Summer School

“Advanced Spatial Data Infrastructures”

8-15 July 2011 - Leuven, Belgium

This summer school will take at the Irish College in Leuven between 8 and 15 July 2011, and is organised by the University of Melbourne (Australia), Leuven University and Brussels University (Belgium), and supported by Global Spatial Data Infrastrucure (GSDI) Association.


Brief summary of activities and subjects:

  • Lectures by respected SDI and spatial data-experts
  • Seminars with invited speakers and practitioners from the public and private sectors
  • Technological issues (network architecture, geo-standardisation, metadata, web services)
  • Organisational issues (division of labour), inter-organisational issues (coordination, task allocation)
  • Economic issues (funding, pricing)
  • Legal issues (privacy, intellectual property rights, security, liability), EU-Directives (INSPIRE, SEIS, PSI)
  • SDI-Roadmap, Development Toolkit, and other SDI-management methods/tools
  • SDI-strategy plan: Group work and presentation


Overall Information

Organizers: The University of Melbourne, Leuven University (KUL), Brussels University (VUB)

Venue: The summer school will take place in The Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe (www.louvaininstitute.com). This venue is located in the centre of Leuven surrounded by historic buildings and pedestrian streets lined with pubs, terraces and restaurants. The Institute is situated in its own grounds with beautiful gardens. It has also spacious bedrooms for the guests. All the bedrooms have a bathroom en-suite, including a shower and toilet. All rooms receive daily towel/laundry changes and are serviced daily.

Location: Irish College (The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe), Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven Belgium
Phone: + 32 16 310 430 - Fax: + 32 16 310 431
www.louvaininstitute.com

Contacts: Abbas Rajabifard, Joep Crompvoets

Objective summer school: to enhance the knowledge about the current development in the field of spatial data infrastructures
Target group: Professionals, academics and students (who have some basic knowledge of spatial data infrastructures)
Working forms: Lectures, Seminar, Group work, Presentations, Excursion
Group Size: 30 participants
Duration: 7 days
Dates: 8-15 July 2011
Morning session: 9:00 – 12:30 Afternoon-session: 13:30 – 17:00
Price: € 2000 (without accommodation: € 1300)


Program Schedule

Week 1 (8-10 July 2011)

Fr. 08/7/2011
Sa. 09/7/2011
Su. 10/7/2011

Day 1
morning

Day 1
afternoon

Day 2
morning

Day 2
afternoon

Day 3
morning

Day 3
afternoon

Introduction

Excursion NGI

SDI-examples

Social event

Free

Free

Week 2 (11-15 July 2011)

Mo. 11/7/2011
Tu. 12/7/2011
We. 13/7/2011
Th. 14/7/2011
Fr. 15/7/2011

Day 4
morning

Day 4
afternoon

Day 5
morning

Day 5
afternoon

Day 6
morning

Day 6
afternoon

Day 7
morning

Day 7
afternoon

Day 8
morning

Day 8
afternoon

SDI-
Assessments

SDI-
seminar

SDI-
Technology

SDI-
Economic +
Legal issues

SDI-
implementation tools

SDI-
strategy plan

SDI-
Research projects

SDI-
strategy plan

Presentation
SDI-strategy
plan

Future of SDI


Genaral Schedule

Day

Description

Day 1 Friday morning (8 July 2011)

Introduction to Spatial Data Infrastructures

Day 1 Friday afternoon

Excursion National Geographic Institute (Brussels)

Day 2 Saturday morning (9 July 2011)

SDI-Examples

Day 2 Saturday afternoon

Social event (optional)

Day 3 Sunday (10 July 2011)

Free

Day 4 Monday morning (11 July 2011)

Introduction SDI-Strategy plan Assignment + SDI-Assessment

Day 4 Monday afternoon

Seminar “SDI-Practices” with lecturers from public and private sector

Day 5 Tuesday morning (12 July 2011)

SDI-Technology

Day 5 Tuesday afternoon

Economic + Legal SDI-issues

Day 6 Wednesday morning (13 July 2011)

SDI-implementation tools

Day 6 Wednesday afternoon

SDI-Strategy plan

Day 7 Tuesday morning (14 July 2011)

SDI-Research projects

Day 7 Tuesday afternoon

Group work SDI-Strategy plan

Day 8 Friday morning (15 July 2011)

Presentations SDI-Strategy plan

Day 8 Friday afternoon

Future of SDI


Practical Information

The number of participants is limited to 30 with the main objective to strengthen the interaction between the participants.

Price settings:

  • 2.000 euro including residential staying from Friday 8th July 2011 until friday 15th July (7 nights - 8 days)
  • 1300 Euro without accommodation
  • When you want to arrive on Thursday 7th 2011 or leave on Saterday 16th July: supplement of 100 euro a night.
  • You have to reserve (and pay) yourself for the transport to The Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe.

Payment of the fee: Payment of the registration fee in Euro should be made in advance by:

  • Visa Card and Mastercard (recommended). The cardholder's name, card number and expiration date of the card should be filled out on the registration form. We regret not to be able to accept other cards. Payments will not be withdrawn before the first of July, so please check if the expiry date exceeds July 2011.
  • Invoice. This will be sent to participants by the congress secretariat.

Registration: You can register by web for this Summer School by clicking here.
In case visa has to be arranged then deadline for registration is 30 May 2011.

Certification: Participants of the Summer School will receive a certification for fulfilling the course.

Accomodation: The Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe

Canceling a registration with refund can only be done before June 15th 2011 by email to joep.crompvoets@soc.kuleuven.be and anneke.heylen@soc.kuleuven.be. After this day the dued amount has to be paid.

Travelling information

More information

 


Detailed schedule

Day 1 Friday 8 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)
Welcome
Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
  Introduction Summer school Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

Objectives, scope

 
  Logistics  
Morning (11:00 – 12:30)

Introduction to Spatial Data Infrastructures

Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
  Components Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

Hierarchy

 
 

History

 
  Development models  
Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00)

Excursion National Geographic Institute (Brussels)

Ingrid Vandenberghe (NGI)


Day 2 Saturday 9 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)

SDI Examples around the world

Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
 

Global Spatial Data Infrastructures Association

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

PCGIAP

 
 

INSPIRE

 
  Australia  
 

Iran

 
 

USA

 
 

Canada

 
 

Malaysia

 
 

Netherlands

 
 

Belgium

 
 

Macedonia

 
 

Abu Dhabi

 
Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00)

Social Event (Optional)

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)


Day 3 Sunday 10 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Whole day
Free


Day 4 Monday 11 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)
Introduction to SDI-Strategy Plan Assignment
Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
  Introduction to SDI-Strategy Plans  
 

Course objectives, scope

 
Morning (11:00 – 12:30)

SDI-assessment

Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
 

Models (INSPIRE State of Play, SDI-Readiness, Abu Dhabi Geomaturity)

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

Results of SDIs around the world

Danny Vandenbroucke (KUL)
Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00)

Seminar “SDI-Practices” with presentors from public and private sector

Joep Crompvoets (KUL) +

 

SDI at the municipal level in Belgium

Invited Speakers
 

SDI at the city of leuven

 
 

SDI at the Flemish government

 
 

SDI in Europe

 
 

SDI-Tools + Practices in the Netherlands

 
 

SDI-Tools + Practices in Belgium

 


Day 5 Tuesday 12 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)
SDI-Technology
Danny Vandenbroucke (KUL)
 

Network architecture

 
 

Web services (e.g discovery, view, download, transformation)

 
Morning (11:00 – 12:30)

Standardisation

Danny Vandenbroucke (KUL)
 

Standards

 
 

Metadata

 
 

INSPIRE

 
Afternoon (13:30 – 15:00)

Economic SDI-issues

Bastiaan van Loenen (TUD)

 

Funding

Lieselot Vanhaverbeke (VUB)
 

Spatial data pricing

 
Afternoon (15:30 – 17:00)

Legal SDI-issues

Bastiaan van Loene (TUD)
 

Privacy

Katleen Janssen (KUL)
 

Intellectual property rights

 
 

Security

 
 

Liability

 
 

Licensing

 
 

INSPIRE / PSI  / SEIS

 


Day 6 Wednesday 13 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)

SDI-implementation tools

Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
 

Webservices (e.g discovery, view, download, transformation)

 
Morning (11:00 – 12:30)

Standardisation Tools

John Stuiver (WU)
Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00)

Group work SDI-Strategy Plan Assignment

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

(size group: 5 persons)

 


Day 7 Tuesday 14 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 10:30)
SDI-Research projects
Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
 

Australia

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)

 

Belgium (e.g. SPATIALIST)

 
Morning (11:00 – 12:30)

Scenario SDI-Studies

Bart Januarius (VUB)
 

(MA)MCA

 
Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00)

Group work SDI-Strategy Plan Assignment

Joep Crompvoets (KUL)
 

(size group: 5 persons)

 


Day 8 Friday 15 July
Description
Tutor(s)
     
Morning (9:00 – 12:30)

Presentation SDI-Strategy Plan

Participants
 

Each group presents a SDI-strategy plan + Discussion (± 45 minutes)

 
Afternoon (13:30 - 15:00)

Beyond SDI

Rohan Bennett (TU)
 

Lecture + Discussion

 
Afternoon (15:30 – 17:00)

Future of SDI + Closure Summer School

Abbas Rajabifard (MU)
 

Lecture + Discussion

 



List of supervisors & tutors

Supervisors

Abbas Rajabifard (The Melbourne University)
Joep Crompvoets (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Tutors

Rohan Bennett (Twente University)
Ezra Dessers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Katleen Janssen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Bart Januarius (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)
John Stuiver (Wageningen University)
Bastiaan van Loenen (Delft University of Technology)
Glenn Vancauwenberghe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Ingrid Vanden Berghe (National Geographic Institute)
Danny Vandenbroucke (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Lieselot Vanhaverbeke (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)



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