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November 16th, 2017 9:00 AM   to   5:00 PM

AGI-NI Conference 2017 - You are where you live: The prevalence, influence and benefits of location data in the public sphere

Calling all GI users, specialists and experts. AGI Northern Ireland's premiere GI event is scheduled for
the 16th of November 2017 in Belfast City Hall and we are looking for speakers. The deadline for paper submission is 5pm on Friday, the 29th of September. 

Presentation Topics:

We are looking for original and thought-provoking presentations on the use of GI for public benefit, industry trends in data collection technologies and methods, including local examples, models of best practice, and more!

This year we are focusing on 4 interrelated, complementary and very relevant topics:

  • Data collection and drones
  • Sustainability and Smart Cities
  • Regional and local government and communities
  • Data protection and GDPR within a spatial data context We welcome and encourage submissions of papers utilising FOSS4G in any of the above topics.

Presentation Categories:

We are soliciting papers for presentations in any of three categories (please state the category in which you would like to present):

  • Full presentation – 25 minute speaking slot (20 minute presentation, 5 minutes for Q&A)
  • Lightning talks – 10 minute presentation (Q&A will be held at the end of each round of lightning talks)
  • Poster presentation – A1 or A0 (max) size posters

Presentations should try to avoid sales presentations – we find from experience that delegates are not keen on any overtly commercial presentations, so we ask that you please keep any product and commercial references to a minimum.

Ready to present?

Please send short proposals (maximum 250 words) to the AGI NI Committee c/o Rico Santiago at no later than 5pm on Friday, the 29th of September 2017.

Not ready to present?

If you want to attend as a delegate instead, early bird registration for the conference will open in October, watch this space! 


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