GISRUK 2013 are delighted to welcome the following keynote speakers to the programme this year:

Jason Dykes Jason Dykes is Professor of Visualization at the giCentre at City University, London with research expertise in interactive cartography and its use in geographic data visualization and information visualization. Chair of the ICA Commission on GeoVisualization and lead editor of 'Exploring Geovisualization', Jason has been at the forefront of developments in exploratory interactive cartography for nearly 20 years. He presented a paper on his Masters Thesis at the first GISRUK (Keele, 1993) and was awarded the 'Best Paper' prize at four other meetings (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010). Other giCentre palmares include 'Honorable Mentions' at IEEE InfoVis in 2009 and 2010 and prizes in the IEEE VAST Challenge in 2009 and 2010 for innovative and effective visualization work. A National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Jason is Co-Chairing IEEE Information Visualization in 2013. At GISRUK he will reflect on some of the tensions and possibilities that emerge when information visualization and cartography are considered concurrently.

Paul Longley is Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London, UK. His publications include 14 books and more than 125 refereed journal articles and contributions to edited collections. He has held over 40 research grants and has supervised more than 35 Ph.D. students (most funded by research councils). He is a co-editor of the journal Environment and Planning B and a member of five other editorial boards. He has held ten externally-funded visiting appointments and given over 150 conference presentations and external seminars. He teaches Geographic Information Systems and Science and is a co-author of the best-selling book of that name.

Harvey Miller is Professor of Geography at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. His research and teaching focus on the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analytic techniques to study things moving in geographic space - in particular, humans within cities. He has published approximately 100 scientific publications in peer-refereed journals and edited books and is author (with Shih-Lung Shaw) of Geographic Information Systems for Transportation: Principles and Applications (Oxford University Press), and editor (with Jiawei Han) of Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, second edition (CRC Press).


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