|Australian Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan
||11 Mar 14
Register via the website
The Australian Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan is being developed by and for the ecosystem science community in Australia, to ensure we have a cohesive vision and plan for sustaining and developing ecosystem science in Australia.
The Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan is being developed collaboratively across Australia, and invites input from any and all interested parties. You can get involved by attending a town hall meeting in February or March.
Town-hall meetings will provide an opportunity for everyone to 'roll up their sleeves', and get actively involved in developing proposals for sustaining and strengthening ecosystem science and management in Australia.
Each meeting will provide progress-to-date in developing the Plan, including a summary of the key themes, ideas, and proposals put forward so far via the survey and any preceding town hall meetings. From there attendees will work together to identify, discuss and refine their top priorities for the future, and to draft up some tangible proposals for enhancing ecosystem science and management in the long-term.
|LOCATE 2014 (Canberra)
||07 Apr 14
7 - 9 April 2014
National Convention Centre
LOCATE is a new annual conference and exhibition for location information in Australia and New Zealand, consolidating the top Australian spatial industry events which includes the spatial@gov® Conference and Exhibition and the national conferences run by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).
LOCATE will become the central meeting point for industry, government and academia in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. This new event has industry-wide support from ANZLIC – the Spatial Information Council, the Australasian Spatial Information Education and Research Association (ASIERA), the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), PSMA Australia Limited, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the Spatial Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Office of Spatial Policy, SIBA and SSSI.
The 3-day conference will provide:
- a comprehensive exhibition showcasing innovative, place-based capabilities
- talks by well-respected national and international thought leaders in the spatial industry
- the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) Gala Dinner
- conference program covering current and popular themes
- an academic stream called Research@LOCATE, run by ASIERA
- networking opportunities.
||07 Apr 14
Locate is the new annual conference on spatial information in Australia and New Zealand, bringing together for the first time all joint forces of SSSI, SIBA, ANZLIC, OSP, LINZ, CRCSI, PSMA, ASIERA and others. Locate will become the meeting point of industry, government and academia in one of the fastest growing areas of IT.
Research@Locate, the academic research stream at Locate, aims to become the premier academic meeting event in the Australasian region. Research@Locate will be organized by the Australasian Spatial Information Education and Research Association, ASIERA (www.asiera.org.au). Research@Locate will provide a transparent full-paper peer review process, with carefully selected presentations and papers, and with its own annual, open-access proceedings.
||16 Apr 14
The Canterbury SDI program of the NZ Geospatial office (LINZ), in conjunction with the University of Canterbury (and Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information) is proposing to hold a two-day GeoSemantic Web Seminar, workshop and hackfest.
The primary goals of this event are:
- Examine the current state of GeoSemantic web technologies to see if any are at or near a level of usefulness to apply within the current Canterbury SDI work programme;
- Share with others where these technologies may solve problems in the Canterbury SDI programme; and then
- Have a go at creating some solutions in the follow-on hack-fest (day 2).
- Further goals will be to advance efforts in this domain more generally by encouraging community interaction and building local expertise in this cutting edge technology.
|Australian Technologies Competition
||06 May 14
Competition opens 13 March, closes 6 May
The Australian Technologies Competition is looking for Australia's best technology companies. The competition assesses, mentors and promotes these companies providing a uniquely Australian take on the future. The competition is seeking to mentor and profile emerging technologies that can enhance industry efficiency and competitiveness in terms of output (finished product) and the physical resources used.
Companies can be delivering technologies and services that address pollution, waste treatment and energy storage, new ways of looking at energy efficiency, building materials, transportations systems, public utilities and much more. The Competition was first run in 2011 as a way to identify the best ways of promoting and helping emerging technology companies.
Business Accelerator Program - The Top 30 Entries will win an intensive mentoring program on commercialisation, funding and pitching.
International Market Entry Acceleration Program - The Top 30 Entries will be able to attend this Program to help drive export readiness and growth. The Program will be delivered partly in Australia. The award winners will also be partially funded on a trade mission to China to seek opportunities for sales, finance and collaboration.
Global Competition - Both the Overall and Industry Award Winners will represent Australia in a number of global competitions to provide additional exposure and opportunities.
The 2014 competition is open to technologies that support efficiency improvements in the industries such as the following: Built environment (property, construction, real estate, etc); Energy (oil, gas, renewables, etc); Water; Food and beverage; Mining and minerals; Manufacturing (chemicals, automotive, metals, etc)
The technology solutions are valid if they can show that their commercialisation would deliver an improvement in industry efficiency and competitiveness in terms of product output and resources used. Resources used can include, but are not limited to: Labour; Water; Soils; Minerals; Chemicals; Energy; Wastes (being avoided pollution to land, water and air).
To enter you must be an Australian-based SME company with less than 100 employees.
In addition, you must own or have beneficial use of any intellectual property necessary to commercialise your technology solution.
There is no limit on maximum investment raised.
|Innovating with Asia 2014 Conference
||20 May 14
In ‘The Asian Century’ Australia’s geographical proximity and stability places us in a unique position to take advantage of the growing influence of Asia globally.
The Cooperative Research Centres Association in 2014 will look outwards and examine the world’s best practice and innovations from the fastest growing economies. Learn more about the quality of Australian CRC’s and how they compare to global innovation.
Program appeals to:
- Industries that benefit from Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)
- CEO’s and Managers of CRC’s Communication Professionals
- CRC Education Professionals
- Researchers and Research Managers
- Australian University Research Officers
- Schools and Faculties of Science
- Deans of Science
- Students of Science
- Policy Makers
- Innovators in Mining
- Innovators in Agriculture and Food
This flagship conference is a brand new format and aims to attract over 500 attendees to the one and a half day program which includes the Ralph Slatyer Address and CRCA Excellence in Innovation Awards Dinner.
The new Conference format will consist of breakfast session in the areas of Leadership (open to CRC Association-member senior executives only), Education, Research Management, Communications and Business.
Conference delegates will then come together for a day of plenary sessions from industry leading keynote speakers.
On the evening of 20th May, delegates will come together for the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society, followed by the Excellence in Innovation Awards Dinner, always a fun and inspiring event.
|2nd IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation
||10 Jun 14
Enquiries should be directed to Professor Chris Rizos at email@example.com
2nd IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN) to be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Communications 2014 (ICC 2014), 10-14 June 2014, Sydney, Australia
Workshop homepage: http://anln.spsc.tugraz.at/
Full paper submission deadline: December 15, 2013
|CRCSI Annual Conference
||04 Nov 14
CRCSI annual conference for CRCSI participants. Attendance by invitation only.