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CPGIS Go-home Project -2020

Title CPGIS Go-home Project -2020
Date 2020-01-11

2020 CPGIS “Go Home” Project
Call for participation
& Luoyang, China

Date: June 18-25, 2020

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
Shanxi Normal University and Luoyang Normal University, the CPGIS “Go Home” project will organize advanced GIS seminars in the summer of 2020 in Linfen and Luoyang.

With the national initiative of Ecological Protection and High Quality Development of the Yellow River Basin, more in-depth investigation and study about the local natural environment and ecosystem restoration are needed. The theme of this year’s “Go Home” project will be on the Application of Geospatial Technology in Natural Environment and Economic Development. 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 institutes. A tentative plan is as follows:

Time and Location:

June 18-21 Advanced seminars at Shanxi Normal University (Linfen)

June 22-25 Advanced seminars at Luoyang Normal University (Luoyang)

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, airfare or train ticket from a domestic city in China to Linfen, and from Linfen to Luoyang, Luoyang to a domestic city in China will be covered by the local hosting institute. During the event, local city tours, tours to Hukou Waterfall, Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grotto will be arranged. The cost will be covered by local hosts as well.

Local Organizer:

Dr. Zhongwu Zhang, Shanxi Normal University,zhangzhongwu69@163.com

Dr. Liuke Liang, Luoyang Normal University, lianglk2006@126.com

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. before April 15, 2020 to Shixiong Hu at shu@esu.edu. Selected individuals will be notified via email. First come first served.

Dr. Shixiong Hu, Email: shu@esu.edu

Dr. Changshan Wu, Email: cswu@uwm.edu

Co-Chair of the CPGIS ‘Go Home’ committee

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