RAQ 2017 – First conference on augmented reality in Quebec – April 7th 2017

The Centre en imagerie numérique et médias interactifs (CIMMI) is organizing the first conference on augmented reality in Québec: RAQ 2017 Au-delà du réel!

During this event, industry and research leaders and experts will discuss augmented reality markets, technologies and applications. Renowned speakers will present augmented reality applications in marketing, entertainment, urban sciences and arts. Sylvie Daniel, member of the Convergence Network, will present a conference about augmented cities.

A demo zone will allow for the experimentation of the latest technologies.

For more information and to register: RAQ 2017 [French only].


FORPIQ 9th Edition April 26th 2017 – Unlocking the power of your IP

As traditional intellectual property (IP) strategies are becoming less attractive for businesses, new IP models are emerging, revealing the full potential for commercializing one’s IP. FORPIQ 2017 will explore these trends and in particular focus on how businesses are implementing these new models to capture the value of their IP assets.

With speakers and panelists composed of seasoned business and IP leaders operating in all sectors of industry, FORPIQ 2017 is intended for an audience of entrepreneurs, IP experts, investors, and government officials who appreciate how IP forms an integral part of today’s business strategies.

In terms of innovation, FORPIQ will have the pleasure to welcome Catherine Lacavera, Director of IP and Litigation at Google. She has successfully managed a docket of more than 1000 patent and other intellectual property matters, including the Viacom and other copyright litigation against YouTube, and the Apple, Microsoft and Oracle copyright and patent litigation directed at Android.
From all of the experience, Catherine will share some of the lessons learned from negotiating commercial deals involving IP, and will certainly bring a fresh, innovating perspective on the exploitation of such important assets. Other renowned speakers will also provide insights on financing, acquisition, management and integration strategies related to IP assets.

This event will be held at the Centre Mont-Royal (Montréal), on April 26th, 2017.

For more information and to register: FORPIQ 2017.

Early bird rate available until March 21st. Special discount for startups.


EnvisionGEOMATICS 2017 – Call for proposals

The fifth edition of EnvisionGEOMATICS will be held in Sherbrooke, Canada, from October 17th to October 19th, 2017. The conference, organized by the Centre de géomatique du Québec (CGQ) and the Association de géomatique municipale du Québec (AGMQ), will welcome more than 50 speakers, 30 exhibitors and 250 participants.

EnvisionGEOMATICS is looking for speakers willing to present their inspiring geomatics projets.
The call for proposals is open until May 26th.

More information at: EnvisionGEOMATICS 2017.


GeoComputation 2017 – Call for extended abstracts

GeoComputation 2017, the 21st edition of this international conference, will be held in Leeds, UK, from September 4th to September 7th, 2017.

The call for extended abstracts is open until April 10th.
The conference themes are :
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for geographical research
- Complex systems analysis
- Georeferenced text and social media
- Data mining and visualization
- Augmented reality
- Agent Based Modelling, Cellular Automata, and other spatial simulations
- High performance and cloud computing in geographical research
- Spatial analytics and statistics
- Uncertainty, semantic and spatial ambiguity, and error
- Applied GeoComputation

More information on the conference and the call at: GeoComputation 2017.


The Convergence Network Director named Chief Editor of Geomatica

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) is happy to announce that Dr. Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi is the new chief Editor of its journal, Geomatica.
Dr. Mostafavi brings extensive and diverse experience in geomatics and with publications and will lead the Geomatica publication team over the next few years.


Call for short papers – Pre-conference workshop of the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2017

Under the theme Bridging space, time, and semantics in GIScience, you are invited to submit a short paper to the Pre-conference workshop of the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2017. The workshop will be held on May 9th, in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Deadline for submission: Ferbuary 28th, 2017.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to: 

  • Geospatial semantics
  • Ontologies of space, time, processes, and events
  • Cognitive aspects of spatiotemporal concepts
  • Semantic information extraction
  • Sophisticated spatiotemporal models
  • Spatial, temporal, and semantic representation of dynamic processes, events, and activities
  • Semantics of Geospatial Information from historical maps
  • Visualization of space, time, and semantics
  • Multidimensional spatial data models for VGI
  • Real-time spatiotemporal data integration, modelling, analysis, and visualization (real-time space-time integration)
  • State-of-the-art applications in relevant areas such as historical GIS, climate change, transportation, mobility, epidemics, disaster response, etc.

More details in the document: Bridging space, time, and semantics in GIScience [pdf format].


Research and innovation mission in Ontario

The Québec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation invites key participants from the information and communication technologies sector, interested in the Ontario market, to participate in a research and innovation mission in Ontario. The mission, directed by Marie-Josée Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, will take place on February 27th and 28th 2017.

For more information and to register: Ontario Mission (French only).


Economic mission in Israel and the West Bank

The Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI) invites enterprises and organizations interested in Israel and the West Bank to be part of the Prime Minister Economic Mission, to be held from May 19th to May 25th.

The mission will include the following themes:
- Information and communication technologies
- Life sciences and medical technologies
- Aerospace
- Agri-food
- Culture

For more information and to register: Economic Mission Israel and West Bank [in French].

3D Australia

3D Australia Conference 2017

The 3D Australia Conference 2017 will be held in Melbourne, October 24th – 27th.

The conference groups 3 major events:
- 3D Cadastres symposium and training – October 24th
- 1st International IAG workshop on BIM-GIS Integration – October 25th
- 12th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2017 – October 26th and 27th

Deadlines for submission:
- Full papers for 3D Geoinfo: April 20th (submission site opening in March)
- Extended abstracts for 3D Geoinfo (for flash presentation or poster): May 20th
- Extended abstracts for International IAG workshop: April 15th

More information at: 3D Australia 2017.


Book Series “Observation des surfaces continentales par télédétection”

The French version of the book series Land Surface Remote Sensing, Observation des surfaces continentales par télédétection is now available from ISTE Editions.

This series is designed for those who wish to discover or intensify their knowledge of remote sensing applied to continental surfaces. Each book of this series contains a dozen chapters.

This series is the result of a rich collaboration with world-class researchers in different topics including Canadians co-authors. The editors are the two researchers Nicolas Baghdadi (PhD) and Mehrez Zribi (PhD).

More information at: Observation des surfaces continentales par télédétection.

The English version is available at: http://store.elsevier.com/searchResults.jsp?_sbterm=&_requestid=4227446 (tapping baghdadi ou zribi)



Call for Abstracts – Earth Observation Summit 2017

The Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 brings together in one exceptional event the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop. This EO Summit 2017 is an international event to be held in Montréal from 20 to 22 June 2017.

The Call for Abstracts is now open, until March 6th.

For more information: Call for Abstracts.


CRM Networking Industrial Workshops – Data analysis, modelling and decision-making support

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) is organizing several networking events within the framework of the Institutes Innovation Platform (IIP), an initiative of the NSERC.

You are cordially invited to participate in the next event, on the topic of Data analysis, modelling and decision-making support. This event will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Quebec City, in room 1334 of La Laurentienne building on Université Laval’s main campus.

For more information and to register: Data analysis, modelling and decision-making support.

Sustainable urban planning

New project related to sustainable buildings funded by IC-IMPACTS

The Network of Centers of Excellence IC-IMPACTS (India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) announced the funding of a project that will study the linkages between the Urban Heat Island effect and building energy demand. This 2-year project will allow for the deployment of low-cost sensor networks for detecting urban heat islands and the development of a model linking the intensity of those islands and urban morphology.

Two Convergence Network members are part of the project: Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi and Steve Liang.


Call for Presentation CIDCO Conference 2017

CIDCO Conference 2017 is the fourth edition of this biennial event. It will be held in Rimouski from May 8 to 10, 2017.

The 2017 CIDCO conference includes a call for presentations on state of the art research and applications in hydrography. It will also include an education and capacity building focus.

The call for presentation focuses on the following topics:

• Hydrography in support of integrated coastal zone management, port management and offshore industrial applications
• Inland water hydrography (rivers, lakes, dams) and underwater inspection
• Remote sensing bathymetry, including AUV, Airborne LiDAR, and satellite imagery systems
• Innovation in autonomous bathymetry (ASV, AUV)
• Innovation in positioning and water level measurements
• Tide and separation models
• Innovation in bathymetric data processing
• Education, capacity building
• Nautical and inland charting

The presentation duration is 20 minutes.

The deadline for submissions is January 20th 2017.

For more information, please see the Call for Presentation [PDF format].