The GeoComputation conference has the following aims:
- Attract researchers and presenters of international standing
- Facilitate global networking between institutions and individuals
- Promote active collaboration amongst workers from diverse parent disciplines
- Create an international focus for current state-of-the-art research
- Provide a mechanism for disseminating the latest innovations and discoveries
- Highlight the benefits and limitations of new computational techniques
- Act as a constructive forum for inter-disciplinary discussion of research ideas
- Generate a framework that allows newcomers to see their work in an international context
- Indicate fruitful directions for further research
The GeoComputation international research conference series (“The Art and Science of Solving Complex Spatial Problems with Computers”) has been running since the inaugural 1996 Leeds conference.
Since 2001, the conference has run every alternate year with GIScience.
The 2017 conference returned to Leeds to celebrate its 21st anniversary and now returns to New Zealand after the 1997 conference at the University of Otago.