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Dear ISE ECP affiliates

November continues to be a busy month, with more important events taking place near the end of this month. Consequently, another newsletter comes your way so you don't miss out on finding about some upcoming workshops.

I'd like to direct you to the many interesting ISE ECP CDF 2018 funded Activities that are taking place in the next week or so. Some of these include the Mapping in Minutes: Textron/RMIT Grand Challenge championed by Suelynn Choy, Michelle Gee and Matt Duckham, Smart Energy Systems Workshop on 22 November by Mahdi Jalili and the Exploring the urban understorey with 3D data @RMIT Workshop on 26 November by Luke Wallace. 

Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT (SCCAR) has been quite busy with several of its events including a very successful FrontierSI workshop held earlier this month and its forthcoming event, Place and Space: Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation in Geospatial Technologies on 20 November.

The number of registrations for the RMIT's Engaging For Impact 2019 is increasing quite quickly. If you haven't had a chance to go on-line to secure your spot, I'd like to encourage you to do this soon as many sessions have limited seating capacity. Click here to register. This event has secured some amazing speakers from industry including Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission and Jeffrey Koseff, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA,

RMIT Europe has also been busy, providing us with several information sessions to assist you with European research funding. If you have submitted or thinking of putting together proposals in 2019, you may be interested in attending their workshop on 22 November. To register, click here.

I hope you find this issue helpful.

Cheers for now,

Mark Sanderson





Engaging For Impact 2019

18-20 February, 2019
RMIT City campus

Join us for three days of interactive sessions with local and international leaders across industry, research and innovation as we identify collaborative opportunities that will help shape our future. Engaging for Impact 2019 will give all participants the perfect forum to share insights, global trends, industry needs and best practices to ensure research and innovation is relevant and creating value and impact for Australia and the world. See more information


Place and Space:  Indigenous Knowledge and
Innovation in Geospatial Technologies
Tuesday 20 November, 2018  
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Building 80, Level 10, room 13
RMIT City campus, Melbourne


You are invited to attend the Place and Space:  Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation in Geospatial Technologies workshop, which will draw upon our unique indigenous history and connections. This SCCAR Workshop aims to bring together researchers from across all disciplines at the university with interests at the intersection of human knowledge of place and spatial technologies. Some previous approaches to our workshop topic area have attempted first to identify problems faced by indigenous people connected with knowledge of place, and then to develop new spatial technologies that aim to “fix” those problems. This workshop aims to focus on indigenous innovation and technologies as solutions, as a basis then to begin to “fix” the problems, witting or unwitting, caused by spatial technologies.

For more information, click here.


Smart Energy Systems Workshop    

Thursday 22 November, 2018   
Building 12, Level 7, room 02
RMIT City campus, Melbourne

The Smart Energy Systems Workshop is a full-day event, which will engage you with exciting expert speakers from RMIT and industry in the area of Energy. Industry speakers are from:
  • Powercor,
  • AusNet, United Energy,
  • Jemena and
  • Powerlink.
To view the preliminary Program, click here.

Mapping in Minutes;  Textron/RMIT Grand Challenge

Thursday 6 December 2018,
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Building 80, Level 0, room 10
RMIT City campus, Melbourne


You are invited to a joint Textron/RMIT Grand Challenges Workshop to develop program ideas that will form the basis of a bid to the Next Generation Technology Fund. Textron Instruments are keen to partner with RMIT University to develop new, disruptive technologies. 

If you have expertise in any of the following areas of interest, please register to attend this event.

  • High integrity and accurate GPS, including in GPS denied environments;
  • Integrated and innovative sensor systems for mapping, including LIDAR, imagery, satellite remote sensing, radar, and acoustic sensors;
  • UAV/RPAS sensing platforms, including environmentally-responsive camouflage, counter UAV, and environmental energy harvesting, and meteorology sensing;
  • Autonomous systems, collaborative sensor swarms, and manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T);
  • Robust, low energy and secure communications, connecting across multiple platforms and ensuring seamless operation across different domains;
  • Scalable and efficient big data analytics, enabling timely processing, exploitation, and dissemination of derived and actionable intelligence.


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This event is co-organised by the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre RMIT (SWLC) and the Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT (SCCAR) with CDF funding from the Information and Systems (Engineering) ECP.



Exploring the urban understorey
with 3D data @RMIT 


Monday 26 November 2018  
Building 10, Level 6, room 63
Megaflex Space, Swanston Street,
RMIT City campus, Melbourne


3D data is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous tool to describe our surroundings. A key area seeing rapid uptake of this technology is within Urban Forest inventories with 3D data being collected to populate urban tree databases. The quality of this data has proven to offer unrivalled accuracy and completeness in support of a range of management and scientific objectives.

Researchers at RMIT's School of Science have demonstrated the potential of 3D data to map the understorey of vegetation in native and plantation forests. They have been able to accurately identify and describe vertical strata, plant type, fuel characteristics and abundance.

The Exploring the urban understorey with 3D data @ RMIT workshop aims to bring together key industry and government decision makers from across the country with RMIT researchers using 3D data for vegetation management to identify an approach that will translate ongoing research into real world outcomes.

This event is being organised by Dr Luke Wallace, Dr Yazid Ninsalim and Prof. Simon Jones

For more information, contact Luke Wallace




Tips on accessing European research funding schemes  


Thursday 22 November. 2018
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Building 80, Level 10, room 17
RMIT University, City campus

RMIT Europe invites you to their workshop, Tips on accessing European research funding schemes.
Boaz Kogan, Innovation and Research Associate at RMIT Europe will lead this workshop, which is designed for researchers who have already submitted, or are thinking of submitting in 2019, proposals for European research funding, such as to the Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding scheme. This workshop aims to improve their application skills and will include ample time for questions from attendees.



Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT (SCCAR) FrontierSI Worskhop


The recent Frontier SI workshop held by the Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT (SCCAR) was hugely successful and well attended by RMIT staff and industry partners. There was a fabulous showcase by Frontier SI, partners DELWP, Position Partners, and Symbolix and RMIT. University. 



Presenters included: 
Dr Liz Jazwinska, Director, Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, RMIT   
Dr Graeme Kernich, Chief Executive Officer; FrontierSI
Dr Phil Collier, Research Director & Deputy CEO FrontierSI 
Dr Nathan Quadros, Chief Commercial Officer; FrontierSI
Amelia Chapman, Director, Land Information and Spatial Services, DELWP;
James Millner, Positioning Infrastructure Manager, Position Partners;
Elizabeth Stark, Managing Director, Symbolix


RMIT Spatial Researchers,
Prof Allison Kealy
A/Prof Chris Bellman
Dr Melanie Davern
Dr Amy Griffin
Dr Chayn Sun
Dr Safoora Zaminpardaz

For more information about SCCAR and this event, click here.





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