time / 9:00am Pacific Time
We have three exciting presentations:

  • Multiscale Geospatial Modeling of COVID-19 Spread with Human Mobility Flow Data, by Song Gao (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • A CyberGIS Approach to Exploring Neighborhood-level COVID-19 Vulnerability, by Su Yeon Han (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • COVID Control – A Johns Hopkins University Study, by Frank Curriero (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

The webinar is available on YouTube.

CFP: Robert Raskin Student Competition 2021

Call for Participation

We are pleased to announce the “2021 Robert Raskin Student Competition”, which will take place fully online during the AAG Annual Meeting, April 7 – April 11, 2021. This competition is sponsored by the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG). The competition aims to:

• Promote research in topics related to geospatial cyberinfrastructure (CI)/CyberGIS, such as high performance/distributed computing, spatial analysis, geospatial data management, processing, mapping, visualization, analysis and mining, spatial web and mobile services etc.

• Encourage spatial thinking and the development of geospatial CI/CyberGIS in colleges and universities.

• Inspire curiosity about geographic patterns, spatial computing, and CI for students, researchers, and the broader public.

Important Dates:

• 11/06/2020: Abstract (~500 words) due to Dr. Alex Hohl (alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu) or Dr. Ran Tao (rtao@usf.edu)

• 11/11/2020: Finalists notification

• 03/01/2021: Extended abstract submission deadline

• 04/07/2021 – 04/11/2021: Final Presentations and announcing winners

The awards will be determined immediately following the special presentation session. The results of the competition will be published in the AAG Newsletter and the CISG newsletter, as well as on the specialty group’s web page and social media outlets. The awards committee reserves the right to not offer such prizes if the papers are not of sufficiently high quality.

Competition Rules

1. Each participant needs to submit an abstract through the AAG conference submission system. Finalists should submit an extended abstract (2,500 words limit). Other supplementary materials, such as a URL to a live website, can also be included in the submission.

2. Competition participants must be enrolled full-time at a community college or a university. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant.

3. Recommended application areas include, but are not limited to disaster management, environmental/social justice, public health issues, transportation, crime, climate, and urban planning.

4. Each entry can be submitted by one student or one student group (no more than FIVE people in each group). Maximum of one entry per student. Entries must be designed and implemented by the student(s).

5. Students who participated in previous years’ competition can compete again, but entries must be different from earlier submissions.

6. As the judge panels, the CISG board members will select up to SIX entries. Judges will consider a variety of criteria, including but not limited to topics, techniques, design and writing. Students may be asked to supply documentation proving their full-time student status.

7. The finalists will be invited to give an oral presentation via ZOOM during the AAG meeting. The finalists must register (virtual or in-person) for the 2021 AAG meeting at their own expense. They are encouraged to attend the conference and must give a presentation in the CISG Student Competition Session during the AAG meeting. Additional travel support may be available and will be announced through our competition websites.

Questions or submission

Please contact Dr. Alex Hohl (alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu) or Dr. Ran Tao (rtao@usf.edu) for questions or submission details.

Call for newsletter items

Dear colleagues,

After successfully launching the first CISG newsletter last year, we are welcoming your contributions for this year’s edition. We anticipate publication in December, and ask you to submit newsworthy items by Friday, 11/18/2019.

The newsletter potentially reaches more than 140 readers and serves as an excellent venue for getting the word out on community news, departmental events, research findings, media appearances, book publications, and so on. We also invite you to share commentaries or features of broad interests with CISG specialty group members. You are welcome to post calls for papers, proposals, awards, grants, fellowships, and jobs of potential interest.

The newsletter relies greatly on your contributions, so please take a moment to send along relevant items. Please send your submissions to Alexander Hohl (alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu) in text format by Friday, 11/18/2019. Photos, maps, graphics or drawings with captions, are especially welcome (GIF, JPG, or PNG).

Thank you,

Your CISG board members

Call for Nominations: CISG Board

The Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) of AAG is seeking nominations for the following open positions:

Vice Chairperson (Faculty only): The vice chairperson will be elected for a two-year term. The first year he/she will be vice chairperson and the second year he/she shall become and assume the duties of the chairperson.

Secretary/Treasurer (one): The Secretary/Treasurer will be elected for a two-year term.

Director (one): The Director will be elected for a two-year term.

Student Director (Student only, two):  The student Directors will be elected for a one-year term.

 
Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Nominators should confirm that nominees are willing to serve if appointed. Please send your nomination, along with a brief description of the nominee to Dr. Zhenlong Li (zhenlong@sc.edu) or Dr. Alexander Hohl (alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu) by March 15, 2020.

Online voting for new officers will be open after March 17, 2020 and before the CISG Business Meeting.

For more information about the positions, please check: gis.cas.sc.edu/cisg/cisg-bylaws


Thank you!

2020 Robert Raskin Student Competition

AAG Robert Raskin Student Competition Sponsored by the Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group(CISG) is going to take place Apr. 9th, 11:50 am – 1:05 pm (MDT). We have 5 exciting finalists who will showcase their interesting and important work. Tune in to the session using the link provided here.

Immediately after concluding the competition, we will hold the CISG business meeting (in the same virtual session), where we announce the winners and introduce new board members.

https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Meeting%202020/sessions-gallery/25448