Zurich, Switzerland was the host city of the sixth GIScience, continuing a highly successful series of conferences that commenced in 2000, and which regularly attracts over 200 international researchers. GIScience 2010 aims to bring together scientists from academia, industry, and government to discuss the state-of-the-art in geographic information science, and explore emerging research directions.
The conference focused on basic research findings across all sectors of the field, and pure application papers were discouraged. The conference had two refereed submission tracks: full papers and extended abstracts.
You can find Mike Goodchild's notes on the selection process for the next GIScience here.