Track Chairs

Dr. Vahap TECİM, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Dr. Murat KOMESLİ, Yaşar University, Turkey


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology helps managers in decision-making and management processes in their daily lives. However, organizations that have these systems in their organic structures cannot use them correctly for various reasons. First, GIS and MIS (Management Information Systems) should be well defined and the relationship between them should be clarified and made available to managers in particular. Studies on how GIS can be deployed in the MIS information network in an organization, as well as how to use typical GIS applications to be used as MIS by organizations should be identified. It is important to show how a better and simpler GIS-based information management and decision support system can be provided in both private and public organizations. When combined with high information technologies and communication tools, GIS can be a solid basis for an effective MIS developed to meet identified needs. Adding a GIS component to a MIS gives a spatial dimension that enables a better understanding of events by localizing them in their environment. The database should not only be enriched with spatial data, but should also be developed with the use of MIS. The results of database queries should be demonstrated as spatial analyzes. Given these features, a MIS supported by GIS is becoming an advanced monitoring and decision-making tool.

Recommended topics

It covers technical and non-technical aspects of, MIS, GIS and both. Within the context, papers based on theoretical and empirical/behavioral researches are welcomed to cover any of the following topics (not limited to):

  • Urban Information Systems
  • Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Transportation Information System
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Emergency Evacuation Systems
  • Site Selection
  • Social Media and GIS
  • Smart Cities and GIS 3D Modeling
  • GIS Based Modeling
  • MIS for GIS, GIS for MIS
  • Geo ontology development
  • Spatial Semantic Web
  • GIS development
  • Spatial Decision Systems
  • Open Geo Data

Biographies of the Chairs

Vahap Tecim holds a BA in economics from Dokuz Eylul University, MA in Econometrics, a Master of Science in Systems Science from Ottawa University in Canada and a PhD in Operations Research / Management Science from Lancaster University, UK. Tecim, who has been working on MIS and GIS since 1992. Besides his many national and international articles, he has been working on papers, books and in-book chapters. He was involved in major GIS and MIS projects. She took part in the establishment of many units such as GIS Department, GIS R & D Lab, MIS Department, Distance Education Research and Application Center and Smart Card Unit at Dokuz Eylül University. GIS, GIS-based MIS, information systems and technologies, Internet of Things, smart card applications, distance learning and e-learning, content development and management are some of his research areas. He is currently a full-time Professor of Management Information Systems at Dokuz Eylül University. Dr. Vahap TECİM, Dokuz Eylül University. Email:

Murat Komesli holds a PhD degree in Computer Engineering obtained from Ege University-Izmir in 2007, majoring in semantic geographic information systems. His PhD thesis was on the “Integration of Geographic Information Systems with Semantic web by using GML and OWL.” He had completed his MSc thesis on “Site Selection process in Geographic Information Systems” in International Computing Institute, Ege University in 1999. He has been a faculty member in Computer and Software Engineering Departments of Yasar University, Izmir-TURKEY between 2007 and 2017. He is currently Head of Management Information Systems Department and offering/conducting the following courses: Spatial Semantic Web (MSc), Geographic Information Systems, Database Systems, C-Programming Language, Concepts of Programming Languages. Dr. Murat KOMESLİ, Yaşar University. Email: