Andrew Frank, who retired in September 2016 from his long-standing position at the Vienna University of Technology, had an extraordinary influence in shaping Geographic Information Science. His curiosity and wide spanning intellectual interest enriched the foundations of Geographic Information Science, and have helped shaping the discipline in many ways, for example by conceiving and shaping the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), which will run in 2017 for the thirteenth time.
International Journal of Geographical Information Science calls for contributions to a special issue in honour of Andrew Frank. We elicit two types of contributions:
1) Review articles studying the impact or place of research of Andrew Frank.
2) Regular research articles on topics of the authors’ choice, which must be explicitly inspired by work of Andrew Frank.
The special issue is particularly interested in a multidisciplinary reflection – views from many disciplines, including databases, ontology, economy, law, cognitive science and linguistics – covering in some ways the breadth of Andrew Frank's interests and thoughts.
Authors must select “Special Issue” while they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process, and identify the “In honour of Andrew Frank” special issue in their cover letter. First-time users must register themselves as author.’ to ‘Submit your paper via ScholarOne Manuscripts™ today. Authors must select “Special Issue” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process, and identify the “In honour of Andrew Frank” special issue in their cover letter. First-time users must register themselves as author.
- Submission of papers due: 30 April 2017
- Decisions of acceptance (first round): 31 July 2017
- Submission of revisions: 1 September 2017
- Decision of acceptance (second round): 15 October 2017
- Closing date for the special issue: 31 December 2017
Papers that fail to manage any of the above timelines may be forwarded to the journal as regular papers.
- Guest editor: Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- Guest editor: Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
- Guest editor: Werner Kuhn, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
- Guest editor: Martin Raubal, ETH Zürich, Switzerland