ICC2021 – International Cartographic Conference, Florence, Italy, December 14-18, 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 (exhibition@icc2021.net).
For details about the ICE see the official guidelines: https://www.icc2021.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ICC_2021_Guidelines_201204_web.pdf

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 (https://icaci.org/petchenik), the commission website (http://lazarus.elte.hu/ccc/ccc.htm), and the commission Facebook profile (https://www.facebook.com/icaccc). 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, jesusreyes@caesar.elte.hu) and the chair (Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena, cacrisusp@gmail.com).  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 (https://www.icc2021.net/) 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


You are asked to note and publicize these important information and dates for this conference:

The call for submission of papers is available on the ICC 2021 conference website (https://www.icc2021.net/).
Details about the type and content of expected submissions is provided on the submission web page (https://www.icc2021.net/submission-guidelines/).
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 

Thank you for your cooperation,

Best regards,

Paola Zamperlin

For the Local Organizing Committee