[Gfoss] Fwd: 12 EC GI & GIS Workshop: Call for papers

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Thu Feb 9 15:12:11 CET 2006

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Subject: 12 EC GI & GIS Workshop: Call for papers
Date: 14:59, giovedì 09 febbraio 2006
From: Karen Fullerton <karen.fullerton at jrc.it>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the 12th edition of the EC GI & GIS
Workshops will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, 21 - 23 June 2006.

Over the last few years, the EC GI & GIS Workshop has focused on the
development of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI). The
objectives of the this year's workshop are:

    * Review the current state of progress of the draft INSPIRE legislation,
    * Offer an opportunity to the INSPIRE Drafting Teams to report on
      the development of the INSPIRE Implementing Rules
    * Further our understanding of the implementation challenges, costs,
      and benefits of SDIs at national, regional, and local level
    * Identify key research issues that need addressing by the GI
      community to support the implementation of SDIs.

The Workshop will be organised through a series of plenary sessions
addressing common policy issues, and parallel sessions focusing in
particular on applications / implementations of SDIs, and research issues.

With this in mind this call for papers envisages submissions for the
following topic areas

    * Key research areas for spatial data infrastructure development and
          o New methods for indexing, searching and retrieving metadata
          o GI service architectures and and new methods for distributed
    * Social and economic impacts of implementing SDIs
    * Data Sharing: opportunities and challenges
    * SDI implementation: lessons learnt at local, regional, national
      and international levels
    * Education and capacity building,
    * GeoInformation for the Environment

We are particularly interested in accounts of what works, and what does
not work, what are perceived benefits for policy, public administration,
citizens, and the private
sector. Proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee and those
accepted will be included in the on-line conference proceedings.
Paolo Cavallini
email+jabber: cavallini at faunalia.it
Piazza Garibaldi 5 - 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy   Tel: (+39)348-3801953

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