shrug-l: GIS Symposium at Troy University --->> Call for abstracts

Dr. Steve Ramroop sramroop@troyst.edu
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:37:15 -0800


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Hello everyone,=20


Welcome to the 2nd Geographic Information System (GIS) Symposium at Troy =
University (TU). The success from the 1st Geographic Information System =
(GIS) Symposium held at Troy University (TU) has established a =
foundation forum where the discussion of ideas, concepts, and =
applications is a welcome approach for GIS developments in the =
south-eastern states of a America.

Note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to 31st January, =
2005

This includes abstracts for technical sessions, posters, and workshops.  =
Sponsors and exhibitors are also welcome to submit their interests to be =
part of this annual event.  Refer to the symposium's website for details =
about "Sponsors".

Kindly spread the word around about our 2nd GIS Symposium.

The GIS Symposium's organizing committee would like to invite you to be =
part of our annual event at the Geomatics Program, Troy University, =
Troy, AL.  We continue to strive for perfection by way of providing high =
quality workshops, technical sessions, exhibitions, and poster =
presentations.  The symposium will be held at the Trojan Center at TU =
and is scheduled for 10th and 11th May, 2005.  The theme for our 2nd GIS =
Symposium is "Sharing in GIS". The date for the symposium is 10th and =
11th May 2005.  The registration cost for the symposium is $50.

The organizing committee and the Geomatics Program continue with our =
vision of having a symposium which provides a neutral forum to have =
workshops, presentations by keynote speakers on specific GIS issues, =
paper presentations, poster presentations, and for the GIS professionals =
and students to have an opportunity to network. The organizing committee =
welcome sponsors, exhibitors, technical paper presenters, workshop =
presenters, and poster presenters. We welcome all GIS related papers. =20

The themes of the symposium are as follows:

1.      Sharing data in GIS

    a.. Issues regarding sharing data
    b..  State / nationwide implementation
    c.. Implementation issues
    d.. Role of metadata
2.     Bridging the GAP between surveyors and GIS specialists

    a.. Surveyor's and GIS perspectives=20
    b.. Future techniques=20
    c.. Historical developments=20
3.   Distributed and federated GIS implementations

    a.. Implementation=20
    b.. Coupled systems=20
    c.. GIS and interoperability=20
    d.. Acceptance=20
4.   Applications of GIS

    a.. Spatio-temporal models of natural processes=20
    b.. Ecological modeling=20
    c.. Coupled systems=20
    d.. Spatial similarity=20
    e.. Visualization=20
    f.. GIS in Health
5.   Other GIS use =20

    a.. Utilities=20
    b.. Land administration=20
    c.. Taxation=20
    d.. Natural resource applications=20
    e.. Local Government
Refer to the symposium's website for details  =
http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20Symposium/

To assist the organizing committee in terms of attendance to the =
symposium we would like to request the GIS users and other GIS =
enthusiast to email their expression of interests regarding the =
symposium.  Please send your email responses to Dr. Steve Ramroop at =
sramroop@troyst.edu   In your email kindly indicate your level of =
interest:
=D8       Present a paper

=D8       Present a poster

=D8       An exhibitor and/or sponsor

=D8       Attend the symposium

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If you are interested to present a paper, poster, and/or give a workshop =
at the symposium please forward your abstracts(between 150-200 words) to =
me at sramroop@troyst.edu on or before 31st January, 2005.



Symposium Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts and workshop proposals: 31st January, 2005

Paper Submission: 30th February, 2005

Reviews returned to authors: 27th March, 2005

Final Papers Due: 20th April, 2005

GIS Symposium at TU 2004: May 10th & 11th, 2005



The symposium's website is located at the following URL:

http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20Symposium/


Sincerely,
Steve Ramroop, PhD
For TU GIS Organizing Committee
http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20Symposium/
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includes abstracts for technical sessions, posters, and workshops.&nbsp; =

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this annual event.&nbsp; Refer to the symposium's website for details =
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spread the word around about our 2nd GIS=20
Symposium.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P></SPAN>
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style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
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GIS Symposium's organizing committee would like to invite you to be part =
of our=20
annual event at the Geomatics Program, Troy University, Troy, =
AL.</SPAN><FONT=20
face=3DVerdana><FONT color=3D#000000><SPAN=20
style=3D"COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp; <FONT face=3DVerdana=20
color=3D#000000>We continue to strive for perfection by way =
of&nbsp;providing high=20
quality workshops,</FONT><FONT face=3DVerdana><FONT color=3D#000000> =
technical=20
sessions,</FONT> <FONT color=3D#000000>exhibitions, and poster=20
presentations.&nbsp; The symposium will be held at the<FONT =
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</FONT><FONT face=3DVerdana>Trojan Center at TU =
</FONT></FONT></FONT></SPAN><FONT=20
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The registration cost for the symposium is=20
<STRONG>$50</STRONG>.</SPAN></FONT></P></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT=
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organizing committee and the Geomatics Program </SPAN><FONT =
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color=3D#000000><SPAN style=3D"COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT =
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color=3D#000000>continue with our vision of having a symposium which =
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neutral&nbsp;forum to have workshops, presentations by keynote speakers =
on=20
specific GIS issues, paper presentations, poster presentations, and for =
the GIS=20
professionals and students to have an opportunity to network</FONT>.=20
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style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
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EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">The=20
organizing committee welcome sponsors, exhibitors, technical paper =
presenters,=20
workshop presenters, and poster presenters. <SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
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size=3D1>We welcome all GIS related papers.&nbsp; =
</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
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themes of the symposium are as follows:</SPAN></P><SPAN=20
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</SPAN></SPAN>Sharing data in GIS</SPAN></FONT></P>
<UL>
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    <LI>
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    sharing data</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
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nationwide=20
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of=20
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specialists</SPAN></FONT></P>
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.5in"><FONT=20
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in=20
    Health<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></LI></UL></UL>
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mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
color=3D#000000><SPAN>5.&nbsp;&nbsp; Other GIS use&nbsp; =
</SPAN></FONT></P>
<UL>
  <UL>
    <LI class=3DMsoNormal=20
    style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6pt; =
mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN>Utilities</SPAN></FONT>=20
    <LI class=3DMsoNormal=20
    style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6pt; =
mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN></SPAN></FONT><FONT color=3D#000000><SPAN>Land =

    administration</SPAN></FONT>=20
    <LI class=3DMsoNormal=20
    style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6pt; =
mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN></SPAN></FONT><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN>Taxation</SPAN></FONT>=20
    <LI class=3DMsoNormal=20
    style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6pt; =
mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN></SPAN></FONT><FONT =
color=3D#000000><SPAN>Natural resource=20
    applications</SPAN></FONT>=20
    <LI class=3DMsoNormal=20
    style=3D"MARGIN-LEFT: 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 6pt; =
mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list =
.5in"><FONT=20
    color=3D#000000><SPAN></SPAN></FONT><FONT =
color=3D#000000><SPAN>Local=20
    Government<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></LI></UL></UL></SPAN>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: =
EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Refer=20
to the symposium's website for details&nbsp; <A=20
href=3D"http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second Annual GIS =
Symposium/">http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20S=
ymposium/</A><A=20
href=3D"http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second Annual GIS =
Symposium"><FONT=20
face=3DArial size=3D1></FONT></A></SPAN></P>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: =
Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: =
EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><FONT=20
size=3D1>To assist the organizing committee in terms of attendance to =
the=20
symposium we would like to request the GIS users and other GIS =
enthusiast to=20
email their expression of interests regarding the symposium.<SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Please send your email =
responses to Dr.=20
Steve Ramroop at </FONT><A href=3D"mailto:sramroop@troyst.edu"><FONT=20
size=3D1>sramroop@troyst.edu</FONT></A><FONT size=3D1><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>In your email kindly =
indicate your=20
level of interest:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>
<P class=3Dparagraph=20
style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt 6pt 6pt 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 =
level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 42.0pt"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Wingdings; =
mso-fareast-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-list: Ignore"><FONT size=3D1>=D8</FONT><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT: 7pt 'Times New =
Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><FONT size=3D1>Present a paper</FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph=20
style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt 6pt 6pt 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 =
level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 42.0pt"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Wingdings; =
mso-fareast-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-list: Ignore"><FONT size=3D1>=D8</FONT><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT: 7pt 'Times New =
Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><FONT size=3D1>Present a poster</FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph=20
style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt 6pt 6pt 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 =
level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 42.0pt"><FONT=20
size=3D1><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Wingdings; =
mso-fareast-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-list: Ignore"><FONT size=3D1>=D8</FONT><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT: 7pt 'Times New =
Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT=20
face=3DVerdana>An exhibitor and/or =
sponsor</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph=20
style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt 6pt 6pt 42pt; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 =
level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 42.0pt"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Wingdings; =
mso-fareast-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-list: Ignore"><FONT size=3D1>=D8</FONT><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT: 7pt 'Times New =
Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><FONT size=3D1>Attend the symposium</FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><o:p><FONT =
size=3D1>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><o:p><FONT =
size=3D1><STRONG>If you are=20
interested to present a paper, poster, and/or give a workshop at the =
symposium=20
please forward your abstracts(between 150-200 words) to me=20
at</STRONG>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p><o:p><A =
href=3D"mailto:sramroop@troyst.edu"><FONT=20
size=3D1>sramroop@troyst.edu</FONT></A><FONT size=3D1><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;on or=20
before&nbsp;31st&nbsp;January,&nbsp;2005.</SPAN></FONT></o:p></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><FONT =
size=3D1><U></U></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><FONT size=3D1><U>Symposium =
Important=20
Dates</U>:</FONT><FONT size=3D1></P></FONT>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><FONT=20
size=3D1><STRONG>Submission of abstracts and workshop proposals:=20
</STRONG>31st&nbsp;January,&nbsp;2005</FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><FONT size=3D1><STRONG>Paper =
Submission:=20
</STRONG>30<st1:date Year=3D"2004" Day=3D"30" Month=3D"1"><SUP>th</SUP> =
February,=20
2005</st1:date><BR><BR><B>Reviews returned to authors:</B> <st1:date =
Year=3D"2004"=20
Day=3D"27" Month=3D"2">27<SUP>th</SUP> March, =
2005</st1:date><BR><BR><B>Final Papers=20
Due:</B> 20<SUP>th </SUP>April, 2005</FONT></P>
<P class=3Dparagraph style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt"><FONT size=3D1><B>GIS =
Symposium at TU=20
2004:</B> May 10<SUP>th</SUP> &amp; 11<SUP>th</SUP>, 2005</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: =
justify"></SPAN></FONT><FONT=20
face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><FONT =
face=3DVerdana=20
size=3D1>The symposium's website is located at the following =
URL:</FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"MARGIN: 6pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT face=3DVerdana =
size=3D1><A=20
href=3D"http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second Annual GIS =
Symposium/">http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20S=
ymposium/</A></FONT></SPAN></P></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DVerdana size=3D1></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sincerely,<BR>Steve Ramroop, =
PhD<BR><FONT=20
size=3D1>For TU GIS Organizing Committee<BR></FONT><U><FONT =
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D1><A=20
href=3D"http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second Annual GIS =
Symposium/">http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/Second%20Annual%20GIS%20S=
ymposium/</A></FONT></U><A=20
href=3D"http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~kroblee/First Annual GIS =
Symposium"><FONT=20
size=3D1></FONT></A></FONT></DIV></SPAN></FONT></FONT></DIV></FONT></DIV>=
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