NordGISci 2006
The First Nordic Summer School in Geographic Information Science
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Nordic Summer school in Geographic Information Science

The Nordic Summer School is a major activity organised by the NordGISci network. It is intended to provide a series of advanced workshops for young researchers. By young researchers we mean PhD students, licentiate students, and fresh postdoctoral researchers (PhD within 3 years). The workshops will be instructed by some leading researchers in the emerging field of Geographic Information Science. Young researchers from Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as from North Western Russia, are eligible, and therefore encouraged to apply for admission to the school. For those selected, we will provide full financial support including travel, accommodation and course materials.

This year’s summer school (NordGISci’06) will be held in Gävle, Sweden, 12 – 16 June 2006, with a focused theme on geospatial analysis and modelling. Relevant topics include geographically weighted regression, voronoi diagram, cellular automata and agent-based modelling, and topological analysis. The workshops will be conducted through organized lectures, labs or seminars. In addition, other informal workshops such as scientific writing, publishing and research methods in geographic information science will be organized. Potential instructors for this year include Itzhak Benenson, Stewart A. Fotheringham, Christopher Gold, and Bin Jiang.

12-16 June 2006, Gävle, Sweden