[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Reminder - Call for abstracts XVI Biennial IASC-Conference (Utrecht, July 2017) - deadline abstracts 15 October 2016

Charlie Schweik cschweik at pubpol.umass.edu
Wed Oct 5 06:15:41 PDT 2016

GeoForAll and OSGeo colleagues (especially European colleagues),

See the below for an announcement of a "call for abstracts" for July 2017's
International Association for the Study of the Commons conference to be
held in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I've mentioned this before, but I thought
I'd raise it again because abstract submissions are due on October 15th. My
hope via this email is that we can build a "track" of papers for this
conference around open source Geospatial software and education.

I'd like to remind you that what we are doing in OSGeo and GeoForAll are
building software and education "commons." Free/Libre and Open Source
software are a form of internet-based "Common Property Regimes" [1].

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), is a
well-established scholarly association where most (but not all) people
focus on natural resource commons (fisheries, water resources, forests, the
atmosphere). But may in this conference (1) would be quite interested in
learning about open source GIS for possible use in their natural
resource-related studies (and many participants come from developing world
contexts where open source may be readily adopted). But I and others are
trying to build a "track" in IASC about software and other digital
"commons" such as databases in a general area we call "Knowledge Commons"
(see the video we created here for more on that [2]).

If anyone thinks they might be interested in trying to join in and submit
something coordinated for this conference, let me know, and tell me what
your topic might be. It would be nice to at least have a panel session of
OSGeo-GeoForAll topics and I'd be happy to coordinate this. I'm also hoping
we can have at least one pre-conference workshop on some OSGeo software
product. Probably something for more "beginner" GIS people, but not
necessarily. Again, contact me if you have ideas and interest in doing

I think connecting to IASC could help us in our continued expansion of both
OSGeo and GeoForAll.


Charlie Schweik

[1] I am *honestly* not trying to self-promote here, but I've written about
this connection in papers like this one:

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3N9Gb3bKzQ

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: IASC <iasc at mailservice.iasc-commons.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 9:35 PM
Subject: Reminder - Call for abstracts XVI Biennial IASC-Conference
(Utrecht, July 2017) - deadline abstracts 15 October 2016
To: cschweik at gmail.com

*Reminder - Only ten more days to submit abstracts for XVI Biennial
IASC-Conference 'Practicing the Commons' (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) -
deadline for abstracts 15 October 2016*

The IASC and the local organizers of the XVI Biennial Conference
welcome *abstracts
(500 words max.)* for papers, panels, and posters to be presented at this
global conference, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 10 to 14
July 2017. Abstracts with a *maximum of 500 words* for paper, panel, or
poster, can be submitted *until 15 October 2016*; notification of review
results will be available in December 2016/January 2017.

With the theme of the conference, * “Practicing the Commons:
Self-Governance, Cooperation, and Institutional Change”*, we intend to
bring together the fast growing body of scientific knowledge on the commons
as an alternative governance model from all over the world. The increasing
popularity of commons as a governance model is visible across the
Netherlands, as well as elsewhere around the world. Citizens increasingly
form new collectives to provide energy, care, food, et cetera, and work
together on the basis of self-governance and reciprocity. An overview of
the main themes to be addressed, including a list of potential research
questions that might be the topic of paper presentation, can be found via
the conference website at *http://www.iasc2017.org/calls/call-for-papers/
<http://www.iasc2017.org/calls/call-for-papers/>*. Soon, a call for
contributions to practitioners’ labs will also be issued.

*Website, call, and submitting abstracts (500 words max.)*

Conference website - http://www.iasc2017.org

Call for abstracts - http://www.iasc2017.org/calls/call-for-papers/

Submit your abstract - http://conferences.iasc-commons.org/index.php/iasc/

*Submit your abstract before 15 October via

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Charlie Schweik

Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation &
Interim Director of the School of Public Policy,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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