Interoperability 360 intends to discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of the interoperability of systems, services, data, organisations, people, and disciplines from a holistic perspective. Traditional notions of syntactic and semantic interoperability offer only a limited view of what is needed in practice, and do not prepare you for applications in the real world. To fill this gap, the week draws on real-life experience in a global setting, contrasting an approach backed by legislation (INSPIRE), with one based on voluntary contributions (the Global Earth Observatons System of Systems or GEOSS).
The conference will be held in Florence (Firenze), Italy.
The GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is organised by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri to bring awareness of the positive potential for GIS professionals to work together on global issues ranging from disasters to climate change and humanitarian assistance. From an office in Geneva to a refugee camp in Africa, GIS enables better collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it's needed most. Empowering action in territorial planning, as well as in response operations, requires a true geographical understanding of the complex challenges being faced.
Join us to
Understand how to make critical information more accessible and actionable
Develop and direct strategies on how to best apply
geographic information science to devise better responses to regional
and global challenges
Discover how to better organize and manage information,
resources, and people through improved visibility, communication, and
Participate in building a community to expand capacity and understanding at all levels
The Geospatial Intelligence Middle East Summit 2012 will explore recent technological advances and how they can be organised into a fully integrated and interoperable enterprise to meet the unique requirements here in the Middle East. Themes include how you can use social media for Geospatial Intelligence support, and how to effectively build a unified and integrated database or web service for all government operations to include support for maritime and national security operations.
GEOSPACE EUROPE 2012 is the forerunner in providing cutting edge Defense Geospatial intelligence technologies. The ever evolving world of Geospatial Intelligence is changing the way in which the Earth's surface and atmosphere is being perceived. New advancements in Defense technologies are paving the way for interoperability and integration for key decision makers. GEOSPACE EUROPE 2012 will bring together military, government and defense manufacturers to resolve challenges in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and situational awareness.
Far more than a mere communication device, mobiles now serve as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments and utilities. Mobile is enhancing and expanding education and thus, transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next.
The theme of the plenary is industry and governments working together to implement interoperability. Dr. Paul Kaminski, Chairman of the US Department of Defense Science Board, and Gen(ret) Harald Kujat, former Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee are just a few the featured speakers along with senior industry executives.
Topics that will be explored in depth include market conditions providing the demand for interoperability, the transition of the NCOIC business case responding to the market, and a discussion by senior customers and industry executives of the need for interoperability for coalition and joint operations. The plenary session will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from those in a position to influence either RFPs or the responding proposals.
Additionally there will be a series of business and technical discussions that will tie business objectives with technical capabilities to allow industry understanding of customer views and customers of industry concerns.
This First International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-Geoinformatics 2012) will be held in Shanghai, China on August 2-4, 2012. This conference has been sponsored by USDA through a Science and Education Competitive Grants Program grant "Enhancing Knowledgeable Agricultural Decision Support in Global Perspectives - Collaborative Partnership in Agro-geoinformatics Education and Research Exchange" and other organizations. The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University is responsible for organizing and Shanghai Jiaotong University for hosting the conference. We estimate that at least 200 professionals from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference will include plenary, oral, and poster sessions.
The OGC France Forum (http://www.forumogcfrance.org/ in French and http://www.forumogcfrance.org/ in English) and announced that it has organized an Interoperability Day to be held on November 21. The topic of the day is "Download, Sharing, Service: Questions, Solutions, Advantages".
The day long event will be hosted by Le ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable, des Transports et du Logement (the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing). It will take place at the Grand Arche de la Défence in Paris. Francois Robida (BRGM), a European Board Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium, will provide the opening remarks.
Software vendors including Autodesk, Bentley, Esri, Intergraph, and Oslandia will show interoperability among systems that implement the OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard. The meeting will conclude with a roundtable discussion.
See http://www.forumogcfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique10 for a more detailed agenda. Visit http://www.forumogcfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique31 to register for the event.