Call for Papers GI_Forum2020 and EHRI: Remembrance and Geomedia

GI Forum Salzburg
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

GI_Forum 2020 | 7-10 July 2020 | Salzburg Austria

In 2020, GI_Forum has a special thematic track 'Remembrance and Geomedia', which is organised in cooperation with EHRI.

Thematic Focus 2020: Remembrance and Geomedia

Maps, open databases and geomedia open up completely new avenues for place remembrance and education. Linked to location, they make scientific and historic documentation available to lay people, inspire discussions on authenticity and allow new and explorative approaches both along the digital humanities as well as for learning environments.

Contributions are welcome that highlight conceptual, technical and empirical research in the field of remembrance and geomedia as well as tried and tested learning environments at all stages of formal and informal education.

Submissions are possible in, but not limited to, the following domains:

  • Geospatial Databases for Remembrance and standardizations
  • Visualizations and evaluations thereof, user interfaces
  • Education initiatives and learning environments based on geomedia

Contributions can be submitted as full paper or short paper until February 1, 2020 or as poster until May 1, 2020. Any contribution needs to be submitted via the conference submission website and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Authors of accepted full and short papers are invited to present and discuss their papers at the GI_Forum.

Accepted full and short papers will be published in Issue 2 of the Open Access GI_Forum Journal 2020, edited by EHRI and GI_Forum specialists. Publication will be online (see The publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

EHRI Document Blog

In addition to publication in the GI-Forum Journal, contributors are also invited to submit shorter work to the EHRI Document Blog - a space for researchers to share ideas about innovative presentation methods and interpretation of Holocaust-related archival documents using digital tools. The articles can also include discussions of a work-in-progress, specific examples and visualizations, including interactive maps.

For more information on the Call for Papers and submission, please visit the dedicated webpage of GI-Forum 2020.