Expert Round Tables

Energy and Infrastructure
Today, it is impossible to imagine energy and infrastructure management without GIS. In two sessions, Netzgesellschaften in der Energiewende and Renewable Energy, technical experts will discuss solutions, current applications, and future challenges.

Netzgesellschaften in der Energiewende (in German only)
Room 11, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Dr. Martin Scheu, BTC AG, and Gerhard Hartema, Esri Deutschland GmbH

Renewable Energy
Room 3, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Chrystelle Ourzik, Esri

Land Use and Environmental Protection
Land management and environmental protection are traditional GIS application fields. This is where the complete range of GIS comes to light: topics range from land use and administration, property and intelligent forestry management, timber logistics, and precision farming to environmental protection in the Middle East. Learn how GIS is used in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions to create transparency, citizen involvement, and the sustainable development of the environment.

Land Use and Land Administration
Room 2, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Nick Land, Esri

Environmental Protection I
Room 2, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderation: Matthias Bluhm, Esri Deutschland GmbH

Environmental Protection II
Room 2, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Guenther Pichler, Esri

E-Government and Open Data
E-government is virtually impossible to implement without spatial data infrastructures. In turn, spatial data infrastructures require content, preferably in the form of open data, supplemented by dynamic and up-to-date remote sensing data and other sources as well. Representatives from Africa, Scandinavia, and Eastern and Central Europe will present their approaches and discuss with the attendees.

Spatial Data Infrastructures and Environment
Room 4, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Guenther Pichler, Esri

Open Data and Content
Room 4, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Jan Willem van Eck, Esri Nederland B.V.

Smart Cities
Today, 50 percent of the global population lives in urban centers. Soon, this number will increase to 75 percent. This requires smart urban planning to ensure that cities remain or become attractive places to live. In this context, geographic information systems show their many applications, for example, 3D city planning, transportation, mobility, and police use. At the same time, the use of GIS at airports and seaports and for purposes of internal security also plays an important role in the so-called Smart City Management. Experts from the entire EMEA region will present their approaches and answer questions in three panels.

3D City Planning
Room 11, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Jörg Schaller, Esri Deutschland GmbH

Room 12, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Ian Koeppel, Esri

Room 12, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Wojtek Gawecki, Esri

National Security
National security has many aspects. It ranges from disaster management, disaster precaution, and radiation protection to earthquake warnings and the fight against epidemics. Experts from science and industry will present their approaches and solutions. The current state of research will be highlighted.

Disaster Management
Room 5, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Claus-Dietrich Werner, Esri Deutschland GmbH

Successful disaster management depends on outside aid, cooperation, preparation, education, and the availability of modern technologies as well as immediate aid provided on location. The provision of aid is efficiently coordinated using local data collected, for example, through crowdsourcing, and with remote sensing. Regarding the refugee problem, cross-border analyses of migration issues, causes, and their geographic relevance are also required. Representatives of nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations as well as scientists will be engaged in these issues together with the participants.

Aid and Development
Room 5, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Claus-Dietrich Werner, Esri Deutschland GmbH