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FOSS4G-EUROPE 2018
2018-07-17 to 2018-07-19
GuimarĂ£es, Portugal

The FOSS4G-Europe Conference will be held in Guimarães, Portugal, from July 17 to 19th, 2018. Two days for workshops are scheduled. On 16th, just before the conference and on 20th, after the conference. We also support a code sprint for two days, 20 and 21th of July.

The Conference aims to bring together the European FOSS4G community. It is not an academic neither a business event. It is a community event, to support face to face meetings and discussions, to foster interactions, to share knowledge and passion.

The Conference is organized by Portugal OSGeo Chapter, on behalf of the Europe OSGeo Chapter.

The conference tagline is ‘Remembering how we started’. We have done so much in the last few years! We establish strong and healthy communities, and we are building great tools and de facto standards using the most up-to-date technology. For newbies, the jargon we use can be scary. But we need to keep all communities and projects open to newbies to guarantee long-term viability and to keep on the cutting-edge of technology. Let’s add another F in FOSS4G meaning Free and Friendly for first timers: FFOSS4G!

Under this slogan, we invite individuals (and tribes) to share their stories and prepare activities for FOSS4G newbies. We also would like to have stories about how companies and local administrations started to contribute to FOSS4G, Track topics include, but are not restricted to:.

FOSS4G business models and case studies
Mapping
Open Data
Interoperability
INSPIRE
Earth Observation
Spatial Data Infrastructures
FOSS4G in the local or central administration

https://foss4g-europe.osgeopt.pt/external link

1st Workshop on Quality of Open Data (QOD 2018)
2018-07-18 to 2028-07-18
Berlin, Germany

Associated with the 21st International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2018)
Berlin, Germany

The goal of this workshop is to bring together different communities working on quality of information in Wikipedia, DBpedia, Wikidata and other open knowledge bases. The workshop calls for sharing research experience and knowledge related to quality assessment in open data. We invite papers that provide methodologies and techniques, which can help to verify and enrich various community based services in different languages.

Topics of interest:

Quality management in open knowledge bases.
Large-scale information extraction
Multilingual entity recognition tasks
Enriching open databases with NLP methods
Quality assessment of Wikipedia articles
Improving quality of DBpedia, Wikidata and other semantic databases
Enrichment of multilingual open knowledge bases
Analysis of references and citation data

Important dates

May 27, 2018 – submission deadline for papers
June 18, 2018 – notification of acceptance/rejection
June 25, 2018 – submission of final papers (for presentation)
July 18 or 19 or 20, 2018 – the workshop

http://bis.ue.poznan.pl/bis2018/workshops/qod/external link

4th International Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences (EarthBiAs2018)
2018-09-03 to 2018-09-07
Rhodes Island, Greece

EarthBiAs2018 is organized by the Department of Environment and the
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of the
University of the Aegean, in collaboration with Global Network for
Environmental Science and Technology (GNEST). It is an international
Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences and will be held
in Rhodes from 3rd to 7th September 2018.

This is the 4th year the EarthBiAs Summer School is running and
following the successful events in previous years, the programme covers
a wide range of topics including Machine Learning, Data Science and Deep
Learning using Big Data technologies. Courses are offered for
participants with a background in mathematics, statistics, data science,
software engineering, environmental modelling etc. All lectures are
lab-based, presented by academics and industry professionals with deep
experience in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence systems. The last day
of the Summer-School, a hackathon event will be organized. In this
challenge, participants and lecturers will be split into teams to
prototype the solution of an analytical problem.

The topics covered by the Summer School are:

Big Data frameworks (Spark, TensorFlow)
Machine Learning on environmental data
Data management and feature engineering using R and Python
Deep Learning models on environmental time series data.

Contact: Dr Demetris F. Lekkas ()
Dr Eleftheria Klontza ()
Office Tel.: +30 210 64 92452

Please visit the EarthBiAs2018 website for completing the application form:

https://summer-schools.aegean.gr/EarthBiAs2018external link

ImageCLEF 2018
2018-09-10 to 2018-09-14
Avignon, France
ImageCLEF 2018 is an evaluation campaign that is being organized as part of the CLEF initiative labs. The campaign offers several research tasks that welcome participation from teams around the world. The results of the campaign appear in the working notes proceedings, published by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org). Selected contributions among the participants, will be invited for publication in the following year in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) together with the annual lab overviews.
For the 2018 edition, ImageCLEF organises 3 main tasks with a global objective of benchmarking lifelogging summarization and retrieval, bio-medical image concept detection and caption prediction and tuberculosis severity score prediction from CT images; and a pilot task on medical visual question answering.
Target communities of the tasks involve (but are not limited to): information retrieval (text, vision, audio, multimedia, social media, sensor data), machine learning (including deep learning), data mining, natural language processing, image/video processing, remote sensing, with special attention to the challenges of multi-modality, multi-linguality, and interactive search.

http://www.imageclef.org/2018external link

The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM 2019)
2019-05-03 to 2019-05-05
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory,
Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of
researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial
data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization,
sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information
communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information
systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original
papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or
applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any
aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.

CONFERENCE AREAS
1 . Data Acquisition and Processing
2 . Remote Sensing
3 . Modeling, Representation and Visualization
4 . Knowledge Extraction and Management
5 . Domain Applications

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Lemonia Ragia, Technical University of Crete, Greece
PROGRAM CHAIR
Cédric Grueau, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal
HONORARY CHAIR
Robert Laurini, Knowledge Systems Institute, USA

Regular Paper Submission: December 10, 2018
Regular Paper Authors Notification: February 7, 2019
Regular Paper Camera Ready and Registration : February 21, 2019

http://www.gistam.org/external link