[ckan-discuss] Fwd: INSPIRE Conference 2011: Call for Papers

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Wed Jan 19 11:15:37 GMT 2011

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Subject: 	INSPIRE Conference 2011: Call for Papers
Date: 	Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:12:02 +0100
From: 	Karen Fullerton <karen.fullerton at jrc.ec.europa.eu>
To: 	egip at jrc.ec.europa.eu

The INSPIRE Conference 2011 will take place from *27th June to 1st July
2011 *in Edinburgh, Scotland. The theme of this year's edition is
"*INSPIREd by 2020 - Contributing to smart, sustainable and inclusive

In 2010, the European Union renewed its commitment to 'knowledge-based'
sustainable development by putting forward three mutually reinforcing
priorities in the Europe 2020 Strategy:

     * Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and
     * Sustainable growth: promoting a more resource efficient, greener
       and more competitive economy;
     * Inclusive growth: fostering a high-employment economy delivering
       social and territorial cohesion.

This edition of the INSPIRE Conference offers an opportunity to explore
INSPIRE's contribution to Europe's 2020 strategic goals and to root it's
further implementation and development in the EU 2020 follow-up programmes.

     * INSPIRE for Sustainable Growth calls for ideas and demonstrations
       of INSPIRE's contribution to resource efficiency and greenhouse
       gas reductions. For protecting the environment and preventing
       biodiversity loss. For strengthening the resilience to climate
       risks, and disaster prevention and response capacities.
     * INSPIRE for Smart Growth explores INSPIRE's contribution to
       Europe's Digital Agenda and more in particular it's role in
       eGovernment and the development of eEnvironment services.
     * INSPIRE for Inclusive Growth - opens new avenues for INSPIRE in
       the context of New Skills for New Jobs. It calls for an
       exploration on the kind of jobs and the potential for job creation
       related to INSPIRE. What skills and competences are needed? What
       kind of education and training is needed? What kind of INSPIRE
       applications can help people integrate in the communities where
       they live?

In addition to these 3 exploratory chapters, the INSPIRE Conference will
examine and report on the progress being made in the development and
implementation of INSPIRE Directive and Implementing Rules.

Topics for which contributions are sought include, but are not limited to,

     * INSPIRE Implementation: Legislative measures, coordination and
       organisational models
     * INSPIRE and the global context: Global Monitoring for Environment
       and Security, Global Earth Observation System of Systems, SEIS,
     * Environmental Thematic communities and applications (The Marine
       Environment, Biodiversity, agriculture and environment, human
       health and environment, energy resources, cross thematic
     * Licensing frameworks
     * GeoPortals and registries
     * Social, economic and environmental impact
     * Education and awareness raising
     * Regional and Local SDIs
     * Trans-national SDI projects (including EU (co-)funded projects)
     * New policies, new requirements, new stakeholders
     * New and Evolving tools and technologies (Sensor web, linked data ...)
     * Spatial Data Services

We are particularly interested in accounts of what works, and what does
not work, what are perceived benefits for policy, public administration,
citizens and the private sector. Proposals will be evaluated by the
programme committee and those accepted will be included in programme and
published in the on-line conference proceedings.

More information is available on the INSPIRE Conference website:

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