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FIG Working Week 2009- Call for Papers

November 7, 2008

It is our privilege and honor to invite you to the FIG Working Week 2009, which will take place in Eilat, a resort city at the southernmost edge of , at the 5*deluxe Herods & Dan Eilat Hotels. We expect to host 700 participants from all over the world.

The professional theme of the Working Week is “Surveyors Key Role in Accelerated Development”, which addresses many of the issues facing surveyors in the next years. As always, the Working Week will gather international professionals and academia members from the fields of land surveying, land and real-estate appraisal, GIS, spatial planning, environmental awareness, and civil engineering.

All ten FIG technical commissions will attend the conference and papers are therefore requested to all topics of interest of the following FIG commissions:

  • Professional Standards and Practice
  • Professional Education
  • Spatial Information Management
  • Hydrography
  • Positioning and Measurement
  • Engineering Surveys
  • Cadastre and Land Management
  • Spatial Planning and Development
  • Valuation and the Management of Real Estate
  • Construction Economics and Management

A special seminar on the history of surveying and measurement to be held on Sunday 3 May 2009.

Link to the call for papers:  www.fig.net/fig2009/call.htm

Link to a .pdf-version of the call for papers:  www.fig.net/fig2009/images/call_for_papers.pdf
 
A detailed list of topics of the FIG Working Week 2009 is available at:  www.fig.net/fig2009/call.htm#List

This Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non peer review papers. Detailed information and important dates are shown at:  www.fig.net/fig2009/call.htm#Important_dates

Non Peer Review – Submission of Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for the FIG Working Week by 10 November 2009. The abstract should be 250 to 500 words in length describing the objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work. The abstracts should also include the names and affiliations of all authors. Please feel free to submit an abstract on any topic related to the specific topics of the Working Week 2009. List of topics of special interest of different commissions and the organising committee are listed below.

The abstract shall be submitted online to FIG on the following web site: www.fig.net/abstractdb/submit.asp?id=10.

Deadline for submitting the abstract is 10 November 2008. For other important deadlines see important dates.

If you have problems with the online submission, the abstracts and papers for peer review can also be submitted in electronic format to:

International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Fax + 45 3886 0252
by email: fig@fig

Please include at the end of your abstract all your contact details, including name, address, phone and fax numbers and email. Please also include on your abstract whether you have a preference for a poster or an oral presentation. Receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged electronically.

When submitting a paper the author(s) agree that FIG has the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings (at the conference and on the FIG web site); in the FIG Surveyors Reference Library; and in the FIG online journal (if selected for this purpose) without any other agreement or compensation. The copyright of the paper remains by the author(s).

The number of abstracts is limited to maximum two per author.

Peer Review – Submission of Full Papers

If you want to present a peer reviewed paper at the FIG Working Week 2009 you should submit your full paper by 10 November 2008. When preparing the paper, please follow the guidelines prepared for papers (paper guidelines and the specific paper template for FIG Working Week 2009). Please feel free to submit an abstract on any topic related to the specific topics of the Working Week 2009. List of topics of special interest of different commissions and the organising committee are listed below.

The peer review process is double blind and deadlines for different steps can be seen below under important dates.

Full papers shall be submitted to FIG in electronic format to:
International Federation of Surveyors
by email fig@fig
If you have problems with email the paper can be submitted (in electronic format) by mailing it to
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 V
Fax + 45 3886 0252
www.fig.net/fig2009

Please include at the end of your paper all your contact details, including name, address, phone and fax numbers and email. Paper that will not be accepted at the peer review process can be offered to the conference as a non peer reviewed paper. In the conference programme paper that has passed the peer review process will be marked “This is a peer reviewed paper”. When submitting a paper the author(s) agree that FIG has the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings (at the conference and on the FIG web site); in the FIG Surveyors Reference Library; and in the FIG online journal (if selected for this purpose) without any other agreement or compensation. The copyright of the paper remains by the author(s).

Receipt of your paper will be acknowledged electronically according to the time schedules.

The number of papers for peer review is limited to maximum two per author.

Further information

For any information see the conference web site: www.fig.net/fig2009.

The online registration opens in early November 2008.  

Any inquiries on call for papers, abstracts, peer review process and technical programme, please contact the FIG Office (Tel +45-3886 1081; Fax +45-3886-0252; email fig@fig).