31st International Conference

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The 19th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the 31th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 13th to 18th August 2023.

The event is being organised by the South African National Committee for ICA.

The theme is “SMART CARTOGRAPHY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”. The venue is the world-class Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), located in the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town.

The advent of 4IR and new ways in which to represent and interact with geospatial information has given rise to new cartographic and geospatial information science and management. Join us to discuss and debate the topic of ‘smart cartography’.

By 2023 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be at the half-way stage and an important topic for consideration by the international cartographic and geospatial information community at that time, particularly in an African city.

Morena Letsosa
President: International Cartographic Conference 2023

Abstracts and Paper Submission

Call for Abstracts and Papers

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) invites you to share your research, practice and experiences in cartography and GIScience at the 31st International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023), to be held from 13 to 18 August 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Submissions via EasyChair are now closed so that we can start the reviewing process, however, due to the Chinese new year and a few other requests that we received, we have decided to still accept abstracts via email until Monday 30 January 2023. If you have a late submission, please email the abstract to scientific-committee@icc2023.org, then we will upload it in EasyChair on your behalf. We will also need the following: keywords, up to three conference topics / themes see https://icc2023.org/index.php/abstract-papers/conference-theme/ and whether you would like your submission to be considered for a special issue in one of the ICA affiliated journals (Cartographica, Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CAGIS) or The Cartographic Journal).

Important dates

Event Date
Submission of full papers closes 5 December 2022
9 January 2023
Submission of abstracts closes 12 December 2022
16 January 2023
Notification of acceptance February 2023
Submission of revised abstracts and papers 8 May 2023
Early Bird registration closes 15 May 2023
Registration deadline for presenters of abstracts 15 May 2023

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Event Date
Early Bird Registration Opens 28 February 2023
Early Bird Registration Closes 15 May 2023
Day Registration Opens 28 February 2023
Registration deadline for presenters of abstracts 15 May 2023

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Map Exhibitions

Event Date
Call for Map Exhibition Opens 16 January 2023
Call for Map Exhibition Closes 15 May 2023

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