Call for Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

I-GUIDE Forum 2023

Call for Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

October 4-6, 2023
Columbia University
New York City

We are pleased to announce a call for workshop and tutorial proposals for the upcoming I-GUIDE Forum 2023 ( at Columbia University. Workshops present an exciting opportunity for scholars to share groundbreaking research, impart transformative knowledge, and offer dynamic training in their fields.

We welcome submissions from all disciplines and perspectives, as diversity will enrich our collective learning.

Technical Tutorials: Tutorials should provide participants with in-depth technical training in the use of geospatial data, tools, and associated computing capabilities and services. Topics could include, for example, how to use a particular geospatial tool, develop scripts or Jupyter Notebooks to conduct geospatial data analysis, or modeling to address science problems related to the themes of the conference. Tutorials should emphasize hands-on, practical content over lecture content.

Workshops: Workshops should provide a focused, in-depth venue for discussion and interactive dialogue on topics related to the forum’s themes, including, but not limited to, (a) Frontiers in Synergizing Convergence and Sustainability Sciences; (b) Geospatial AI and Data Science; (c) Innovation of CyberGIS and Cyberinfrastructure; and (d) Inclusive Education, Training, and Workforce Development.

Additional Considerations for Tutorials and Workshops: We are especially interested in tutorials and workshops prioritizing active engagement and inviting participants to immerse themselves in interactive learning experiences. Whether your proposal explores cutting-edge methodologies or novel educational concepts, your workshop or tutorial will benefit our vibrant and interdisciplinary conference.  While the internet is expected to be available in session rooms during the tutorials, authors should be prepared to conduct tutorials without internet connectivity in case of an outage.

Our dedicated team will review each proposal. We look forward to your creative, innovative ideas that will ignite fruitful conversations and inspire minds at the I-GUIDE Forum 2023.

Submission of Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

Proposals should not exceed four pages in a single-column publication format, including references. The length of the workshop could be 1.5 hrs, half day (3 hrs), or full day (6 hrs).  Half-day workshops will include a 15-minute break. Full-day workshops will include two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour break for lunch.

The proposal should include a title, abstract, intended audience, prerequisite knowledge expected from the audience, length of the workshop, list of topics/activities/hands-on that would be covered, and technology support needed.

Each proposal should include the following information

(a) length of the proposed workshop (1.5, 3, or 6 hours),
(b) title and a short abstract of the workshop,
(c) planned activities and their timeline (e.g., list of topics/activities/hands-on that would be covered and how long it will take for these activities),
(d) intended audience, their recommended skill level (e.g., beginner, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge (e.g., familiarity with specific software or technologies), and
(e) the technology and/or software requirements necessary for someone to participate in the workshop (e.g., do they need to install software or create an account before the workshop?).

Workshop proposals will not be published in the proceedings of the Forum. Workshop proposals must be submitted through the following link: by August 14th, 2023. Instructors for accepted workshop proposals will be notified by August 21st, 2023.


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