Representing Reality: Imagery in the Cognitive, Social and Natural Sciences–12-15 May 2010, University at Buffalo

A Conference presented by the University at Buffalo IGERT in GIScience

Deadline for submitting an abstract is 31 January 2010

“The use of imagery in representing reality has become pervasive throughout our world. With the advent of publicly-available geographic services such as Google Maps, advanced medical technologies for rendering genes and cells, and a multitude of satellites amassing data from remote locations, spaces and objects that were once abstractions can now be perceived in new and tangible ways.

“The GIScience IGERT at the University at Buffalo will be hosting a conference May 12-15, 2010 at the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo, NY to address the theory and application of imagery across academic disciplines. In particular, this conference aims to attract Ph.D. students and faculty from IGERT programs, as well as researchers from a wide range of subjects, who incorporate innovative image resources into their research or address the conceptualization of reality as a digital format. The agenda will include featured speakers, research presentations, poster sessions and specialized breakout discussions.

“Additional target objectives of the conference include providing a forum for future multi-disciplinary collaborations in this genre and facilitating discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to image analysis. The unique challenges and opportunities facing interdisciplinary researchers in an academic workforce will also be addressed.”

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