Guidelines for Submissions
  • It is recommended that the presenting author's contact details are used when submitting the abstract to avoid miscommunication regarding the abstract submission and review process.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Abstracts are limited to 400 words
  • Do not include the abstract title or author information in the body of the abstract. This information will be added from the information submitted in previous steps.
  • Your abstract will appear on the Conference website as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting.
  • If you have entered a valid email address you will receive a confirmation email confirming receipt of your submission with the access details  for your submission.
  • Your abstract will appear in print as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be accepted after the Call for Abstracts closes.

Additional Guidelines for Workshops

Workshop /Seminar description file
To propose a workshop, in addition to providing an abstract outlining the purpose of the workshop, please upload a workshop/seminar description file via the Conference management tool with the following information.

  • Title of workshop/seminar.
  • Contact Information for Proposed Workshop (name, title, address, country, phone, fax, e-mail)
  • Purpose of the workshop including specific learning objectives.
  • Target workshop audience.
  • Length of the workshop/seminar (Number of 90 Minute sessions).
  • AV requirements.
  • Room setup requests
  • Instructions for participants  - materials required ( laptops, pre-workshop preparation)
  • Detailed description of your event (including workshop agenda and list of speakers).

Please use to provide the above information

Note: Workshop organisers will have to prepare a workshop report directly after the workshop, outlining the outcomes of the workshop and in particular any issues identified relevant to assessing the impact of INSPIRE to date.

Call for Submissions (Presentations, Workshops and Posters)

You are invited to submit proposals for abstracts of presentations which will be delivered in thematic sessions or for workshops; below are topics for which contributions are sought, but not are limited to.
We are particularly interested in accounts of what works, and what does not work, what are perceived benefits for policy, public administration, citizens and the private sector.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 10th June 2016
Proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee, the acceptance as oral presentation or poster will be communicated to the authors before 30th June 2016. They will be included in programme and published in the on-line conference proceedings.
Special Early bird extension for conference presenters (accepted papers) to 22nd July 2016

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Chapter Details
[1] Environmental Applications & Use cases

Showcase of demonstrations and use cases regarding the 7th EAP priority objectives: experiences or potential uses of INSPIRE data and services improving the implementation or monitoring of actions to protect nature and strengthen ecological resilience, boost resource-efficient, low-carbon growth, and reduce threats to human health and wellbeing linked to pollution, chemical substances, and the impacts of climate change.
[1.1] Climate change
[1.2] Nature and biodiversity
[1.3] Land management and monitoring
[1.4] INSPIRE for boosting resource-efficiency
[1.5] Waste as a resource
[1.6] Practical cases of better resource managing such as oceans, forests, roads, housing.
[1.7] Environmental and spatial impact assessment
[1.8] Risk and management of natural disasters
[1.9] Environment-related threats to health (pesticides, noise, air/water/soil pollution)
[2] Enabling framework: INSPIRE

Environmental information has to be reliable and comparable, its quality needs to be beyond doubt, and it must be easily accessible: implementations focus on a greater public access to data; initiatives to provide better information, to improve the data collection, management and use; boost innovation for a better integration of environmental issues into other policy areas.
[2.1] Transnational SDI projects
[2.2] Technologies and tools required to deliver INSPIRE
[2.3] Cost / Benefits of implementing INSPIRE
[2.4] INSPIRE + Open Data + COPERNICUS
[2.5] Spatial and non-spatial data
[2.6] Challenges in creating spatial environmental (reference) data sets
[2.7] Citizen science/crowd sourcing
[2.8] INSPIRE and the European Interoperability Framework
[2.9] Integrating eGovernment with INSPIRE
[2.10] Challenges and approaches to standardization of data and interoperability of systems.
[3] INSPIRE beyond environment [3.1] Urban and rural sustainability: Smart cities / Smart rural
[3.2] Multi-disciplinary e-infrastructures
[3.3] Building dialogue between environment and human settlements via SDI
[3.4] Regional cooperation: building SDI for better governance
[3.5] Exchange of spatial data to support sustainable environment

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