Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010
Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse
May 27-28, 2010 - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience at the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture, and the Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria are proud to announce the:
4th GIS-in-Central-Asia Conference - GISCA 2010. The main objectives of this conference are to bring together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners in the Central Asian countries and encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS education. Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives. Continued success of this development depends on cooperation across disciplines, open information policies and a highly educated workforce. The GISCA series of conferences aims at building a Central Asian network of GIS professionals supporting the sustained development of this region into an environmentally friendly, secure and prosperous society.
In 2010, GISCA is focused on the main theme of WATER:
* Life: WATER for drinking and agriculture
* Risk: WATER posing a threat to settlements
* Energy: WATER for renewable hydropower
* Landuse: WATER controlling regional landuse
Particularly due to climate change, increasing pressure on resources, regional conflicts and social dynamics, quality and quantity of water supply are critical factors in developing our societies. GIScience offers an indispensable set of instruments for managing the water cycle.
Information and Registration:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Learning with Geoinformation 2010
Special Focus: the role of GI in Spatial
Symposium and Vocational Training within the framework of GI_Forum
July 7-9, 2010
Within the framework of AGIT 2010 and the international GI-Forum - held at the same venue - we are offering a fully fledged three days track themed around geoinformation in education. This is a bilingual conference with German- and English-language sessions.
* Spatialities, GIS & GeoWeb
* Power and control exerted by the use of GI
* Issues of spatial privacy
* Critical cartography: Techniques to deconstruct spatial representations
* Techniques to enhance spatial communication through geoweb-technologies
* Pedagogies for spatial citizenship
* Empowerment and action through GI
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Workshop within the framework of GI_Forum 2010
July 6-7, 2010
This theme is expected to highlight different developed and currently investigated methodologies to spatially assess vulnerability. It will specifically address the issue of vulnerability assessment, independent from conceptual discussions. The focus will be on the review and discussion of different methods of GIScience employed to assess, quantify and represent vulnerability as integrated spatial phenomena. Within a workshop session, current achievements and future research challenges will be identified and formulated.
- Assessments in the domain of disaster risk reduction, climate change, natural
hazards and human security domain
- Methods on indicator selection and index construction
- Scale issues in vulnerability assessments
- Validation and accuracy of vulnerability assessments
- Spatio-temporal visualisation of complex indicators
The papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a book.
More information about this workshop and the Call for Papers
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg (GI_Forum) July 6-9, 2010 University of Salzburg, Austria
GI_Forum focuses on an international audience that shares an interest in Applied Geoinformatics. This Call for Papers aims at researchers who design, develop and apply advanced methods and techniques of Geoinformatics to a broad range of application domains.
Themes & Application Fields
GI_Forum solicits contributions on emerging topics and research outcomes related to current Geoinformatics methodology, and especially wishes to attract submissions pertaining to the following topics:
• Advances in Geovisualization and Cartography (in cooperation with InterCarto-InterGIS)
• Spatial Data Infrastructure
• Mobile GIS and Location Based Services
• Digital Terrain Representation and Analysis
• Digital Cities and Urban Sustainability
• Global Change: Monitoring and Modelling
• Vulnerability: Spatial Assessment and Analysis
• Learning with Geoinformation
Submission: Types & Deadlines
GI_Forum 2010 gives authors choices about the type of submission they want to make in order to accommodate a variety of interdisciplinary contributions. Submissions are expected in English language according to the formatting guidelines published on the conference website.
• Deadline for submission of
full papers for oral presentation and publication in the conference proceedings;
and extended abstracts for discussion sessions: February 1, 2010.
• Late deadline for submission of
extended abstracts for poster presentation: June 7, 2010.
We will accept online submissions only, starting from December 2009 at
Accepted full paper submissions will be published by Wichmann Verlag as a book. Extended abstracts for discussion sessions will be acknowledged in the proceedings.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Water Scarcity - Winter School 2010 on Analysing, mapping and evaluating spatio-temporal water scarcity problems
Water Scarcity - Winter School 2010 on
"Analysing, mapping and evaluating spatio-temporal water scarcity problems"
February 1 - 11, 2010 in Salzburg, Austria
The International Winter School Water Scarcity is dedicated to the theme of "Analysing, mapping and evaluating spatio-temporal water scarcity problems" and is hosted by Salzburg University's Centre for Geoinformatics.
In a set of lectures, group work and practicals the course focuses on the climatological, hydrological and socio-economic processes and functions inherent in landscapes across Europe related to water scarcity. Participants will gain an overview of planning procedures (data acquisition, data preparation, data processing, and result interpretation) and acquire skills to apply the respective theory. They will learn how to implement an early warning system against water shortage based on existing operational methodologies (e.g. Meteorisk) and to characterize main anthropogenic and naturally defined surface water and groundwater systems. Participants will be guided from "simple" discipline oriented approaches to more sophisticated multidisciplinary, holistic methods aiming at an integrated assessment of water management and planning.
Registration starts on October 1, 2009. Applications are accepted until December 31, 2009. Due to limited places we strongly recommend an early registration!
University of Salzburg
Z_GIS Centre for Geoinformatics
Schillerstr. 30, Building 15, 3rd Floor
5020 Salzburg | Austria
Tel: +43 (0)662 8044-5261
Fax: +43 (0)662 8044-5260
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Spezialforum im Rahmen der AGIT 2009
Do. 9. Juli, 09:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
Utility Insight ist das unabhängige Anwenderforum für neueste Trends zum Einsatz von Geoinformationssystemen in der Ver- und Entsorgungswirtschaft. Seit 2008 bietet dieses AGIT-Spezialforum die Möglichkeit zum Austausch zwischen Leitungsbetreibern, Lösungsanbietern und Forschern aus den Bereichen der Energiewirtschaft, Wasserwirtschaft und Telekommunikation. Referenten aus Wirtschaft und Forschung diskutieren aktuelle Aspekte der IT-gestützten
Optimierung technischer und kaufmännischer Geschäftsprozesse, sowie die Herausforderungen im Spannungsfeld von Anreizregulierung, Wettbewerb und „Green Energy“.
· GIS als Instrument für Instandhaltung und Betriebsführung bei Wasser- und Abwasserunternehmen
Moderation: Max Hammerer, hammerer system messtechnik
· Energiewirtschaft im Spannungsfeld von Anreizregulierung, Wettbewerb und „Green Energy“
Moderation: Thomas Blaschke, Research Studio iSPACE, Salzburg
· Prozesse effizienter gestalten durch automatisierte Lösungen für Qualitätssicherung, Leitungsauskunft und Instandhaltung
Moderation: Günther Gleixner, GRINTEC GmbH
· Podiumsdiskussion: Die Ver- und Entsorgungsindustrie im Umbruch?
Moderation: Walter Rieder, Salzburg AG
Das detaillierte Programm zum Spezialforum Utility Insight finden sie unter:
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät | Universität Salzburg
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
A Call for Papers has been issued to all researchers, educators and practitioners with a focus on Central Asia, all information is available from the conference website at www.aca-giscience.org/gisca09.
The GISCA series of conferences is building a regional network of experts in Geoinformation and across range of application domains in order to support the strenghtening of GIS applications and the development of human resources in the Central Asia region.