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Call for Papers: 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics 2010

Call for Papers: 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics 2010

This innovation prize aims to encourage students to contribute to the development and practical realization of innovative concepts in the field of Geoinformatics. In return, the students gain valuable, practical experience working in an international team of researchers and developers, benefit from a new social environment, individualized supervision and support for their work, and acquire additional qualification resulting from successful completion of the work.
This call is open to all students of geoinformatics, computer science, business informatics, media informatics and other fields associated with geoinformatics, who have not yet completed a master's degree or diploma in geoinformatics/informatics/computer science. Students are invited to apply, as individuals or in small teams (2 - 3 members).

A jury of prominent members of the GI community will evaluate the submissions and choose the winner:

Prof. Dr. Edzer Pebesma, Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster
Prof. Dr. Menno Jan Kraak, ITC International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Dr. Ir. Rob Lemmens, ITC International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Dr. Andreas Wytzisk, con terra GmbH
Günther Pichler, ESRI Europe
Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Streit, 52°North Initiative.
The winning team has the unique opportunity to further develop its concept together with 52°North students and academic personnel from the sponsoring organizations. Their work should culminate in the implementation of a fully functioning open source software program as a proof-of-concept. A stay at the 52°North Initiative in Muenster is intended for this purpose. Prize money of 1,000 Euros per team member and a maximum of 3,000 Euros per team will be awarded. The prize money is to be paid upon successful completion of the entire work (see applicant information).

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