Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability – Opening Conference

Please excuse the short notice but perhaps some of you are in the area and could still make it. Key notes are delivered by Steve Rayner from Oxford University and David Suzuki. In terms of visualization, the conference will host a panel on “Social and visual media: Tools & techniques for engagement” with Katy Appleton (University of East Anglia) and Ian Bishop (University of Melbourne); and another panel titled “Bridging processes and perspectives into the future” with Arnim Wiek (Arizona State University), Michael Flaxman (MIT), and Jennifer Penney (Clean Air Partnership).

What: Celebrating CIRS | Accelerating Sustainability
When: November 3 – 5, 2011
Where: University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

For more information and to register, visit

Google Mapping Technology for Nonprofits

What: Google Mapping Technology for Nonprofits

When: September 26-28, 2011, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Public Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

Who should attend?: This workshop is intended for Canadian nonprofit technology specialists.

More information: http://vancouver.earthoutreach.org/home

Digital Landscape Architecture 2009


Abstracts not exceeding 250 words should be submitted online via a web-based submission system at
http://www.landschaftsinformatik.de by January 31, 2009,
for review and possible inclusion in the program.
The conference proceedings are published by Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg.
The conference language is English.
The conference will be hold in Malta in order to address the regional focus of the conference on the Mediterranean Islands.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Stephen Ervin, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Ian Jorgensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Jörg Schaller, ESRI Germany
Prof. Dr. Marc Bonazountas, Epsilon, Greece
(other keynote speakers will be announced later)

The program committee cordially invites you to submit proposals for original,
unpublished presentations focusing on one of the following topics

A: Digital Landscape Design for the Mediterranean Islands
B: Landscape Information Models LIMs
C: 3D, 4D and VR Landscape Visualization
D: Teaching Digital Landscape Architecture /
E: Knowledge Based Landscape Architecture
F: 3D-Workmethod in Landscape Design

Important Dates

Abstracts due February 16, 2009
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2009
Full manuscript draft due: March 23, 2009
Reviewed manuscript due: April 6, 2009
Conference: May 21 – 22, 2009

Further Information
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Anhalt (FH)
Forschungsbereich Landschaftsinformatik, Prof. Erich Buhmann
INDIGO Innovationspark, Solbadstraße 2, D-06406 Bernburg, Germany
Telephone: +49-3471 -355-1116, Fax +49-3471-628179
conference proceedings: atelier.bernburg@t-online.de
conference organization: la@loel.hs-anhalt.de

Conference Scientific Director: Prof. Erich Buhmann
Submit Entries LA-Conferences at http://www.landschaftsinformatik.de

Conference partners:
AGIT2009, LE:NOTRE TW and partners in Malta

Conference sponsors:
ESRI Geoinformatik GmbH, SYNERGIS Informationssysteme GmbH, K2-Computer Softwareentwicklung GmbH a.o.

Upcoming conferences: CORP, Imagina


As Manfred Schrenk already had announced at the end of this year’s REAL CORP, the 14th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, won’t take place in Vienna but in the Design Centre Sitges, Spain. The Call for Papers is open now and details are available at http://www.corp.at/


The Imagina is an event, focussing on the 3D visualization community in industry, architecture, media and entertainment. This year’s imagina could become interesting for researchers in urban and landscape planning as well because it focuses on the use of 3D in town and country planning. Among the speakers are officials from cities like Manchester, using 3D visualization already, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kolbe, who will present on CityGML.

More information is available at http://www.imagina.mc/

Upcoming conferences on Geovisualization and Digital Cities

Here is a link to a conference on geovisualization in Hamburg, Germany, which is organized by the International Cartographic Association, the German Cartographic Society, and the HafenCity University Hamburg.

Also watch out for the Geoweb 2009 – 3DCityscapes in Vancouver. We are awaiting the 1st Call for Papers and an update of the GeoWeb 2008 website these days.