[OSGeo-Discuss] AgriGIS 2012 - Advancing Geospatial Technologies in Agricultural Research

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 20 07:41:39 PST 2012

The University of Nottingham and Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC)  are pleased to announce AgriGIS 2012 - Advancing Geospatial Technologies in Agricultural Research on 10th May 2012 at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Malaysia.

The AgriGIS 2012 workshop will focus on state-of-art use of geo-information and geospatial technologies in agricultural research and practice, and highlight current developments and experiences with an aim to:

*             bring together industry, academic and private and public sector researchers with relevant expertise in both geospatial technologies and agriculture to exchange knowledge on strategies for AgriGIS research
*             understand current developments in use of geospatial technologies in agricultural research
*             demonstrate current work at the University of Nottingham in this theme, in particular the GRASP prototype
*             provide a platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in AgriGIS
*             act as a focus for AgriGIS research and development and plan proposals and strategies to secure funding for a future road map.

Contributions of abstracts are invited (but not limited to) the following topic areas:
*             AgriGIS examples and workflows for earth observation through satellite-based remote sensing and airborne sensors
*             AgriGIS usecases and workflows through in situ sensors
*             Grid computing for AgriGIS
*             Cloud computing for earth observation systems and AgriGIS
*             Open source systems for AgriGIS
*             Case studies of implementations

Workshop Chairs:

Prof. Sayed Azam Ali (CEO, Crops for the Future Research Centre, Malaysia)
Dr Tuong Thuy Vu (Head of Open-Source Geospatial Lab, UNMC , Malaysia)

Please submit your abstracts (maximum 1200 words) by email to Dr Tuong Thuy Vu (Tuongthuy.Vu at nottingham.edu.my<mailto:Tuongthuy.Vu at nottingham.edu.my> )
Abstracts Submission deadline: 15th March 2012
There is no registration fee but the numbers are limited. Participants need to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

CFFRC is a joint venture between the Government of Malaysia and the University of Nottingham and is hosted in Malaysia by The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. CFFRC is the first international research institution dedicated to the study of underutilised plants for food and non-food uses. Details at http://www.nottingham.edu.my/CFFRC/TheCentre.aspx

Open Source Geospatial Lab , Malaysia has been established in UNMC with the aim to help create collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organisations in open source GIS which will help to create a sustainable environment for open source GIS in Malaysia. Details at http://www.osgeo.org/node/1230

For more information on the workshop please contact the workshop chair Dr Tuong Thuy Vu.

Best wishes,


PS:  As per the ICA-OSGeo MoU , I am now in the process of building research collaborations with key Universities and research organisations worldwide for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Research Laboratories and Research Centres for development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training, expertise and building up momentum in Open Source GIS education and research worldwide. If you are interested in this initiative please email Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>

Dr Suchith Anand
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