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Welcoming Message from the Conference Chair

Dear Friends and Guests,

The Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association is honoured to organize this bi-annual Conference for the Asia GIS Association. I am pleased to announce that the preparation work for the Conference is in full swing in all fronts.

The theme chosen this year for the Conference is ‘Future Smart Cities’. This is a most befitting theme as smart cities, which extensively apply the GIS technology, are springing up here and there so there will be plenty of success stories and precious experiences to be shared. The Conference will also become a forum for brainstorming the way forward into the future on how to build a sustainable smart city and to reap the full benefits of GIS.

It is indeed our pleasure for having Prof. Deren LI and Prof. Michael BATTY, world renowned scholars in GIS and Smart City, who will deliver keynote speeches on contemporary topics, and there will be plenty of technical papers providing insight into various subjects. In the venue, there will be exhibitors rolling out their cutting-edge technology and equipment which will further enrich the usefulness of GIS and its applications in future smart cities.

There will also be social programme and enlightening technical visits for delegates and their accompany persons to relax and have a closer look at Hong Kong. It is anticipated that there will be hundreds of delegates from Asia and other countries around the world in attending this Conference.

We are endeavouring to make this Conference a memorable, rewarding and enjoyable event for everyone of you.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference in January 2017.

Winnie SHIU
Asia GIS Conference Organising Committee