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News INSPIRE Conference 2008: Call for papers

The INSPIRE Conference will take place in Slovenia, 23-25 June 2008.

With the adoption of the INSPIRE directive, 2007/2/EC, the focus of this year's conference is on reviewing the progress of the INSPIRE Legislation and on the development of SDIs in general. The objectives of this year's conference are to:

  • View the current state of progress of the INSPIRE legislation
  • Share knowledge on the progress of transposition of the INSPIRE directive in the member states
  • Offer an opportunity to the INSPIRE Drafting Teams and Thematic Working Groups to report on the development of the INSPIRE Implementing Rules
  • Further our understanding of the implementation challenges, costs, and benefits of SDIs at national, regional, and local level
  • Identify key issues and opportunities for European SDI projects
  • Explore and define synergies with other initiatives such as Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)

The conference will be organised through a series of plenary sessions addressing common policy issues, and parallel sessions focusing in particular on applications and implementations of SDIs, research issues and new and evolving technologies and applications.

With this in mind this call for papers envisages submissions for the following topic areas:

  • INSPIRE Implementation
  • Sharing of national experiences with transposition
  • Coordination and organisational models
  • Process of legal transposition
  • Sharing of experiences and tools for implementation of National SDIs
  • Licensing frameworks
  • Portals and registries
  • Social and economic impacts
  • Education and awareness raising
  • Trans-national SDI projects (including EU (co-)funded projects)
  • ... and beyond
  • New policies, new requirements, new stakeholders
  • European voice in global SDI initiatives
  • Evolving technologies

Organizers are particularly interested in accounts of what works, and what does not work, what are perceived benefits for policy, public administration, citizens and the private sector. Proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee and those accepted will be included in the on-line conference proceedings.

The deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2008.

Contact information Local Organiser: Simon Vrečar/ Conference organiser: Karen Fullerton (email: ; ;
Phone: +39 0332 789101 ; Fax: + 39 0332 789803
News type CallForPaper
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Source of information INSPIRE: Infrastucture for Spatial Information in Europe
Keyword(s) EU-WFD, INSPIRE
Relation thematicdirs/events/sev307022
Geographical coverage Slovenia
News date 03/03/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH