International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Call for Papers

The 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020, is organized this year in a virtual format and will be held online on the 26th September – 2nd October 2020.

As we are monitoring the progress of the pandemic, our eyes and our wishes are turned towards the future, to IGARSS 2021. The 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium will be held Monday, 11 July through Friday, 16 July, 2021. The organizing committee is working closely with the conference venue to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and to ensure that all health safety requirements are met and to minimize the effects of travel restrictions on the participants.

Call for papers

On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2021 Organizing Committee, we invite you to submit your paper to the world’s premier symposium on geoscience, remote sensing and related topics. The 2021 symposium is a joint effort of the European Low Countries, Belgium and Netherlands. As such, the organizing committee promotes “Crossing Borders” as the main theme with other up-to-date developments and advanced research in the field of geoscience and remote sensing. Specifically, the symposium promotes submissions to the following special scientific themes:

  • UAV and miniaturised remote sensing capabilities and applications
  • GPS, GNSS and Galileo for earth observation
  • Geo information and integration for smart and green cities
  • Advanced monitoring and assessment of hazards (natural, anthropogenic and pandemic)

Student Paper Competition

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society student members are invited to submit a paper to the IGARSS Student Paper Competition. The selection of the finalist papers will be done by a committee of experts and the selected students will present their papers during a special session at the Symposium.

Invited sessions

Invited session proposals are solicited for IGARSS2021, with preference for the special themes mentioned above, by 25 October 2020. The selection of the sessions will be done by the Technical Program Committee by 09 November 2020.

Publication of Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings on IEEE Xplore only if presented at the Symposium by one of the list authors duly registered.

Paper Submission

Authors who wish to give a presentation are requested to submit a paper (minimum of 2 pages; maximum of 4 pages). A link to submit the paper online will be available at the Symposium website early November 2020.

For more information, please consult the IGARSS 2021 website.

Important dates

Invited Session Proposal Deadline25 October 2020
Invited Session Proposal Results09 November 2020
Paper Submission System On-Line10 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Deadline4 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Results2 December 2020
Paper Submission Deadline8 January 2021
Student Paper Competition Deadline8 January 2021
Travel Support Application Deadline8 January 2021
Submission Status Available Online8 April 2021
Registration Open10 April 2021
Early Registration Deadline21 May 2021
Final Submission Deadline01 June 2021
IGARSS 202111-16 July 2021

We look forward to meeting you in Brussels, at IGARSS 2021.

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