[OSM-Science] Academic Track at State of the Map 2021 - Call for applications for the Scientific Committee

Marco Minghini marco.minghini86 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 10:18:45 UTC 2021


 Dear colleagues,

Following the first three successful editions of the *Academic Track* at
State of the Map 2018 in Milan [1], 2019 in Heidelberg [2] and the 2020
virtual one [3], this Track will be included again in the program of State
of the Map 2021, to be held again as a virtual conference in July 2021. The
main purpose of the Academic Track is to bring together and foster
interactions between the OpenStreetMap community at large (contributors,
developers, users, etc.) and the academic/scientific community of
researchers from all over the world.

A designated Scientific Committee will be responsible for the organization
of the Academic Track, co-chaired by Marco Minghini and Yair Grinberger (on
behalf of the OSMF State of the Map Working Group). We hereby issue a call
for applications, inviting all interested individuals to apply to join the
Scientific Committee. This team will be in charge of:

   - writing and publishing the call for abstracts/papers for the Academic
   Track at State of the Map 2021
   - designing and managing the review process of the submitted abstracts,
   deciding which ones to accept for oral presentation or poster presentation
   - defining the Academic Track schedule at State of the Map 2021, by
   working in close contact with the SotM 2021 Programme Committee
   - planning and managing possible publication outputs, e.g. conference
   proceedings and/or or a Special Issue in a scientific journal

Thus, we invite applications for *researchers or academics* to be part of
the Academic Track Scientific Committee. The Academic Track Scientific
Committee will be led by Marco and Yair and will include additional people
selected through this open call. The number of additional people is not
defined a priori and will depend on the number and quality of applications
received.

The call is open to everyone interested. The selection will be made by the
OSMF State of the Map Working Group, based on the candidates' personal
merit and with the main goal to create a diverse Committee in terms of
gender, age, geographical provenance, and academic experience. We
especially encourage applications from early-stage academics and
researchers. Please note that a high effort and commitment is expected for
all members of the Academic Track Scientific Committee, thus we encourage
you to apply only if you think you will have enough time to dedicate.

In absence of enough candidates and/or candidates who are meeting the
expectations, the OSMF State of the Map Working Group reserves the right to
nominate additional persons by invitation.

*Applications shall be made exclusively by sending an e-mail to the OSM
science mailing list science at openstreetmap.org
<science at openstreetmap.org> *(this
requires registering for the list at
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/science
<https://www.google.com/url?q=https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/science&sa=D&ust=1544522705516000&usg=AFQjCNGQpKzLHAff40jmaxWAbSw_j5gQrg>),
and filling the following template:

*Name and Surname*
*Please enter your name and surname.*

*Affiliation*
*Please enter your (current) full affiliation.*

*Academic experience, in particular on OpenStreetMap*
*Please enter a short description of your main academic interests and
contributions, especially related to OpenStreetMap. A full list of
OpenStreetMap-related publications (or a link to it) is appreciated. Also,
please list your previous experience as a member of scientific or academic
committees. Place the focus on OpenStreetMap, when relevant.*

*Editorial experience*
*Please enter a short description of your editorial experience, e.g. as a
Member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals, Guest-Editors of
Special Issues, reviewer for scientific journals. Place the focus on
OpenStreetMap, when relevant.*

Only applications submitted according to this procedure and only
self-nominations will be considered.

The deadline for applications is *March 5, 2021*.

Best regards,
Yair and Marco - on behalf of the OSMF State of the Map Working Group


[1] See the call for abstracts for 2018 (
https://2018.stateofthemap.org/academictrack) and the program of the
Academic Track on Sunday, 29 July, room S1.3 (
https://2018.stateofthemap.org/program)
[2] See the call for abstracts for 2019 (
https://2019.stateofthemap.org/calls/academic) and the program of the
Academic Track on Sunday, 22 September (
https://2019.stateofthemap.org/academic_programme)
[3] See the call for abstracts for 2020 (
https://2020.stateofthemap.org/cfp/academic/) and the program of the
Academic Track on Sunday, 5 July (https://2020.stateofthemap.org/programme)
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