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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
- 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.
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.