Published Date: 2021-12-23, Thursday
Department of Geomatics Engineering, Kathmandu University organized International conference and workshops on Applied Geoinformatics For Society and Environment (AGSE) 2021 from Nov 24- 26, 2021 at Kathmandu University in collaboration with the Geospatial Department of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany, co-organized by the laboratory for interoperable and open source Geospatial software data and standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab). AGSE is an annual conference and workshop on Geospatial topics that was organized since 2009. The theme of the AGSE 2021 conference was Geospatial Technology in Times of Global Challenges. The AGSE 2021 conference was organized in hybrid mode.
In this conference, we had opening ceremony followed by cultural program performed by Department of Music, Kathmandu University in a category of Newar Drum Ensemble, Nepali Folk Tunes and Classical Vocal Music and closing ceremony.
Similarly, there were six keynote sessions, two parallel technical sessions with thirty six presentations in a category of National mapping and infrastructure, Sustainability and natural resources, UAV, photogrammetry and Remote sensing, Sustainability, Environment and disaster management, open source, land use and management, four different workshops, young scientists session, and alumni session and professional development. In the Alumni Session(s) international alumni shared their experiences after leaving their German University.
The funding agency of the conference was German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Dr. Subash Ghimire, Acting Head of Department of Geomatics Engineering co-ordinated the AGSE 2021 on behalf of the organizing committee and Department of Geomatics Engineering.
Dr, Subash Ghimire, Acting HoD, Geomatics Engineering deliverying welcome speech and a group photo after opening ceremony