Prof. RNDr. Milan Konečný, CSc.

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Person Identification
  • Doc. RNDr. Milan Konecny, CSc
    born December 15, 1948, in Vsetin
    married, 2 children
Workplace
  • Masaryk University
    Faculty of Science
    Institut of Geography
    Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography
    Kotlarska 2
    611 37 Brno
    Czech Republic
Employment Position
  • Director of Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography; Associate Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • September 1967 - June 1973 study of Geography at the Masaryk University (former Purkyne University) in Brno, Title of qualification awarded - Geographer (Master of Geography)
  • September 1973 - June 1974 study of Cartography at the Masaryk University in Brno, Title of qualification awarded - RNDr. (Rerum Naturalium Doctor)
  • January 1979 - April 1982 PhD study at the Masaryk University in Brno, title of qualification awarded - CSc.(Candidate of Geographical Sciences)- degree PhD., Mathematical-cartographic and cartographical modeling, using of Geographic Information Systems, digital mapping
  • May 1982 - May 1984, Masaryk University in Brno, the habilitation - Cartography and geoinformatics; design of databases for creation of digital thematic maps, integration of GIS and remote sensing data, analyses of possibilities and conditions for using GIS in public administration. Title of qualification awarded - Associate Professor of Cartography
  • January 1985 - March 1985, Geographical Institute, University of Durham, UK, The role of GIS and geographic information in the society, environmental and economical studies, geostatistics.
  • 1990 - United Nations FAO organization training courses on the agricultural application of geoinformation technologies in Czech Republic
  • 1992 - United Nations FAO organization training courses on the agricultural application of geoinformation technologies in Slovakia (as a teacher)
  • 1994 - business course for SME managers in Liberec, Czech Republic organized by EU)
  • 1999 - onwards, several courses how to prepare Framework 6 projects
Employment Summary
  • September 1st 1974 August 31st 1975: obligatory one-year military service.
  • September 1st 1975 August 31 1976: assistant at Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. Education and projects of grant agency of Czech Republic.
  • September 1st 1976 May 31th 1984: senior assistant at the same Institute. Education and research, projects like Interkosmos program, grant agencies of Czech Republic, etc.
  • June 1st 1984 till now: Associate Professor (dozent) of cartography and geoinformatics at the same Institute. My work concentrates for teaching of the BSc., MSc. and PGS students (doktorands), supervising of the geographical projects, diploma thesis and doctor thesis. I am also member of the committees for PhD. and associate professors examining commissions, chairman or member of the scientific and pedagogical committee in geoinformatics, remote sensing and cartography in my own university and several others in Czech republic (incl. Charles University). Very important part of my activities is research and organizing teamworks in sustainable development, GIS, RS and digital cartography, especially in the programs of EU (5FP, Leonardo da Vinci, Inco-Copernicus), between Czech Republic and developing countries (e.g. P.R. China ), Grant Agency of the Czech republic and local/district governments (land reform process supported by remote sensing, GIS and digital cartography technologies). Occassionaly I am invited as an expert for evaluation of the projects 4th (in the past) and 5th Framework programmes and preparation of the new topics for 6th FP of the EU. I am expert in the EU project INSPIRE and also reviewing scientific papers from abroad and Czech Republic. I participated as the expert in the activities of FAO, "DGs" Information Society and DG Environment of European Commission in Brussels, Ministry of Informatics and Ministry of Environment of Czech Republic. I am representative of Masaryk university in state-wide activities, such as NEMOFORUM and Director of the focal GISIG point in Czech Republic. (More information is in my CV). Recently I am a member of the editorial board for Atlas of Landscape of Czech Republic.
  • September 1st 1992 till now: Director of the Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Management, preparation, and realization of international and domestic research projects in spatial data infratructure, GIS, cartographic visualisation, mobile technologies, sustainable development, crises management, open electronic atlases and development of Information/Knowledge-based societies. Preparation of global and regional international conferences and symposia.
Pedagogical Activities
  • My teaching activities at Masaryk University are in the fields of GIS and cartography. I am author or co-author of number of University lecture notes, including the first textbook in the field of GIS in the former Czechoslovakia. I am a chairman of the scientific and pedagogical committee for cartography, geoinformatics and remote sensing at Masaryk university in Brno and member of the similar committees at the Charles University in Prague, Technical University in Brno and Prague. I am also a member of the scientific board of the Geographic Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, P.R. of China and research-scientific institute in Hyderabad, India. I have had students from India, China, Angola, Senegal and Vietnam. I have been supervisor of 14 doctoral students. Their dissertations included the application of GIS, remote sensing and digital cartography in the fields of GI policy, sustainable development, spatial information infrastructure, agricultural, forestry, environment, regional and landscape planning.
Scientific and Research Activities
  • Field of Expertise: research, education, project preparation and management, capacity building, expert activities (evaluation of the project of 5th and 6th Framework Program of the European Union in the fields of GIS, remote sensing, digital cartography, wireless transmission of spatial data, crises management, sustainable development and global environmental assessment; management of international organisations: International Cartographic Association, eight years as a vice-president, recently president) steering and advisory board committee member of Information Society Forum EU in Brussels, Digital Earth in Beijing, Global Map in Japan, GSDI in USA; expertises for Czech Ministry of Informatics and Ministry of Environment; familier with conditions and life in Japan India, China, Africa and Americas; participant of three polar expeditions (Svalbard) Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader, Internet and Web services.
Academical Stays
  • Visiting Professor: Beijing, China, 1992 (1 week), Ulm, Germany, 2000 (1 week), Taipej (Taiwan-China), 2003 (1 týden), Tokyo, Japan, 2005 (1 week)
  • Keynote (invited Speeches): Beijing 1999 (Digital Earth), Cape Town 2000 (GSDI, Global Spatial Data Infrastructures), New Delhi 2000 (Map India), Hiroshima 2000 (Global Map), Cartagena 2001 (GSDI), Ulm 2000 (Sustainable Development and Info Society) Beijing 2002 (ICA Conference), Guangzhou 2002 (Digital City Forum), PrepCom WSSD Johannesburg in Bali, 2002, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johanesburg in side event Global Mapping, 2002, NSDI Conference in Malaysia, 2002, Belo Horizonte 2003, Beijing 2004 (SinoMap).
University Activities
  • September 1st 1992 till now: Director of the Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk (former Purkyne) University in Brno, Czech Republic. Management, preparation, and realization of international and domestic research projects in spatial data infratructure, GIS, cartographic visualisation, mobile technologies, sustainable development, crises management, open electronic atlases and development of Information/Knowledge-based societies. Preparation of global and regional international conferences and symposia. June 1st 1984 till now: Associate Professor (dozent) of cartography and geoinformatics, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk (former Purkyne) University in Brno. My work concentrates for teaching of the BSc., MSc. and PGS students (doktorands), supervising of the geographical projects, diploma thesis and doctor thesis. I am also member of the committees for PhD. and associate professors examining commissions, chairman or member of the scientific and pedagogical committee in geoinformatics, remote sensing and cartography in my own university.
Extrauniversity Activities
  • I am member of the scientific and pedagogical committee in several others universities in Czech Republic (incl. Charles University). I am President of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), from August 2003. Very important part of my activities is research and organizing teamworks in sustainable development, GIS, RS and digital cartography, especially in the programs of EU (5th and 6th FP, Leonardo da Vinci, Inco-Copernicus), between Czech Republic and developing countries (e.g. P.R. China ), Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and local/district governments (land reform process supported by remote sensing, GIS and digital cartography technologies). Occassionaly I am invited as an expert for evaluation of the projects 4th (in the past) and 5th Framework programmes and preparation of the new topics for 6th FP of the EU. I am expert in the EU project INSPIRE and also reviewing scientific papers from abroad and Czech Republic. I participated as the expert in the activities of FAO, "DGs" Information Society and DG Environment of European Commission in Brussels, Ministry of Informatics and Ministry of Environment of Czech Republic. I am representative of Masaryk University in state-wide activities, such as NEMOFORUM and Director of the focal GISIG point in Czech Republic. Recently I am a member of the editorial board for Atlas of Landscape of Czech Republic.
Selected Publications
  • NEUMAN, František. Coordinate Description of Analytic Relations. Mathematica Bohemica, Praha: Matematický ústav AV ČR, 2006, roč. 1/2006, 131/2/2006, s. 197 - 210. ISSN 0862-7959. info

Last update: 2005/07/19