The 2021 International Cartographic Conference – ICC2021


Società Geologica Italiana

Florence, Italy 
December 14-18, 2021 

The call for submission of papers is available on the ICC 2021 conference website (

Details about the type and content of expected submissions is provided on the submission web page (

All active in cartography and GIScience in your country are strongly encouraged to submit papers describing their research and/or their work. 

full papers: 19 March 2021
abstracts: 28 May 2021

Submitted absracts/papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least two experts and carefully evaluated based on scientific originality, potential interest in the community, proper documentation of prior work, clarity of presentation, technical correctness, correct use of language. Accepted abstracts/papers will appear in one of the publications of ICA events, published in the ICA proceedings series at Copernicus. This series allows for three different formats:  

  1. Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the International Cartographic Association (Advances of the ICA) (single-blind peer review based on a full paper); 
  2. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association (Proceedings of the ICA) (single-blind peer review based on submitted abstracts, developed to full paper); 
  3. Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association (short: Abstracts of the ICA) (single-blind peer review based on submitted abstracts; publication of abstract only). 

The International Cartographic Exhibition (ICE) will be held in a wonderful setting in the Galleria delle Carrozze of Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the city center of Firenze.

We expect all ICA National Members to take this opportunity to contribute to the map exhibition. At this time, please send the name of the individual who will be responsible for collecting maps for Firenze from your country to Professors Elena Dai Prà and Andrea Cantile (

For details about the ICE see the official guidelines:

The biennial and inspiring Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition will also be held in Firenze next December. The expectation is that ICA National Members will arrange a national competition within their country, and the winning maps from each nation's contest will be sent to the international Children's Map Competition coordinator, per the competition guidelines. Details can be found on the ICA website (, the commission website (, and the commission Facebook profile ( At this time, please send the name and contact information (affiliation, work address, phone number, and e-mail address) of the person responsible for organization of your national competition. This information will be made public on the ICA website. This information should be sent to the commission vice-chairperson (José Jesús Reyes Nunez, and the chair (Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena,  Please include both email addresses in your correspondence.

Other information concerning the conference will be published on the conference website as it becomes available. This information will include the outline of the conference, social events, tours, technical visits, workshops, exhibitions, and accommodation. Please check the ICC 2021 website ( for updates. 
The ICC2021 Conference topics are the following (but are not limited to): 
T01. Art in Cartography 
T02. Atlases 
T03. Cartographic Heritage into the Digital Domain 
T04. Cartography and Children 
T05. Cartography for Early Warning and Crisis Management 
T06. Cognition in Geovisualization 
T07. Education and Continuous Learning in Cartography 
T08. Generalization and Multiple Representation 
T09. Artificial Intelligence in Mapping 
T10. Social Sensing and Visual Analytics 
T11. History of Cartography 
T12. Location Based Services and Ubiquitous Mapping 
T13. Map Design 
T14. Map Production and Geoinformation Management 
T15. Maps and Accessibility 
T16. Participatory Mapping 
T17. Marine Cartography 
T18. Mountain Cartography 
T19. Open Geospatial Data and Technologies 
T20. Planetary Cartography 
T21. Spatial Data Infrastructure and Standards 
T22. Sensor-Driven Mapping 
T23. Toponymy in Cartography 
T24. Cartography and Public Health 
T25. Cartography and Sustainable Development 
T26. Perspectives in a New Cartographic Research Agenda 
T27. Transformation of National Mapping Agencies 
T28. Cartography in Digital Humanities 
T29. Mapping Urban Environments 
T30. Theoretical Cartography 
T31. Cartography for Leisure 
T32. Military Mapping 
T33. Augmented and Virtual Realities in Cartography 
T34. Use, User, and Usability 
T35. Map Projections 
T36. Cartography, Privacy, and Ethics 
Thank you for your cooperation,

Best regards
Paola Zamperlin
For the Local Organizing Committee