Welcome to Florence, the cradle of Renaissance!
As much as the Renaissance movement profoundly affected European intellectual life, its influence felt in art, literature, politics, science, religion, etc., so is INSPIRE influencing the way in which information for managing our planet can be shared and served.
Alike the Renaissance movement, INSPIRE is slowly, but steadily spreading over Europe and beyond, with on the way, its principles being debated and implemented.
The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to take stock of this progress. To further exchange views and experiences on how INSPIRE is meeting past and emerging challenges and needs. To identify new opportunities and to finally, reflect collectively on how INSPIRE can further evolve to maximise its benefits for society.
The INSPIRE Conference 2013 took place from Sunday 23rd - Thursday 27th June 2013 in Florence, Italy.
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Any demonstration /showcase/potential of INSPIRE use or impact for more efficient implementation or monitoring and reporting of the Environmental Aquis or INSPIRE showcases that are also relevant for other EU actions such as the Resource Efficiency strategy , the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS), Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) ,Group on Earth Observations (GEO)/ Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and other policy initiatives such as Climate Change & CC adaptation, Marine Knowledge 2002 (European Marine Observation and Data Network, EMODNET), Integrated Maritime Surveillance (Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) etc. The showcases can have a subnational to global scope and with an emphasis on cross-border issues.
Since 2011, the Technical Committee “Geographic information” of the European Committee for Standardization, CEN/TC 287, organises the AWARD for Academic Excellence and Innovation in INSPIRE. This year, the AWARD will follow two tracks. It welcomes applications from students attending academic institutions within Europe, and for the first time also from Small & Medium Enterprises (SME’s) who perform innovative activities in the field of INSPIRE and SDI development.
This award, now in its third year, aims
CEN/TC 287 seeks to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of students and private industry, especially SME’s, in the area of geospatial interoperability and data sharing. The AWARD is open to all students and SME’s undertaking a research or development project in geospatial information. Students must submit the work in the form of a research paper, a position paper or similar. SME’s must submit the work in the form of a paper, report, … and provide access to their application or service.
The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) will run the evaluation process. There will be two awards: one (1) for the best academic work and one (1) for the most innovative SME. The two successful candidates with the winning submission will each receive €2500. The AWARD is sponsored and supported by SPARX SYSTEMS Pty Ltd, the developers and distributors of the Enterprise Architect software, by smeSpire, an EU FP7 Support Action, and by GiStandards, a SME active in the geospatial standardisation sector. The winner will receive the prize at the INSPIRE conference which will take place between 23 and 27 June 2013, in Florence.
Administrative process and timeline
1) Submit by 15 April 2013 your work (paper/report) electronically including an abstract of maximum 500 words to email@example.com. You will be contacted within 15 days and advised whether you have been accepted to proceed to the next stage.
2) AGILE will set-up a small selection committee to review the submissions. The work that is considered of highest quality, and that is most innovative will be selected.
The received proposals will be reviewed and ranked based on the following criteria:
a) originality (i.e. novelty, degree of innovation);
b) technical quality (i.e. thoroughness, completeness, identification of issues and recommended solutions);
c) relevance to the scope of INSPIRE;
d) relevance to standardization in the field of geospatial information;
e) use of UML;
f) presentation (i.e. clarity, readability).
We invite you to attend "European Location Initiatives - Putting Location in a Better Place Learning Café", Monday 24 June 2013 – 11.00-12.30.
Who should attend? National co-ordinators of INSPIRE, industry, standards developers, thematic communities and users – all welcome!
We will be gathering your views and perspectives during a "Learning Café" session on various topics relevant to these projects, including the relationships between the projects, the use of open source software for INSPIRE, the approach to capacity building and partnerships, and the role of the EULF in location-enabling e-Government.
ARE3NA Survey questionnaire
Are you interested in: • sharing open source software for INSPIRE and identifying where investments are needed? • identifying where 'bridges' can be built between INSPIRE and other European data-sharing initiatives? • promoting best practices in INSPIRE capacity building and innovative ways to support implementation? If so, please share this link with others and give us your views: Go to survey
Sharing Data and Accessing Web Services Going Practical! Survey questionnaire
This survey is being conducted by the presenters of the Sharing Data and Accessing Web Services workshop at the INSPIRE conference on Monday 24th June at 16:00. Material collated from the survey will be presented during the workshop.
The survey should take approximately 10mins to complete and we would appreciate you taking the time to participate.
This workshop is the latest in a series of workshops on the “Socioeconomic Benefits of Environmental Information”, which have been held alternatively in Europe and the United States. The current two day workshop will take place in Florence, Italy, on June 23 and 24, 2013, as a pre-conference event to the INSPIRE conference.
The focus of the previous workshops was on methodologies and use case development. With this workshop, we intend to broaden the focus to include the following themes:
Keynote addresses will highlight the state of the art, in this multi-disciplinary field and introduce the three themes above. The workshop will have a combination of invited presentations, submitted papers, and panel discussions on these themes. In addition, use cases addressing quantitative results are invited. Recommendations for a path forward will be presented at the conclusion of the second day.
This event is the next step in building a multi-disciplinary community of practice to further support the use of geospatial information as a socioeconomic driver. The workshop will provide opportunities to network with both developers and users of geospatial information to encourage long-term mutual support.
Deadline for submission is May 6, 2013.
To view the workshop's agenda click here
To Register for the Workshop, click here.
To submit an abstract (500 words) for an oral presentation, click here.
For further information on this call for participation, contact Francoise Pearlman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ann Stewart at email@example.com.
To cancel or to change your hotel booking, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No other form of cancellation will be acknowledged.
In case of no show, a penalty of 100% of the total amount of your stay will be applied and room will be cancelled after 24 hours from arrival date. Early departures will be charged in full.
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