We have just received from several sources the same announcement issued by the Unit SDI of the DG JRC in Ispra. To illustrate the efficiency of the international network of GISIG (where HUNAGI is one of the about 100 valued members since 1998), we share the incoming letter of Mr.Giorgio Saio, Head of the Genova based Geographical Information System International Group in the subject:
First of all we wish you a successful 2007 :-)
We are pleased to start this year by forwarding the announcement of the 13th EC GI&GIS workshop, the annual meeting of the European GI Community.
As you will see, this year the Workshop will be particular interesting, following the approval of the INSPIRE Directive.
As in the previous years we will ask the possibility to convene a GISIG meeting beside the workshop in order to have the opportunity to meet the Members attending the Workshop and presenting and discussing opportunities for new initiatives of the Association within INSPIRE and in the 7th Framework Programme.
Looking forward to meeting all of you in Porto next July.
I am pleased to announce that the 13th edition of the EC GI & GIS Workshops will take place in Porto, Portugal, 4 - 6 July 2007.
With the agreement on the text of the INSPIRE directive the focus of this year's workshop is on contribution of SDIs on environmental analyses and modelling.
The objectives of this year's workshop are to:
Identify the contribution of SDIs for environmental analysis, monitoring, and modelling; environmental protection, natural hazards prediction and mitigation, and other applications areas including water, soil, land use and land cover change, forestry, and atmospheric pollution;
Review the current state of progress of the 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 issues and opportunities for European SDI projects. 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
SDIs for environmental analysis, monitoring, and modelling; environmental protection, natural hazards prediction and mitigation, and other applications areas including water, soil, land use and land cover change, forestry, and atmospheric pollution;
SDI Implementations: We are particularly interested in models for coordinating multiple stakeholders (public/private sector)
European funded projects: Lessons learnt and opportunities. We will hold a round table discussion on the synergies between the projects and opportunities ahead
Social and economic impacts of implementing SDIs 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.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 3rd March 2007.
Full papers can be submitted for peer review to the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research (IJSDIR) for publication in a special EC GI & GIS Workshop issue.