INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT; Call for Abstracts and Papers

THE CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE:

The International Conference on “Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development” is organised by the University of Rwanda in collaboration with the University of Twente/ITC, The Netherlands. The conference will be held in Kigali-Rwanda, on 18th to 20th November 2015. The main objective of this conference is to share knowledge and experiences on cutting-edge research and innovations using geospatial information technologies to address critical issues on sustainable urban and rural development at local and national levels. The conference targets researchers, professionals, technologists, planners and managers from institutions of higher education, governmental institutions, NGOs and the private sector who are using or have an interest in geospatial technologies and their use in spatial development issues. We are pleased to invite you to participate by submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Please submit your abstract to conference-ur-itc@utwente.nl by 31 July 2015, mentioning ‘GeoTechRwanda 2015 in the subject line. Abstracts must be submitted in English and should contain no more than 300 words. For more information visit http://www.geotechrwanda2015.com .

The Scientific Committee will decide on the selection of abstracts and selected authors will be invited to submit their full papers. The Scientific Committee intends to select a number of the full papers for a special issue in the
Rwanda Journal, an official publication of the University of Rwanda. The conference format consists of different interactive sessions: plenary panel sessions, paper sessions, poster sessions and networking opportunities (e.g:
EALAN members gathering/meeting).

CONFERENCE THEME: Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development.
Sessions will be organized around the following sub-themes:

LAND ADMINISTRATION

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
  2. FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
  3. SPATIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Conference duration: 2.5 days
  • Conference dates: 18th to 20th November 2015
  • Important deadlines:
  • First call of application: 29th May 2015
  • Abstract submission: 31st July 2015
  • Acceptance notification: 31st August 2015
  • Short paper / Full paper and posters submission: 15th October 2015
  • Registration: 31st September 2015

VENUE: Nobleza Hotel, Kicukiro / Kigali - Rwanda (http://noblezahotel.com/)

 

For more information, please visit http://www.conference-ur-itc@utwente.nl

Welcome note

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CGIS-UR is located in Southern Province of Rwanda near the National Museum of Rwanda. 

What is GIS?

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