Mission goals and strategic priorities include: Act according to the European Commission INSPIRE principles and coordinate with the UNSDI development process. Support national/cross-border implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. Awareness raising on SDI at political level. Strengthen cohesion between stakeholders and other interested parties ie. public services, SMEs and SDICs. Provide synergies in local, regional, national and global dimensions with outreach towards EU neighbouring countries
From our daily mail. Mr. Ludo Engelen (K.U.Leuven) sent the following Call for Papers:
"14th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
18‐21 April 2011
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Call for Papers
On behalf of the AGILE council, we would like to invite you to participate at the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, scheduled to take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The program will offer parallel paper presentation sessions, keynote sessions, poster sessions and pre‐conference workshops to share your ideas, explore on‐going research, future developments, including state‐of‐the‐art applications, and to network with the professionals from academia, industry, and government who are interested in promoting GI teaching and research activities among GI laboratories at the European level.
Potential contributors are invited to submit:
Ø Full paper submission (maximum 6000‐word manuscript) of original and unpublished fundamental scientific research. High‐quality scientific submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography. We especially encourage PhD students to submit full papers. Papers must be written in English according to the Springer formatting guidelines.
Note: AGILE 2011 is running a double-blind review process. In preparing your manuscript, do not include any information which could reveal your identity, or that of your co‐authors. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author names, email addresses, or affiliation status. In the body of your submission, you should eliminate all direct references to your own previous work. That is, avoid phrases such as "this contribution generalizes our results for XYZ". Also, please do not disproportionately cite your own previous work. In other words, make your submission as anonymous as possible. We need your cooperation in our effort to maintain a fair, double-blind reviewing process.
Ø Short paper submission (2000 to 3000‐word manuscript) of original and unpublished research work. High‐quality scientific and strategic (industrial and governmental) submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference and published in the AGILE proceedings. Papers must be written in English according to the submission template and formatting guidelines.
Ø Poster submission (500 to 1000‐word manuscript) of original scientific and strategic research work. High‐quality submissions will be accepted for poster presentations at the conference and provide the exceptional opportunity to stimulate scientific discussions and exchange novel ideas. Papers must be written in English according to the submission template and formatting guidelines.
Authors’ instructions will be made available after July 1st at www.uu.nl/geo/agile2011. All submissions must be sent electronically via the on‐line conference manager.
Contributions are invited on all topics within the fields of geoinformation, geomatics and geocomputation, including (but not limited to):
Ø Perception and Representation of Geographic Phenomena
Ø Cognitive Aspects of Human‐Computer Interaction for Geographic Information
Ø Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Modelling and Reasoning, Analysis, and Visualisation
Ø Uncertainty and error propagation
Ø Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Ø Spatial Semantics and Spatiotemporal Ontologies
Ø Semantic Web and GIS
Ø Web Services, Geospatial Systems and Real‐time Applications
Ø Location Based Services and Mobile GI Applications
Ø Geospatial Decision Support Systems and Planning Support Systems (PSS)
Ø Public Participation GIS and Collaborative planning support
Ø Volunteered Geographic Information
Ø GIScience Education and Training
Ø Demographic and Socioeconomic Modelling
Ø Environmental/Ecological and Urban/Regional Modelling
Ø Health and Medical Informatics
Ø Natural Resources Management and Monitoring
Ø Disaster and Risk Management
Ø Geosensor Networks
Ø Earth Observation Systems; Algorithms and Applications
Ø Image Interpretation and Image Analysis
Ø Full paper submission: October 18, 2010
Ø Pre‐conference workshop proposal: November 15, 2010
Ø Notification of full paper acceptance: December 1, 2010
Ø Camera‐ready full paper copies due: January 3, 2011
Ø Short paper and poster submissions: January 14, 2011
Ø Notification of short paper and poster acceptance: February 25, 2011
Ø Camera‐ready short paper copies due: March 11, 2011
Ø Early registration: March 14, 2011
Ø Conference: April 18-21, 2011
Stan Geertman (University of Utrecht)
Steven de Jong (University of Utrecht)
Wolfgang Reinhardt (University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany)
Local Organizing Committee:
Fred Toppen (University of Utrecht)
JanJaap Harts (University of Utrecht)
Henk Ottens (KNAG, Royal Dutch Geographical Society)
For any information with respect to the conference, please contact Fred Toppen (firstname.lastname@example.org)"