Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)


Special Issue On: Spatial Aspects of Smart Blue Cities

Submission Due Date
11/24/2018

Guest Editors
Dimitris Kavroudakis
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
University of the Aegean
Greece

Introduction
The Euro-Mediterranean conference and exhibition “smart and blue city” is organized with the help of many partners and supporters, to bring together city and regional authorities with industry, SME’s, academics and professionals to present information and ideas for smartness and growth. The conference includes presentations regarding recent developments and supportive technologies relevant to challenges faced by small and medium-sized Mediterranean cities and communities. This is an effort to bring together scientific knowledge and industry developments for increasing knowledge stock on potential solutions and providing options on technological products and solutions that can support cities and communities in the Mediterranean to cope with current challenges and needs.

Taking into consideration the peculiarities of the Mediterranean coastal cities and communities, such as vulnerability to natural change impacts, economic recession, high valued tourist activities, severe migration trends, city ports opportunities and threats, potential for renewable energy production, water shortage etc., a number of topics would be of interest of this special issue, with a specific focus on smart solutions to deal with these topics.

Objective
The objective of the special issue “Spatial Aspects of Smart Blue Cities” is the examination and discussion of geospatial smart solutions dealing with aspects of smart blue cities.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Geographical aspects of smart cities
  • Methods and applications of spatial analysis in smart cities
  • Spatial planning and networks
  • Challenges of smart and sustainable cities
  • Smart insular communities
  • E-democracy, e-planning, e-participation
  • Smart growth
  • Technological innovations for smart cities
  • Smart resources management and infrastructures
  • Data management and analysis for smart cities


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on “Spatial Aspects of Smart Blue Cities” on or before 24 November 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dimitris Kavroudakis
Guest Editor
International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)
E-mail: dimitrisk@aegean.gr

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Special Issue On: Applied Geography in Academia: Content, Curricula, Status, Methods, and Future

Submission Due Date
1/30/2019

Guest Editors
Michael N. DeMers, PhD, GISP
Professor of Geography
Coordinator, New Mexico Geographic Alliance
2010 Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography
New Mexico State University
MSC MAP, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM, 88003-8001

Introduction
In recent decades Applied geography has shown an increase in both importance and presence in many geography departments, but, as with the establishment of GIScience as a focused curriculum it still exists as a somewhat amorphous subdisipline. There seems to be little consensus about what constitutes applied geography, how it is situated with the larger discipline and the geographic tools, effective methods of instruction, its placement within different types of departments, significant events driving applied geography, the linkage to geographic theory, its market in both academia and the public and private sector, or its future. While much of this might seem obvious, little of it has been documented and there is the likelihood that what is known is both anecdotal and possibly incorrect. If applied geography is to survive as a subdiscipline it is important to begin to document and formalize what is known about its many aspects as an academic pursuit. Not only will this promote applied geography educators to begin to consider what they teach and how they teach it, but it also informs graduate students of important research questions needing investigation.

Objective
In recent decades Applied geography has shown an increase in both importance and presence in many geography departments, but, as with the establishment of GIScience as a focused curriculum it still exists as a somewhat amorphous subdisipline. There seems to be little consensus about what constitutes applied geography, how it is situated with the larger discipline and the geographic tools, effective methods of instruction, its placement within different types of departments, significant events driving applied geography, the linkage to geographic theory, its market in both academia and the public and private sector, or its future. While much of this might seem obvious, little of it has been documented and there is the likelihood that what is known is both anecdotal and possibly incorrect. If applied geography is to survive as a subdiscipline it is important to begin to document and formalize what is known about its many aspects as an academic pursuit. Not only will this promote applied geography educators to begin to consider what they teach and how they teach it, but it also informs graduate students of important research questions needing investigation.

Recommended Topics
  • The current status of Applied Geography in geography departments
  • Impetus for applied geography in geography departments
  • What is and is not applied geography (changing definitions)
  • Applied Geography and the GIS&T Body of Knowledge
  • Curricula in applied geography
  • Forming communities of practice in applied geography in classroom instruction
  • Methods of teaching applied geography
  • The Internship in applied geography
  • Growth and future of applied geography
  • Linking theory and practice in geography education
  • History of applied geography in universities
  • Applied geography education and the marketplace
  • Survey of applied geography graduates
  • Geographers in the workplace: experiences and recommendations


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue Applied Geography in Academia: Content, Curricula, Status, Methods, and Future on or before July 30, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Michael N. DeMers
Guest Editor
International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research
E-mail: demers01@gmail.com