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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no PIRSES-GA-2009-247608.

Invitation from Chair

I cordially invite you to participate in the 2015 IGIT Conference.
Understanding the Earth system—its weather, climate, oceans, atmosphere, water, land, geodynamics, natural resources, ecosystems, and natural and human-induced hazards—is crucial to enhancing human health, safety and welfare, alleviating human suffering including poverty, protecting the global environment, reducing disaster losses, and achieving sustainable development. Observations of the Earth system constitute critical input for advancing this understanding. This initiative is announced as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The purpose of GEOSS is to achieve comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations of the Earth system, in order to improve monitoring of the state of the Earth, increase understanding of Earth processes, and enhance prediction of the behavior of the Earth system. Membership in Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is open to all member States of the United Nations and to the European Commission.

The IGIT conference aims to introduce the up-to-date development of prototype systems for data collection, analysis and dissemination for informed decision making; a step towards the goals of GEOSS. The conference is primarily connected to the staff exchange program of IGIT under the SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, Marie Curie Actions, People - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Project Number: 247608 ( and it embraced a broad palette of research centers in China and Europe to streamline their activities towards the complex prototype system with the following main function: integrated geo-spatial information acquisition and management in various application fields. Eight leading institutions of different disciplines participate in the mobility program, which facilitated data and information exchange and joint research work. This way, different fields of ongoing activities are linked together for building the complex system.

The following topics will be discussed on the conference:

  • New image processing techniques for remote sensing
  • Integrated geo-spatial information and its application to agriculture and forestry
  • Integrated geo-spatial information and its application to land and environment monitoring
  • Spatial data engineering and internet-based information sharing and service in water resources management
  • Design and implementation and application of a WebGIS
  • Distributed computing and geographical knowledge grid
  • Geographical process modeling and analysis
  • Integrated geo-spatial information and its application to climate change and carbon cycle
  • Integrated geo-spatial information and its application to coastal zone management

The conference will include oral and poster presentations with top researchers as invited speakers.
The 2015 IGIT Conference will be located in Székesfehérvár (Hungary) at the Alba Regia Technical Faculty of Óbuda University in cooperation with the University of West Hungary .The Organising Committee invites you to submit papers for presentation and for publication. Help to make the Conference to be a successful one. We look forward to seeing you in our historical and beautiful city of Székesfehérvár, the city of Hungarian Kings.


Dr. Tamas Jancso
Chair, IGIT project coordinator
University of West Hungary