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Geospatial Science Forum 09

India – Geospatial Information System is becoming a fusion of several disciplines strongly influenced by technologies. In order to address this complex, multidisciplinary milieu it is necessary that professionals from contributing disciplines come together on a common platform to discuss current issues and share their experiences and so contribute to this enormous body of knowledge that we call Geospatial Information Science.

In view of the strong need of a forum to discuss topics in Geographic Information Science in the Asia-Pacific region, GIS Development announces Geospatial Science Forum 2009 under the umbrella of Map World Forum to be organised from 12-13 February, 2009 at Hyderabad, India.

The topics to be covered include but are not restricted to:

  • Data Acquisition including sensors, instruments, recording systems, intelligent systems
  • Data Processing including advanced computational techniques, distributed computation like GRID computing, quality assurance and reliability
  • Data modelling and representation including standardisation and interoperability
  • Databases including ontology, data warehousing, indexing, distributed systems, interoperable databases
  • Data Analysis including spatio-temporal analysis, spatial reasoning, cognitive models, computational geometry, statistical analysis, data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Human Interaction including visualisation, haptics and other man-machine interfaces, semantics and interoperability
  • Interaction with Social Systems is including Spatial Data Infrastructures, economics, law, regulatory environment, participative systems, education, social sciences, media and entertainment.

Researchers working on any of the topics listed above are encouraged to submit papers reporting original. Papers will be selected by a program committee and the authors will be given an opportunity to present them. The conference will consist of four half day sessions. In each session there will be a maximum of four papers followed by a panel discussion to identify a research agenda for the session topic.

Proceedings published in a renowned publication, and the manuscripts will be widely distributed within the GIScience community.