Dear Colleagues,_This is a kind reminder of the *IEEE JSTARS call for papers *on* Multi-disciplinary Interoperability*: the deadline is the *1st of October*, *earlier submissions are welcome*._
Papers are solicited for a *Special Issue of IEEE J-STARS on */*Interoperability architectures and arrangements for multi-disciplinary Earth Observation systems and applications*./
The papers considered for this special issue will address recent breakthroughs in science and technology useful for implementing multi-disciplinary interoperability. They will include the introduction and discussion of new or advanced multi-disciplinary interoperability solutions, as well as the description of innovative multi-disciplinary systems and applications (e.g. Earth System Science applications or multi-disciplinary Observatory Systems). Papers are being solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
*Comprehensive and inclusive solutions for multi-disciplinary Earth Observation capabilities, addressing:*
· The System of Systems approach for Earth Observation resources cooperation;
· Multi-disciplinary Interoperability Arrangements for Earth Observation resource (data and services) discovery, access, processing, and use; the service-oriented science;
· Multi-disciplinary Interoperability Arrangements for cooperation between environmental models, model-based systems, and Earth Observation sensors;
· The GEOSS "Model Web" approach.*The benefits and outcomes of holistic approaches and multi-disciplinary advances for important Societal Benefit Areas, including:*
· Climate; Biodiversity; Ecosystems; Water; Drought; Agriculture; Health; Weather; Disasters.
*Multi-disciplinary initiatives or pilots developing operational frameworks by applying interoperability arrangements and SoS solutions for Earth Observation resources. *
· GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) and Architecture Implementation Pilots (AIP), WMO Information Systems (WIS), National and International Spatial Data Infrastructure initiatives e.g. INSPIRE, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative, CEOS infrastructure, NSF initiatives on cyber-infrastructures for Earth Observation.
*The Call for Papers is attached to this message. **Manuscript submission deadline: 1 October, 2011*
Please, consider to submit a manuscript. Best regards, (The Guest Editors) ------------------------- Stefano Nativi (CNR); Max Craglia (EC -JRC Environment and Sustainability, SDI Unit); Siri Jodha Khalsa (NSIDC, University of Colorado); Mike Jackson (Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham); Gary Geller (NASA Ecological Forecasting Program, JPL)
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