Call for Papers

The Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics (GEOINFO) is an annual conference for exploring research, development, and innovative applications in geographic information science and related areas. Papers should describe original ongoing or recently finished work, and will reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: September 09, 2021
Notification of acceptance: October 29, 2021
Camera-ready submission deadline: November 11, 2021


GEOINFO invites research submissions on topics related to geoinformatics. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Assessment of Spatial Data Quality
  • Big geospatial data
  • Cartographic production and geoinformation management
  • Content-based image query
  • Computational geometry
  • Geographic information retrieval
  • Geospatial data science
  • Geospatial semantics, ontology and knowledge
  • GIS digital libraries and APIs
  • Interoperability and standards in GIS
  • Mobile and distributed geographic information services
  • Moving objects and trajectory analysis
  • Quality control and error propagation in GIS
  • Remote sensing and GIS integration
  • Remote sensing image analysis
  • Spatial analysis and geostatistics
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal databases
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal data infrastructures
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal data warehouses
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal data mining
  • Spatial and spatiotemporal data fusion
  • Spatial language processing
  • Spatiotemporal data modeling
  • Spatiotemporal query processing and optimization
  • Spatiotemporal visualization
  • Urban computing and geospatial aspects of smart cities
  • Visual analytics of spatial and spatiotemporal data
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Web cartography
  • Web GIS

Paper Format

GEOINFO 2021 will accept two types of articles:

  • Full papers: should present completed research projects or completed stages of ongoing projects, consisting of up to 12 pages, in English.
  • Short papers: can present work in progress, consisting of up to 6 pages, in English (preferably), or Portuguese.

Full and short papers should be submitted in PDF format, made in accordance with the SBC guidelines (download templates and guidelines here). Templates are available for OpenOffice, MS-Word, or LaTeX, along with instructions for preparing the papers.


Authors of selected full papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a special edition of the Brazilian Journal of Cartography (RBC) or the Journal of Information and Data Management (JIDM).

RBC is a traditional open access journal that has been published six times a year, for more than 40 years. It is sponsored by the Brazilian Society of Cartography, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SBC), focusing on Cartography, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Geodesy, and related areas.

More about RBC at http://www.seer.ufu.br/index.php/revistabrasileiracartografia

JIDM is an electronic journal that is published three times a year. It is sponsored by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), focusing on information and data management in large repositories and document collections. It relates to different areas of Computer Science, including databases, information retrieval, digital libraries, knowledge discovery, data mining and geographical information systems.

More about JIDM at https://sol.sbc.org.br/journals/index.php/jidm