Call for papers for geo-technology conference

February 15th, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: PositionIT


The official call for papers for the inaugural SA GeoTech 2017 conference has been issued and interested parties are encouraged to submit papers in line with the conference theme: “Showcasing geospatial technologies for precision, planning and performance.”

The SA GeoTech 2017 conference and exhibition takes place on 25 and 26 July 2017 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and is hosted by EE Publishers. PositionIT is the media partner for this event.

The event aims to enhance the geospatial-intelligence skills of delegates with the intention of providing their organisations with strategic management insights, enhanced performance and efficiency, and added business value. Delegates from across the economic spectrum are welcome to attend SA GeoTech 2017.

Authors and presenters are invited to submit papers of approximately 2000-3000 words for presentation at the conference in line with the conference theme and the four sub-themes which are detailed below:

  • South African geo-intelligence: what’s available and how it’s used
  • Technologies for geospatial data acquisition
  • Optimising performance with geo-intelligence
  • Geo-visualisation tools for decision support

Proprietary technologies, products and services may be described, and papers detailing successful client applications of the technology, product or skills will receive preference.

Within the theme and sub-themes of the conference, there will be a focus on leading-edge geospatial technologies, skills, solutions and applications for business leaders, managers, data analysts, engineers, scientists, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy. These will include:

  • Technologies for collecting, processing and disseminating geo-intelligence.
  • Extracting strategic business value from geodata.
  • 3D geospatial technologies for infrastructure projects and planning.
  • Optimising geo-visualisation analysis for enhanced efficiency and decision making.
  • Geo-intelligence for optimising performance across the South African economy
  • Geodata management for asset operation and maintenance.
  • Geospatial imagery for management support and planning.
  • Monitoring and data management solutions for spatially-enabled enterprises.
  • Optimising retail and governmental operations with geo-intelligence.
  • Geospatial applications for resource management – water, mining, agriculture and environment.
  • Geo-tools for infrastructure development – energy, construction, transport, education and health.
  • Mapping and navigation technologies for optimised performance across all economic sectors.
  • Geo-visualisation tools and platforms for extracting geo-intelligence.
  • Co-ordinated geo-data management for enhanced strategic efficiencies.

Parties interested in submitting papers for the SA GeoTech 2017 conference and exhibition should take note of the key dates for abstract and paper submissions which are outlined below:

  • Call for papers: 9 February 2017
  • Submission of abstracts for selection:  30 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance for presentation of a paper: 15 May 2017
  • Submission of final full-text paper for approval: 30 June 2017
  • Presentation of papers at SA GeoTech 2017: 25 and 26 July 2017

If you would like to present a paper at SA GeoTech 2017, please contact the programme co-ordinator for further details.

Contact Clare van Zwieten, SA GeoTech 2017, Tel 011 543-7000,