Abstracts Welcome for FIG Working Week 2020

21 October 2019

From 10 to 14 May 2020 FIG and the Dutch local organisers will welcome surveyors to Amsterdam.

FIG Working Week is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together to experience a mix of interesting technical sessions and workshops, a trade exhibition and a variety of side events and social functions.

FIG Working Week 2020 will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in Integrated Land and Water Management. It will do so to address the impacts of climate change, mobility and rapid urban growth, unplanned development and environmental degradation. The Netherlands has a long history of dealing with the challenges of building and managing a densely populated coastal country, with a land area nearly half of which is below sea level.

The Working Week 2020 is an opportunity for the entire FIG community to meet, discuss, learn and get inspired on overall emerging challenges currently faced by our world. As Surveyors and related professions, we have not only the ability but the responsibility to actively participate in the solutions of these challenges. The technical programme will consist of around 500 presentations in the broad field of surveying including best practices and new research on sensing technologies and spatial data processing. 

WE INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
1 Nov 2019: Abstract Submission deadline (full paper 7 February 2020)

The abstracts for normal papers will be reviewed by the ten FIG commission chairs, and you will be notified in December of acceptance.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
The overall theme for the Working Week 2020 is Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management

FIG and the national Member Association from the Netherlands, GIN, organise the FIG Working Week 2020 in RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

The meeting will be multidisciplinary, welcoming over 1000 participants from around the world and will be the platform for smart surveyors to evaluate their actual and future role in achieving the SDG’s.

FIG Working Week will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in Integrated Land and Water Management. It will do so to address the impacts of climate change, mobility and rapid urban growth, unplanned development and environmental degradation. The Netherlands has a long history of dealing with the challenges of building and managing a densely populated coastal country, with a land area nearly half of which is below sea level. 

In Amsterdam, the smart surveyor stands at centre stage. The focus is on smart sensing technologies and new spatial data processing technologies. The digital transformation and new challenges affect professional standards and practice. They also affect surveying education, require innovative teaching approaches and lifelong learning solutions. This Working Week is an opportunity to join forces and bring us closer to achieving the SDG’s. 

The Working Week in Amsterdam is an opportunity for the entire FIG community to meet, discuss learn an get inspired on overall emerging challenges currently faced by our world. As Surveyors and related professions, we have not only the ability but the responsibility to actively participate in the solutions of these challenges.

We invite high quality contributions of practitioners and researchers both in the general topics within the FIG Commissions, Network and Task Forces as well as in the following specific topics for this year.

Best paper award

Please note that the Local Organizing Committee of the FIG Working Week 2020 invites you to submit in particular a paper covering one or more of the sub-themes of the Working Week. For each sub-theme, the author of the best paper is awarded a typical Dutch prize.

 

1.SMART SURVEYORS
Rapid urban growth, smart energy, cleaner mobility, and ‘land rights for all’ are some of the challenges demanding innovative surveying approaches and technologies. Sensing technologies, spatial data processing technologies and related approaches are already available. Use and improve them to become future proof, Smart Surveyors!         

 

2. INTEGRATED LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Without integrated land and water management, the Netherlands as also other coastal countries cannot sustain its agricultural and urban development. Climate change, though, increases the risks of sea and riverine floods and extended drought periods and complicates this management task. Unorthodox measures are called for. Get familiar with these measures and discuss them from your critical surveyor perspective.    

 

3. TEN YEARS TO GO TO ACHIEVE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The countdown begins, only one decade to go to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and surveying professionals have a key role to play. How did we, as surveyors, contribute to ending poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests? In addition, what will be our role for the coming 10 years?   

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