GSDI 15 World Conference in Taiwan

Ministry of Interior of Taiwan has worked with Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) to hold the 15th GSDI World Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference will last for five days, from 29 November to 2nd December in 2016. The theme of conference is Spatial Enablement in Smart Homeland, including three main topics of Smart Disaster Prevention, Smart Transportation and Smart City.

The conference will not only invite experts of smart homeland from all fields, including government, industry, and academy, and it is also a great opportunity for experience and technology exchanges. There will also be a grand exhibition for showcases of smart homeland-related technologies and products, providing exchanges of new technologies and businesses, in order to help advance the industry’s development. The conference also invited internationally well-known experts as the keynote speakers, including Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC); Ed Parsons Geospatial Technologist of Google; Menno-Jan Kraak Principle of the International Cartographic Association; Hidenori Tamagawa, Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University; Dewayany Sutrisno, President of Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing; Vern Singhroy, Professor of International Space University; and Satoshi Sekiguchi, Director General of the Division of Information Technology and Huamn Factors, AIST Japan.

Participants submitted about 177 papers from more than 43 countries. The conference will also invite a variety of fields to hold workshops and exhibitions. There are nearly 20 workshops and more than 40 exhibitions. It is expected to attract more than 2000 guests from all over the world to attend the conference.

The Registration is online at: http://gsdi15.org.tw/Registration
Early Bird discount is due on 15 th September 2016

We welcome all parties of interests to join us at the exhibition, and we are also open for sponsorships of all kinds. Please find details at: http://gsdi15.org.tw/SponsorsExhibition
Registration of Exhibitor ends on 31 st August 2016, and the booths are selected on a first-come (finish the registration) first-served basis.

Deadline for Call for Paper is on 1 st July 2016, via website instructions: http://gsdi15.org.tw/CallForPaper
The authors may choose to:

  1. Submit only extended abstract
  2. Submit full paper
  3. Full paper submission with or without peer review.
    (peer reviewed papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, and possibly in the international journals.)

For other questions and needs, please contact us: http://gsdi15.org.tw/Contact

GSDI 15 World Conference國際研討會首次在臺舉辦

內政部與全球空間資訊基礎建設協會(GSDI),共同舉辦第15屆GSDI年會及國際研討會。本次盛會將於2016年11月29日至12月2日間,於臺北南港展覽館舉辦。本次會議主題為「Spatial Enablement in Smart Homeland」,包括智慧災防、智慧交通、智慧城鄉三大主軸議題。

本研討會將邀集國際上智慧國土相關領域之產、官、學、研單位專題演講、論文發表與成果展示,共同分享交流技術及經驗。同時規劃透過國內外智慧國土相關技術廠商之商品展覽,促成新技術之交流與業務發展,提升我國智慧國土與空間資訊技術之發展及應用能量。研討會同時邀請數名國際知名的專家,前來進行主題演講,包括國際開放空間協會理事長(OGC) Mark Reichardt、Google空間資訊技術長Ed Parsons、國際製圖學協會(ICA)理事長Menno-Jan Kraak、首都大學東京的Hidenori Tamagawa教授、印尼測量及空間資訊協會理事長Dewayany Sutrisno教授、加拿大太空局首席科學家Vern Singroy,以及日本AIST産業技術綜合研究所的Satoshi Sekiguchi。

報名網址: http://gsdi15.org.tw/Registration

參展資訊網址: http://gsdi15.org.tw/SponsorsExhibition

論文主題及投稿網址: http://gsdi15.org.tw/CallForPaper

  1. 僅投稿長摘要或海報。
  2. 可自行選擇是否接著投稿全文。
  3. 投稿全文後可選擇是否通過同儕審查。

其他相關支持或需求,歡迎來信洽談與指教: http://gsdi15.org.tw/Contact


Important Dates

  • Conference Dates: 29 November to 2 December 2016 (Workshops on 28 November)
  • Early bird registration ends: 15 September 2016
  • Online registration ends: 31 October 2016.
Extended Abstracts
  • Deadline for submission of Extended Abstracts: 1 July 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of Abstracts: 15 July 2016

Note: All extended abstract and papers submitted after 1st of July will not be peer reviewed.

Workshop Proposals
  • Deadline for submission of Workshop proposals: 31 July 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of Workshop proposals: 31 August 2016
Refereed Papers and Posters
  • Deadline for submission of refereed Papers and Posters: 15 July 2016
  • Deadline for submission of non-refereed Papers: 31 July 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of submitted Paper: 15 August 2016
  • Notification of selection for Conference Book and IJSDIR article submission: 15 August 2016
  • Expanded Conference Book & IJSDIR articles due: 1 October 2016
  • Notification of final acceptance of Conference Book articles: 15 October 2016
  • Publication of selected articles in special issue of IJSDIR: early 2017


The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association was formed in 2004 as an inclusive networking organization of academic and research institutions, government agencies, commercial geomatics firms, national and regional GI associations and individuals (geo professionals and students) from around the world.

The purpose of the Association is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international spatial data infrastructure (SDI) research and implementations that will allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance, including sustainable development.

  • GSDI today has 38 Organisational Members from 20 countries and over 400 individual members from 55 countries with a high concentration in developing nations.
  • GSDI has Special Consultative status with UN ECOSOC and supports the UN Global Geospatial Information Management (UN UN GGIM) initiative.
  • GSDI promotes the Open Data Principles of GEO/GEOSS.

GSDI is involved in SDI capacity building activities in several ways, including:

  • the GSDI Small Grants Program (in cooperation with URISA’s GISCorps volunteers)
  • SDI and geomatics training opportunities offered by our institutional members, and
  • SDI-focused workshops and seminars offered by members globally.

Since 1996, the Association has conducted GSDI World Conferences around the globe, offering significant networking opportunities and offering the opportunity for SDI researchers and SDI implementors to present their latest work, challenges and solutions. GSDI 15 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, 28 November to 2 December 2016. See more about the GSDI World Conferences here.

GSDI have liasons and Memorandums of Understanding with several global organisations, including:

  • Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS)
  • International Cartographic Association (ICA)
  • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
  • International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)
  • Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS - Univ. of Melbourne)

We are delighted to announce that the GSDI 15 World Conference (GSDI 15) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan (Rep. of China), from 29 November to 2 December 2016 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. The theme of GSDI 15 is “Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland”. Workshop opportunities will be offered on 28 November and during the conference itself.

The GSDI World Conference has built a reputation for excellence in content and relocates across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building spatial data infrastructure (SDI).

GSDI 15 offers numerous opportunities for oral presentations, posters and refereed publications. We invite presentations covering the full range of practice, development and research experiences that advance the practice and theory of spatially enabling citizens, government, and industry.


Theme 1: SDI for the Smart Homeland

  • SDI for Smart Cities, Smart Territories and Smart Environments
  • Location-based Services and (indoor/outdoor )Positioning for Smart homeland
  • Indoor SDI (positioning) and Personal SDI Developments
  • VGI(Volunteered Geographic Information), Crowdsourcing, and Citizen Science
  • Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Advanced Traffic Management and Application Service Plateform
  • Application of 4S (seamless, smooth, safety, sharing) in smart transportation

Theme 2: Land Information and Management Systems

  • Land Information Systems
  • Land and Urban Data Management
  • SDI for Low Impact Development (LID)
  • SDI for Resilience and Sustainable Development

Theme 3. SDI Governance and Policy Development

  • Open Data and Open Government
  • E-Government and E-Governance
  • Geospatial Legislation and Policies
  • Privacy, Security and Institutional Concerns
    隱私, 安全以及政策考量

Theme 4. Disaster Management, Reduction and Mitigation

  • Innovation in Disaster Management Technology
  • Disaster Management ‘Best Practice’
  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure
  • Earthquake Mitigation Challenges, earthquake early warning system(EEWs)
  • Economic Exposure & Loss Database development
  • Hazard Model Development
  • Loss estimation, transforming risk and Insurance
  • Risk Modelling and Assessment, Mitigation and Management
  • Disaster prevention and Emergency Management for smart homeland
  • Disaster Response Transportation Management Service

Theme 5. Earth Observation and Sensors

  • Observatories (environmental, transportation, logistics, citizen, health, urban)
    觀測器/感測器 (環境, 交通, 運輸, 公民, 衛生, 城市相關)
  • Wearable device and technology
  • Earth Observation
  • Remote Sensing, Survey & Mapping Applications (UAVs, LiDAR, SAR...)
    遙感探測、測繪與製圖運用(UAVs, LiDAR, SAR…)
  • Sensor Web / Internet of Things (IoT) and Linked Data
    感測網 / IOT 以及資料連結

Theme 6. Geo Technology and Innovation for SDI

  • SDI in the Cloud – Challenges and Solutions for smart homeland
  • CyberGIS
  • Geospatial Big Data Management and Analytics
  • 3D/4D Spatial Data Visualization and Analytics
    3D/4D 空間資訊的視覺化以及分析

Theme 7. Geo Data for Decision Making

  • Geospatial Decision Support Systems
  • Geospatial Business Modelling
  • Geo-Intelligence

Theme 8. Geo Education and Cartography

  • Geospatial Education
  • Web Cartography
  • Historic Geo Data Management

Theme 9. Regional and Global SDI Initiatives

  • UN-GGIM Global and Regional Initiatives
    聯合國GGIM 全球及區域性的倡議
  • GEO/GEOSS Developments
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • European Pan-European SDI – INSPIRE



Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1

  • Address:
    No.1, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei City 11568, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Phone:
    (886-2) 2725-5200
  • Fax:
    (886-2) 2788-8353


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