Salzburg, Austria: GI_Forum 2011 is all set to provide an opportunity for geospatial fraternity to analyse progress and to explore new research directions in GIScience. It is place where one can get a chance to meet with a vibrant interdisciplinary GIS community from academia, industry and government. The forum is scheduled to be held in Salzburg during July 5-8, 2011.
Hosts of the Forum, University of Salzburg Centre for Geoinformatics and the Institute for GIScience at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, have invited attendees to submit a poster contribution until June 6, 2011 (at www.gi-forum.org/poster). According to their press statement, keynote speakers are Joseph Kerski (ESRI UC, USA), Jonathan Raper (City University of London, UK), Ian Dowman (Geospatial World, UK) and Euro Beinat (University of Salzburg, AT). For further information on the agenda, one can visit www.gi-forum.org/programme_2011. Early bird registration is on until May 20th, 2011.
Special workshop on “Vulnerability: Spatial Assessment and Analysis” is also scheduled during teh Forum. In the context of the GI-Forum 2011 a pre-conference workshop is organised by the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg (Z_GIS) during July 4 – 6: Global change calls for spatial monitoring and modelling techniques to better understand the implications and potential dynamics of such changes. This event will be attended by experts and stakeholders from the climate change adaptation and the disaster risk reduction communities. For further information on the workshop one can visit www.gi-forum.org/vulnerability