RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

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108 GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (3): Panel Discussion
Affiliation Geographical Information Science Research Group
Quantitative Methods Research Group
Convenor(s) Alison Heppenstall (University of Leeds, UK)
Andrew Evans (University of Leeds, UK)
Michael Batty (University College London, UK)
Ed Manley (University College London, UK)
Nick Malleson (University of Leeds, UK)
Chair(s) Michael Batty (University College London, UK)
Timetable Wednesday 31 August 2016, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
Session abstract The use of fully programmable computers to construct spatial models and run spatial analyses stretches back to the use of ENIAC to calculate ballistic courses during the Second World War. As ENIAC was announced to the public in 1946, 2016 represents the 70th year of the public use of computers in geography. Perhaps more happily, it is also 20 years since the term “GeoComputation” was invented to draw together a disparate set of geographers doing computing in the 70s, 80s, and 90s at the 1996 “1st International Conference on GeoComputation” in Leeds, UK. In 2017, the community built around this conference will be celebrating its 21st birthday, reflecting on its successes, and future directions. As part of this celebration, we invite presentations for this session speculating on the future of computing in geography: potentials, problems, and predictions. What is the future? The Internet of Things? Group cognition modelling? Solar-system scale geomorphological modelling? Speculative discussions encouraged!
Linked Sessions GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (1)
GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (2)
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2016@rgs.org
GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years – Panel Discussion
Faith Taylor (King's College London, UK)
Jon Reades (King’s College London, UK)
Sarah Wise (University College London, UK)
Michael Batty (University College London, UK)
Chair: Mike Batty.This session will bring together PhD students and early-career researchers with more experienced academics to discuss where GeoComputation is heading and what we should look out for over the next 20 years. We will finish the day with a drinks reception, sponsored by our research groups.