SilkGIS2020

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Starting 6 July 2020

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Organisation: department of Geography, Ghent University

The  SilkGIS2020 conference is organized in concertation with the Research Centre for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (RCEECA) and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The SilkGIS conferences were initiated by the Research Center for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (RCEECA) and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and were organized in the past respectively in 2017 in Isfahan (Iran), in 2018 in Chengdu (China) and in 2019 in Murmansk (Russia). The conferences aim to exchange ideas, technologies, scientific findings, and knowledge among academics, scientists, policy makers, public servants, and practitioners in the fields of geospatial information sciences and technology, natural resources, environment, planning, business and management.

SilkGIS is referring to the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes and to the exchange of knowledge along this network. There are traces of cultural exchanges over more than 2000 years. The larger region of exchange faces today important environmental issues which are strengthen by climate and land use changes. Geographical information is playing a major role in assuring stability and a safe future in the whole region.

SilkGIS2020 will focus on the role of GIS for a better management of land, water and the quality of life. Special attention will be given to (subjects not limited to) the development of the geospatial technologies and databases for biodiversity and ecosystems, big data in GI, mapping and management of natural resources, natural hazards and emergency management, water-drought issues in the context of climate and land-use change, GI for natural and cultural heritage, …

The organizer of the 2020 edition of SilkGIS is the department of Geography, Ghent University (Belgium).

You can now submit your abstract before March 31st. For more information on this call for abstracts, click here