OGC PRESS RELEASE
Contact: info [at] opengeospatial [dot] org
4 March 2014 - 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
to Submit Your Paper.
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.
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.