The 4th Digital Earth Summit of the International Society for Digital Earth with the theme of “Digital Earth and Technology” will be held from 2 to 4 September 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The scientific committee would like to invite submissions for the Summit, and ask that all submissions are received by the deadline of 29 June 2012.
Digital Earth is characterised as a virtual representation of the planet, encompassing all its systems and forms, including human societies, manifested as a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility.
This Digital Earth vision incorporates a functional digital replica of Earth, whereby our knowledge and understanding of the real Earth and relevant phenomena is accessible to all citizens of the planet via the internet.
Digital Earth is comprised of theoretical, technological, scientific, engineering, and applications systems interconnected to support national and international cooperation for sustainable development, economic growth and social well-being. Digital Earth is the blurring of our physical and digital worlds to serve as delivery infrastructure for scientific information. This vision extends Digital Earth well beyond the scientific community, to the wider populations.
The 4th Digital Earth Summit will be held under the general theme, “Digital Earth and Technology” with a focus on the tools we use to build resilient and sustainable environments. This theme reflects the current challenges faced by New Zealand in the reconstruction of earthquake-devastated Christchurch. The Summit will explore the question of how a Digital Earth could provision the design and ways we will engage and see ourselves in future cities.
The theme also calls for balanced and empowering narratives that address the delivery of the Digital Earth vision.
This summit will focus on three work streams:
The digital environment
Addressing global sustainability research questions allows us to better respond to global environment changes that are threatening humanity. This includes our preparedness for, response to, and recovery from natural hazards, and the pressures on our strategic resources such as energy, food and water.
Designing, developing and repositioning cities to withstand natural events and a changing global climate relies on a wealth of digital data. We collect this data through functions like emergency management and response, risk assessment, and quality of life and environmental monitoring. By making this information available and using it to effectively communicate with people we can bridge the gap between science and society to build better, stronger and more resilient cities.
Growing up digital
Those who were born during or after the introduction of digital technology offer an important perspective. These generations see the world through a digital lens, and understanding that vision for living, working, and playing in a digital world will have tremendous impact on tomorrow’s culture, economy, society and environment. Expression of science through art is emerging as a critical tool for development and communication of Digital Earth vision.
To prompt thinking; some of the technologies and applications associated with the Digital Earth Vision are ones that relate to:
· Natural Hazards
· Digital Cities
· Digital Mapping
· Cloud Computing and Super Computing
· Population Growth and Infrastructure Development
· Adapting to Global and Climate Change
· Collaborative science
· Research delivery infrastructure
· Open data and open source
· Data analytics
· Sensor webs
· Sentient cities
· Evidential data management
· Crowd Sourcing
· Empowering the Community
· Managing Land and Water
· Emergency Management and National Security
· Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Agriculture
· Innovation in Advanced Information Technologies
· New Media and Story-telling
· Spatial Data Infrastructure
Share your knowledge, experience and vision with over 400 international delegates by presenting a paper at this premier international Summit. We are now inviting abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. Presenters are given the opportunity to present their complete, and work-in-progress projects.
We are also looking for proposals for workshops and technical tours.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 29 June 2012. Please note that this deadline will not be extended.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants no later than 20 July 2012.
Registrations are now open for bookings by participants.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.
1. All abstract submissions must be made centrally only via click here
2. It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Scientific Committee. However, under no circumstances, should there be more than three abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant, either individually or as part of any group of authors.
3. The same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Referee. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
4. Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.
5. Abstract submissions may be accepted as poster presentation. If an abstract is chosen as a poster presentation you may be required to be available to discuss your research results with the judges
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS
1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the abstract. A clear relationship between the title and content of your abstract will mean it is appropriately grouped with other papers in a session, should it be selected.
2. State the main point of the presentation.
3. Outline the relevance of your ideas to the future development of the field.
4. Summarise the arguments supporting your position.
5. When you submit your abstract, please identify a primary stream that the submitted abstract relates to.