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ACM GIS 2008 Conference in November 2008

GIS Professionals to Create Novel Systems

GIS users, developers, researchers, and students have the opportunity to attend a premier forum for furthering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of GIS technology. The 16th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS) will be held November 57, 2008, in Irvine, California, at the Hyatt Regency. ACM GIS offers a variety of symposia and workshops designed to foster research and development in geospatial technologies and data, such as those offered by Esri.

This year's conference builds on last year's ideas and progress, as well as the advances made by the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information. Attendees will explore topics ranging from new applications and user interfaces to storage management, indexing, and visualization. An academic, peer-reviewed event, ACM GIS is considered one of the top five academic GIS and special database research conferences. From interdisciplinary discussions to GIS innovation, this gathering is dedicated to creating a GIS for the future.

More than 200 professionals are expected to attend the conference, where Jack Dangermond, Esri president, and Vinton Cerf, vice president of Google, will give keynote addresses. Attendees can also network with their colleagues, listen to paper presentations, watch demonstrations, visit the Ph.D. dissertation showcase, and enjoy the poster session. Visitors can also participate in the preconference workshop on security and privacy in GIS and location-based services (LBS).

More Information

To learn more about the ACM GIS conference, visit acmgis08.cs.umn.edu. To register online, visit www.regonline.com/ACMGIS08. The deadline to receive an early discounted registration rate is September 30, 2008.

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