Workshop on Geospatial Information for Developing Countries: Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
16 – 18 December 2009

“Geospatial Information has become an essential component of software applications in many vertical domains. Large scale spatial and spatio-temporal data are being produced by organizations through remote sensing, geosensor networks and other data acquisition technologies that have seen a large explosion in the previous decade. The Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), IIT Bombay, and Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, USA under the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have planned a 3-day workshop on “Geospatial information for developing countries: Science and Technology” to discuss state-of-art in GIS technologies, understand the challenges in applying them to problems in developing nations, and set future research directions. The workshop as well as the newly established Advanced Research Lab for Geographic Information Sciences and Engineering at CSE, IIT Bombay invites experts and academicians from India and US to participate in a joint workshop on management of massive spatio-temporal data and applications.

“This 3-day Workshop is proposed to bring together researchers, experts and professionals from computer science, geo-informatics, industry as well as large user organizations and Governmental departments to enable an understanding of the requirements of computational sciences in the domain of geo-informatics, especially in the current environment of ‘data-rich’ systems. This provides an opportunity to the participants to identify research challenges grounded in real world problems of a developing nation and aims to bring synergies into research programs across the two countries.

“The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established with a mandate to promote, bilateral collaboration in science and technology has funded this workshop which is being organized jointly by IIT Bombay, and University of Minnesota.”