Call for Geomatics Indaba 2015 papers – academic track

March 9th, 2015, Published in Articles: PositionIT, Uncategorised articles


Geomatics 2015 logoThe official call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track of Geomatics Indaba 2015 has been issued and interested parties are encouraged to submit papers in line with the conference theme of “Developing spatial technologies and skills for strategic infrastructure planning”.  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,  Geomatics Indaba 2015 takes place on 11, 12 and 13 August 2015 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng (

Peer-reviewed academic papers for Geomatics Indaba 2015 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). A special printed publication of this issue will be included in the delegate bags at the conference. The Geomatics Indaba 2015 academic papers committee comprises Prof. Gregory Breetzke, Chairperson, (University of South Africa),  Dr. Serena Coetzee, (University of Pretoria), Prof. Julian Smit, (University of Cape Town) and Prof. Fred Cawood, University of the Witwatersrand.

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. Peer-reviewed academic papers should cover and report on the outputs of theoretical and applied research relevant to the theme, subject matter and target audience of the conference. While it is accepted that proprietary technologies, products and services may be described, peer-reviewed academic papers should be generic in nature, and should not have overtly self-serving or commercial content. Authors are urged to write papers detailing completed research rather than “work-in-progress”. 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:

  • Call for peer-reviewed academic papers and presenters: Commencing January 2015
  • Submission of full-text academic papers for peer-review: Closing 30 April 2015
  • Notification of provisional acceptance of papers for the academic track: Closing 15 June 2015
  • Submission of final full-text peer-reviewed academic papers for publishing: Closing 7 July 2015
  • Registration of presenters of accepted peer-reviewed papers for academic track: Closing 24 July 2015
  • Submission of PowerPoint presentations for the conference CD: Closing 31 July 2015
  • Presentation of papers at Geomatics Indaba 2015: 11 to 13 August 2015

Academic papers must be submitted using the on-line paper submission system of the South African Journal of Geomatics available at: Author guidelines and a step-by-step guide to the electronic submission process are available on the site. The deadline for full paper submission is 30 April 2015

Contact Prof. Gregory Breetzke, University of South Africa,

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