International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

In 2021 a joint initiative of Belgium and The Netherlands

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 IGARSS 2021, 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). Paper submission is now open.

For more information, please consult the IGARSS 2021 website.

Important dates

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

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

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