Abstracts Sought for URISA's Sixth Caribbean GIS Conference

January 25, 2012 (Des Plaines, IL) – URISA is pleased to announce its Sixth Caribbean GIS Conference taking place November 12-16, 2012 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The conference theme is " Spatial Technologies - Critical Thinking for Critical Times". The Conference Program is developed through a Call for Presentations. Abstract submissions are reviewed and discussed by a group of volunteer committee members representing the Caribbean region and others with a keen interest in advancing technology solutions in the area.

The committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, and lightning talks and has proposed a list of suggested topics for consideration (note that all abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for the conference program regardless of the list below):

  • Mobile technology in action
  • Raising public awareness – New ways of showing the public what we do and how we do it
  • Best practices and lessons learned
  • GIS in Emergency Management
  • GIS for Disaster Management
  • Land Information Management
  • The best idea we had this year was…
  • Going viral – using YouTube and other social media
  • Web interfaces –  from querying to editing
  • Utilizing GIS for Landuse Planning
  • GIS in the ‘Cloud’
  • Innovative Health GIS Applications
  • The Use of Enterprise GIS Applications
  • Open Source GIS – A viable alternative
  • Demographic Analysis – GIS makes the task easier
  • PPGIS- let’s get everyone involved
  • Spatial Planning – a new understanding
  • Future Role of the GIS Professional
  • The use of GIS in Energy Conservation Initiatives
  • GIS and Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States
  • Addressing Woes
  • Database and Data Management Challenges
  • Standards & Standards Implementation Issues and Experiences
  • Data Sharing, Open Data or Data Warehousing
  • Solving Funding Issues
  • Collaboration, Coordination and Cooperation tips and tricks
  • Environmental Monitoring, Modeling or Analysis
  • GIS-The Currency of Modern Businesses

Abstract submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 2, 2012.  

The link to the Call for Presentations and general conference information is:   http://www.urisa.org/carib2012

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
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