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CPGIS Go-home Project -2019

Title CPGIS Go-home Project -2019
Date 2019-04-10

 2019 CPGIS “Go Home” Project

Call for participation
Location: Tianjin & Fuzhou, Fujian Province
, China

Date: June 8-13, 2019

Project Background
The “Go Home” Project is one of a series of summer activities sponsored by the International Association for Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences (CPGIS), a non-profit organization that aims to promote professional development in GIS and related technology by fostering cooperation among its members. This project is specifically designed to encourage academic and professional exchanges between domestic and overseas Chinese GIS professionals through advanced GIS seminars and follow-up discussion held in selected universities and research institutes in China. With the purpose of introducing advanced spatial information technology to academics and professionals in different regions of China, the “Go Home” Project is a continuation of CPGIS’ successful “Go West” Project launched in 2002 in response to the “Western China Development” strategy. The project was renamed “Go Home” in 2007, with a new goal of strengthening the communication of overseas CPGIS scholars with GIS professionals and students in all regions of China.

Project Details

With the support of Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU) and Fujian Normal University (FNU), the CPGIS “Go Home” project will organize advanced GIS seminars in the summer of 2019 in Tianjin & Fuzhou, Fujian ProvinceThe theme of this year’s “Go Home” project will be on the Remote Sensing, GIS, and Social Sensing Technologies and Applications. The preferred topics include, but not limited to, emerging sensing and analytical technologies and their applications in urban and natural environments, etc. The project will select 5-6 GIS scholars to deliver seminars in their area of specialty to the faculty members and students of the local hosting institute. A tentative plan is as follows: 

Time and Location:


June 8-10 - Advanced seminars at Tianjin Chengjian University (Tianjin)

July 10-13 - Advanced seminars at Fujian Normal University (Fuzhou, Fujian)



Activities: Each selected individual will present one research talk in one of the suggested areas. Follow-up discussions will be arranged. A roundtable discussion with local professionals and governmental officials will be also organized. 

Expenses: Lodging, meal, airfares from a domestic city in mainland China to Tianjin, Tianjin to Fuzhou, and Fuzhou to a domestic city in China will be covered by the local hosting institutes. During the event, local city tours will be arranged. The cost will be covered by local hosts as well.


Tentative Schedule (pending for change):

June 8, Arrive in Tianjin

June 9, Seminar at Tianjin Chengjian University

June 10, Seminar and local tour to Tianjin City

June 11, Arrive at Fuzhou City

June 12, Seminar at Fujian Normal University

June 13, Seminar and local tours

June 13/14, Depart from Fuzhou


Local Organizer:

Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU) and Fujian Normal University (FNU)

Contact persons: to be arranged

Call for Participation

At this time, CPGIS is soliciting a one-page abstract (less than 500 words) along with a latest short C.V. from outstanding individuals who are interested in participating in this project. The abstract should provide a succinct description of the presentation to be delivered.


Please note that the young scholar summit program was merged into go-home program after CPGIS BOD voted in the end of 2012. Therefore, welcome any CPGIS members to participate this program.


Please send your one-page abstract and C.V. by April 30, 2019 to Changshan Wu at cswu@uwm.edu. Selected individuals will be notified via email. 
Dr. Changshan Wu, Email: cswu@uwm.edu

Dr. Shixiong Hu, Email: shu@esu.edu

Co-Chairs of the CPGIS ‘Go Home’ committee

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