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PhD hely a Genti Egyetemen
Mai postánkból: Tóth Katalin írja az Európai Bizottság Egyesített Kutatóközpontjából:
Kedves Kollégák!
Kérem tegyétek közzé az alábbi üzenetet, hátha van a hazai hallgatóság között érdeklődő.
Katalin Toth
EC Joint Research Centre
Institute for Environment & Sustainability
Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit
21020 Ispra
Via E. Fermi 1. TP 262
phone: +39 0332 786491
fax: + 39 0332 786325

From: Nico Van de Weghe [mailto:nico.vandeweghe@ugent.be]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:33 PM
To: Nico Van de Weghe
Subject: PhD vacancy in GIScience
"We offer a fulltime job (funded PhD studentship) for a period of four years.
The topic of the research is the representation of temporal knowledge and temporal reasoning by means of a GISystem. So far, GIScience mainly focused on two-dimensional spatial reality (and by extension on the third spatial dimension). Many concepts and techniques for visualising and analysing space have been presented. So far, the typical functionalities of a GISystem are thus only used for visualising and analysing a real space. However, it should be possible to represent a two-dimensional conceptual space by means of a GISystem. By doing so, it should be possible to use existing sophisticated techniques for analysing two-dimensional non-spatial data. The possibilities and the relevance for using GISystems and according visualising- and analysing tools for representing, managing and querying of data in a two-dimensional conceptual time space (i.e. the triangular concept: a representation of\none-dimensional time intervals by zero-dimensional time points in a\ntwo-dimensional conceptual space i.e. the triangular concept: a representation of one-dimensional time intervals by zero-dimensional time points in a two-dimensional conceptual space) will be studied in depth in this research project. Moreover, it is interesting that time is cognitively-conceptually as well as theoretically close to the concept of space.
The Ph.D. candidate will participate in the research unit Cartography and GIS (GIScience and GISystems), Department of Geography at Ghent University (Belgium). The unit consists out of two professors and, currently, more than 10 researchers, all working in the research field of spatial and geographical information.
The position is funded for a period of 4 years (starting January 1, 2008) within a new project granted by the Research Foundation - Flanders.
Subject: Use of a GIS for the Research of a Two-Dimensional Conceptual Space;
Promoter: Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe;
Co-Promoters: Prof. dr. Martin Valcke and Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer.
We are looking for candidates with a Master's degree or equivalent in geomatics, computer science, cognitive science, or a related discipline such as geoinformatics and spatio-temporal reasoning, preferably with experience within GIS (GIScience and -Systems).
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe (contact: see below).
Application letters including motivation, CV, and the name and email address of at least one reference need to be sent before Thursday 1 November 2007 to nico.vandeweghe@ugent.be.
Kind regards,
Nico Van de Weghe
Prof. Dr. Nico Van de WegheGhent University - Faculty of Sciences - Department of GeographyGeomatics - Geographical Information Science & Systems Belgium - 9000 Ghent - Krijgslaan 281 (S8)Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 47 12Fax.: +32 (0)9 264 49 85 E-mail: nico.vandeweghe@ugent.be
Web: http://users.ugent.be/~nvdewegh/
Web: http://www.geoweb.ugent.be/
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Bírálati szakértők jelentkezését várja az EU

Az FP7 pályázatok bírálatához szakértőket keres az EU űrtudományi, közlekedési és technológiai területeken.

Az alábbi, az Európai Bizottságnak az MTA -hoz intézett levele részlete szerint a szakértő jelentkezőknek be kell regisztrálniuk a megadott CORDIS honlapon.

" After the launch of the Seventh Framework Programme, we are looking for high qualified Experts which will support the Commission services in the Evaluation process. The evaluations will take place this year between June and September.
The main fields are GMES and Space foundations. Please find herein enclosed the Space Work Programme for information.
It would be very helpful if you could indicate names of potential Experts from Hungary which could support us in the above fields (specially Space Science, Transportation and Technologies).
In order to be eligible, the experts have to register in the CORDIS database. I herein enclose the link.
https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/ "

Ugyanakkor a jelentkezőkkel kapcsolatban MTA és MÜI csatornáin keresztül ajánlást is adhatnak.

Tekintettel arra, hogy a Space fejezet súlyponti témája a GMES, ezért a MÜI felkérésére a HUNAGI főtitkára is lehetőséget kapott arra, hogy tapasztalt szakértőket javasoljon, akik vállalnának ilyen feladatot.

Dr. Both Előd igazgató úr kérésének megfelelően továbbítottam a csatolt felhívást mindazon
kollégáknak a HUNAGI közösségén belül, akik feltételezésem szerint rendelkeznek a munkavégzéshez szükséges szakmai tapasztalattal.

Ezúton is kérem a címzetteket, hogy a jelezzenek vissza (másolatban dr. Both Előd úrnak is), vállalnak-e ilyen feladatot, és ha igen, regisztrálják is magukat a megadott webcímen és/vagy tegyenek javaslatot arra, kinek jelentkezésére számíthatunk szakmai körükből, kit keressek meg még személy szerint .

Köszönettel, Remetey Gábor főtitkár HUNAGI hunagi@hunagi.hu
További információ:
Dr. Both Előd igazgató, MÜI both@hso.hu tel: +36-1-346-4884 www.hso.hu


The 6th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing

From our today's mailbox:
The 2nd International Workshop on High Performance Geo-computation and
Spatial Information Grid (HPG’07)

Urumchi, Xinjiang, China, August 16-18, 2007
to be held in conjunction with the
The 6th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2007)
1. Call for Papers
In recent years, the use of computation-intensive techniques for spatial data processing and analysis has grown into an important scientific field. High Performance Geo-computation is the application of computational science to Earth sciences. It applies computational resources to various types of Earth science data, information, and models for solving Earth science problems. It develops discipline-specific theories, algorithms, architectures, systems, supporting tools, and infrastructure within the overall context of computational science. The areas of application for Geo-Computation include, but are not limited to, spatial data analysis, dynamic modeling, simulation, space-time dynamics and visualization, virtual reality, and applications employing non-conventional data clustering and analysis techniques.
As one of the hottest topics in High Performance Geo-computation, Spatial Information Grid (SIG) applies grid techniques to Earth sciences and spatial information processing, and tries to provide a powerful and useful infrastructure for Earth scientists, researchers and application users. This workshop focuses on most of the topics in High Performance Geo-computation, especially in Spatial Information Grid and its applications.
The 1st HPG was successfully held in Changsha, China in 2006. The 2nd International Workshop on High Performance Geo-computation and Spatial Information Grid (HPG’07) will continuously provide a forum for examining the state of the art of High Performance Geo-computation and especially the new development of Spatial Information Grid. It also provides a venue for scientists to network with their peers working in similar fields.
2. Topics:
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
l Spatial information grid theories and technologies
l Cooperative computing of spatial information
l Intelligent data processing and decision making
l Spatial data mining and analysis
l Knowledge discovery in physical and human geography
l High performance spatial data processing
l Algorithms on spatial data processing
l Parallel and distributed GIS
l Online Spatial Decision Support System
l Integration of Earth observation technologies and GIS
l Technologies and standards for Interoperability in GIS and Geographic data interchange
l GroupWare and GIS Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
l Applications of High Performance Geo-computation and Spatial Information Grid
3. Submission Requirements
Papers submitted to the workshop should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers must be written in English, and the length of the papers should be no more than 10 pages in the standard IEEE single column format. (Formatting instructions available on:
ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/Instruct6x9.pdf). Please email your manuscripts in PDF to huangzc@tsinghua.edu.cn with the email subject as “HPG’07 paper submission”. Submission of a paper will be considered an agreement that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for GCC2007 and attend the workshop to present the work.
4. Publication of Papers
All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings together with other GCC2007 workshops published by IEEE Computer Society (pending).
5. Important Dates
Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: May 13, 2007
Camera Ready Copies: May 27, 2007
6. Workshop Co-Chairs
Dingsheng Liu China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Carol Song Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University, US
Kussul Nataliya Nikolayevna
National Academy of Science of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine
Yong Xue London Metropolitan University, UK
7. Program Committee*
Carol Song Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University, US
Chenghu Zhou Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China
Dingsheng Liu China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Guoqing Li Key Lab, RSGS, CAS / ESRIN, ESA
Jianya Gong School of Remote Sensing Information Engineering, Wuhan University,
Kussul Nataliya Nikolayevna
National Academy of Science of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine
Liping Di School of Computational Science, George Mason University, USA
Xu Zhang Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Yu Fang Institute of Digital China Research, Peking University, China
Zhenchun Huang Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University, China
*Confirmed to date


Fotogrammetriai nagydíjra jelölési lehetőség

Carl Pulfrich Díj
Az ISPRS főtitkára írta mai levelében:

Please read the document about the Carl Pulfrich Award Applications
carefully and send the applications with the requested information to the address given in the document.
Prof. Dr. Orhan Altan
Secretary General of ISPRS
Headquarters of the Society
Ist. Tech. Univ.; Fac.of Civil Eng.
Division of Photogrammetry
34469 Ayazaga-Istanbul/Turkey
Tel; +90 212 285 3810; Fax; +90 212 285 6587 "

Jelölést ezen a csatornán az ISPRS magyar tagszervezete, a Magyar Földmérési, Térképészeti és Távérzékelési Társaság adhat. Az elolvasandó itt található:
További kapcsolatos leírás:

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NKTH: www.nkth.gov.hu


International 3D Contest sponsored by Google, ESRI, NASA and others

Felhívás az oktatóhelyek és akadémiai intézmények számára: innovatív 3D megjelenítési pályázat az 5. Digitális Föld konferencia alkalmából

A HUNAGI mai postájából:

"Dear University Colleagues,
An unprecedented International Digital Earth 3D Visualization contest has been launched, under sponsorship of Google, NASA, ESRI, and other technology leaders. This international contest will seek to discover the best examples of visualizing the challenging issues involved in bridging science to public understanding, policy, and action.
Please find contest rules and entry form at:
We would sincerely appreciate if you would share the attached poster and information above to your colleagues and students. Six winners will be flown to UC Berkeley for the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth where they will experience a life-changing opportunity to debut their work and be recognized as the bright stars of our future.
Thank you for your support of this time-sensitive Grand Challenge.
Please send all inquiries to
Dr. Timothy W. Foresman,
Director-General, 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth "
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Digitális Föld Csereprogram (DEX) pályázati felhívás

Az első évente meghírdetésre kerülő nemzetközi Digitális Föld Diákverseny

"Student Competition + Scholarship.
A requisite step in addressing the future of Digital Earth is to invest in the next generation’s educational foundations for harnessing advanced technologies and applications. In meeting this objective, the Secretariat of the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth has launched a collective set of seminal activities that will help stimulate and promote the prowess of Digital Earth among a wide variety of campuses across North America and internationally. The following components comprise the comprehensive strategy to provide the necessary tools, internet architecture, and incentives for university students to actively participate over the months leading to
First Annual International Digital Earth Student Competition.

Digital Earth Exchange (DEX) – A network of supercomputers, led by the Japanese Earth Simulator (the world’s largest computer) and the San Diego Supercomputer, led by the Visualization Center of San Diego State University form a backbone for the operation of multiple “geobrowsers” and the appropriate resources of large area geo-referenced data sets. Protocols and established documentation procedures are being developed in conjunction with the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative led by UC Berkeley and the Digital Alexandria project led by UC Santa Barbara. This Digital Earth Exchange network will function as the repository and server operations center for the performance of geobrowser tessellation engines, including NASA’s World Wind, GeoFusion GeoMatrix Toolbox, and other commercial “digital earths.” This will enable thin-client performance via the network and public access to the information and computational resources.Digital Earth Reference Model (DERM) – A reference model has been resurrected from the Federal Geospatial Data Committee and ISO communities in collaboration with the original NASA led Interagency Working Group on Digital Earth. The DERM is currently being handled by a coalition of open-system developers including the Open Geo and Open Geospatial Consortium. This standard reference model will enable researchers and students to quickly access the most advanced set of standards and protocols for development and operation of advanced technological systems and applications. The DERM coordination is being led by Dr. Charles Herring.Rules for the Scholarships & Competitions - Beginning on the 1st of November, 2006, specifications for the Competitions and Scholarships will be promulgated to a core of set of universities and their community networks who will be invited to apply for Digital Earth Scholarships in the form of selected student licenses for the Digital Earth tessellation engines (currently available for GeoFusion’s GeoMatrix Toolkit and NASA World Wind) for the university research projects. This license access, under supervision of the professors, will place valuable technical software resource tools into the hands of creative and progressive intellectual leaders among the student population. Students will be required to demonstrate either (1) advances in the performance or attributes of the 3-D tessellation engines or demonstrate an (2) application (i.e., Earth science, climate change, social, humanitarian, et cetera) portraying creativity and excellence in visualizing and communication of a thematic topic. The student demonstrations must be submitted into the Digital Earth Exchange (details on these specifications to be announced asap) by 1 April 2007 for consideration by the judges. Student winners will be notified by 1 May to arrange for travel to the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth event in San Francisco to receive their prizes.
Coordinators for the Student Competitions and Scholarships for the ISDE5 Secretariat are Professor Nick Faust (Space Technology Hall of Fame (1993)) and Chuck Stein (Vice President of GeoFusion)."
Source: www.isde5.org
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