Final call for academic papers for Geomatics Indaba 2016

March 4th, 2016, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: PositionIT


Prof. Fred Cawood

Fred Cawood, Academic Committee Chairperson

Researchers working in the surveying, geospatial, mapping and remote sensing fields are encouraged to submit their abstracts for the peer-reviewed academic track of Geomatics Indaba 2016 before 1 April 2016. Abstracts and academic papers must be submitted using the on-line paper submission system:

Geomatics Indaba 2016 takes place from 2 to 4 August 2016 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and the theme for this year is “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future”. The training indaba is hosted by South Africa’s professional geospatial bodies, the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), the Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) and the Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA), in partnership with EE Publishers (

The peer-reviewed academic stream is chaired by Fred Cawood,  University of Witwatersrand (Mine surveying) with assistance from Gregory Breetze, University of Pretoria (GIS); Serena Coetzee, University of Pretoria (GIS);  Julian Smit, University of Cape Town (GIS and photogrammetry); Aslam Parker, Department Rural Development and Land Reform (Land surveying); Raubie Raubenheimer, CPUT (Engineering surveying); and Chris Munyati, North West University (Remote sensing and GIS).

Special ICA Commission stream

The International Cartographic Association’s Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management will also be hosting a special stream covering map production and geoinformation management. This stream is chaired by Peter Schmitz, Chair: ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management 2015-2019.

Authors and presenters are invited to submit peer-reviewed academic papers of approximately 5000-words (including tables, figures, and references) for presentation at the conference. Each paper will undergo rigorous double-blind peer-review to ensure high quality papers. Interested parties are requested to take note of the following important deadline dates:

  • 1 April 2016 – Submission of full-text research papers for peer-review close.
  • 26 May 2016 – Notification of provisional acceptance of papers for the research track close.
  • 15 June 2016 – Submission of final full-text peer-reviewed research papers for publishing close.

Papers will be selected on the basis of their merit, significance, relevance, correctness, originality and clarity following a double-blind peer-review process. A selection of papers will be published in the South African Journal of Geomatics (ISSN 2225-8531).

Contact Fred Cawood, University of Witwatersrand,

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