Géographie 2.0

Appel à participation GeoWeb 2011

Les 24 et 25 juillet prochain aura lieu à Vancouver, la conférence Geoweb 2011 sur la convergence du partage de l’information avec les technologies géographiques.


Call for Presentations & Workshops

Quick Overview:

GeoWeb 2011 – Smart World Applications will take place in beautiful Vancouver, Canada July 25-28 and its organizers are currently seeking submissions for presentations and workshops.

The GeoWeb Conference is an international event focused on the convergence of information sharing and geographic technology on the Web and the resulting economic, social and technical impact. GeoWeb 2011 – Smart World Applications will feature well known keynote speakers, 8 workshops, 54 technical and business presentations, panel sessions, and an industry trade show. Industry leaders, technical decision-makers, Sr. government policymakers, consultants and system integrators gather at GeoWeb 2011 to engage and discuss smarter ways of dealing with the technology and information about the world around us. Want to be apart of this exciting program? Submit a presentation or workshop abstract today!

More About the Conference:

There are many applications in information technology, that one might term system of systems. Such systems typically involve dozens to thousands, or even tens of thousands, of computers each running various pieces of software, but interacting with one another in such a way as to achieve one or more objectives such as ensuring safe air travel from one location to another, or allocating resources in response to an earthquake or hurricane, or managing the continental production and distribution of electrical power.  Such “system of systems” applications often have multiple points of control, cross multiple jurisdictional boundaries, can have no single designer or design, and must constantly evolve in response to changes in the world, as well as changes in information technology.

Many “system of systems” applications are especially important in relation to our interaction with, and understanding of the physical world.  The physical world is inherently complex and interconnected, and if we are to be able to respond effectively to events, we must be able to integrate our information and control in a similar manner.  This is the essence of the GeoWeb conference – where physical world (“geo”) information and system of systems (“web”) come together.

Many “system of systems” applications involve networks or webs of sensors.  This is clearly true of air traffic management, and public safety, but equally in the world of business, where users with cell phones and PDA’s can increasingly be thought of as sensors, and as creating data  which feeds not only the world of the business and the consumer, but also those of urban infrastructure, energy management, and public safety.

GeoWeb is a conference of ideas – where new ideas collide with one another – generating new ideas, new solutions and new business opportunities.  For example, the problems faced in building a global air traffic management system have much in common with building better systems for the management of urban infrastructure, or distributed networks for power generation, or responding to emergency events.  At GeoWeb you can meet managers, IT professionals and developers from around the world to explore, network and shape the GeoWeb.

Official Call:

This announcement is the official Call for Presentations and Call for Workshops for GeoWeb 2011 – Smart World Applications.  All submissions must include contact information, topic title, primary theme and a secondary theme (if applicable), brief abstract (≤200 words), and are to be submitted via the online form no later than March 13, 2011 (11:59pm PST). Unless otherwise requested by the Program Committee, all presentation sessions will be 40 minutes in length. Workshops will be 3 hours in length and should focus on a key technology or standard.


For all questions regarding the submission of abstracts and agendas please contact
Corwin Hiebert, GeoWeb Conference Manager, at chiebert©galdosinc•com .


Presentations can deal with, but are not limited to, any aspect of the following key theme areas:

  1. Smart Grids and Utilities
    • Standards for information interchange and wide area application integration
    • Performance management, outage management and customer care
    • Smart meters, smart webs, and monitoring the power grid
    • Impact of renewable and distributed power generation
    • Business drivers for smarter management of utilities
  2. Air Traffic Management
    • Standards for information interchange and wide area application integration (e.g. AIXM, WXXM)
    • Wide area information architectures for situational awareness
    • Registries for ATM services, data sources and information artifacts
    • Advanced routing strategies, systems and technologies
    • Business and policy issues for a single global sky
    • Management of air spaces
  3. Urban Infrastructure and Transportation
    • 3D City Models – systems for creation/maintenance/distribution/exploitation
    • Standards for information interchange and wide area application integration
    • Urban SDI (spatial data infrastructures) or similar information systems
    • Business issues in financing urban infrastructure support systems
    • Multi-modal transportation and traveler information systems
    • Urban or transportation sensor networks and sensor webs
    • Collaboration systems for urban planning and design
    • Urban models integrating numerical simulation
    • Traffic control center integration
  4. Business and Consumer
    • Information access for investors and smarter investment
    • Crowd-sourced data and its impact on commercial services
    • Standards for information interchange and presentation
    • What everyone else can learn from social media
    • Location sharing and Privacy
    • Smart phones as sensors
  5. Public Safety and Security
    • Standards for alert messages, information/resource requests, and emergency mapping symbology sets
    • Wide area alert and emergency response architectures
    • Integration with 3D city models for critical infrastructure protection
    • Vertical integration of local emergency response for national security
    • Leveraging social networks in responding to emergencies
    • Common Operating Picture (COP) web applications for Situational Awareness
    • Mobile mapping and incident data collection for first responders
    • Incident response and management system integration (e.g. integration with Traffic Control or Weather Alert feed )
  6. Environment and Climate Change
    • Standards for information interchange and wide area application integration (e.g. NetCDF)
    • Integration of climate models with sensor networks
    • Creation/management/operation of regional/global sensor networks
    • Developing a real time model of our climate

Presenters will be chosen based on a formal selection process led by the 2011 GeoWeb Planning Committee and will be notified of the status of their submission by March 31, 2011. Please note that all approved presenters will be provided with a 25% discount on the registration fee but are responsible for their own travel and expenses.


Source : Geoweb 2011


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