AGC Conference: 2018 Quebec Canada



When: August 6th -10th, 2018
Where: 2018 IGU Regional Conference  Quebec City, Quebec Canada
Abstract Submissions: See info at bottom of page
The International Geographical Union Applied Geography Commission invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for an organized session(s) for the upcoming IGU-CAG Conference in Quebec City from August 6th – 10th, 2018. The IGU-CAG Conference theme is “Appreciating Difference” and as is the tradition of the Applied Geography Commission we welcome submissions in the broad area of Applied Spatial Analysis and Planning.

The Applied Geography Commission meeting is being held in conjunction with the IGU-CAG Conference so all participants must follow these guidelines on abstract submissions:

  • Submission of abstracts deadline: March 15th
  • Before submitting an abstract, you must register online, pay all fees and receive your abstract submission code at:
  • All abstract submissions must be made through the IGU-CAG-NCGE Online Submission Platform:
  • A dropdown menu is available at the time of abstract submittal under the Regeistration/Submission Tab. Each Applied Geography Commission participant must choose C.1 Applied Geography C1 SP100 Open Session/Session Ouverte from the dropdown menu.
  • In order to keep the conference inclusive, participants may appear as the author of only one individual paper, and may appear as session organizer for no more than one session.
  • Abstacts may be submitted in English or French, the official languages of the conference.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The abstract must describe the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions.
  • By submitting an abstract, you grant to the conference organizers the right to publish your abstract in the conference abstracts and distribute it electronically.
  • All abstracts are due by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. No exceptions will be made after this date. After March 15, 2018, all abstracts will be made electronically accessible to the evaluation committees of each IGU Commission, CAG Study Group or NCGE for review and integration into a final program for the 2018 conference.


Papers presented at this conference as well as the 2017 meetings in Brisbane, Australia will be considered for publication in a special themed issue of the journal Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. The Applied Geography Commission to organize social events and tour during the course of the conference. Details will be forthcoming.

AGIGU Conference: Rhodes 2016


Sunday May 8th

11.00 Coffee and registration

12.30 Lunch

13.50 Welcome and introduction
Graham Clarke, University of Leeds

Chair: John Lombard (Old Dominion University)

  • Evaluation and mapping of scenic roads in Israel
    Dor Friedman and Eliahu Stern (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
  • Big data analytics for geographical analysis of island economies
    Dimitris Kavroudakis (University of the Aegean)
  • Exploring land use and urban structure in Southern Brazil using accessibility and centrality measures
    Marcus Saraiva and Joana Barros (Birkbeck, University of London)

15.30 Tea/Coffee

Chair: Martin Clarke (University of Leeds)

  • Refining spatial interaction models to incorporate time-of-day in the grocery sector using observed consumer trading for West Yorkshire, UK.
    Tom Waddington, Graham Clarke, Martin Clarke, Andy Newing (University of Leeds)
  • Spatial Vulnerability of Retail Centres to Online Consumption through a Framework of e-Resilience
    Les Dolega (University of Liverpool)
  • Using loyalty card data to find the best store location techniques for the convenience market
    Nick Hood, Graham Clarke, Martin Clarke (University of Leeds)
  • Developing a small-area classification of built environment characteristics: relationships with socio-economic classifications
    Alexandros Alexiou, Alexander Singleton (University of Liverpool)

17.30 End

19.00 Dinner (free for those with full conference package)

Monday May 9th

Chair: Eli Stern (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

  • Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River: Strategic Plan 2050
    Shlomo Hasson, Department of Geography and the Shasha Center for Strategic Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Spatial Analysis of Hajj Tweets, 2015
    Ramze A. Elzahrany 1, Ibrahim A. Alkhaldy 2*, Khaled S. Alqahtani3
    (1)Geography Department, College of Social Sciences & The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute For Hajj and Umrah Research, Umm Al-Qura University. Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (2) The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute For Hajj and Umrah Research, Umm Al-Qura University. Makkah, Saudi Arabia.(3)Transportation and Crowd Management Center of Research Excellence, Umm Al-Qura University. Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Spatial overlap of economic development policy of US states and sub-regions: conflict, coordination or coopertition?
    Jon Lombard (Old Dominion University)

11.00 Tea/coffee

Chair Lex Comber (University of Leeds)

  • Modelling Spatial Heterogeneity with Big Data
    Martin Charlton and Chris Brunsdon (National University Ireland, Maynooth)


12.45 Lunch
14.00 Afternoon excursion followed by dinner (free for those with full conference package)

Wednesday May 10th

Chair: Robert Stimson (University of Melbourne)

  • Prediction of Individual Socio-Economic Attribute Combinations From Mobile Phone Data
    Andrew Bwambale, Charisma F. Choudhury, Stephane Hess (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds)
  • How far do internal migrants really move? A new method for the estimation of migration distance
    John Stillwell (University of Leeds) and Michael Thomas (University of Groningen)
  • Unveiling Important Spatio-Temporal Transit Pathways using a Graph-based Trajectory Approach.
    Jon Corcoran (University of Brisbane)

11.00 Tea/coffee

Chair Jon Corcoran (University of Brisbane)

  • Developing Trip Generation Models Using Mobile Phone Data
    Charisma Choudhury, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK, Md. Shahadat Iqbal, Department of Civil Engineering, Florida International University, USA
  • Imputation of Urban Movement Patterns with Big Data
    Eusebio Odiari, Mark Birkin, Susan Grant-Muller and Nick Malleson (University of Leeds)
  • Evaluating Public Transport Data Processing and Analysis: Smart Card Trip Data for South-East Queensland, Australia
    John Tasker, Yan Liu (University of Brisbane)

13.00 Lunch
14.00 BIG DATA and health geography
Chair: Graham Clarke (University of Leeds)

  • Using big health data to explore transport accessibility to hospital appointments Charlotte Kelly, Graham Clarke, Claire Hulme and Tracey Farragher (University of Leeds)
  • Modelling optimal location and potential demand for a retirement village development
    Robert Stimson and T-K Shyy (University of Melbourne)
  • Analysis of spatial inequalities in public health prescriptions and anti-biotic resistance risk: current trends and future projections
    Alexis Comber, Michelle Morris, Mark Birkin and Paul Norman (University of Leeds)
  • Exploring the geography of happiness and well-being in Europe amid times of austerity
    Ilias Thanis (University of Macedonia), Dimitris Ballas (University of Sheffield and University of the Aegean) and Lois Labrianidis (University of Macedonia)

15.30 Tea/coffee
16.00 Big data, energy and the environment
Chair: Mike Mann (Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Washington)

  • The Earthquake Impact on Telecommunications Infrastructure in Nepal: A Preliminary Spatial Assessment,
    Jitendra Parajuli and Kingsley E. Haynes (George Mason University)
  • Detecting beaches and popularities based on Flickr and Openstreetmap, a data-driven approach based on Spark
    Xiaolu Zhou, (Georgia Southern University)
  • The use of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to estimate the frequency of electricity outages for Maharashtra India for 2015
    Mike Mann (Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Washington)

17.30 End

19.30 Conference dinner (free for those with full conference package)