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Paper selection INSPIRE Conference takes more time
2018-05-22

The INSPIRE paper selection committee received over 350 excellent workshop, session and presentation submissions, for inclusion in the programme of the INSPIRE Conference. Well over the number we can accommodate in the final programme. 

For this reason the committee needs a little more time to come to the final selection.

Authors of submissions will hear no later than 1 June whether they have been selected.

Geobuiz is also coming to Antwerp
2018-05-18

On 17 September, prior to the INSPIRE Conference, Geospatial Media is organising the Geobuiz Europe in Antwerp. This makes Antwerp the place to be for geo-professionals in the week of 17-21 September.

Where the INSPIRE Conference brings you the latest developments in the field of spatial infrastructure in Europe to you, Geobuiz Europe focuses on promising innovations and developments for the geo-business. When you visit Geobuiz as well as the INSPIRE Conference, you will be completely up to date in just one week!

Both Geobuiz and the INSPIRE conference take place in the FMCCA in the city centre of Antwerp, Belgium. Registration for both evens it open now.

 

Registration INSPIRE Conference 2018 opened
2018-03-29

From 18-21 september 2018 Belgium and The Netherlands, together with the European Commission are organising the INSPIRE conference in Antwerpen. With more than 250 presentations and workshops, a large exhibition and a venue situated in the heart of the beautiful historical city of Antwerp we are ready to host more than 1000 enthusiastic delegates from all over Europe, and beyond. Registration is open now!

Register here

The INSPIRE conference 2018 will be a real milestone. The conference provides a forum for discussion, exchange of new ideas, for the establishment of new friendships and collaborations and for the dissemination of recent acquired knowledge and experience.

Proud to present

We are proud to present the first confirmed honoured guests who will share their views with us in the plenaries. In the opening plenary, we welcome European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market.   Mrs. Dorine Burmanje, vice chair United Nations – GGIM and CEO of the National Mapping Agency and Cadastre The Netherlands will present Global Policy and goals for our planet. In the same track Mr. Piero Bruni from Italy will tell his personal story on protecting the Lago di Bolsena and his interest and need for access to public environmental data.  Mr. Daniel Calleja, Director General of DG Environment, European Commission  will moderate the opening plenary.

On Wednesday we focus on the transition to a green economy and INSPIRE. Mrs. Nathalie Girouard, OECD Environment Directorate and Head of Environmental Performance and Information Division, will take us into the world of green growth and sustainable development. For Mrs. Janneke Hadders – CEO of  Dacom Farm Intelligence, The Netherlands,  large amounts of data are key to their services that help improve crops and bring down costs. We are also pleased to announce the innovator Mr. Arash Aazami, whose business model for how an energy supplier can earn more money by selling less energy has won awards from MIT and will undoubtedly pave the way for the sustainable energy of the future. Hans Bruyninckx - Executive Director of the European Environment Agency will moderate this session.

Thursday is ‘Digital transformation, Digital transition’ day. We welcome entrepreneur Mrs. Valrie Grant  who will share her views how spatial data infrastructures can evolve to ensure the most efficient sharing of information. Mr. Alessandro Annoni  Head of the Digital Economy Unit, JRC will moderate this session.

On Friday we welcome Mr. Roeland Samson, leading scientist of the citizen science project ‘Curieuze Neuzen’ in Belgium where over 45.000 volunteers are measuring air quality.
Looking forward to meeting you coming September!

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INSPIRE Conference: Deadline for submitting proposals extended
2018-03-14

Send in your INSPIRing submission this month
Deadline call for submissions INSPIRE conference extended to 15 April

From 18-21 September 2018 Belgium and The Netherlands, together with the European Commission are organising the INSPIRE conference in Antwerp. Do you have a story to inspire users and usage of this European data infrastructure? Send in your proposal now!

The central theme of the 2018 edition is “INSPIRE the users: Make it work together!” This central theme comprises three subthemes for which we welcome your proposals for presentations and workshops. Every day of the conference programme offers room for 15 minute presentations, speed presentations and workshops. We welcome contributions from both public and private sector as well as knowledge institutes.

The deadline for submissions is extended to the end of 15th April. The central theme comprises of three strands that have our particular interest. But feel free to submit your proposal from a different angle.

INSPIRE the Users: In this strand it is all about inspiring the usage and users of INSPIRE. We welcome your showcases of the usage of the infrastructure or applications you have built based on INSPIRE.

Doing it Together: Collaboration is the key in this strand. Share your examples where collaboration between organisations is leading to smart implementation of INSPIRE and optimises its usage.

Making it work: Last but certainly not least, there is a strand with a more technical focus. How do we make it work? What does it take to take INSPIRE to the next level? This is also the strand to put forward implementation issues.

We are looking forward to your contributions!

 

Sponsors welcome, choose you stand now!
2018-03-13

The INSPIRE conference 2018 will be a real milestone! With more than 250 presentations and workshops, a large exhibition and a venue situated in the heart of the beautiful historical city of Antwerp we are ready to host more than 1000 enthusiastic delegates from all over Europe, and beyond.

The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion, exchange of new ideas, for the establishment of new friendships and collaborations and for the dissemination of recent acquired knowledge and experience.

Participants

The INSPIRE conference demonstrates and promotes the use of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure beyond the environment, covering wider application areas of geospatial information and technologies with emerging economic, social, environmental and political priorities of the European Union. As such the conference draws significant representation from governments, user communities of SDI, e-Government, geospatial technology providers, standardization bodies and end-users of the technology applications.

The participants are stakeholders from technical standard organisations, from EU level agencies, from global geospatial infrastructure frameworks, public and private sector users, and many more. In short: everyone who is working for the environment on a geographic level.

Networking is guaranteed!

Sponsorship opportunities

From the 18th to 21st of September the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center in Antwerp is the place to be. The conference is offering companies the opportunity to take an active part by becoming a partner or an exhibitor of the INSPIRE 2018 conference! Will you meet and interact with renowned international experts from administration, academia and industry ?

You can find more information on the Exhibition and Sponsor section of the conference site.

Questions and sponsorship reservations are welcome via inspire2018@geonovum.nl.

 

 

INSPIRE Conference 2018: Call for submissions
2018-01-16

 

The 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-21 September. The motto of this years’ event is INSPIRE users: Make it work together!  

The European INSPIRE Directive leads to a digital highway for sharing information on Europe’s environment. Member states are rapidly extending this network to reach all levels of government and application areas beyond the environment. Now that we have this essential European facility in place, we can exploit it to the full to support the digital transformation of European society. 

The call for submissions is organised in 3 strands

INSPIRE the Users: In this strand special attention goes to inspiring the usage and users of INSPIRE. Both public and private parties are invited to share their experiences with creating applications that benefit from INSPIRE.

Doing it Together: This strand is dedicated to 'cooperation'. We are looking for examples where the cooperation between public and/or private sector organisations and programmes has been successfully developed to support the implementation of INSPIRE.

Making it work: The strand adressess a more technical approach to ‘make it work’. We are calling for submissions where implementation issues have been identified and where the source of the problems has been - or needs to be - addressed (e.g. Simplifications encoding, Automatisations, quality assessment, etc.).

The call for submissions to the 2018 INSPIRE conference is now open: come and be part of this European success story!