Call for Abstracts Now Open

Fellow colleagues,

On behalf of South East Asia Surveying Congress SEASC 2019 Darwin Organising Committee I am inviting you to submit an abstract to this unique International Congress.

The Congress will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre from 15 to 18 August 2019 and welcomes all Surveying and Geospatial Professionals in Asia and the Pacific Region.

The theme of SEASC 2019 Darwin is “Collaboration, Communication and Capacity Building”.

It should be noted that the term surveyor has traditionally been used in association with the SE Asian conference series but the term is used by SSSI and ASEAN Flag nations in line with the broad FIG definition, which states – “a professional person with the academic qualifications and technical expertise to conduct one, or more, of the following activities;

  • To determine, measure and represent land, three-dimensional objects, point – fields and trajectories;
  • To assemble and interpret land and geographically related information,
  • To use that information for the planning and efficient administration of the land, the sea and any structures thereon; and,
  • To conduct research into the above practices and to develop them.”

The Congress purpose is to elevate Australia’s and ASEAN Flag nations’ leadership and profile in the region. It will build our regional and international networks both personally and professionally, offer quality continuing professional development. We invite you to be part of a unique occasion that enhances our relevance to the community and continues to strengthen unity across our profession through active participation and co-operation.

To achieve success, SEASC 2019 Darwin must address several important goals:

  • Attract people who are willing to engage, communicate and learn;
  • Create an environment of collaboration, friendliness and openness; 
  • Deliver an outstanding international trade and innovation exhibition; and
  • Ensure a technical program that covers a variety of contemporary topics

Crucial to all of the above is a vibrant program that is interesting with technically relevant content covering an assortment of survey and spatial science disciplines. This will be achieved through a broad range of papers, presentations, workshops, posters, panel sessions, forums, meetings and tours.

To generate this we are now requesting all surveying and spatial professionals to submit an abstract. Your abstract could focus on contemporary technical challenges or projects that integrate our various disciplines, explore the fusion of disruptive technologies, propose creative solutions, demonstrate breakthrough innovation, and promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and learning. Some themes that have been considered are –

  • Capacity Building, Certification and Professional Development
  • Diversity and Gender Equity in Surveying and Geospatial Industry
  • Digitising the Built Environment
  • Developing Northern Australia
  • Changing Environment of the Cadastre and Land Registration
  • Future challenges, trends and impacts for the Surveying and Geospatial industry
  • Geospatial Information and Infrastructure for Disaster and Emergency Management
  • History of Surveying and Mapping in Northern Australia and South East Asia
  • Implementation of Modernised Reference Frames and Datums
  • Impacts of UAVS, High Resolution Imagery and Innovative Remote Sensing
  • Informed Decision Making the role Surveyors and Geospatial Professionals
  • Innovation in Engineering and Mining Surveying
  • Legislation, Standards & Practices and Guidelines- the Forgotten Foundations?
  • Native Title and Land Claims
  • New Technologies and Techniques
  • Positioning Infrastructure and Location Intelligence
  • Role of Surveying and Spatial Science in the Space Industry
  • Responsible Land Administration, Management and Governance for a Sustainable Future
  • Surveyors Role in Integration, Interoperability and Unification of data
  • Supporting our Young Professionals to Lead the Way

To cater for colleagues working in the academic and research sectors of our industry, SEASC2019 will offer an optional peer review process for technical papers. The peer review process will be overseen by Academic staff from major Universities across Australia and the region. For authors taking up this option, the paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers in two rounds giving the authors the possibility to improve the paper so that it meets the peer review standard.

Of course, SEASC2019 welcomes authors not requiring peer review to also submit papers for regular presentation within the program.

If you have any queries please contact Britta Decker (our Professional Conference Organiser) here.

Rob Sarib
SEASC 2019 Darwin Convenor

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Key Dates

15 August 2018
Registration Opens

15 February 2019
Call for Abstracts Closes

20 May 2019
Early Bird Registration Closes

15–18 August 2019
SEASC 2019

15 August 2019
Workshops & Welcome Reception

17 August 2019
Conference Dinner

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