We are delighted to announce the call for contributions for the INSPIRE Conference 2013.
The INSPIRE Conference 2013 will take place from Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th June 2013 in Florence, Italy. The theme of this year's edition is "The Green Renaissance".
As much as the Renaissance movement profoundly affected European intellectual life, its influence felt in art, literature, politics, science, religion, etc., so is the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2 influencing the way in which information for managing our planet can be shared and served. Alike the Renaissance movement, INSPIRE is slowly, but steadily spreading over Europe and beyond, with on the way, its principles being debated and implemented. The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to take stock of this progress, to further exchange views and experiences on how INSPIRE is meeting past and emerging challenges and needs, to identify new opportunities and to finally, reflect collectively on how INSPIRE can further evolve to maximise its benefits for society. We invite paper and poster proposals on all aspects of INSPIRE and presentations that reflect the three pillars of the conference Showcase on Environment, Capacities and Networking.
We take this opportunity to inform you that the JRC data specifications team and the Thematic Working Groups are working hard on finalising version 3.0rc3 (release candidate 3) of the INSPIRE data specifications for the Annex II+III data themes. This version will be consistent with the draft amendment of the Implementing Rules for interoperability of spatial data sets and services that are currently being translated. The corresponding data models and xml schemas have already been published (see http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/data-models), and the guidelines will follow early next year, as they become available. Check the data specifications section of the INSPIRE web site (http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm/pageid/2) for the latest documents.