Call for Papers
The overall theme of the Working Week is Bridging the Gap between Cultures. The theme addresses the changes in current world and the importance of cultures and understanding the differences in different parts of the world including professional development, traditions and legislation at the same time when the world is more harmonised with common standards and global markets. These issues face also the surveying profession in all its fields. Marrakech and Morocco as cross roads of cultures for centuries is a perfect venue to focus on this topic. The Working Week will bring surveyors and land professionals from all over the world together to meet while specific focus will be given to the Arabic countries and the Francophone Africa.
The opening ceremony and three plenary sessions will address key issues of the surveying profession including latest development in surveying technology, land administration and land tenure, geospatial information, urbanisation and sustainable cities and their relations to cultural and regional diversity. On Friday morning the plenary session will at the same time be the General Assembly of ONIGT addressing key issues in Morocco such as environment and sustainable development. This session offers a showcase of Moroccan and international experiences for all Working Week participants.
The technical programme will include a broad professional and scientific programme with eight slots each offering from 8 up to 10 parallel sessions and workshops. With flash presentations the programme offers more than 400 presentations in a three-day technical programme.
The technical programme will offer specially invited high profile presentations and papers that are selected through the open call for papers procedure. The Call for Papers is open for both peer review and non-peer review submissions. FIG Working Week 2011 will gather international practitioners and academics from all disciplines within the surveying, geospatial, natural and built environment professions (land surveying, land administration and management, land and real property appraisals, spatial sciences, spatial planning and development, positioning and measurement, engineering surveying, hydrography, environmental and green building and cost, construction and project management). FIG 2011 will be the major FIG conference in 2011 and the first Working Week organised by the new FIG Council and Commissions as part of the FIG work plan for 2011-2014.
FIG Working Week 2011 is the main event in 2011 for all ten FIG technical commissions. Therefore proposals for papers are requested in all topics of interest of the following commissions:
Specific topics of FIG Working Week 2011
In the open call for papers non-peer review and peer review papers are invited from following detailed topics.
Commission 1 Professional Standards and Practice
Commission 2 Professional Education
Commission 3 Spatial Information Management (SIM)
Commission 4 - Hydrography
Commission 5 Positioning and Measurement
Commission 6 Engineering Surveys
Commission 7 Cadastre and Land Management
Commission 8 Spatial Planning and Development
Commission 9 Valuation and the Management of Real Estate
Commission 10 Construction Economics and Management
History of Surveying and Measurement
Submission of Proposals
Non-Peer Review Submission of Abstracts
We invite you to submit an abstract for the FIG Working Week 2011 Congress by 22 November 2010. Note: Deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 15 December 2010. The abstract shall not exceed 250 to 500 words in length describing the objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work. The abstract shall include the names and affiliations of all authors. Please feel free to submit an abstract on any topic related to the specific topics of FIG 2010.
If you prefer you can also submit your paper for flash presentation. The flash presentations will be included in the technical programme and full paper will be published in the proceedings. The time given for flash presentations will be shorten than for normal presentation. This is the concept that was successfully used at FIG congress in 2010.
All abstracts shall be submitted online to FIG on the following web site: http://www.fig.net/abstractdb/submit.asp?id=13. Please mark This abstract is submitted for non-peer review or This abstract is submitted for flash presentation
Deadline for submitting the abstract has been extended to 15 December 2010. For other important deadlines see important dates.
If you have problems with the online submission, the abstract can also be submitted in electronic format to:
International Federation of Surveyors
Please include at the end of your abstract all your contact details, including name, address, phone and fax numbers and email. Please also include on your abstract whether you have a preference for a normal or for flash presentation. Receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged electronically.
When submitting a paper the author(s) agree that FIG has the right to publish
the paper in the conference proceedings (at the conference and on the FIG web
site); in the FIG Surveyors Reference Library; and in the FIG online journal (if
selected for this purpose) without any further agreement or compensation. The
copyright of the paper remains by the author(s).
Peer Review Submission of Full Papers
If you want to present a peer review paper at the FIG Working Week 2011 you shall submit your full paper by 22 November 2010. Note: Deadline for peer review papers has passed and no new proposals can be accepted. When preparing the paper, please follow the guidelines prepared for papers (paper guidelines and the specific paper template for FIG Working Week 2011 that are available on the conference web site). Please feel free to submit a paper on any topic related to the specific topics of FIG 2011.
The peer review process is double blind and deadlines for different steps can be seen below under important dates.
Full papers shall be submitted to FIG in electronic format to:
If you have problems with email the paper can be uploaded to a large-file
site (e.g. http://www.sendspace.com/
or submitted (in electronic format) by mailing it to
Please include at the end of your paper all your name, address, phone and fax numbers and email address. Papers that are not accepted by the peer review process can be offered to the conference as non peer reviewed papers. In the conference programme a paper that has been accepted by the peer review process will be marked This is a peer reviewed paper. When submitting a paper the author(s) agree that FIG has the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings (at the conference and on the FIG web site); in the FIG Surveyors Reference Library; and in the FIG online journal (if selected for this purpose) without any other agreement or compensation. The copyright of the paper remains by the author(s).
Important: In addition to submitting the full paper, you shall also submit an abstract of your paper online to FIG database on the following web site: http://www.fig.net/abstractdb/submit.asp?id=13. Please mark This abstract is submitted for peer review. Before sending the abstract and full paper, please read the FIG guidelines for peer review papers.
Receipt of your abstract and paper will be acknowledged electronically according to the time schedules.
The number of papers for peer review is limited to a maximum of one paper per author.
For any information see the conference web site: www.fig.net/fig2011 and in French and Arabic at www.onigt.ma/fig2011. All abstracts and papers have to be submitted in English. In part of the sessions translation between English, French and Arabic will be provided.
The online registration opens in December 2010.
Any inquiries on call for papers, abstracts, peer review process and technical programme, please contact the FIG Office (Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +45 3886 1081; fax +45 3886 0252).
Deadlines for submitting abstracts, papers and registration are: