[OSGeo-Edu] FW: I LatinOSGIS Congress - Call for papers

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From: Indira Yadira Nolivos Alvarez [mailto:inolivos at fiec.espol.edu.ec]
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Subject: I LatinOSGIS Congress - Call for papers

The First Latin America Congress of Free and Open Source GIS - I Congreso Latinoamericano de Aplicación de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) de código libre y abierto

October, 22-23 2012 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

First call for papers

The awareness about the necessity of integrating, if not basing, the most of environmental and territorial analyses with geography and mapping has been growing at every administrative and governmental level. In the meanwhile the success of application, like for instance Google Earth, demonstrates the dramatic curiosity and active interest of people with respect to the space in which they live. Lowering barriers to contributing, making easier the interaction and the possibility of participation will result in more photos, maps and other pieces of information uploaded and therefore plays an important role in that success.
The availability of richer information (from institutional and/or crowdsourced data) can help decision-makers in their activity.
Free and Open Source Tools and Applications are rapidly increasing in number and quality. Many and different actors are involved in such a kind of process: large and small companies, professional practitioners, public agencies, universities, research centers but also simple map lovers.

The conference aims at foster interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and free and open source domains. The conference will be organized in a way to promote networking between the participants, to initiate and favour discussions regarding cutting-edge technologies in the field, to exchange research ideas and to promote national and international collaboration.

Presentations should cover aspects of the use or development of open source GIS.
Some topics of interest are:

 *   State of development of free and open source GIS
 *   Case studies and applications of free and open source GIS
 *   Migration from proprietary to free and open source solutions: problems, advantages, drawbacks

The conference organizers invite researchers, scholars, students, professionals, vendors, users, managers and decision makers to present and discuss the issues and latest trends in free and open source geospatial technologies and applications.

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission                                                  August, 17
Notification of acceptance                                                           September, 17
Deadline for registration and payment of at least one author of an accepted paper (to be confirmed in the program)                                                              September, 28
Deadline for early bird registration and payment                              September, 28
Conference venue                                                                      October, 22-23

Congress website

Indira Nolivos Alvarez, PhD.
Local Coordinator
LatinOSGIS Congress
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Telf.: (+593) 4 2269807<tel:%28%2B593%29%204%202269807>

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