Information Technology and its Applications in Environmental Management & Planning

Information Technology and its Applications in Environmental Management & Planning
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Call for Papers

Enviromatics 2011

The Second International Conference on
Information Technology and its Applications in Environmental Management & Planning

21-24 November, 2011
Amman, Jordan

Organized by:
The Center of Excellence for Environmental Studies, Jordan
in Collaboration with
James Madison University, USA
University of Calgary, Canada

Environmental Management research and practice is increasingly aided by and dependent on information technology. Enviromatics 2011 addresses recent developments in Geomatics and their applications in the field of environmental management. It addresses all aspects of the geo-information cycle, from data acquisition, processing, management, visualization and delivery. Enviromatics 2011 brings together researchers, developers, data providers and users from all over the world to discuss the potentials and challenges of using information technology in environmental management and planning.

The symposium provides a forum to examine and discuss current practices and future directions related to the application of information technology to environmental management and planning. The symposium aims to provide the participants an occasion to share and exchange experiences and research findings, to stimulate more ideas and useful insights regarding the uses of Geomatics and their applications in the field of environmental management, and to debate their views on future research and developments.

Topics of Interest
We invite scholars and practitioners in Geomatics, computer engineering, environmental management to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. We are interested in papers from universities, research institutions, public authorities, software developers and industry, showing new methods as well as applications. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues as long they relate to conference theme. Topics of interests include -but are not limited to:

• Ecological and Environmental Geomatics
• Artificial Intelligence for Ecological and Environmental Studies
• Analytical and Monitoring Technologies for Environmental Studies
• Modeling for Ecological and Environmental Systems
• Geographical Analysis for Urban and Regional Planning & Development
• Virtual Realty Applications in Environmental Studies
• Informatics of Biodiversity
• Geospatial Intelligence
• Modeling of Spatio-temporal Processes
• Remote Sensing
• Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation
• Internet-Based Applications
• Geo-Information for Environmental Emergencies
• E-Libraries and E-Learning in Environmental Studies
• Knowledge Systems for Environmental Management
• Decision Support Systems
• Expert Systems
• GIS And Spatial Information Management
• Intelligent Mapping
• Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Modeling
• Data Acquisition Technologies
• 3D Data Capture and Processing
• Environmental Metadata/Semantics
• Digital Reconstructions and 3D Modeling
• Multimedia, Data Management and Archiving
• The Economics of Environmental Informatics
• Usability and Interface Design for Environmental Applications
• Methods of and Issues Related to Accessibility and Interoperability
• Other Areas of Environmental Systems Science and Information Technology

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2011
Full Paper Submission for Review: May 15, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2011
Deadline for Final Papers: August 30, 2011

Submission and Relevant Information
Abstract submission must be in English with a length of max. 500 words. Full paper submission could be in either English or Arabic. You are asked to identify the research track for your paper. Abstract and full paper submissions should be sent in MS Word or PDF document format.
Abstracts should be e-mailed to scientific committee co-chairs ( Full paper submissions are required to be done online through the conference Website: . Submissions will be peer reviewed.

Full paper format, submission guidelines, registration, accommodation and further information are available at the conference website: For further information about submissions, please contact conference secretariat.

Conference Proceedings
All papers accepted for publication will be published in a conference proceedings, which will be available to delegates at the time of registration (ISBN 978-9957-8602-8-8). Papers will be also published in a volume of CSAAR Transactions on the Built Environment (ISSN 1992-7320). In Addition, A selection of outstanding papers will be published in a special issue of one of the International Journals in the area.

Posters, Panel Discussion & Workshops
The conference also welcomes proposals for plenary sessions, workshops, and posters. Check conference website for more details.

Best Paper Award (2 Awards)
The Best Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) where their paper has been judged by a separate awards committee, as being the best paper appearing in the conference proceedings. A certificate of achievement and 300 USD will be awarded. Where there is more than one author for a paper, the award shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate. Judging shall be on the bases of general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness.

Scientific Committee Co-Chairs
Steven P. Frysinger
James Madison University, USA
Ayman Habib
University of Calgary, Canada
Andrea Emilio Rizzoli
IDSIA, Switzerland

Conference Secretariat
Mr Nasim Zahde
Mr. Sami Kamal
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International Scientific Committee
Alexey Voinov, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Andrea Castelletti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
David Swayne, University of Guelph, Canada
Ferdinando Villa, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Gerald Schimak, Austrian Institute of Technology Austria
Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, U. Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Spain
Mohamed Hegazy, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt
Qihao Weng, Indiana State University, USA
Reiner Guettler, HTW, Germany
Roman Lenz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Susan Cuddy, CSIRO, Australia
Thomas Usländer, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany

at ´Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

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