Geospatial Information has become an essential component of software applications in many vertical domains. Large scale spatial and spatio-temporal data are being produced by organizations through remote sensing, geosensor networks and other data acquisition technologies that have seen a large explosion in the previous decade. The Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), IIT Bombay, and Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, USA under the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have planned a 3-day workshop on "Geospatial information for developing countries: Science and Technology" to discuss state-of-art in GIS technologies, understand the challenges in applying them to problems in developing nations, and set future research directions. The workshop as well as the newly established Advanced Research Lab for Geographic Information Sciences and Engineering at CSE, IIT Bombay invites experts and academicians from India and US to participate in a joint workshop on management of massive spatio-temporal data and applications.

This 3-day Workshop is proposes to bring together researchers, experts and professionals from computer science, geo-informatics, industry as well as large user organizations and Governmental departments to enable an understanding of the requirements of computational sciences in the domain of geo-informatics, especially in the current environment of 'data-rich' systems. This provides an opportunity to the participants to identify research challenges grounded in real world problems of a developing nation and aims to bring synergies into research programs across the two countries.

The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established with a mandate to promote bilateral collaboration in science and technology, has funded this workshop which is being organized jointly by IIT Bombay, and University of Minnesota.

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16th December 2009
Inauguration Technology 1 Application 1 Technology 2  
09.00 - 10.30 11.00 - 13.00
Chair : J. Lieberman
14.00 - 15.30
Chair : Umesh Bellur
16.00 - 17.30
Chair : Sharad Mehrotra
Inaugural Session

Geographical Information Systems and Science: Today and Tomorrow
Mike Goodchild
Spatio Temporal Data modeling and analysis
Shashi Shekhar

Geo-sensor networks
Silvia Nittel
Spatial Data Infrastructure
P.S. Acharya

Distributed Natural Resources Repository
P.S. Roy

Indian Bio-resources Repository
H. Karnatak
3D Mapping
Masahiko Nagai

High Resolution Population Datasets
Budhendra Bhaduri
17th December 2009
Technology 3 Technology 4 Application 2 Research Abstracts 1  
09.00 - 10.30
Chair : Shashi Shekhar
11.00 - 13.00
Chair : Silvia Nittel
14.00 - 15.30
Chair : Mike Jackson
16.00 - 17.30
Chair : S K Ghosh
17.30 - 18.30
Chair : Sumit Sen
Emergency Management
Sharad Mehrotra

Interoperability Arrangement for Geospatial Data
Masahiko Nagai
OGC Technologies
Joshua Lieberman

NSDI location-based technology developments
Mike Jackson

Ocean Data and Information System
Pattabhi Rama Rao
Water Resource Management
A.K. Gosain

Integrated Water Resources Management
T.I. Eldho

Arun Pande

Establishment of Karnataka Geo-portal
Hemanth Kumar
Framework for Interoperability using Ontology Mappings
N.L. Sarda

From Web Service to Applications
Umesh Bellur

Geo-spatial portal for Earth
Ravi K. Yelluripati

Participant Presentations
Industry Applications
18th December 2009
Technology 5 Application 3 Research Abstracts 2 Conclusion  
09.00 - 10.45
Chair : M. Chakraborty
11.15 - 13.00
Chair : P.S. Roy
14.00 - 15.30
Chair : N.L. Sarda
16.00 - 17.30
Chair : Sivakumar
Uncertainty in Geographical Information
Mike Goodchild

Monitoring Global Forest Cover Using Data Mining
Vipin Kumar
Dr. Ashish Verma

Disaster Management
Anil Gupta & Sreeja Nair

Disaster Management - A Geospatial Approach
V Bhanumurthy
Participant Presentations Agenda for Collaboration and Concluding Session  

Participation for the workshop is closed.