The Sound of GIS - Geoinformatics Forum in July in Salzburg

bridges vol. 13, April 2007 / Noteworthy Information

grafik_giforum_web_klein.jpg The beautiful world cultural heritage city of Salzburg is the setting for the inaugural Geoinformatics Forum (in short: GI_Forum) symposium July 3-6, 2007, at Salzburg University Center for Geographic Information (ZGIS), Austria. The interdisciplinary GI_Forum focuses on an international GIScience audience, communicating in English, and sharing an interest in translating new methods and techniques into a broad range of application domains in geoinformatics. Young researchers and established scientists will find a vibrant GI community from academia, industry, and government to analyze progress and to explore new research directions.

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The symposium is colocated with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics (AGIT), sharing the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and great social events. Annually attended by more than 1200 visitors and 60 to 70 exhibitors, AGIT is the largest GIScience event in central Europe.

The GI_Forum Program Committee selected 30 contributions for publication, and over 40 contributions to be presented at the symposium. A preliminary program for the GI_Forum was posted online April 5, 2007. It comprises keynotes and presentations organized in 11 sessions, as well as a poster presentation session. We are happy to announce three keynote speakers, distinguished researchers in the area of GIScience: David Mark (State University of New York at Buffalo); Francis Harvey (University of Leicester and University of Minnesota), and Stewart Fotheringham (National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland). Sessions include presentations related to areas of advanced Data Acquisition and Visualization, GI-Technology, Spatial Analysis, Dynamic Modelling, Geocomputation, and Distributed and Mobile Systems. Selected good quality contributions will be published by Wichmann Verlag as a book edited by A. Car and G. Griesebner.

The Poster Session is an integral part of the AGIT and GI_Forum. The best posters will be announced in a poster award ceremony based on the votes by symposium attendees. Abstract submission for posters is open until April 27, 2007. For more information and a detailed program please visit the conference Web site or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The event in brief:
Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg
Inaugural conference July 3-6, 2007
Salzburg University, Austria
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