Wednesday, August 30, 2017

GISCA'17 in Dushanbe successfully completed


The GIS in Central Asia Conference – GISCA 2017 under the motto ”GIScience for Sustainable Development" was held August 28-30, 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The main objectives of this English language conference were to bring together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners from Central Asian and other countries and to encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS education and science. GISCA 2017 was organized by and at the Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology (IWPHE), Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan (AS RT) jointly with the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience (ACA*GIScience) and the GIScience Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences. 

The organizers are grateful for sponsorship and support from by Trimble, the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the Research Centre for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Dushanbe). The GISCA conference series and its publications are managed by ACA*GIScience with support from Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the ÖAW GIScience Commission. 

A post-conference workshop on "Geo-ICT for nature-based tourism and recreationwas conducted by Dr. Sabine Hennig from Z_GISMore than 80 conference participants from European and Central Asian countries have shared scientific research presentations and discussions, experiences and findings of international initiatives on GIS education and research. 

On the occasion of GISCA’17, ACA*GIScience will again publish a special issue on GIS (including Remote Sensing, Spatial Statistics and related geospatial applications) in Central Asia. The issue will be published in the International Journal of Geoinformatics (journals.sfu.ca/ijg). The deadline to submit complete papers for review is October 15. For any questions, please contact the editors by email . We are looking forward to a high quality journal issue representing the state of the art of geospatial methods and applications across the Central Asia region.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

'gSmart' congratulates SelCom Chair Prof. Dr. Béla Márkus

Our warmest congratulations go to the gSmart project Selection Committee Chair  Prof. Dr. Béla Márkus. Happy 70th birthday Béla! We wish you all the best and success for the future!

Project partners are very grateful for his tremendous support and for sharing his great experience! We are all hoping that the very kind, personal and professional collaboration will be maintained!

See also https://unigis.net/news/congratulations-prof-dr-bela-markus/

Monday, July 17, 2017

‘gSmart’ scholars leaving University of Sopron

‘gSmart’ scholars @ University of Sopron (former University of West Hungary) succeeded in enhancing their quality in teaching, research  and learning of Geoinformatics. The University of Sopron hosted 25 ‘all level’ scholars from Central Asian Universities. In total 8 Master Level scholars successfully finished their studies in Hungary and have now returned to their home countries to either work in the local Geoinformatics industry, teach or continue their studies at a higher education institution. Please see below title of Mater’s Theses and links to personalized documentation of activities.
>> Individual e-portfolios and Project website >> http://em-gsmart.zgis.net 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

gSmart Meeting @ GI_Forum conference in Salzburg

A small group of gSmart project partners got together to discuss lessons learned and future activities, during the GI_Forum conference in Salzburg.
The meeting started with an excursion to the Landscape Lab in Koppl, close to Salzburg. Hermann Klug, head of this Z_GIS research group provided detailed information and insights to participants.
This last face-to-face gSmart meeting highlights the close end - July 14, 2017 - of the Erasmus Mundus mobility scholarship project (http://em-gsmart.zgis.net/).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

gSmart - Erasmus Mundus mobility scholarships

The creation of a strong presence and brand for Geoinformatic studies and job opportunities in Central Asia and Europe is clearly the anticipated long-term impact of the gSmart project. An Erasmus Mundus funded mobility project for all levels. >> http://em-gsmart.zgis.net

The project will finish in July 2017, we invite you to explore achievements and experiences of scholarship holders:

>> Bachelor
>> Master
>> PhD
>> PostDoc & Staff


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dr. Sabine Hennig back at ACA*GIScience

Dr. Sabine Hennig from Z_GIS, University of Salzburg is again teaching at ACA*GIScience in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan within the Erasmus+ faculty mobility program. 

During her academic visit to Kyrgyzstan in April and May 2017 Dr. Hennig is going to teach advanced Geoinformatics and Web-GIS courses to postgraduate students and teachers of KSUCTA and Osh Technological University. In addition, we are glad to have her support in advising MSc and PhD students on their research activities as well as in development of teaching materials. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

GISCA'17 Dushanbe - Call for Papers

The annual ‘GIS in Central Asia’ Conference - GISCA 2017 is scheduled for August 28-30 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan. The main objective of this English language conference aims at bringing together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners from Central Asian and other countries, thus to encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS research, education and practice.

GISCA 2017 is being locally organized by the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan with support from the Research Centre for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Dushanbe) and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The GISCA conference series and its publications are managed by the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience - ACA*GIScience supported by Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Commission for GIScience.

Call for Papers: the conference committee accepts scientific papers on Geoinformatics themes with a focus on the Central Asian Region. Reviewed and accepted papers in English will be published in the proceedings volume of GISCA 2017 and recorded in RSCI (РИНЦ – Russian Scientific Citation Index). Selected papers will be recommended for publication in the International Journal of Geoinformatics.

We encourage dissemination of this CfP to all interested GIS researchers, educators and professionals. The deadline for submission of papers is July 27, 2017 by email to the address: gisca17@aca-giscience.org