IS-GEO 2019 Workshop: Advanced Interdisciplinary Approaches for Discovery and Learning


Registration is Open!


June 17th – 21st 2019

3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 8030

The next IS-GEO Workshop will be hosted June 17-21, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado at NCAR. There is an optional “Adaptive Sensing Workshop” being held June 17th-19th at the Sparkfun Maker Space where a full kit (~value $260.00) plus additional funds for installation/expansion of the project is included in the cost. Field installation locations will be announced in the coming month (April 2019). If you have an idea for a project, now is the time to jot them down for a “rapid prototyping and deployment” experience!


Are you a student that wants to attend? Contact for available student travel awards.

IS-GEO on Earth & Space Science News

We are delighted to announce that our article on collaboration between geoscientists and data scientists just appeared on Earth and Space News magazine. This article was made possible thanks to the IS-GEO Research collaboration network, and it presents guidelines to foster collaboration between scientists. You can browse it online on the following link: .

IS-GEO Selected Publications

Below is a selection of papers from IS-GEO members that have very broad appeal:

  • Toward the geoscience paper of the future: Best practices for documenting and sharing research from data to software to provenance, Y. Gil, C. H. David, I. Demir, B. T. Essawy, R. W. Fulweiler, J. L. Goodall, L. Karlstrom, H. Lee, H. J. Mills, J.-H. Oh, et al., Earth and Space Science, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 388–415, 2016. DOWNLOAD
  • Machine Learning for the Geosciences – Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for the ML process, Anuj Karpatne, Hassan Ali Babaie, Sai Ravela, Vipin Kumar, Imme Ebert-Uphoff ,Workshop on Mining Big Data in Climate and Environment (MBDCE 2017), 17th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2017), April 27 – 29, 2017, Houston, Texas, USA.  DOWNLOAD

Which other papers should we add?  Please let us know!

2017 IS-GEO Summer Institute

The IS-GEO Summer Institute will take place July 24-28, 2017 in the Texas Advanced Computer Center of Austin. The institute will consist on a series of introductory tutorials and follow up hands-on sessions.  Each tutorial will provide an introductory overview to concepts in a particular research area, which will be applied to a concrete problem in the follow up hands-on session.  Evenings will be devoted to brainstorming projects of interest to participants, and drafting papers based on the work done during the day.

Check more details on the Summer Institute page

IS-GEO RCN Kickoff Meeting

The IS-GEO RCN kickoff meeting will happen Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – Friday January 20, 2017 at UT Austin.

We would like all attendees to organize sessions and lead RCN activities, and have already assigned some of the participants to chair and organize some of the sessions.

Remote access is available via a Zoom meeting all 3 days.

You will need to ‘register’ the first time you access the meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and this information should be the same for all three days.

The IS-GEO community is active and growing!

A result of the initial workshop in March 2015 was a comprehensive report with findings from the workshop.  In the subsequent months the report was presented at multiple meetings and venues as outreach to the community.

Please submit contributions and items you would like share with the group to: sawpierce at

IS-GEO at AGU 2016

There were several IS-GEO activities at AGU. The IS-GEO session was selected to open the conference with lightning talks (a new format) on December 12th, Monday at 8am.
A poster session followed that afternoon.
An RCN meeting happened on Monday evening at 6:30 pm (Marriott Marquis, in Foothills Room E).
Check out the sessions organized on Intelligent Systems for the Geosciences (IS-GEO):
Mon, Dec 12, 8-10am, IS-GEO Lighting talks (IN11F) Moscone North-110
Mon, Dec 12, 1.40-6pm, IS-GEO poster session (IN13C)  Moscone South
Mon, Dec 12, 6.30pm, RCN meeting, Marriott Marquis.

IS­-GEO: Intelligent Systems Research to Support Geosciences

Please submit your abstracts for GSA 2015 to the IS-GEO Session

Session Description: This session will present advances in our understanding of the Earth system through innovative cyberinfrastructure that pushes the envelope on information systems research. Presentations will explore approaches that leverage Intelligent Systems (IS) to tackle heterogeneous data integration and visualization problems, as well as ontological reasoning with scientific metadata and mathematical models. Specific examples are expected to incorporate the current state of Intelligent Systems for Geosciences (IS­GEO) projects with forward­looking summaries from the IS­GEO community of practitioners and researchers. Addressing Intelligent Systems for Geosciences (IS­GEO) challenges requires collaboration among researchers from geosciences and information systems. Presentations in the ISGEO session are expected to merge ongoing efforts of the EarthCube initiative with technological advances across the geosciences.