[OSGeo Africa] GISSA Ukubuzana 2012: Call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track

Coetzee Serena serenacoetzee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 15:18:13 EDT 2012

Call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track of GISSA Ukubuzana 2012

Conference theme: 'An African Dialogue: Geomatics for Infrastructure Development and Service Delivery' 

Date: 2-4 October 2012 
Venue: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa 

Authors are invited to submit full-text academic papers, approximately 5000 words in length and relevant to the themes and subject matter of the conference, for the peer-reviewed academic track at the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 conference.

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 is primarily aimed at leaders, academics, professionals, technologists, technicians, students and companies in the public and private sectors involved with or interested in geographic information science (GIS), information and communication technology (ICT), global positioning systems (GPS), surveying, remote sensing, and location-based applications and business.

Academic papers must be original and previously unpublished, and must be submitted using the on-line paper submission system for the academic track: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=gissaukubuzana2012

Papers submitted for the academic track will be selected on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality and clarity by a panel of academic reviewers following a double-blind peer-review process.

Upon acceptance, the revised peer-reviewed full academic paper will be published with an ISBN in the printed Proceedings of the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference (ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6), as well as on the conference CD and website. A 30-minute slot (25 minutes with 5 minutes for Q & A) will be allocated at the conference to present the paper.

Authors of a selected number of high-quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the South African Journal of Geomatics (www.sajg.org.za), which is approved by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.

Important dates
	• 30 June 2012: Submission of full papers for peer-review for academic track
	• 13 August 2012: Notification of acceptance of papers for academic track
	• 10 September 2012: Submission of revised peer-reviewed full papers for academic track
	• 17 September 2012: Registration of presenters of accepted papers for academic track
	• 25 September 2012: Submission of PowerPoint presentations for conference CD
	• 2-4 October 2012: GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Instructions to authors of peer-reviewed academic papers: http://eepublishers.co.za/article/gissa-ukubuzana-2012-instructions-to-authors-and-presenters-of-peer-reviewed-academic-papers.html
GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 website: http://eepublishers.co.za/article/gissa-ukubuzana-2012.html
Conference brochure (1MB): http://www.eepublishers.co.za/images/upload/GISSA-Ukubuzana-2012-brochure-2.pdf
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