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Call For Papers - OGRS2009
First International Opensource Geospatial Research Symposium 2009

Dates & place: July 8th to 10th, 2009, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France)
Website: http://www.ogrs2009.org
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Dear colleagues,
(our apologies for cross postings)

>From July 8th to 10th, 2009, during the tenth edition of Libre Software
Meeting, the Research Institute on Urban Sciences and Techniques (IRSTV) in
partnership with the University Of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland,
Prefecture and Council of Region Pays de La Loire will organize a Research
and Innovation Symposium about free and open source geospatial methods and
technologies.

Main goals of this symposium are :
* to build a panel of new scientific works built on open source models or
using open source tools
* to build and discuss a scientific framework about open source technology
usage (benefits and limitations)
* to provide a platform to network and develop ideas for future
collaborative works between the academic research world and the everyday
operational world (companies, local authorities ...)

The symposium will integrate scientific conferences (research papers),
companies and authorities testimonies (showcases) and training sessions
(labs).

Thus, we invite to submit contributions which can be a full paper for the
research session or an abstract for the labs session. Notice, the call for
showcases will also be launched during January 2009.

Contributions should address the following overall topics but are not
limited to :
* Cartography and advanced styling ;
* Cultural heritage ;
* Earth Observation ;
* From Webmapping to WebGIS ;
* Integrated risk and disaster management for society ;
* GIS and SDI interoperability (data, knowledge, language, ...) ;
* GIS and SDI for participatory learning and action ;
* GIS concept and theory (semantics and ontology) ;
* Landscape and ecology ;
* Spatial Analysis and Integration ;
* Spatial and Spatio-temporal data and analysis ;
* Sustainable Development and Governance ;
* Urban and Environmental Planning ;
* Visual Languages and Querying ;
* Web and desktop convergence in the geospatial field.

Keynote speakers :
* Câmara Gilberto, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research
* Neteler Markus, Fondazione Mach - Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Italia
* Steiniger Stefan, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

See committee members on OGRS2009 website :
http://www.ogrs2009.org/doku.php?id=committee

Research paper submission :
* Full paper deadline : March, 1th 2009
* Submit a 500-1000 words abstract and a 12 pages full paper
* Notification to authors: April 12th, 2009
* Final paper due: June, 1st, 2009
* See http://www.ogrs2009.org/doku.php?id=cfpmenu:research

Lab abstract submission :
* Submit a 500-1000 words abstract before : March, 22th 2009
* Notification to authors : April 12th, 2009
* Final documents, material and tutorial aure due for : June, 1th, 2009
* See http://www.ogrs2009.org/doku.php?id=cfpmenu:labs

Contacts :
* for research submission : resea...@ogrs2009.org
* for lab submission : l...@ogrs2009.org
* for other questions : i...@ogrs2009.org

We would appreciate if you could kindly distribute this call to other
interested parties of your acquaintance.

Best regards and best wishes for the coming new year,
OGRS2009 program committee
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