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Event Chairs

Conference Chair

Cédric Grueau
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS

Brief Bio
Cédric Grueau teaches Computer Science at the Departamento de Sistemas e Informática, EST/IPS since 2006, where he teaches courses in the BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering. He has 20 years experience in Geographic Information Science, including experience in the industry and research. He currently conducts his research in Centro de Informática e Tecnologia da Informação (CITI) of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His research interests are focused on Geographic Information Systems and Simulation with particular interest in the design of domain specific modeling languages for Agent-Based Modeling. He is a member of the IAOA.


Program Chair

Jorge Gustavo Rocha
University of Minho

Brief Bio
Jorge Rocha speaks and teaches about open source development, crowd sourcing and community engagement in the geospatial realm. He is an active member of the OSM and OSGeo communities. He is Professor of Geographic Information System and Science at University of Minho, member of the AGILE Association since 99, OGC member from 2005 to 2010 and president of the OSGeo Portugal Local Chapter, from 2010 to 2014.


Honorary Chair

Robert Laurini
INSA, University of Lyon

Brief Bio
Dr. Robert Laurini, presently professor emeritus at INSA, University of Lyon, France, is a well-known specialist in GIS. He has also taught GIS at the University of Maryland, USA, at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy and at several other universities especially in Latin America. He speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish. His present interests are in location-based services, geographic knowledge and territorial intelligence. He is also the founder of «Academics Without Borders» which is a network of academic consultants working for the modernization of higher education institutions in developing countries.