OGRS2012 :: CFP reminder and keynote synopsis

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OGRS2012 :: CFP reminder and keynote synopsis

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OGRS2012 :: CALL FOR PAPERS REMINDER (closing at May 28th)
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]
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(our apologies for cross-postings)
Dear colleagues,
the program committee would like to remind you that the deadline of
OGRS2012 call for papers is soon closing (at May 28th). All information
to submit a presentation, a workshop, a poster or discussion group
subject is available on the symposium website : http://cfp.ogrs2012.org.

Moreover, the organizing committee is pleased to announce that four
prominent scholars will present keynote addresses. The synopsis of these
talks are now published on the symposium website :

- The open source GIS, an ideal framework for the development of and
integrated modelling platform devoted to sustainable urban planning:
first steps with OrbisGIS and CartoPolis (Gérard HEGRON Ifsttar/IRSTV);

- Building open source geospatial education at research universities:
where we are and what is holding us back (Helena Mitasova, Department of
Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University);

- Open source spatial analysis: lessons for research and education from
PySAL (Sergio Rey, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation,
Arizona State University);

- How open source can help achieving sustainability of e-learning
content: The GITTA experience (Robert Weibel, Department of Geography,
University of Zurich and GITTA Association).

Please consider these last weeks to submit a contribution. We look
forward to read your contribution proposal and to see you in
Yverdon-les-Bains.

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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