Workgroup Meeting, February 2nd, 2009 - Cancun, Mexico
17:30 - 19:00

Attendance: 30



  • It was question of well-differentiating and defining the tracks, eventually expanding the spectrum
  • Apart variants on how to cluster the topics, it was observed that the acceptance was border than the GEO+WS; as for the first event in the series, this was not lowering the interest, but the next event should embrace more explicit topics to comply with the spectrum of accepted submission.
  • Many direct and on-line suggestions were received from Claus-Peter Rückermann, Rifaat Abdalla, David Valentine, Victor Lobo, Bernd Resch, Alenka Krek, Bastian Scäffer, Patrick Maué, and others.
    Suggestions are welcome to
  • One suggestion on the table is to have GEO-Computation, thus covering a larger spectrum (Calus-Peter), covering environmental planning (Alenka), or, the opposite, restricting to WS (Victor), and cluster the current topics by dropping a few and adding some others (Bernd).
  • Rifaat also hinted to an extension; he is also going to report on GEOWS 2009 in the The International Journal OF Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

Next steps:

  • Develop a new version of the GEO-event
  • Extend invitations for Advisory Board to covert more topics
  • Enhance relationships with other GEO-associations and departments
  • Extend invitations to committee membership

GEO event 2010:

  • Announce the new topics with the CfP for GEO-2010
  • Location: yet to be defined, most probably in Caribbean area, February-March 2010
  • Under Digital World 2010

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