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The Digital Earth 2001 Program Committee invites the submission of 200-400 word abstracts for presentations at the international conference to be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, June 24-28, 2001.

Contributions are welcomed from leading international experts who are willing to share their vision, knowledge and experiences. Papers are sought in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Vision and Concepts of Digital Earth
  • Leveraging the information infrastructure
  • Conceptualization, design, operation and acceptance of publicly accessible information
  • Integration of information for improved decision-making
  • Public participatory GIS
  • Democratization of information
  • Electronic government and E-business
  • Internet/web GIS
  • Leveraging GIS/RS/GPS/communications technologies
  • Earth observing systems and remote sensing technologies
  • Standards and interoperability
  • Multi-dimensional data modeling
  • Spatial data warehousing and mining
  • Virtual reality
  • High performance computing and communication
  • Using the Digital Earth concept to solve real-world problems in environmental protection, disaster management, natural resource conservation or improve sustainable economic and social development
  • Using the Digital Earth concept to improve the quality of life of the humankind

Abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2000. These should be in a non-formatted ASCII text format, in English and/or French and be limited to 200-400 words. All submissions must be sent to the attention of: David Finley, Program Chair, E-mail to programchair@digitalearth.ca, Tel: 506/444-4644, Fax: 506/453-3898. For a complete listing of suggested conference themes, abstract submission specifications or on the Conference, please visit the website www.digitalearth.ca.