Communication Engineering

‘Quantitative Methods in Health Geography: Development and Application’ at the 17th ecQTG 2011, Athens

The 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ecQTG) was organized from 2nd till 5th September in Athens, Greece having around 200 submissions.

Keynote speeches were given by Professor Michael Goodchild from the University of California, Santa Barbarba, Geography Department talking about ‘Geographical Intelligence’ and Professor Graham Clarke from the University of Leeds, School of Geography, talking about ‘Retail location modeling: progress and problems’.

Dr. Melanie Tomintz was organizing and chairing a special session within this conference called ‘Quantitative methods in health geography: development and application’. This special session was most successful due to the highest number of contributions. Two contributions were also submitted by CUAS, Department of Geoinformation and presented by Melanie Tomintz. One presentation was in cooperation with Julia Csikar and Gail Douglas from the Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds and Gerald Gruber from CUAS. The second contribution was by Melanie Tomintz and Victor Garcia-Barrios from CUAS.

The conference was very well organized including a trip to the Acropolis museum in Athens. The next ecQTG conference will be held in Paris, France in 2013.