OGRS2012 :: CALL FOR PAPERS - Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium

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OGRS2012 :: CALL FOR PAPERS - Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium

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OGRS2012 :: CALL FOR PAPERS
Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium

October 24 – 26, 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Hosted by School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)

Website: http://www.ogrs2012.org
Contact: [hidden email]

Notice, PDF version of this call is available here :
http://cfp.ogrs2012.org.
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(our apologies for cross-postings)
Dear colleagues,

The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS) is a
meeting dedicated to exchanging ideas on development and use of open
source geospatial software in both research and education.

Motivated by the inaugural symposium in Nantes, France, OGRS2012 will be
held from October 24 – 26, 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. The
symposium is hosted and organized by the School of Business and
Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), in partnership with EPFL Lausanne,
University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, which are all academic
institutions in Western Switzerland, and the Institute for Research on
Urban Sciences and Techniques in France.

The main goals are:
- to build a panel of new scientific research and education practices
using and contributing to open source initiatives in the geospatial fields;
- to discuss a framework and highlight a rationale about geospatial open
source technology usage in research and education activities;
- to provide an innovation platform to network and develop ideas for
future collaborative work between academia – from research to education
– and other actors of the field (associations, foundations, local
authorities, industry etc.).

For more details, visit the overview page on the website.

Keynote speakers :
- Luc Anselin, Director, Regents' Professor and Walter Isard Chair at
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences and Director at GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis
and Computation, Arizona State University;
- Gérard Hégron, Scientific Director in charge of sustainable city at
IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport,
Planning and Networks);
- Helena Mitasova, Associate Professor at Department of Marine, Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University;
- Robert Weibel, Professor of Geographical Information Science at
Department of Geography, University of Zürich.

Submission :
The symposium will integrate several opportunities for presenting : oral
presentations, workshops, posters and discussion groups. To participate
in any of these opportunities, authors are invited to submit an extended
abstract (1000 to 1500 words, references and keywords excluded) through
the conference website. The official language is English.

The international scientific advisory board will review and select
abstracts for inclusion in the symposium and publication in the
symposium proceedings. A subset of contributions will be invited to
submit full papers for possible publication in a special issue of the
Journal of Spatial Information Sciences (JOSIS), pending a peer review
of full papers.

For more details on how to submit a contribution, please visit the call
for papers page on the website : http://cfp.ogrs2012.org.

Important dates :
- submission deadline for abstracts is May 28, 2012.
- authors will be notified by June 30, 2012 on program inclusion and
selection for JOSIS submission
- deadline to submit full papers is September 30, 2012.

We would appreciate if you could kindly distribute this call to other
interested parties of your acquaintance.

Best regards,
OGRS2012 program committee
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