The following themes have been selected for particular emphasis, but presentations and discussions on other topics will also be featured.
Digital Earth, advanced visualizations of three-dimensional Earth, geobrowsers, global grids, analysis methods for global data, global spatial data infrastructure.
Social and human context of GIS
Privacy and confidentiality, institutional context of GIS, public and private partnerships, GIS usability, spatial decision support, public-participation GIS, social history of GIS.
Digital dust and nanotechnology, RFID, indoor positioning, ubiquitous GIS, distributed sensors.
Mobile GIS, tracking data, analysis methods for moving spatial objects, location-based games, wearable technologies, augmented reality.
Time-dependent data models, transaction-based GIS, event-based GIS, computational models of spatial process, agent-based models, cellular models.
Semantic webs, spatial data infrastructures, open GIS, data-sharing infrastructure, geolibraries, knowledge-organizing systems.
Geovisualization and spatial analysis
Data mining, spatialization, scientific visualization for spatial data, multidimensional visualization, new methods of analysis for new types of data, qualitative spatial reasoning.
Uncertainty and data quality
Models and theories of uncertainty, methods of quantification and visualization, decision-making under risk and uncertainty.
The Grid, computer-supported collaborative work, GIServices, infrastructure for sharing process objects.
The global environment
Environmental modeling, conservation, landscape ecology, land use and land cover change.
Epidemiology, analysis of health service provision, accessibility to health services, monitoring of disease.
Traffic simulation, asset inventory, operations management, routing and scheduling, wayfinding.
Landscape architecture, spatial decision support, site selection, public participation GIS.
Applications of GIS in economics, archaeology, criminology, historical research, demography, sociology, anthropology.
Critical infrastructure protection, emergency planning, emergency response, geo-intelligence, military uses of GIS.
GIS in the media, georeferencing of text, geoparsing.
Globalization, international trade, international migration and travel.
The selected themes reflect what is believed to be relevant for GIS in the upcoming years.
Many current and emerging topics are structured around issues likely to dominate the information and global society development in the near future.
However all GI related topics are eligible for presentation at GIS PLANET 2005.
Please check our non exhaustive list of topics.