US – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is now accepting submissions for participation in the 5-year anniversary of the GEOINT Symposium. This call for papers invites entries on topics including emerging technologies, the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and industry perspectives. Details are available at https://www.geoint2008.com/Conf_SpecialPrograms.aspx
Three unique ways to become a part of the GEOINT agenda are available; two opportunities call for participants in afternoon breakout tracks and the third is a call for tradecraft papers that will be published in a booklet and distributed at the symposium.
Open to everyone, submissions are due on or before Friday, Aug. 15, 2008:
Breakout Track: Industry Perspectives – The USGIF Planning Committee is soliciting industry speaker nominations for an afternoon breakout track. Speakers will be evaluated and selected from papers that address issues including “Do you think we have the right processes in place to enable innovation? Where are the next big technology breakthroughs that will transform analysis? Are we recruiting and retaining the right people?”
Breakout Track: Emerging Technologies Showcase – The USGIF Technical Committee is seeking proposals from government, academia and industry who would like to present an emerging technology or technologies relevant to geospatial intelligence. Six presenters will be selected to showcase their work in the afternoon Emerging Technologies Showcase track.
White Paper: How are you contributing to Tradecraft? – The USGIF Tradecraft Subcommittee is accepting papers that address this question and illustrate how U.S. industry is supporting the tradecraft. Submissions will be included in a published booklet and distributed at GEOINT 2008.
The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s premier intelligence event. Celebrating its 5-year anniversary, GEOINT 2008 takes place Oct. 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Produced by USGIF, GEOINT brings together government, industry and academia to discuss the community’s most pressing issues.