<br>Hello, <div><br></div><div>Greetings from Barbuda where I’m conducting research on the Blue Halo Initiative and PPGIS. I just wanted to send out the call for session proposals at ISPM’s second conference at Aalto University in June 2019.  Please submit and share with other colleagues and experts in the field. Thank you!</div><div><br></div><div>Kindly, </div><div>Charla M. Burnett</div><div>Executive Secretary </div><div>International Society for Participatory Mapping <br><br><br><div dir="ltr"><br><div class="gmail_quote"><br><br><br><u></u>

        
                
                
                
        
        
                

    
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<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">This is an invitation to submit proposals for sessions in the second International Society of Participatory Mapping (ISPM) conference, to be held June 17-19, 2019 in Espoo, Finland.  ISPM conference 2019 will bring together top researchers from around the world to exchange research for the presentation of work in fields related to public participatory mapping and GIS (PGIS and PPGIS) with emphasis on applications in both research and practice.</p>

<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Proposals for such sessions are hereby solicited. A proposal should identify a coherent topic that can be addressed by at least 3 papers.</p>

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<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">As a proposer of an accepted session, you will become the session chair. The chair's primary responsibility is to solicit high quality papers for the session, oversee the review, and write a tutorial introduction to your session. You are to solicit abstracts, have them refereed, collaborate with the conference chairs in determining which abstracts are to be accepted and structure presentation time in your session. Please contact us at the address below if you have any questions about the obligations entailed in becoming a session organizer.</p>

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<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Session proposals must be maximum 600 words – including all the information below.</p>

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        <li>Include session title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, and 3 – 5 keywords</li>
        <li>Define a specific area to be covered.</li>
        <li>Justify why the proposed area is appropriate for the conference. Discuss why the topic is timely and important, and how the topic has been addressed in other conferences or recent publications.</li>
        <li>Argue that there is likely to be sufficient high quality material to fill the session, e.g., a list of researchers you intend to solicit for papers. If it is unlikely to be adequate paper submissions, you may express your interest in having a workshop instead.</li>
        <li>Provide a short academic bio of the proposer.</li>
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<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Proposals must be sent in PDF format to this email address: <a href="mailto:sessions@ispm-conference.com" style="color:#00add8;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">sessions@ispm-confere<wbr>nce.com</a></p>

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<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>June 18, 2018: Proposal submission opens</strong></p>

<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>September 30, 2018: Proposal due</strong></p>

<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>November 1, 2018: Notification regarding the proposals</strong></p>

<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Each proposal will be evaluated by the organizing committee. We look forward to your submissions.</p>

<p style="margin:10px 0;padding:0;color:#808080;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:16px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Questions? Please send email to </p>

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