The Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada Executive regrets to inform all interested presenters and attendees that SKI-Canada 2012 in Quebec has been cancelled. Please return in the August 2012 for an annoucement we hope will include details regarding SKI-Canada 2013.
Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of GIS and the geoweb who live and work in Canada. We invite researchers who are involved in fields such as:
- Geomatics and geomatics engineering
- Participatory GIS
- GIS in health and epidemiology
- GIS in transportation
- Planning Support Systems and landuse planning
- Digital Earth and geoweb (e.g., Google Earth, Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps) Research
- Geovisualization and cybercartography
- Business geographics
- Spatial statistics
- Location based services
- GIS and spatial modeling in the Earth Sciences
- Urban simulation and modelling
- Computer dimensions of GIS (e.g., data modelling)
Our major event each year is a conference. The conference mixes the practical and the theoretical. Come share your experiences in using GIS in academia in Canada and around the world. Learn from other researchers and students of GIS on best practices and ways of accommodating different domains of knowledge.
The conference will be held from Friday March 8 to Sunday, March 11, 2012. See the registration tab for other dates.
The conference will be held in the Charlevoix region of Quebec this year, the conference hotel is the Fairmont Le Manoir Le Richelieu. See the Location tab for more details.
Extended abstracts should conform to the Abstract Template and should be no more than 1500 words in length. In cases where abstract content does not fit conveniently into the template sections authors can add or remove section headings.
Faculty Research Synopsis
Faculty are welcome to submit Extended Abstracts and be allocated the same 10 minute presentation slot as other presenters, these abstracts should focus on a specific research project or topic. ALTERNATELY, faculty can email Scott and request to give a 5 minute research synopsis covering the general range of research they conduct. Additionally, faculty can submit a 300 word summary of their research program which will be posted on the SKI-Canada website, but will not be part of the peer-reviewed proceedings.
The conference will be structured as a series of sessions, hosted by a moderator and staffed with approximately seven interested participants. Conference sessions will be designed around a rapid-communication format successfully used in medicine, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Each presentation will be 10 minutes with a short shared opportunity for public questions. Additionally each evening of the conference will also include a reception offering ample time for interaction and discussion. In addition to the research presentations we will have a keynote address during the dinner hour of the first evening.
Who Should Attend
All professors and students who identify as GIScientists, Geomatics Researchers or GIS Applications users from across Canada. We are particularly interested in students attending the conference.
Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Renee Sieber, Mc Gill University
Nadine Schuurman, Simon Fraser University
James Boxall, Dalhousie University
Mike Buzzelli, Queens University, University of Western Ontario
Nick Chrisman, Université Laval, GEOIDE
Peter Deadman, Waterloo
Rodolphe Devillers, Memorial University
Susan Elliot, Mc Master University
Rob Feick, University of Waterloo
Phil A. Graniero, University of Windsor
Rob Harrap, Queens University
Nick Hedley, Simon Fraser University
Dan Jacobson, University of Calgary
Peter Keller, University of Victoria
Brian Klinkenberg, University of British Columbia
Steve Liang, University of Calgary
Danielle Marceau, University of Calgary
Trisalyn Nelson, University of Victoria
Ian Parfitt, Selkirk College, UBC
Joseph Piwowar, University of Regina
Claus Rinner, Ryerson University
Mike Sawada, University of Ottawa
Raja Sengupta, Mc Gill University
Kathi Wilson, University of Toronto