CALL FOR PAPER
FIG CONGRESS 2018
Istanbul, Turkey 6-11 May 2018
The overall theme of the Congress is
“Embracing our smart world where the continents connect:
enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies“.
A few years ago, we identified the need for providing reliable, evidence-based open and/or low-cost data which describe a “spatially enabled” society. But today we realize that we have an additional task to ensure that these data and tools are used intelligently by the society and governments and through that to ensure the transition from the stage of a “spatially enabled” society to the stage of a “spatially mature” society: a society that is able to use the available spatial information and tools in a smart way.
Spatial enablement of the society requires information to be collected, updated, analyzed, represented, and communicated, together with information on land ownership and custodianship, in a consistent manner to underpin good governance of land and its natural resources, whole-of-government efficiency, public safety and security towards the wellbeing of societies, the environment and economy. A society can be regarded as spatially enabled when location and spatial information are commonly available to citizens and businesses to encourage creativity and product development. Societies and their governments need to become spatially enabled in order to have the right tools and information at hand to take the right decisions and achieve sustainable prosperity for all.
FIG Congress 2018 is the main event of the year for all ten FIG technical Commissions. Therefore proposals for papers are requested in all topics of interest of the following Commissions:
- Professional Standards and Practice – FIG Commission 1
- Professional Education – FIG Commission 2
- Spatial Information Management – FIG Commission 3
- Hydrography – FIG Commission 4
- Positioning and Measurement – FIG Commission 5
- Engineering Surveys – FIG Commission 6
- Cadastre and Land Management – FIG Commission 7
- Spatial Planning and Development – FIG Commission 8
- Valuation and the Management of Real Estate – FIG Commission 9
- Construction Economics and Management – FIG Commission 10
This Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers.
We invite you to submit an abstract and full paper for peer review paper by 1 October 2017 and an abstract for non-peer-review paper by 15 November 2017.
We look forward to receiving your abstract.