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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)

 

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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.

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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

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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!

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MinEyes: Development and optimization of mobile LiDAR technologies for the precise 3D modeling and monitoring of mining tunnels convergence

A team of researchers, composed of Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi (director of the Convergence Network), Josée Dallaire (Director of the Centre de géomatique du Québec and member of the Convergence Network), Christian Larouche, Martin Grenon, Jacek Paraszczak and Kamran Esmaeili, just obtained a grant for the project “MinEyes: Development and optimization of mobile LiDAR technologies for the precise 3D modeling and monitoring of mining tunnels convergence”.

This 300 000$ grant is offered by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies and the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec, under the program “Programme de recherche en partenariat sur le développement durable du secteur minier – 3e concours”. The MinEyes project will allow for significantly improving the monitoring of mining tunnels convergence and will contribute to improve mine safety, to increase the productivity of mining companies and to promote a sustainable exploitation of mineral resources.

For more information, please contact Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi.

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INRS develops a new flood risk analysis and management tool

Professors Karem Chokmani and Monique Bernier of INRS’s Eau Terre Environment Centre (and members of the Coonvergence Network) is developing GARI, a new flood risk analysis and management tool. The tool, a geographical information system (GIS) application, will consist of operational cartography and characterization modules for visualizing and analyzing flood risk in preparatory and operational mode.

Carried out in collaboration with Quebec and Canadian government partners, the project comes with nearly $1 million in funding over three years — $900,000 from the Canadian Safety and Security Program led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science, in partnership with Public Safety Canada. GARI will have significant implications for civil security by enabling more effective intervention before and during flooding.

For more information: INRS News.

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Sylvie Daniel mentioned in a Contact Université Laval file about games

The Université Laval’s Communications Direction presents a file about games in general and video games in particular. Among the proposed articles, “L’art du jeu vidéo” talks about the work of Sylvie Daniel, member of the Convergence Network, where she explains how geomatics can contribute to the realism of video games.

See the complete file Incursion dans l’univers du jeu (in French).
Read the article L’art du jeu vidéo (in French).

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Open Source Geospatial Research & Education 2016 – Call for short papers

The OGRS’16 organizing committee is pleased to announce the opening of the Call for short papers for inclusion in the program of the next edition of the Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (12-14 October 2016, Perugia, Italy).

The deadline for the submission of short papers (1000-1500 words) is June 15th, 2016.

All the details can be found at 2016.ogrs-community.org.