International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

In 2021 a joint initiative of Belgium and The Netherlands

Important Dates

IEEE’s International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) conference leadership is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are taking the necessary steps to ensure your experience is safe, positive, and productive to meet your goals.

We continue to collaborate closely with the Square, Brussels as well as Local, Regional, and National public health officials as we plan for your participation. To be judicious towards our authors, we have chosen to design a fully immersive virtual conference program.

As we continue to monitor the situation, the event leadership may add an option for in-person participation. This decision will be made by May 28, 2021 and we will update the event website and notify our community so you may plan for your participation option in a timely manner.

Regardless of the conference format, with more than 2,300 accepted papers, IGARSS 2021 conference leadership has created an incredible program ( with global participation of the geoscience and remote sensing community.

We look forward to welcoming you to IGARSS 2021.

Invited Session Proposal Deadline01 November 2020
Invited Session Proposal Results09 November 2020
Paper Submission System On-Line17 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Deadline11 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Results02 December 2020
Paper Submission Deadline08 January 2021 25 January 2021
Student Paper Competition Deadline08 January 2021 25 January 2021
Travel Support Application Deadline28 February 2021
Summer School: Start Application23 January 2021
Notifications of Acceptance to Authors16 March 2021
Registration (Virtual) Open15 April 2021
Summer School: Application Deadline23 April 2021
Summer School: Notification of Acceptance13 May 2021
Accepted Paper Registration (virtual) Deadline †15 May 2021
Final Submission of Accepted Papers01 June 2021
Registration (Physical) Open01 June 2021
Technical programme (virtual and physical)04 June 2021
Hotel Booking Deadline05 June 2021
Sponsorship & Exhibition Application Deadline11 June 2021 (TBC)
Accepted Paper Registration (Physical) Deadline ‡15 June 2021
Summer School 202106-08 July 2021
IGARSS 202111-16 July 2021

† All the participants with an accepted paper/presentation should register for the virtual conference by 15 May to ensure their participation in the programme. We hope that by June 1st, the COVID situation will be clarified, and you will be asked to confirm your travel to Brussels if you choose to participate to the physical conference. This date is not a deadline to participants without papers.

‡ All the participants with an accepted paper/presentation who choose to participate in the physical conference, will be able to update their registration as of June 1, 2015 and should pay the difference with the physical conference rate no later than June 15, 2021 to ensure their participation in the physical programme. The program will be made final at that point only and the commitment to travel will be binding.

Participants without papers are welcome to register to the physical conference from 1st June till the starting of the conference.

For more information please see the registration page.