We are delighted to have you join us and participate in the International Symposium and Workshops on “A Smart Sustainable Future for All 2018”. Hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration (CSDILA) and Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS), and supported by various national and international partner organisations. The symposium will bring together the academic and research community with frontline stakeholders in government, industry and professional bodies to explore the state of play (in knowledge and practice), identify local, national, and global challenges, and discuss recent research and innovative solutions that address all facets of achieving our common aspirations for a smart and sustainable future for all.

During the symposium, we will release a major report on a research framework that links the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with various facets of disaster management. The Symposium will be preceded by a one-day parallel workshop on Smart Land and Urban Data Management (Workshop 1) and Leading During Crisis and Developing a Next Generation Management Team (Workshop 2). The Symposium will feature invited keynote presentations, plenary panel forum and parallel technical presentations around the themes identified here.

We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Melbourne in September 2018!

Regards, the co-chairs:

Professor Abbas Rajabifard
Director, CDMPS & CSDILA
The University of Melbourne
Professor Greg Foliente
Manager, CDMPS
The University of Melbourne