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CPGIS Event   2013-04-11

Topic CPGIS Held Business Meeting at AAG 2013 in Los Angeles
Organizer CPGIS
Location Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
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Date 2013-04-11  
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Dear CPGIS members and friends,

 

 

We had a great get-together meeting at AAG! A lot of friends attended the meeting, among which about 120 joined the dinner party.  We need to thank:

·         Chuanrong Zhang, Chair of the AAG Get-Together Committee, for organizing the meeting & dinner party,

·         Wimmy Lin, a volunteer from Esri, for helping us choose the dishes and lead us to the restaurant,

·         All committee chairs, for providing and/or presenting their committee business report slides,

·         And, to Bing Xu & Beijing Normal University for sponsoring the dinner party!

 Dinner Party   Meeting each other

Here is a lengthy but very informative summary of the meeting. Please read on.

 

1.       Conference Preparation (Henan University: Yaochen Qin)

·         350 papers and abstracts

·         Invited 4 keynote speakersXU Guanhua, Goodchild Michael, Li Deren, Konecny Milan

·         Conference Registration: early registration ends on 5/10

·         CPGIS Night: Qing-Ming-Shang-He-Yuan theme park (清明上河园主题公园)

·         Fields trips:

o   Central China History Trip: 中原文化之旅

§  Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grotto, Xiaolangdi Dam etc.

§  少林寺龙门石窟黄河小浪底大坝

o   The Grand Canyon of Tihang Mountain太行山大峡谷风光之旅

§  Yuntai Mountain, Taihang Mountain, Red Flag Canal etc.              

Professor Yaochen Qin, Dean of the College of Environment and Planning at Henan University, inviting the audience to attend the 21st International Geoinformatics Conference   

Professor Yaochen Qin, Dean of the College of Environment and Planning at Henan University, inviting the audience to attend the 21st International Geoinformatics Conference

 

2.       From the Annals of GIS Journal Committee (Hui Lin):

·         Annals of GIS has been indexed by a popular citation system Scopus, a step closer to our target SCI index system;

·         Papers in our journal has been cited by Science paper on medicine;

·         Increasing royalty has been received by CPGIS (51% increase compared with the previous year)

Call for continual support from members:

·         Promote our journal for more subscription;

·         Submit quality papers to our journal;

·         Cite more papers from our journal papers.

 

Professor Hui Lin, Chair of the Annals of GIS Journal Committee, reporting the achievements of the CPGIS’s flag journal: Annals of GIS

Professor Hui Lin, Chair of the Annals of GIS Journal Committee, reporting the achievements of the CPGIS’s flag journal: Annals of GIS

3.       From the Annual Conference Committee (Pinde Fu)

-          Formed International Steering Committee, Program Committee, Conference Proceeding

-          Plan to invite additional keynote speakers (young and well established)

 

4.       From the Conference Proceeding Publication Committee (Xinyue Ye, Shixiong Hu)

-          Applied IEEE GRSS (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society) as the technical sponsorship and publish the conference papers as IEEE proceedings. Accepted and gone through the paperwork

-          Abstracts and Papers being reviewed by the program committee. Announcing results soon.

5.       From the Student Paper Competition Committee (Jie Tian)

-          Called for participation in the student paper competition

-          Forming a new judge team

Call for actions:

-          The awards will include one First-Place Award ($600), one Second-Place Award ($300), and two Third-Place Awards ($150 each). Besides the monetary awards, awardees will receive certificate plaques.

-          If you are a student, have submitted a paper for the Geoinformatics 2013 conference, and you are the first author. If you would like to join the competition, send Jie an email (jietian@clarku.edu)

-          If you would like to be a judge of the competition, please send Jie (jietian@clarku.edu) an email as well. (Certain requirements may apply)

6.        From the Go Home Committee (Shixiong Hu)

       Location: Zhuhai (珠海) & Nanchang (南昌), China

       Date: June 13-19, 2013 (before Kaifeng conference)

       ThemeApplication of Geospatial Technology in Natural Environment and Urban Development

       Format: One presentation (40-50 minutes) and round table discussion

       Schedule:

       June 13-16 Advanced seminars at Zhuhai Campus, Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai, Hongshun Chen & Dr. Wei Huang)

       June 16-18 Advanced seminars at Jiangxi Normal University (Nanchang, Dr. Chaoyang Fang)

       June 19 Fly to Kaifeng and attend the Geoinformatics 2013 Conference

       Covered expenses: Lodging, meal, round trip of  domestic airfare, city tours and Tour to the Inner Mongolia Grassland

       To apply, send your proposals and C.V. to shu@esu.edu or sxhu_2000@ayhoo.com

Professor Shixiong Hu, Chair of the Go Home Committee, presenting business report
Professor Shixiong Hu, Chair of the Go Home Committee, presenting business report

7.       From the Conference Site Selection Committee (Luo Wei)

-          Called for Geoinformatics 2014 hosting proposals

-          Received inquiries from a few potential candidates

-          Need full proposals (If you need a proposal sample, please contact wluo@niu.edu)

Professor Wei Luo, Chair of the Conference Site Selection Committee, presenting business report
Professor Wei Luo, Chair of the Conference Site Selection Committee, presenting business report

8.       From the CPGIS Book Series Editorial Board (Secretary: Xinyue Ye)

-          Call for book proposals. Submit to xinyue.ye@gmail.com

-          If selected, HEP will waive the publication fee, which typically starts at 30,000 Yuan.

-          Plan to publish at least 4 books a year

 

9.       From the Geoscience Training Committee (Chaowei Yang)

-          Executive Training Program for Advanced GeoInformation Management (2012): Big success

-          2013 Training Program:

o   Organized by NASG and GMU

o   22 Directors from 10 provinces

o   July, 5-19, 2013

o   Executives from U.S. will give talks for the two week training GMU, USGS, ESRI, and other two organizations will host

10.   From the Standards and Standardization Committee (Yuqi Bai)

-          Held a seminar by Liping Di (Chair of INCITS/L1) in March

-          Another seminar by George Percivall (OGC Chief Engineer) in June

-          Two more seminars planned for September and December

-          Slides or main contents will be shared with CPGIS email list

11.   From the Service Award Committee (Aijun Chen)

-          For identifying awardees of CPGIS annual Excellent  Service Award for Individual and Group, The Committee has below schedule. Please be ready to nominate.

-           April 14th: Call for Nominations

-           May 12th: Last Call for Nominations

-           May 14th: Send Service Awardee Candidates list to BO

12.   From the Education Committee (Pinde Fu)

-          Book donation: Free books at Esri AAG booth; more free books later this year

-          Teaching slides and videos: In an email of mine last year. Will update

-          Excellence in Education Award

o   April 22th: Call for Nominations

o   May 12th: Last Call for Nominations

o   June 20th: Award ceremony at Geoinformatics welcome dinner

-          Excellence in Research Award

o   Generally approved by BOD. Criteria to be detailed.

13.   From the Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship (Vincent Tao, Bonan Li)

-          2012

o   Panel discussion at Hong Kong Conference

o   深圳人才交流大会

-          2013

o   中关村创业考察 June 2013 (If interested, email bonan.li@gmail.com)

o   Planning activities the industry members (e.g. Esri China)

14.   From the CPGIS Membership Committee (Peisheng Zhao)

-          Lots of member benefits: journals, discounted conference registration, lots of activities (see the above), network of worldwide GIS friends

-          Membership Fee:

o   Regular Member ($40), Student ($20), Life-time ($400)

o   Organizational member: $400

-          Join online: http://www.cpgis.org

15.   From the Newsletter Committee (Edwin Chow)

- 2012 Issues (Spring/Winter)

- Call for news for 2013 Issues (Spring/Summer/Winter): send to cpgis.news@gmail.com by April 26, 2013

- News from various committees

- Future events (conferences, workshops, meetings)

- Publications

- Awards/Achievements

- Resources, photos

Best regards,

 

Pinde Fu, Ph.D.

President, CPGIS

 

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