-The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Academic Summit 2014 will be held 15-16 September 2014 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada as part of the September OGC Technical Committee Meeting.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). After two decades, OGC standards have become a key enabler of geospatial interoperability, delivering significant societal, economic and scientific benefits by integrating digital location resources into commercial and institutional processes worldwide. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, smartphones, UAVs, sensor networks and the Internet of Things offer new ways of collecting, accessing, and analyzing geospatial information, generating ever increasing interest in the diffusion, usage, and processing of geo-referenced data. This rapidly expanding technology domain brings exciting new challenges and opportunities to many scientific disciplines and to the geospatial interoperability research community.
We invite you to submit papers describing your cutting-edge, exciting new research to the OGC Academic Summit 2014. 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. Each paper must be written in English and submitted in a PDF file following the IJGI format (WORD, LaTeX). Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be refereed through a peer-review process. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must attend the conference and present the paper.
The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) will publish a special issue for the OGC Academic Summit 2014. Accepted papers will be invited to incorporate reviewers' comments, extend the paper (if needed) and submit to the IJGI Open Geospatial special issue. Publication fees will be fully waived for papers submitted in 2014. Click to Submit Your Paper.
Academic Summit attendees will have an opportunity to network with OGC member representatives from around the world and participate directly in working groups, plenary sessions, dinners and outings.
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 470 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.