XVII International Conference on “Geospatial Approaches to Understanding the Changing World” – GISCA 23 Conference

Date: May 30-31, 2023

Venue: Kyrgyzstan State Technical University

Participants: GeoTAK Project Team Members

The XVII International Conference, GISCA 23, themed “Geospatial Approaches to Understanding the Changing World,” convened at Kyrgyzstan State Technical University on May 30-31, 2023. Notably, the GeoTAK project team participated in the conference, with key members including Varazdat Hovhannisyan, Nuaca GeoTAK project coordinator; Ani Hakobyan, Quality Assurance Coordinator; Narine Harutyunyan, lecturer of the Chair of Engineering geodesy chair; and Stepan Khachatryan, lecturer of the chair of Water systems, hydraulic engineering, and hydropower.

Diverse international representation characterized the conference, with over 100 participants hailing from countries such as Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belgium, Spain, India, Korea, Russia, Slovenia, USA, and Sweden. This global participation reflects the conference’s significance as a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Originating in 2005, GISCA has become an annual cornerstone event. Its primary objective is to fortify the network of GIS specialists in Central Asia, fostering collaborative efforts to support sustainable socio-economic development in the region. The conference proceedings hold substantial academic value, being published in scientific journals included in esteemed databases such as Scopus and RSCI.

This gathering serves not only as a forum for the dissemination of geospatial insights but also as a catalyst for the advancement of Central Asia’s socio-economic landscape through the application of GIS technologies. The commitment of the GeoTAK project team and the diverse international participation underscore the conference’s continued relevance in addressing the evolving challenges of our changing world.

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