Thursday, January 11, 2007

Call for Papers - ISDE-5

Downtown San Francisco with Berkeley in the background. Image: HUNAGI Visual resources, 2003. Courtesy by drSB
The latest news on the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth

Date and Venue: June 5-9, 2007, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, USA

Important dates:
February 28, 2007
Deadline for acceptance of proposed presentations and papers.
March 15, 2007
Notification to authors of accepted presentations and papers.
April 1, 2007
Regular registration fees deadline.
April 15, 2007
Deadline for authors to submit final paper (completed manuscript).

April 15, 2007
International Digital Earth Mash Up Competition Deadline.
June 5th 2007
Opening Ceremony - 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth."

For further details and authentic updates please visit: http://www.isde5.org

Please note, HUNAGI representative is member of the Organising Committee, the Hungarian presence is encouraged. HUNAGI is actively participated the ISDE since 2003 and submitted bids to host the next venueof the biannual event in two times. First Tokyo was won. Second time our step back was a support for San Franciso with the anticipation to host the next event in 2009.

International Society for Digital Earth
"In an unprecedented move by the Chinese government, a non-profit entity from the Chinese Academy of Sciences was created to host the international secretariat that would help with governance and promotion of the International Symposium on Digital Earth. The inaugural International Society for Digital Earth meeting was held May 21-22, 2006 in Beijing attended to by the President of the Chinese Academy of Science, Dr. Lu and the Chinese Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Xu, along with 16 renowned international experts . This historic meeting marks the creation of the first sustained international governance organization supporting the Digital Earth vision.
The name of the newly formed organization is the "International Society for Digital Earth”, hereafter referred to as ISDE. ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organization founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences." (TF)

For more information on ISDE click here
Chinese Press Release on ISDE click here
Sources: Embassy of Republic of China in Bucarest and Dr. Thimoty Foresman, Director of ISDE 5

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