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Geoinformatics 2009 : The 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics

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Link: http://www.geoinformatics2009.org
 
When Aug 12, 2009 - Aug 14, 2009
Where Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2009
Notification Due Feb 25, 2009
Final Version Due May 1, 2009
Categories    geoinformatics
 

Call For Papers

The 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics (Geoinformatics 2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS

August 12-14, 2009 at Fairfax, Virginia, USA

The 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics (Geoinformatics 2009) will be held on August 12-14, 2009 at Fairfax, Virginia, USA. The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society (IEEE-GRSS), the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS), the U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and George Mason University. The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University is the local organizer of the conference.

The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for professionals and students from remote sensing, Geoinformation science, and related disciplines to discover cutting-edge geoinformatics technology and applications, while at the same time exchanging their ideas, research results, professional experiences, and future visions in the fields of geographic information science, remote sensing, and their applications.

The conference will include plenary, special, oral, and poster sessions. Please consider submitting your abstracts and papers to the sessions most suitable for exchanging your ideas and research with similar researchers.

The Organization Committee would like to invite all interested parties to propose special sessions for Geoinformatics 2009. Special session Chairs can propose full sessions (10 papers) or half sessions (5 papers). The Session chairs are responsible for inviting the papers and ensuring these papers are submitted via the normal conference referee process. If a Special Session lacks enough papers to complete the time allotment, additional papers can be selected from the general paper submissions.

Conference Theme: ??The ways to advance GIScience researches and applications??

Conference Topics:

The conference will focus on, but not be limited to, the following cutting-edge topics:
New trends in GIS technologies and research
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
Geospatial Semantic Web
Geospatial Sensor Web
Geospatial Grid
Geospatial Web Services and service quality
Geospatial Web Portal
Analysis-oriented and standards-compliant WebGIS
Workflow-oriented geospatial decision support systems
Virtual globes and their application to scientific research
Geo-CyberInfrastructure
Location-based services (LBS)
Wireless and mobile GIS
Geospatial interoperability and standards
Climate change and the global environment
Data systems for the future Earth observation satellites
Calibration and validation of remotely sensed data
Earth observation sensor Web and applications
New Earth observation technology and systems
Automated object extraction and database updates from imagery
Processing and application of high-resolution imagery
Integration of remote sensing, GIS and GPS
LIDAR technology for generating digital elevation models and 3D modeling
Geospatial education, such as virtual globe based virtual education
Map generalization
Cartographic theory and applications
Data models in cartography
Spatial decision support systems
Representation and visualization of geospatial data
Errors and their measurement in spatial data
Acquisition and processing of remotely sensed data
Information extraction from remotely sensed data
Statistics and application models of spatial data
Satellite positioning technology and LBS
Urban GIS and its applications
Theories and algorithms in GIS
Government and public GIS
Land use / land cover changes
GIS for the environment and health
Geospatial simulation and computation
Environmental criminology and crime simulation

Special Sessions:

Professionals are welcome to organize special sessions. The special session proposal should include the following information:
? Session chair(s) names, affiliations
? Contact information
? Session title
? Full or half (10 or 5 papers)
? List of potential contributors to be invited (if available)
? Short description of the session (about 150 words)
Submit completed session proposals to specialsessions@geoinformatics2009.org.

Please refer to ??Special Sessions?? at the conference Web site http://www.geoinformatics2009.org for details on organizing your special sessions.

Abstracts and Papers:

Participants are invited to electronically submit original, unpublished research contributions or experience reports not concurrently submitted elsewhere. All abstracts must be 300-500 words long and written in English. They will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the program committee. The first call is for an extended abstract. Authors of the accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers to be published by IEEE eXplore that is EI-indexed. Some selected papers will be published in special issues of SCI-indexed journals.

Please submit abstracts online at http://www.geoinformatics2009.org. Abstracts must include title, authors (first name surname), indicating the presenter by underlining their name and providing author's contact details: affiliations, department, full address (street, city, state/province, and country), telephone, fax, and Email.

Special programs for participating students:
Student paper awards will be given, to encourage student participation to the conference and publication of their research results.

Important Dates:

Session Proposal Deadline: December 27, 2008
Session Proposal Acceptance Notice: January 3, 2009
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2009
Abstract Acceptance Notice: February 25, 2009
Full paper Deadline: May 1, 2009
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2009
Conference Date: August 12-14, 2009

International Steering Committee:

Chair: Michael Goodchild, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Members:
Liping Di, George Mason University, USA
David Goodenough, Natural Resource Canada & University of Victoria, Canada
Mike Jackson, University of Nottingham, UK
Steve Kempler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Roger King, Mississippi State University, USA
Deren Li, Wuhan University, China
Hui Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ken McDonald, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Tony Milne, University of New South Walse, Australia
Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (president of), USA
Paul Smits, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Vincent C. Tao, Microsoft Virtual Earth and Local/Mobile Search Unit, USA
John Townshend, University of Maryland, USA
Chandhoke, Vikas, George Mason University, USA

For further information and conference updates, please visit the conference website at:
http://www.geoinformatics2009.org/
or send email to: info@geoinformatics2009.org

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