The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for presentations and presentation abstracts at the inaugural OGC Academic Summit 2014. The OGC Academic Summit will be held 15-16 September 2014 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada as part of the September OGC Technical Committee Meeting. We invite presentations and presentation abstracts related to research in the development and application of geospatial interoperability standards. THe summit takes place directly after and close to FOSS4G 2014.

The deadline for presentations and presentation abstracts is 25 July 2014. Note that the deadline has passed for submission of full papers. The full paper submissions are currently under review. Selected papers will be accepted for publication in a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) that the editors will publish for the OGC Academic Summit 2014.

For 20 years, the OGC’s academic community has played an important role in conceptualizing, developing, and promoting the use of OGC standards. As human impact on Earth systems intensifies and technology accelerates, the need for academic participation in the OGC has never been greater. Emerging technologies and trends such as cloud computing, mobile computing, UAVs, Smart Cities, Discrete Global Grid Systems, sensor networks and the Internet of Things bring new means and purposes for collecting, accessing, sharing and analyzing geospatial information. Mature OGC Web Service standards play an increasingly important role in this progress. At the same time, new technology approaches not bounded by the established web services paradigm – JSON, REST, and linked data and the Semantic Web – bring new challenges and opportunities to to the geospatial interoperability research community as well as the geosciences and all the domains served by the OGC. The organizers of the OGC Academic Summit welcome presentations that advance knowledge and understanding in any of these thematic areas.

The OGC Academic Summit 2014 will provide a unique international forum in which to present and discuss progress and future directions of geospatial interoperability as it applies to computer science and to sciences in which geoprocessing has become an essential tool. Academic Summit attendees will have an opportunity to network with OGC member representatives from around the world and participate directly in OGC working groups, plenary sessions, dinners and outings.

Presentations and presentation abstracts must be in English. Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words. Submit presentations and abstracts to the Academic Summit EasyChair system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ogcacademicsummit201.

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About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (http://www.gis-management.de/). His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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