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GSDI 15 Conference Update for GSDI Members

By [email protected] - 16th May 2016 - 20:25

Only two weeks to go for submitting your Abstracts and Workshop proposals to the GSDI 15 World Conference organizing committee at

Already nearly 100 abstracts have been received and opportunities are available to present more than 20 workshops prior to and throughout the conference - 28 November to 2 December. Due date for Abstracts was extended to 1 June.

Posters and full conference Papers are due by 1 July, although oral presentations are possible on the strength of an accepted Extended Abstract alone. Up to 50 posters can be accommodated and 'lightning round' oral presentations of posters are planned.

Get the latest prospectus and exhibition information at this link:

Confirmed Keynote speakers, including three from within the GSDI Membership, now include:

  • Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director GEO (Group on Earth Observations)
  • Mark Reichardt, CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
  • Gregory Scott, UN-GGIM Inter-Regional Advisor
  • Ed Parsons, Google Geotechnologist
  • Prof. Meno-Jan Kraak, ICA President and Head of ITC’s Geo-Information Processing Department
  • Dr Vernon Singhroy, Chief Scientist, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada

Further Keynote presenters are being confirmed for some stimulating plenary sessions throughout the conference.

You and your colleagues are invited and encouraged to discuss SDI practices, learn from industry specialists, and broaden your network. GSDI 15 offers numerous opportunities for oral presentations of abstracts and papers (refereed and non-refereed), posters and a refereed publication The deadline for Abstracts is 1 June 2016. Submit your Abstracts today!

The deadline for the submission of Workshop proposals is also open, and the deadline for submission of full Papers (both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed) and Posters is 1 July 2016.

You can subscribe to the Abstract / Paper / Poster submission system at

Presentations will cover the full range of practice, development, and research experiences that advance the objective of spatially enabling citizens, government, and industry in the areas of Smart City, Smart Transportation and Smart Disaster Prevention.. The Conference will showcase strategies, policies, best-practices, and innovations that are driving collaboration and interoperability with respect to spatial data collection, access, visualization, and analysis for “Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland”.

We look forward to seeing you in Taipei in 2016!

The GSDI 15 Conference Organizing Committee
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

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