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From Imagery to Map: Digital Photogrammetric Technologies, 14th International Scientific and Technical Conference


The 14th International Scientific and Technical Conference will be held on October 20-23, 2014 in Hainan, China.

About the conference

The role of remote sensing and photogrammetric technologies is constantly increasing. Therefore, each new conference that is devoted to this topic truly becomes a marquee event.

Every year our conference brings together the best specialists of the field from dozens of countries and provides them excellent opportunities for professional communication and discussion. Permanent participants of the Conference are such leading companies in the remote sensing field as DigitalGlobe (USA), Airbus Defence and Space (EU), enterprises of the Federal Space Agency (Russia), SCANEX R&D Center (Russia), Hexagon (Sweden), Microsoft/Vexcel (Austria), and VisionMap (Israel). The use of satellite and aerial surveys is presented by industry leaders such as FSUE Roslesinforg (Russia), JSC Roscartography (Russia), Gazprom VNIIGAZ (Russia), KazGeoCosmos (Kazakhstan), Eurosense (Belgium), Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), MapWorldTechnologies (India), and many others.

One of the features of the Conference is its annual change in location. This not only allows for a variety of Conference work, but it also opens up new opportunities. This year we chose China as the venue, taking into account the increased influence of Chinese on the remote sensing and geoinformation market.

Currently the Chinese market is one of the most challenging consumers and suppliers of geospatial data. Due to China’s huge area, rapid economic growth, and advances in space technology, the world’s leading companies aspire to work with this nation. Our decision to hold the next Conference in China is further proof of the great importance of the Chinese market to methods of remote sensing development and photogrammetry technologies.

How will participation in the conference benefit you? First of all this is a unique opportunity to share your own experience and get acquainted with the achievements of colleagues, as well as take in large amounts of interesting and very useful information. You should consider that our Conference is covered broadly by leading Russian and foreign industry mass media. It also allows participants and sponsors to network with each other and create new contacts.

Based on the experience of previous conferences, there is no doubt that this will be a very interesting, vivid, and memorable event. We hope you will take part in the upcoming conference.

For those who are interested to attend this conference, kindly visit the link below for more information:




Photogrammetric Computer Vision – PCV 2014

ISPRS Technical Commission III Midterm Symposium

5th – 7th September 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, In Conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Vision

PCV 2014

The Midterm Symposium of Technical Commission III takes place every four years in between ISPRS Congresses. The Symposium is an important event of ISPRS Technical Commission III and is to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for scientists, researchers and practitioners in the field of “Photogrammetric Computer Vision and Image Analysis”. The participants of the Symposium will present the latest developments and applications, discuss cutting-edge technologies and exchange research ideas.

Call for Papers

PCV 2014 is the mid-term symposium of ISPRS TC III “Photogrammetric Computer Vision and Image Analysis”.

We are looking forward to welcoming researchers in photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision, image analysis and related fields, to present and discuss their work. A single-track program with keynote talks, oral and poster presentations shall provide ample opportunities for scientific exchange and discussion.

PCV 2014 invites submissions of high-quality research results as either full papers or abstracts.

Full-paper submissions will undergo a selective double-blind peer-review process, normally by three members of the international reviewing committee, and will be published in the ISPRS Annals. Submitted papers will be refereed on their scientific originality and relevance, presentation and empirical results. The deadline for full-paper submissions is April 13, 2014 and it will not be extended. For details on formatting, submission and paper policies please see the instructions for authors.

Abstract submissions provide an opportunity to discuss late-breaking results and research in progress, and will be published in the ISPRS Archives. Abstracts shall also report original scientific or applied research, and will be subject to a simplified screening process. The deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014. For details on formatting, submission and paper policies please see the instructions for authors.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • sensor orientation and surface reconstruction
  • integrated sensor modeling and navigation
  • 3d point cloud processing
  • image sequences and multi-temporal analysis
  • scene analysis and 3d reconstruction
  • graphics and visualization techniques for remote sensing
  • pattern analysis for remote sensing and mapping

For further keyword and topics, see the terms of reference of TC III working groups.

A Best Paper Prize and a Best Student Paper Prize will be at the conference.

As organizers of PCV 2014 we are looking forward to your contributions and to welcoming you in Zürich.

Konrad Schindler
Nicholas Paparoditis
Wilfried Hartmann


The PCV 2014 Symposium runs from September 5 (~13:00) to September 7 (~17:00). It is co-located with ECCV 2014, which runs from September 8 to September 12. Attendees are encouraged to attend both conferences. We offer a reduced rate for joint registration (25-30% discount).

The registration website is not yet available, and is expected to be launched beginning of June.



5th Digital Earth Summit 2014

Digital Erth Summit

Digital Earth for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)
November 9–11, 2014 Nagoya, Japan

The International Society for Digital Earth will be hosting the 5th Digital Earth
Summit, under the theme “Digital Earth for ESD”, from 9 – 11 November 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technologies and activities have contributed or will contribute to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Digital Earth technologies are one of the key technologies to support ESD by visualizing complicated earth system, social system and not only for the current situation but from the past to the future.

Call for Abstracts
The international program committee invites submissions of abstracts on any
of the scientific topics selected this year:
1. Digital Earth for ESD
• Digital Earth for sustainable society and future earth
• Systems thinking, critical thinking for global issues
• Integrated, holistic approach by geospatial information science
• Environment, and disaster education
• Carrier development
2. Digital Earth for Citizen Science
• ICT, cloud services and sourcing
• Big data
• Institutional approach
3. and more …

Deadline of Abstract Submission has been extended to June 9th.

Online registration is available at:




Smart Cities Annual Conference, Budapest 5-6 June 2013


The Smart Cities Annual Conference will take place on 5th and 6th June in the beautiful city of Budapest.

After the 2012 launch event in Brussels, this year’s Smart Cities Annual Conference wants to affirm itself as a unique occasion for cities and solutions providers to meet and discuss the future shape of the European urban landscape.

In the scope of the 2013 Annual Conference, we will aim at defining the developing path of the Key Innovations; the outcome of the Working Groups’ activity.

The programme of the Smart Cities Annual Conference is rich and diversified: it alternates keynote speeches with workshops and networking sessions. Have a look at the agenda.

The Smart Cities Annual Conference proposes a mixed and diverse programme that combines audience interactivity and high-level speeches:

The first day is fully devoted to discussing Key Innovations among the relevant stakeholders: technology providers on one side and cities as users on the other, with particular attention to matchmaking possibilities. The second day focuses instead on discussing achievements and developments of the Platform itself.

Follow @EUsmartcities on twitter and keep yourself updated about the Smart Cities Annual Conference with the hashtag #EUsmartcitiesAC13

For further information about the Annual Conference, please visit the conference website. Be aware of the hotel booking deadlines to be able to benefit from the discount rates.



Digital Heritage


Fall 2013 will witness the largest international scientific event on digital heritage in history, bringing together hundreds of researchers, educators, scientists, industry professionals and policy makers to debate, discuss and present digital technology applied to the protection, documentation, and understanding of humanity’s shared heritage. For the first time ever, under the patronage of UNESCO, the leading scientific and industry events from across the digital and heritage spheres will join together under one roof to explore the state-of-the-art and address future emerging research scenarios.

Organized by CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research) on behalf of the MAP Laboratory, in collaboration with local research institutions Provence (Aix-Marseille University, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CICRP, School of Architecture and INRIA), the Congress will be held  in  Marseille, France, the 2013 European Capital of Culture.

The venue will be Marseille’s architecturally stunning new waterfront museum complex (the restored Fort Saint-Jean and adjoining new  MuCEM and La Villa Mediterranée).


Thematic Areas

The Congress covers heritage in all its forms, focusing around 5 heritage themes:

  1. Built Heritage from monuments to archaeological sites, cities, and landscapes
    encompassing theUNESCO World Heritage Convention
  2. Culture & Traditions from folklife to languages, crafts, song and dance
    encompassing theUNESCO Intangible Heritage Convention
  3. Museums & Collections from movable objects to the museums that house them encompassing the UNESCO Movable Heritage & Museums Program
  4. Libraries & Archives documentary heritage from books to audiovisual collections encompassing the UNESCO Memory of the World
  5. Art & Creativity from digital / new media art to creative digital and online culture encompassing the UNESCO Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention & Creativity Programs


Important Dates

June 9 Abstract (mandatory for all papers)
Panel / Workshop /Tutorial proposals due
June 16 Full Papers, Short Papers due
(notification July 28)
July 28 Exhibits proposals due (notification Sept 1)
August 4 Opening of Early Registration
Sept 15 Final Camera Ready due for accepted works

For further information, please visit the Congress website at




ArcLand Conference “From Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns: Remotely Detecting the Past”

9th – 10th May 2013, Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin


Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. These techniques, collectively referred to as remote sensing, have had an enormous impact on our ability to reveal past landscapes and disseminate knowledge about those landscapes. The results of this work can be both visually exciting and intellectually engaging.

This two day conference brings together a series of speakers to showcase these techniques and the uses to which they can be put. This conference will specifically explore how remote sensing and its results can be used within the sectors of:

  • Heritage management and legislation
  • Education including: secondary, third level and continual development
  • Community heritage and citizen science

Book a place at the K2U2 event:

ArchaeoLandscapes Europe offers a small number of bursaries/grants to support students and young scholars to participate in ArcLand related events and activities. Forms for grant applications can be found on the ArcLand webpage (see for details) and will have to be send to the project leader by email until 5th April 2013.



Call for Papers: 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth, Kuching, Sarawak – Malaysia

ISDE Conf 2013

The 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 (ISDE 2013) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 26th – 29th August 2013. This symposium is an important event of the International Society for Digital Earth. The theme “Transforming Knowledge into Sustainable Practice” aims to enable digital earth modeler and experts in the field of geospatial science and technology to provide a brand new opportunity to share their ideas and insights on how we share knowledge and act together globally.

The abstract deadline submission has been extended till 31st March 2013.

To register, please visit:

All accepted papers will be published online in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science with high visibility and indexed in Scopus, El Compendex and Inspec. Selected papers will be invited for review for special issue in the International Journal of Digital Earth, Indexed in SCI-Expanded, with impact factor 1.083 (2011).

Symposium Themes

  • Digital Earth Vision and Innovation
  • Earth Observation Technologies
  • ICT Technologies (including Spatial Data Infrastructures)
  • Empowering the Community, Engaging Society
  • Digital City and Green Cities
  • Digital Heritage
  • Population Growth and Infrastructure Development
  • Adapting to Global and Climate Change
  • Land and Water Management
  • Early Warning, Emergency Management and National Security
  • Mining, Energy and Resources Development
  • Natural Resource Management and Agriculture
  • Health and Biodiversity

Important Dates

Final Call For Abstract                            31 March 2013

Call For Full Paper Deadline                 31 May 2013

Early Bird Registration Ends                 30 June 2013

Normal Registration Opens                   01 July 2013

Full Paper Acceptance Notification     31 July 2013

8th ISDE Symposium                                26 – 29 August 2013


For more information, please visit the Symposium website at:



A Workshop entitled “Digital City & Green Cities: Towards Urban Sustainability” will be held in conjunction with the Symposium on 26th – 27th August 2013.

The overall objectives for this workshop is to increase awareness among policy makers and planners on the benefits, scenarios, challenges and potential of digital city in achieving urban sustainability. Specific objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Share information on research and applications studies that have demonstrated the use of the elements sustainability
  • Address the principles and mechanism for enhancing national, regional and international awareness of digital city concepts in achieving sustainability.
  • Identification of research activities and implementation those are more relevant to the needs of decision makers in international, regional, national and local levels.

More information can be found at:


Summer School Programme

A youth programme is to be organised at UNIMAS, Kuching, Sarawak on 23 – 25 August, 2013 hosted by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

The summer school will provide participants with an educational experience;

  • To understand the vision for Digital Earth technology and approaches in addressing issues of sustainability
  • To demonstrate geospatial analytical tools, including image processing of remotely sensed data and GIS software to indentify, quantify, and report on priority rural planning information, and to develop sustainability scenarios for rural development through laboratory and field investigations using geospatial tools.

More information can be found at:

Sources: (8th ISDE Symposium) (Workshop) (Summer School)

The Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics 2013 Fairfax, VA, USA


Monday 12 – Friday 16 August 2013

Agro-geoinformation, the agricultural-related geoinformation, is the key information in the agricultural decision making and policy formulation process. Recent advances in geoinformatics have created new opportunities and challenges in applying agro-geoinformation to agriculture monitoring and assessment. The Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-geoinformatics 2013) provides an ideal venue for professionals and students to exchange ideas, research results, and professional experiences on collecting (including remote sensing and field survey), processing, storing, archiving, preserving, retrieving, transmitting, accessing, visualizing, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting, utilizing, and disseminating agro-geoinformation.

Agro-Geoinformatics 2013 is organized and hosted by the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University (GMU), with technical and financial sponsorships from USDA NIFA, IEEE GRSS, OGC, and many other organizations. The conference will include plenary, oral, and poster sessions.

The deadline of Abstract Submission is adjusted to March 15, 2013.

For further information regarding Agro-Geoinformatics 2013, please contact:


11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2013


July 9 – 12, 2013 – Orlando, Florida, USA

The 11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2013,, in the context of the 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2013,
June 30 – July 6, 2013 – Porto, Portugal
Special Tracks on Education, Informatics, and Cybernetics: stEIC 2013,

Society and Information Technologies: stSIT 3013,

in the context of the International Conference on Complexity, Cybernetics, and Informing Science and Engineering:  CCISE 2013,

Deadlines for this 1st CFP

  • Abstracts/Draft Papers Submissions: January 8th, 2013
  • Notification to Authors: February 8th, 2013
  • Camera Ready: February 28th, 2013

Topics for both conferences.

  • Submission for face-to-face and virtual presentation (via asynchronous communication) are accepted
  • Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors’ CV and the paper’s topic.
  • Submitted papers/abstracts will go through at least two reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and/or (3) participative peer reviews.
  • Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.
  • Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

IMSCI/EISTA 2013 and CCISE 2013 Organizing Committees

5th International Conference on Geoinformation Technology for Natural Disaster Management (GiT4NDM)


The Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) in Canada jointly with Dewey College are excited to be hosting The 5th International Conference on Geoinformation Technology for Natural Disaster Management (GiT4NDM) on October 9th-11th, 2013 at the Dewey College; 5889 Coopers Ave., Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1P9, Canada (

In addition, there will be an exhibition beside the 5th GiT4NDM 2013. The exhibition will provide a showcase for the state-of-the-art geo-information and communication technology products and services. Interested sectors of the geospatial data providers and economy should cease the opportunity to showcasing their products and solutions.

In addition, a pre-conference workshop on Open Source Hands-on GIS workshop for Disaster management using QGIS and GRASS will be hosted on October 8, 2013 by Prof. Scott Madry from the University of North Carolina, USA.

Conference attendees include; directors, professors, researchers, scientists, engineers, students and other professionals from various countries. The conference will be addressed by prominent speakers of the geo-informatics technology and disaster management who will engage through their interactive session to bring innovative geomatics technology, new generation of the Earth observation system for disaster management, latest development approaches on early warning system and other related issues.

If you know you are interested to participate as i) an individual or ii) would like to represent your country or organization, iii) or presenting your paper as an oral or poster presentation, iv) or would like to sponsor the event as a means of supporting knowledge-building and knowledge sharing and v) or booking a booth to represent your organization in the joint aforementioned exhibition, please contact the conference organizing secretary general for details and information regarding registration for the event.

After you have been fully registered for the conference, you will be assisted with your trip, accommodation and visa processing for the period of stay in Canada. If you are a holder of passport that may require visa to enter into Canada, you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for issuance an invitation letter to you and inform the High Commission of Canada in your country.

The selected papers will be peer reviewed and published in International Geoinformatics Research and Development Journal (IGRDJ).


Saied Pirasteh (Ph.D),  Director of WIDM

The 5th GiT4NDM Committee

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