About Us

Centre for Spatial Analytics and Advanced GIS (C-SAG; www.csag.res.in) has been established as an independent Centre under the aegis of NIAS Council of Management (COM) and is supported by Tata Trusts. The vision of C-SAG is to build, develop and enhance knowledge capability in Spatial Analytics (SA) and advanced GIS that is founded on technological excellence, innovation and applications. The Centre incubates, develops and promotes excellence and innovation in SA applications, research, education, training and build overall national capability. Presently, C-SAG is working in few sectoral areas – Agriculture, Railways, Urban Management, Water Resources etc.

NIAS Council of Management, which is the management body for NIAS Society (Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1960) and is the apex body for C-SAG, is chaired by Mr S Ramadorai.

A high-level C-SAG International Advisory Board (C-SAG IAB) guides, mentors and provides the overall development and activities of C-SAG. The Board is chaired by Dr K Kasturirangan and has eminent personalities – thus, the C-SAG benefits from best of advice and guidance to further knowledge and excel in Spatial Analytics and GIS.

C-SAG is currently working on developing SA capabilities in agriculture sector through the implementation of an Agri-GIS for Tata Trusts in S Odisha. One of the major goals of C-SAG is specialised advanced training and orientation programmes in SA and advanced GIS – for government, private industry and for faculty training. C-SAG is organizing a workshop focusing on SA and advanced GIS - which will help participants to understand and work on SA tools that can help social sectors of development and also in overall governance activities of different regions.

What is Our Goal?

The focus of workshop is on Spatial Analytics and geospatial modelling, the Workshop will provide perspective and concepts of Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Modelling – all centered around spatial data and geospatial applications. Specific applications and governance issues would be addressed in the Workshop that will bring awareness of using Deep Learning tools in GIS. With prime focus on Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Modelling, BIG data, cloud based data mining, the talks would also address central/state (federal) applications, industry involvement and special session on fostering long term collaborations in Spatial Analytics in national and international arena.




MESSAGE FROM CHIEF EXECUTIVE, C-SAG


It gives me great pleasure to extend an invitation to the 1st International Workshop on Advanced Spatial Analytics and Deep Learning for Geospatial Applications being organised by C-SAG at NIAS Campus, Bengaluru in collaboration and association with ESRI Inc, Redlands; Indian Institute of Information Technology- Bengaluru (IIIT-B).

This is the first of its kind workshop in India which will provide perspective and concepts of Data Science, Data Analytics - particularly Spatial Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Modelling – all centered around spatial data and geospatial applications. Specific applications and governance issues would be addressed in the Workshop that will bring awareness of using Deep Learning tools in GIS. The Workshop would also address central/state (federal) applications, industry involvement and special session on fostering long term collaborations in Spatial Analytics education and research in national and international arena. The workshop will enable participants to get familiar with the new concepts of Spatial Analytics but also apply those concepts in some unique day-to-day GIS hands-on cases.

On behalf of NIAS-Council of Management and on behalf of C-SAG, I take this opportunity to invite participants from Indian central government agencies, state government agencies, academia and private sector AND international participants from various countries to make best use of this opportunity. A wide range of experts from India, USA, UK would conduct the workshop and address specific topics of futuristic importance.

CSAG has tremendous ability and capability in Spatial Analytics and has undertaken a major activity on Agri-GIS in S Odisha. We have a great team of experts in diverse fields, excellent facilities, and a set of best national and international repute Advisors. We will make best efforts to deliver a high-level workshop and build and further the knowledge base in Spatial Analytics.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any information and I will be happy to provide any support. Our C-SAG team will be immensely happy to welcome you all to C-SAG and to the Workshop.

- Dr Mukund Rao
Chief Executive, C-SAG
(mukund@csag.res.in)

20-31 January,
2020

Bengaluru,
India

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Faculty

Experts in the field of Data Science, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Modelling etc. would form the core faculty for the workshop. Apart from experts from C-SAG and IIIT-B as core faculty, we are inviting experts from III-B, ESRI, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Informatics Centre (NIC), SOI, Google Earth, IBM-The Weather Channel, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, IIC, NRSC, TCPO, GoK etc to deliver Class Session and also coordinate hands-on sessions. We are also inviting Guest Experts from Google-USA, SOI etc.. to share their perspectives and provide detailed insights on use of SA and GIS in various applications of societal relevance.


Distinguished Dignitaries

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Plenary Sessions

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Expert Talks

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Class Sessions

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Hands-on Sessions

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Apart from the above faculty the following CSAG Analysts will be available for any Assistance and Discussions:

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Secretarial support for Workshop is being provided by:

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Workshop Schedule


Tea/Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00

Tea/Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Group Discussions

17:30 - 18:00

Important Dates

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1 Workshop 1st Announcement 1st week of July, 2019
2 Workshop 2nd Announcement 1st week of October, 2019
3 Last day for Applications submission November 15, 2019
4 Notification of Selection to Participants November 30, 2019
5 Last day for Receipt of Fees from Participants December 20, 2019
6 Announcement of Final List of Participants December 20, 2019
7 Final Workshop package to confirmed participants January 10, 2020



Workshop Associates


In the first of its kind workshop on Spatial Analytics and Deep Learning methods, C-SAG and IIIT-B is joined by and has close association of the following leading agencies:

  1. ESRI (www.esri.com) - leading international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. Mr Jack Dangermond is on the C-SAGs International Advisory Board and he commits some best resources from ESRI for the Workshop. ESRI has assured top-end experts in Spatial Analytics and cover some of the present and future trends in analysis of spatial data and methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence in GIS in the Workshop.

  2. TCS (www.tcs.com) - Global Leader in IT Services, Consulting, Technology and Digital Solutions with a Large Network of Innovation & Delivery Centers.

ASSOCIATES

Workshop Partners/Sponsors


  1. Amazon Web Services (www.aws.amazon.com) - Amazon Web Services, a leading cloud computing service provider is Cloud Partner to the workshop.

  2. The Weather Company (www.ibm.com/weather) - an IBM Business is a sponsor to the workshop.

  3. Google Earth Outreach (www.google.com) - an initiative of Google for geospatial analysis platform is a sponsor to the workshop

  4. SkyMap Global (www.skymapglobal.com) - a Asia's leading satellite imagery and GIS services provider is a sponsor to the workshop

CLOUD PARTNER

SPONSORS




Workshop Advisory Committee


C-SAG is guided and advised by an eminent and expert Advisory Committee for the Workshop:

  • Dr V S Ramamurthy, Emeritus Professor NIAS         -         Co-Chair
  • Dr Mukund K Rao, CE, C-SAG                                     -         Co-Chair
  • Michael Goodchild, Intl Advisory Board, C-SAG       -         Co-Chair
  • Dr Shailesh Nayak, Director NIAS
  • Representative of DST, Govt. of India
  • Representative of MOES, Govt. of India
  • Dr SC Bhan, Addl DG, IMD
  • Dr S Ayyappan, Advisor Agri-GIS, C-SAG
  • Shri SV Ranganath, Vice-Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council
  • Dr N L Sarda, Ex-Professor, IIT-Bombay
  • Dr S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-Bengaluru
  • Mr. Agendra Kumar, President, ESRI-INDIA/Mr. Rohit Singh, Managing Director, ESRI R&D Center
  • Prof. S N Omkar, Aerospace Division, IISc
  • Mr GC Sreeram, Tata Trusts
  • Prof Pravat Roul, Dean-Research, OUAT-Bhubaneshwar
  • Mr Amrut Yalagi, Senior Sector Manager Space, Department for International Trade, British High Commission in India
  • Peter Beaumont, Director, GI (Representative of Mr Stuart Martin, CEO and Executive Director, Satellite Catapult)



Contact Us

Centre for Spatial Analytics and Advanced GIS (C-SAG)
National institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
IISc Campus
Bengaluru, India - 560012
Website: www.csag.res.in

For any further details, please contact:

Mr Deepak K
Head (Programmes)
Email: deepak@csag.res.in
Phone: +91 9945654321

Prof Uttam Kumar
Professor, IIIT-B
Email: uttam@iiitb.ac.in
Phone: +91 9901072633

Ms Shilpa R
Spatial Analyst and Workshop Coordinator
Email: shilpa@csag.res.in
Phone: +91 9986036664

Do you want to be in touch with Chief Executive:

Dr Mukund Rao
Chief Executive
Email: mukund@csag.res.in


Workshop Location

National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bengaluru, India - 560 012
Phone: +91 80 22185199
Email: workshop@csag.res.in