STGIS2011 provides three keynotes by world leading scholars and one special session during the conference.

Day1: 14 Sep. 16:00-18:00
Michael F. Goodchild and Michael Batty
Spatial thinking and Geographic Information Science: Contemporary and Future developments

Day2: 15 Sep. 13:30-14:30
Sarah Bednarz and Karen Kemp
Understanding and Nurturing Spatial Literacy

Day3: 16. Sep. 13:30-14:30
Harvey J. Miller
Collaborative Mobility: Using Geographic Information Science to Build Cooperative Transportation Systems

Special Session: 14 Sep. 13:00-15:30
Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
(with English simultaneous interpretation)