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- FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS, and
the African Association for Remote Sensing of the Environment, AARSE, in
conjunction with the National Center for Remote Sensing, CENATEL, Benin are
inviting to an international symposium with the theme
" Promoting Space Technology Transfer and Geomatics Education in Africa"
to be held in Cotonou, Benin from the 6th to 9th December 1999
The symposium is the first ever ISPRS event in Benin and one of the first on
the continent. It aims to advance expertise related to ISPRS and Geomatics
in Africa by bringing together African and International experts in an
African context and through the discussion of technology transfer and
education issues. The specific objectives of the symposium are
1. Assessment of the situation of education in Africa
2. Establishment of effective and sustainable education and training
networks in Africa towards improved education
3. Remote learning and computer assisted education
4. Identification of support structures for education and networking in Africa
5. Informing educators and practitioners on latest developments in relevant
6. Investigation of opportunities for joint projects
7. Strengthening of links between Francophone and Anglophone African
Geomatics experts and institutions
Papers on the above topics including overview papers on latest developments
in areas relevant to ISPRS and Geomatics are invited. Extended abstracts of
250 to 300 words can be submitted to Luigi Mussio ( E-mail:
luigi@... or Fax +39 02 23996530) by 30th April 1999.
Papers may be written and presented in French or English. Authors will be
notified regarding the acceptance of papers by 15th June and the final
versions of the papers have to be submitted in hardcopy form and, where
possible, in digital format by 15th October.
Organising Committee: Technical Committee:
Vincent Mama, Cenatel (Chair) Luigi Mussio (Chair)
Luigi Mussio, Chair ISPRS WG VI/3 Fofana Mamadou
Peter Adeniyi, AARSE president Andre Bassole
Heinz Rüther, ISPRS Council member Klaus Komp
Luigi MUSSIO D.I.I.A.R Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci,22,
20133 Milan, Tel 39-02-2399-6501,.
Vincent J.MAMA CENATEL, O6 BP 711, Cotonou,Benin, Tel 330380 Fax 331956
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