The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for presentations at the inaugural OGC Academic Summit 2014 to be held 15-16 September 2014 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Presentations should be related to research in the development and application of geospatial interoperability standards.
Emerging technologies and trends such as cloud computing, mobile computing, UAVs, Smart Cities, Discrete Global Grid Systems, sensor networks and the Internet of Things bring new means and purposes for collecting, accessing, sharing and analyzing geospatial information. Mature OGC Web Service standards play an increasingly important role in this progress. At the same time, new technology approaches not bounded by the established web services paradigm – JSON, REST, and linked data and the Semantic Web – bring new challenges and opportunities to to the geospatial interoperability research community as well as the geosciences and all the domains served by the OGC. The organizers of the OGC Academic Summit welcome presentations that advance knowledge and understanding in any of these thematic areas.
The OGC Academic Summit 2014 will provide a unique international forum in which to present and discuss progress and future directions of geospatial interoperability as it applies to computer science and to sciences in which geoprocessing has become an essential tool. Academic Summit attendees will have an opportunity to network with OGC member representatives from around the world and participate directly in OGC working groups, plenary sessions, dinners and outings. The Summit coincides with the September OGC Technical Committee Meeting.