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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].

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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).

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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].

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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.

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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)

 

EOSummit

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.

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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.

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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].

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Special Sessions EO 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 EO Summit 2017 will host special sessions to address EO thematic issues. Each session would hold four presentations of 20 minutes each. If you would like to organize a special session on a given topic, please contact the Technical Chair, Monique Bernier. With your request, provide a short description of your proposed session along with a list of potential presentation titles and speaker names.

Bernier, Monique (Technical Chair / Présidente du Comité technique)
Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Monique.Bernier@ete.inrs.ca
(418) 654-2585

Environmental Health

Hacking Health Quebec – Health Innovation Marathon November 4th – November 6th

The Convergence Network invites you to participate in the Health Innovation Marathon, organized by Hacking Health Quebec, that will be held November 4th-6th at the Alphonse-Desjardins Building of Université Laval. More than a hundred participants (health professionals, programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, citizens, etc.) will work together to find solutions and innovations for health-related problems.

For more information and to register: Health Innovation Marathon (Francophone event).

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New series of books “Land Surface Remote Sensing”

We are pleased to inform you of the publication of a series of books entitled “Land Surface Remote Sensing” with ISTE-Elsevier editors (September, 2016):

  •  Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
  • Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
  • Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest
  • Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology
  • Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas
  • Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks

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 details can be found at:

(1) http://www.iste.co.uk/index.php?searchtext=baghdadi&ACTION=Search&cat=&ACTION=Search

or

(2) http://store.elsevier.com/searchResults.jsp?_sbterm=&_requestid=4227446 (tapping baghdadi ou zribi)

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Course in hydrographic surveying offered by the CIDCO

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO) is offering a Hydrographic Survey Category B Course. The course has been designed to meet the international standards of competence at Category B, as described in the S-5 publication of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). The course is aimed at an audience of graduates with a technical diploma in land surveying. It comprises two parts: 1- e-learning, within a period of 8 months, and 2- an hydrographic survey project (5 weeks), on the Saint-Lawrence River at Rimouski, Québec, Canada. The e-learning session starts in October. Places are still available.

For more details, please consult the CIDCO course website.

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CAMUSS 2016 – The program is now online!

You are cordially invited to participate in the Second International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems (CAMUSS 2016) that will be held in a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City, Canada from September 21st to 23rd, 2016.

The Symposium will provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange with researchers and experts in urban dynamics and complex systems from around the world. During this three-day symposium, you will learn and update your knowledge of the state-of-the-art on cellular automata and other advanced geosimulation modelling techniques and their innovative applications ranging from urban dynamics and urban growth to traffic patterns, land use planning, public security and public health.

Come and meet our world class keynote speakers and international experts and exchange with them on their experience on developing and applying innovative geosimulation techniques to better model, predict and understand complex urban systems and their dynamics through space and time.

The Symposium is organized by the Convergence Network and the Centre for Research in Geomatics of Université Laval in Canada, in close collaboration with the Centre for Urban Policy Studies of the University of Manchester in UK.

For more information and to register: http://www.camuss2016.ulaval.ca/.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Quebec City!