CFP: Fine GigaPan International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science

 The CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University with the Fine Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the first Fine GigaPan International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science to be held November 11–13, 2010 on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. 

The conference aims to explore innovative use of gigapan in the classroom, the field and the laboratory by leading scientists. The main purpose of the event is to bring together students, researchers, scientists, teachers and practitioners to present and discuss their latest techniques, ideas, applications and research findings related to various aspects of gigapixel imaging for science. The conference program will consist of keynote speakers, tutorials, workshops, technical presentations, poster presentations, lightning talks, birds of a feather sessions and a juried exhibition of GigaPan prints (see 

Sessions may cover – but are not limited to – the following topics that address the theme of GigaPixel Imaging for Science:  

  • Classroom education, Crowdsourcing / Public Participation, Data exploration, Exploring remote sites, Field work documentation, Geolocation, Presentation methods, GIS, HDR, Journalism, Macro Gigapan, Nano Gigapan, Out of school learning, Phenological Research, Spatial Analysis, Stereo & 3D GigaPan, Time Lapse GigaPan
  • Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology/Life Sciences, Botany, Climate Research, Ecology, Entomology, Forestry, Geology, Geomorphology, Health, Linguistics, Paleontology, Sustainable Design, Urban Planning, and many other fields


Submit a Paper 

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, 4-6 page papers, including annotated gigapans where applicable.  We expect gigapixel images to play a critical role in each paper. You will have access to special tools for including these images which we’ll announce shortly. Accepted papers will be published under an open access policy. In order to feature as many scientists’ efforts as possible, we will accept a subset of submissions for full conference presentation and a subset of submissions for poster presentations and short talks. Submission details forthcoming.  Paper proposal deadline June 14. 

Submit a Workshop Proposal 

Prospective workshop leaders are invited to submit a detailed proposal including title of the workshop, instructor(s) and their credentials, learning objectives, scope, full description, and prerequisite knowledge. Submission details forthcoming.  Workshop proposal deadline April 12. 

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Important Dates

April 12, 2010  Workshop proposal deadline
May 10, 2010  Gallery submission deadline
June 14, 2010  Paper submission deadline
August 6, 2010  Paper, workshop and gallery show acceptance notification
August 23, 2010  Revised paper upload deadline
September 13, 2010  Early registration deadline