Call for application : The ISPRS Student Consortium Summer School and Hackathon August 6-10, 2018 at Space Krenovation Park, GISTDA, Thailand

The ISPRS SC Summer School and Hackathon

The ISPRS Student Consortium (ISPRS SC) and the Working Group V/5, in collaboration with the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand’s public organization leading the country’s activities in space technology and geo-informatics applications and ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications (ARTSA), which aims to provide services in education and training, knowledge sharing and enhancement, and awareness raising in geo-informatics in ASEAN region, is proud to announce MOTIVATE Learning: Making Opportunities to Initiate Valuable Alliance through Experiential Learning – a project that aims to build the capabilities of students and young professionals in the fields of remote sensing, photogrammetry and spatial information sciences. This project comprised of two main programs: (1) The ISPRS SC Summer School and Hackathon and (2) The Spatial Exchange Program.

Introduction

The ISPRS SC Summer School follows the conventional design of the summer schools, with the addition of the 2-day hackathon as a challenging activity after the lectures, practical sessions and break-out sessions, which aims to encourage participants to conceptualize ideas and create applications that can address real world problems.

This summer school will focus mainly on training participants with state-of-the-art technology through  3 days of intensive lectures and practical sessions, promoting collaboration through break-out sessions and a 2-day hackathon, and communicating science through presentations and will deliver concepts and tools that are related to the summer school theme. The design of the summer school program is as follows and will run for 5 days during August 6-10, 2018 at GISTDA facilities : Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI) Building in Space Krenovation Park (SKP), Chonburi province, Thailand. (13.102001 N, 100.928833 E).

Contents of Summer School

  • Lectures and Practical Sessions

Lectures on topics relevant to space and geo-informatics applications will be delivered by prominent professors and experts in the field and will be accompanied by practical sessions. Practical sessions are not limited to learning through computers, but may also include group exercises that will challenge participants in thinking about real world problems and boost their presentation skills.

  • Break-Out Sessions

In this summer school, the social events will be replaced by break-out sessions, which will encourage participants to work in groups and with one another for brainstorming ideas for the hackathon. This is also the allotted time for the participants to conceptualize their ideas for their proposed application.

  • Industry Visit and Demonstration

Industry experts will also be invited in the summer school and a company visit will be conducted along with a technical demonstration of the latest technologies in remote sensing, photogrammetry, and other spatial information sciences. Students and young professionals are the future users of technology and this will be a great advantage for the industry to showcase their equipment, services, and/or software to participants coming from different universities and organizations.

  • Presentation of Concepts

Each group will be given 10 minutes to present the background of their proposal, objectives, significance, methodology/workflow, target users and other computational specifications.

  • Hackathon

The last 2 days of the summer school will be the hackathon. The type of hackathon will be decided depending on the theme and the potential applications that may be developed. The last session on the second day will be a short demonstration of the hackathon outputs.

One of the potential themes for the summer school is the contributions of remote sensing and geo-informatics to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many developing countries are facing issues in the economic, social and environmental aspects, which the SDGs are trying to address through its 17 goals and 169 targets.

Draft Agenda

Date and Venue

  • Date: 06 – 10 August 2018
  • Duration: 5 days

Training Venue in GISTDA facilities :

Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI) Building, Space Krenovation Park (SKP), Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand. (SEE location on map CLICK HERE )

Expected Participants

This training course is open to student or young scientists who are working in a variety of image processing and who wish to expand, improve and adaptation their knowledge and skills advanced technology. Participation are limited to a maximum of 30 participants . Skills of fluent English communication are required.

Registration fee

  • The ISPRS-SC Summer School and Hackathon (August 6 – 10, 2018) is 80 USD (2,500 THB)
  • The Spatial Exchange Program (August 13 – 20, 2018) is 150 USD (4,800 THB)
  • Both programs (August 6 – 20, 2018) is 200 USD (6,400 THB)

These registration fee includes following

  • Airport and Local transportation
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • THREE Meals per day during activity
  • Documents and USB
  • Excursion

Notes: Life/Major health insurance is the responsibility of each participant. The organizer will neither assume any responsibility for life and major health insurance nor for any other expenses related to medical treatment or accidental events.

Registration fee can made via bank transfer and on site at the registration desk. Payment information will be sent after participants announcement.

Important date

Registration deadline 

  • Group 1: International applicant who required VISA to enter Thailand >>> [ June 30, 2018]
  • Group 2 : International applicant who VISA exempted countries  >>> [ July 15, 2018]
  • Group 3 : Thai applicant >>> [ July 15, 2018]

[ CHECK VISA exempt countries >>> CLICK HERE]

Announcement of accepted applicants

  • Group 1 : July 3, 2018
  • Group 2 and 3 : July 20, 2018

Application

Application can be submitted by TWO process, please choose ONE

  1. E-mail : Application should fill the registration form and send the completed form with required document to the coordinator, using the email sc@isprs.org (cc to artsa@gistda.or.th) by the deadline as mentioned above.

  

2. Online form : Application can fill the online registration form by click below icon

Noted : For International applicants : To ensure that registered persons will really attend the summer school, we need a letter from your superior of your organization/company stating that your travel costs will be covered. This should be sent together with your registration, again preferably by email

Secretariat Team

  • Sheryl Rose Reyes, Chair of ISPRS Student Consortium (ISPRS SC) [sherylrose.reyes@gmail.com]
  • Jacky Chow, Co-Chair of ISPRS SC
  • Dr.Tanita Suepa, Chief of Instruction Media and Curriculum Development Division and ARTSA Staff [tanita@gistda.or.th]
  • Jakrarapong Tawala, Geo-infomatics Scientist and ARTSA Staff [jakrapong@gistda.or.th, artsa@gistda.or.th]
  • Suriyaphon Saensuriwong, Geo-infomatics Scientist and ARTSA Staff [suriyaphon@gistda.or.th, artsa@gistda.or.th]