Thursday, October 22, 2009

Call for Papers: Learning with Geoinformation 2010

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

Spatial assessment and analysis of vulnerability

GIScience applied in the interdisciplinary domain of hazard and climate change research Call for Papers

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 workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7, 2010 and will be followed by the annual GI_Forum. Next to presentations ranging from different scholarly schools of vulnerability the workshop will focus on output oriented discussion sessions.
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

GIS-Day 2009 am 18. November 2009

"Geographie und das wirkliche Leben", unter diesem Motto bietet Ihnen auch der heurige GIS-Day am 18. November im Techno-Z Salzburg ein interessantes Programm für Ihre Schulklasse!


GI_Forum 2010 - First Call for Papers

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