March 6, 2006 -- As Chair of the AGI2006 Conference I am delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the 18th running of this prestigious annual event. The event has grown in strength and stature over the last two years and to reflect this positive transformation AGI2006 will be held in one of London’s most impressive conference and exhibition venues, the Business Design Centre.
The theme for this year’s event is Better Business by Design’.
No matter what market sector you are working in there are common business drivers affecting us all, notably efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. This year’s conference programme will focus on how geographic information is an enabler for improved communication, more joined up working, greater information sharing, better decision making and improved service delivery.
The theme also reflects the need for the geographic information industry to penetrate new business sectors where the value of location-based data has yet to be fully realised. Focussing on the business benefits of geographic information will help move our industry away from a technical niche into the main stream. Ultimately we want to see GIS applications on the desktop.
As a speaker at the AGI2006 Conference you have the opportunity to raise the profile of your work, share ideas, describe your activities or celebrate successes. The AGI2006 Conference provides the unparalleled opportunity to hear and make direct contributions to important debates, meet other experts in your market sectors or field and learn from others about practical solutions that can be applied to deliver your own business benefits.
Papers that demonstrate examples or describe your experiences in realising business benefits are particularly welcomed.
How to Submit an Abstract
It is easy to submit an abstract, just go to the Annual Event section of the AGI Website,
The deadline for submissions is 19th April 2006. More information, including the conference structure, is available at
I hope the conference theme excites and motivates you and look forward to receiving your abstract.
AGI2006 Conference Chair