Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada

02/15/2008 7:00 am
02/17/2008 7:00 pm
Etc/GMT-7

The deadline is fast approaching to submit abstracts and register for the first Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada. Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada (SKI-Canada) seeks to create a community of GIS researchers who live and work in Canada. We invite abstracts on subjects such as:

   * GIS applications development and GIScience
   * Geomatics and geomatics engineering
   * Participatory GIS
   * GIS in public health and epidemiology
   * GIS in transportation
   * Planning Support Systems   
   * Digital Earth and geoweb
   * Geovisualization and cybercartography
   * Business geographics
   * Spatial statistics
   * Location based services
   * GIS and spatial modelling in the Earth Sciences
   * Urban simulation and modelling

The conference will provide our community an opportunity to share our research, to expose our students to different ways of thinking spatially and using geographic information, and to help sustain our national community. We hope to build cohesion and synergy among Canadian GIS/ Geomatics/geoweb researchers. We have several goals, some of which include:

   * Having our student present in front of a Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research audience.
   * Share the ongoing and emerging GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research in our community.
   * Build cohesion and synergy among GIS/Geomatics/geoweb researchers.
   * Discuss issues of importance to the Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb community.
   * Hear from and communicate to important non-GIS/Geomatics/geoweb groups (e.g., department heads, graduate deans, VPs research).
   * Provide mentorship opportunities for students and junior scholars.

The conference will be held February 15-17, 2008 in Fernie, BC. Our keynote for this first conference will be Michael Goodchild, noted researcher of GIScience.

We will be following the UCGIS model for the conference. Rapid presentations in the afternoon/evening and social networking on the slopes in the morning!

The deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for the conference: October 5, 2007

Information about abstract submission and registration can be found at http://rose.geog.mcgill.ca/ski. Note that registration INCLUDES dinner for two nights.

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