Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd International Convention on Geosciences and Remote Sensing Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Monica Wachowicz

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Keynote: Beyond GIS in the era of the Internet of Things

Time : 09:45 AM

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Monica Wachowicz is the Cisco Innovation Chair in Big Data Analytics and the NSERC/Cisco Industrial Research Chair in Real-Time Mobility Analytics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She is also the Director of the People in Motion Laboratory, a center of expertise in the application of Internet of Things (IoT) to smart cities. She is a Founding Member of the IEEE Big Data Initiative and the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence and is also a joint Editor-in-Chief of the Cartographica Journal. Her pioneering work in multidisciplinary teams from government, industry and research organizations is fostering the next generation
of data scientists for geospatial innovation.



Society has a very ambitious vision of large scale, digital and connected cities where anything can theoretically become part of the Internet of Things, allowing sensing, connectivity and communication to take place without human intervention. This increase in the ability to create, transmit and analyze geospatial data raises new issues about whether the complexity of the data can best be exploited in GIS or there is a need to go beyond GIS. Intelligence functions will be required in the future so that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things can best improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the environment in which cities operate. This paper explores the main issues by advances in Internet of Things in solving the key problems of cities that require a greater understanding of how citizens can effectively interact with the Internet of Things and what kind of big data analytics is crucial to generate intelligence that entails the creation of any value and appreciated services for citizens. We are in the midst of an exciting paradigm shift in which the future of GIS may not be a GIS.

Keynote Forum

Aruna Saxena

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India

Keynote: Geospatial technology based approach for tribal area development planning of Mandla, MP, India

Time : 10:15 AM

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Aruna Saxena has PhD in Architecture using Remote Sensing and GIS technology in 2002. She did Specialization in Advance Remote Sensing and GIS from International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands in 2006. She has published more than 70 research papers, guided 5 PhD thesis, 12 MTech thesis, authored one textbook on GIS and spatial data published in July 2008, organized various training programs and conferences, and prepared educational films.


Area developmental planning with integrated approach has been accepted world over for optimal management and better utilization of natural resources towards improving living conditions of the people and to meet the growing demands of an increasing population. There are 46 recognized scheduled tribes in Madhya Pradesh, India, three of which have been identified as 'Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups' (PTGs) (formerly known as 'Special Primitive Tribal Groups'). The population of Scheduled Tribes (ST) is 21.1% of the state population (15.31 million out of 72.62 million), according to the 2011 census. Bounded by the Narmada River to the north and the Godavari River to the southeast, tribal peoples occupy the slopes of the region's mountains. The diversity in the tribes across the state comes from differences in heredity, lifestyle, cultural traditions, social structure, economic structure, religious beliefs and language and speech. Due to the different linguistic, cultural and geographical environments, the diverse tribal world of Madhya Pradesh has been largely cut off from the mainstream of development. Since the Mandla district is densely forest area with Naxalite activities around the district, the remote sensing technology will be very useful in making thematic maps of the area which can be used to prepare guidelines for the tribal people development. While Geographical Information System (GIS) will be useful for integration of different thematic maps with the association of spatial database and attribute information. In the proposed research plan, the latest geospatial technologies  employed for change identification in ecosystem for sustainable development in tribal and backwards area of Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh.