Tuesday, January 18, 2011

GI_Forum 2011: Final Call for Papers

Themes & Application Fields. GI_Forum solicits contributions on emerging topics and research outcomes related to GIScience and Technology. Advanced visualisation and cartography, geospatial data acquisition, advanced spatial analysis and knowledge extraction, distributed and mobile services, SDI, and dynamic modelling and simulation comprise by no means an exhaustive list of symposium topics.

In addition GI_Forum welcomes submissions addressing the following issues:

* Global Change: Monitoring and Modelling
* Climate Change and Spatial Vulnerability Assessment
* Learning with Geoinformation

Deadline for submission of full papers for oral presentation and publication in the conference proceedings and extended abstracts for discussion sessions: 01 February 2011.

Further Information: http://tinyurl.com/giforum-author

Friday, January 14, 2011

2009-2010 ÖAW GIScience report published

The ÖAW Institute for Geographic Information Science 2009 - 2010 Research Report has been published as a record of achievements summarizing the last two years.

This brochure presents a range of significant developments that have taken place since the official opening in May 2007. Since then, 'ÖAW GIScience' has evolved from a scientific startup into an established and recognized centre for fundamental research in Geographic Information Science topics.

The 'RR2009-2010' is available in print and for download from http://tinyurl.com/GIScienceRR. For hardcopy orders and for feedback, please contact the editor - barbara.brunner-maresch[at]oeaw.ac.at

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Research fellowship for Petra Füreder

Petra Füreder, who is currently researcher at the Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), received a research fellowship from the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg for the duration of 3 months. The fellowship supports her scientific work, which concentrates on the analysis of refugee and IDP camps based on remote sensing. The aim is to develop an integrated set of indicators to estimate population dynamics as well as environmental impacts of the IDP camp Djabal, Chad, using object-based image analysis (OBIA).