Abstracts and Papers being accepted for joint GSDI/AfricaGIS Conference

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Pictures from a conference flyer.

Pictures from a conference flyer.

Pictures from a conference flyer.

The combined Global Spatial Data Infrastructure World Conference (GSDI 14) and AfricaGIS 2013 is planned for later this year, and a deadline for abstracts is fast approaching.

The conference theme is ‰ÛÏSpatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.‰Û The pressing needs of African nations, their citizens and the needs of economically disadvantaged nations generally are a particular emphasis of the conference.

The conference is to be held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from Nov. 4-8, 2013.

AfricaGIS is the largest regularly occurring Geographic Information System conference in Africa, with participants from the entire continent.

The GSDI World Conference moves across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building spatial data infrastructure.

Organizers are inviting presentations covering the full range of practice, development and research experiences that advance the practice and theory of spatially enabling citizens, government, and industry.

The deadline for abstracts, and the submission of full papers for refereed outlets, is May 15.

The deadline for the submission of full papers for non-refereed outlets is Sept. 1.

The deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters is Sept. 15.

More information is available at GSDI.org.

The conference program is being designed to accommodate opening and closing plenary sessions with keynote speakers, daily plenary sessions focused on the conference theme and related topics, technical paper sessions in several parallel tracks, industry showcase sessions, and pre-conference and post-conference workshops, according to organizers.

Primary organizers and hosts of the conference include the GSDI Association, EIS-Africa, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, EiABC- Addis Ababa University, and the International Geospatial Society.