Zadar Meeting 2018

Call for Abstracts and Participation

ICA Maps and the Internet Commission Meeting

Zadar Croatia
December 10 and 11, 2018

 

The Maps and the Internet is holding a working meeting regarding the next book to be published by the commission and the Future of the commission following the 2019 ICC meeting in Tokyo Japan.  Short 100 – 200 word research abstracts for the meeting can be sent to Dr. Rex Cammack.  Abstracts will be accepted up to November 30, 2019. Review of abstract and acceptances will be done as abstracts are submitted but please submit them as early as possible to ensure a timely response from the Organizers.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be encouraged to submit a completed research paper for publication in the Maps and Internet book.   Individuals not submitting abstracts are encouraged to attend the meeting and be involved in the discussions regarding the future of the commission. As always the Maps and Internet Commission welcomes anyone interested in cartography to participate and learn about the ICA and the Commission on Maps and the Internet in this meeting.

 

Preliminary Schedule of Events

December 9th

18:00 to 20:00 Welcoming Reception – Old City of Zadar location to be announced

December 10th New Campus University of Zadar

9:00 to 9:30 Opening Remarks by the ICA Maps and Internet Commission Chairs

9:30 to 11:00 Research presentations

11:00 to 12:00 Break – Refreshments

12:00 to 12:30 Maps and Internet Commission Planning

12:30 to 14:00 Research Presentations

14:00 to 16:00 Lunch Break -This is the traditional time for lunch in Croatia – location to be announced

16:30 to 18:00 Research Presentations

20:00 to ~ Social gathering time

December 11th

9:00  – walking tour of Zadar optional –  Meeting location to be announced

 

Conference Fee

30 Euros Or 220 Croatia Kuna

Payable at the conference – if prepayment is required please contact Dr. Cammack by email rcammack@unomaha.edu

Printed receipts will be given to all registered attendees at the end of the first day.

Included in the fee:

  • A drink at the Opening Reception
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Break time refreshments and snacks

Not included in the fee:

  • Walking tour of Zadar – A price will be determined once we know the number of people going on the walking tour. Approximately 100 minutes in length.

 

Accommodations

Zadar is a very popular vacation town in Croatia during the summer months.  There are many privately rented apartments in the city.

There will not be a conference hotel.  It is recommended that you find accommodation on your own.   It is recommended that you use Airbnb.com or Booking.com to find an accommodation for yourself.  Zadar is a very walkable city but it is recommended you start your search in the old city of Zadar located on the Zadar peninsula.  The New Campus of the University of Zadar is located just a few blocks from the peninsula so walking from the old city to the campus is very brief.


 

Arriving in Zadar

Zadar does have an airport with flights from several European cities each day.  It can be sometime hard to get round trip tickets in and out of Zadar unless on a weeklong schedule.  Other close airports are Split and Zagreb.   Both cities have good bus service to and from Zadar with buses leaving at least hourly.  The buses from Split to Zadar can range in time 2 to 4 hours in length. And the buses from Zagreb to Zadar are from 3 to 4 hours.  Don’t forget the Christmas market in Zagreb noted as the best in Europe the last three years.  It is not uncommon for the buses to take longer if the Bora winds are blowing off the Velebit Coastal Mountains of Croatia. Please give yourself enough travel time.

If driving to Zadar – note you should check to see if your accommodations include parking.  Parking in the old city is very limited.  There is a public parking garage just a few blocks from the New Campus of the University of Zadar.  It is best to just park your car and walk in the city center.  There are many beautiful shoreline accommodations out of the city center. If you choose one of them you can drive easily to the city center to park and walk to the conference.  Walking on the coast road is one of my regular activities in Zadar.

Dr. Cammack is currently on a Fulbright Scholar Grant at the University of Zadar.  If you have any question please contact him by email at rcammack@unomaha.edu

Meeting Organizers

Department of Geography University of Zadar

Rex Cammack – United States of America

Pyry Kettunen – Finland

Long Yi– China