Call for Paper Proposals to the AGI NI Conference 2020

Calling all GI users, specialists and experts. AGI Northern Ireland’s premiere GI event is scheduled for Thursday, the 04th of June 2020 in Belfast City Hall and we are looking for speakers.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is 4pm on Friday, the 10th of April 2020.

Geographic Information: Supporting a sustainable future

 Presentation Topics

We are living through dynamic and uncertain times. With global climate change, mass population shifts and rapidly changing demographics, and a multitude of socio-economic pressures impacting the built and natural environments, questions around our future are at the forefront of political and social discourse.  This year we are highlighting how location information, geographic information systems, and innovative technologies are being used to help understand the links between people, the environment and the economy. We hope to showcase how geospatial technologies are revolutionising the way we collect and analyse data, as well as aid decision-makers. We hope to illustrate how GI can support a sustainable future for everyone.

Therefore, we are looking for original and thought-provoking presentations on the use of GI for sustainability in policy areas such as economic development; infrastructure, transport and active travel; the future of smart cities and communities; climate; land, environment or natural resource management for public and industry. Examples of innovative techniques such as the use of AI, automated change detection, UAVs, remote sensing, IoT, or ambient location data and intelligence for geospatial analysis with a focus on sustainability are welcome.

We welcome and encourage submissions of papers and presentations utilising FOSS4G.

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 – 15 minute speaking slot
  • 10×30 Lightning Talk – 5 minute speaking slot: 10 slides, 30 seconds max.
  • Poster Presentation – A1 or A0 (max) size posters

Presentations should try to avoid sales pitches – 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 Lorraine Barry at no later than 4pm on Friday, the 10th of April 2020.

Not ready to present?

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