OGRS2012 :: CFP reminder and keynote synopsis

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OGRS2012 :: CFP reminder and keynote synopsis

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]

(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

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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