Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 153-154, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-153-2012
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27 Jul 2012
ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDENT FORUM OF THE GEOINFORMATION FORUM JAPAN
A. Oba1 and H. Miyazaki2 1Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Endo 5322 Fujisawa Kanagawa, 252-0816, Japan
2Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha Kashiwa-shi Chiba, 277-8568, Japan
Keywords: Student Forum, Geoinformation Forum, Academic Activities, Youth Network, Japan Abstract. This reports a history and future prospects of the activities by the Student Forum of the Geoinformation Forum Japan. For growths of academic fields, active communications among students and young scientists are indispensable. Several academic communities in geoinformation fields are established by youths and play important roles of building networks over schools and institutes. The networks are expected to be innovative cooperation after the youths achieve their professions. Although academic communities are getting fixed growth particularly in Japan, youths had gotten little opportunities to make contacts with youths themselves. To promote gotten youth activities among geoinformation fields, in 1998, we started a series of programs that named the Student Forum of the Geoinformation Forum Japan involving students and young scientists within the annual conferences, Geoinformation Forum Japan. The programs have provided opportunities to do presentation their studies by posters, some events, and motivations to create networks among students and young scientists. From 2009, some members of our activities set additional conference in west area of Japan. Thus our activities are spread within Japan. As a result of these achievements, the number of youth dedicating to the programs keeps growing. From 2009, it's getting international gradually, however, almost all the participants are still Japanese. To keep and expand the network, we are planning to make some nodes with some Asian youth organizations in the field of geoinformation. This paper is concluded with proposals and future prospects on the Student Forum of the Geoinformation Forum Japan.
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Citation: Oba, A. and Miyazaki, H.: ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDENT FORUM OF THE GEOINFORMATION FORUM JAPAN, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 153-154, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-153-2012, 2012.

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