Indian Society of Remote Sensing


International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

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    ISPRS Technical Commission V
    Education & Outreach

    Geospatial Technology - Pixel to People

    November 20-23, 2018
    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India

Welcome To

ISPRS TC V Mid Term Symposium !

It is our pleasure to announce that International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission V Symposium on "Education & Outreach - Geospatial technology – Pixel to People" will be held in Dehradun, India, during November 20 - 23, 2018. The symposium will include plenary sessions, technical sessions, tutorials, social activities, exhibitions, etc.

The symposium will provide a inter-disciplinary platform for experts, scholars and practitioners to present the latest developments and applications, discuss cutting-edge technologies, exchange research ideas, and promote international collaboration in the field of remote sensing. Around 200 - 300 participants from around the world are expected to join in this international academic event, and you are welcome to meet old friends and create new contacts.

Our Mission

The mission of Technical Commission V is to support, promote and motivate Capacity building at different levels of professionals, educators and students and develop cost effective teaching methods which include distance learning programmes, International collaborative effort for sharing web-based resources – both material and trainers as well as best practices for effective transfer of knowledge and curricula development that meets regional needs, encourage open source software tools and innovative methodologies for urban infrastructure, citizen science and geospatial technology in various applications, and support youth forum and students consortium activities.

Terms of Reference

Support, promote, and motivate

 Curricula Development at basic, professional and decision making levels for Geospatial information science;

 Cost-effective digital class teaching/training approaches and web-based sharing of resources for mass awareness programs;

 Regional/International cooperation in capacity building, citizen science and geospatial technology;

 Engaging tutors/trainers and preparing educational material and support, including open source software education;

 Young people on Basic and advances in Photogrammetry, RS & Geoinformation Sciences through Students Consortium;

 Innovative Geospatial technologies for infrastructure planning and assets mapping.

 Organizing regional and international summer students schools, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and cooperation with industry

 ISPRS Council side meeting

The City of Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India. It is in Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, and Auli.

The city hosts training institutions of national importance and hub of education in the entire country. The tourist destinations can be divided into four or five areas: nature, sports, sanctuary, museums and institutions. The nearby hill stations are well known for their natural environment, temples for its faith dimensions, sanctuary for animal and bird lovers. Hill stations include Mussoorie, Sahastradhara, Chakrata, and Dakpathar.

The weather at Dehradun during the symposium will be very pleasant.

Event Highlights

Innovative Geospatial technologies for infrastructure planning and assets mapping.


ISPRS TC V will confer "Best Author Award" and "Best Poster Award" to encourage young authors who are less than 35 years of age and are first authors of a high quality paper presented in oral and poster sessions respectively.

Pre-Symposium Tutorials

ISPRS TC V will be organizing pre-symposium tutorials on the following topics:
• Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Quality
• Satellite Remote Sensing of Flood Monitoring and Management
• Ground based 3D Modeling (Close Range Photogrammetry & TLS)
• Big Geospatial Data Analytics
• Citizen Science for Agricultural Monitoring

Travel Grant by ISPRS Foundation

The ISPRS Foundation provide travel Grants to enable young authors, distinguished speakers, and officially designated Delegates, especially from developing countries, to participate in ISPRS sponsored events and in forums promoting international cooperation, advancements and benefits of the P&RS&SI sciences. Generic travel grant application form is available in following website ( Click here to download the application form)

Notice to Participants

It shall be the responsibility of the participants to insure themselves with appropriate insurance cover. Neither ISRS nor ISPRS shall be responsible for any damage caused to participants while attending the Symposium.


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Hotel Reservations

Special Pricing for Hotel Reservation at Four Points by Sheraton, Dehradun under ISPRS TCV Mid term International Symposium during Nov 19-23, 2018. For further details please see here: Click to view details


Contributors are invited to submit abstracts and papers on all themes within
the fields of Geospatial Science & Technology, including (but not limited to)

    WG V/1: Multi-level education and training

  • Learning pedagogy innovations in Geoinformatics
  • Curriculum development at national and International level and education modules
  • Best practices for multi-level education and training
  • MOOCs & Online Content Delivery Mechanism
  • Learning through simulation and gaming
  • Contest of CATCON innovative software tools by young professions

    WG V/2: Promotion of International Collaborative Education

  • Joint and collaborative Cross-border Education programs and Services
  • Best practices of International Joint Education Programs
  • New educational theories, methodologies and advanced technologies through new curricula development

    WG V/3: Regional Collaboration in Citizen Science using Geospatial Technology

  • Citizen Science approaches in geoinformatics
  • Geo-processing tools and technologies in citizen science
  • Data quality assurance and data verification
  • Integration of Web 2.0 / mobile technologies
  • Data, metadata and ownership
  • Data fusion and mashup algorithms
  • Geo-gamification
  • Open data, standards, interoperability and FOSS4G
  • Collaborative citizen science projects at regional level

    WG V/4: Web-based Resource Sharing

  • Web-based resources in geoinformatics
  • Online platform for discovery, sharing and geoprocessing
  • Open source software for resource sharing
  • Geoportal and Geoplatforms for resource sharing
  • Open data and open source material
  • Innovative tools like social networking, GeoRSS feeds etc.

    WG V/5: Promotion of the Profession to Young People

  • Advances in photogrammetry, remote sensing and Spatial Information Science for students and young researchers
  • Promotion of international cooperation and social cohesion among the youth
  • Promote innovative research among young researchers
  • Open data accessibility
  • International mobility of students and young researchers through multi-level Networking initiatives
  • Platforms for broader and more efficient involvement of youth into ISPRS activities

    WG V/6: Distance learning - Education and Training Services

  • Tools and Techniques in distance learning
  • E-learning
  • Capacity building activities at different levels
  • Open data services
  • Geo-platforms for capacity building

    WG V/7: Innovative Technologies in Training Civil Engineer and Architects

  • Innovative Geospatial technologies in Civil, Town planning and architecture
  • DEM for construction design
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D City Models
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Geospatial technology for smart city design and planning
  • Geospatial Technology for structure inventory and certification

    WG V/8: Promotion of Open Source on Geospatial Technology

  • Open source platforms for learning
  • Free and Open Source software for Geospatial Application (FOSS4G)
  • OGC and open standards
  • FOSS4G for g-governance
  • Open source for big data analytics
  • Open APIs
  • Customized solution using FOSS4G


    Innovative approaches in education and outreach for natural resources management

  • Agriculture and Soils
  • Forestry and Environment
  • Geology and mineral resources
  • Marine and coastal
  • Water Resources and Cryosphere

    Innovative approaches in education and outreach for Atmosphere, Ocean, Weather and Climate

  • Atmospheric parameter retrieval and modeling
  • Weather monitoring and modeling
  • Ocean applications
  • Climate Change and its impact

    Innovative approaches in education and outreach for disaster monitoring, damage assessment and risk reduction

  • Hydro-meteorological
  • Geological
  • Environmental

    Innovative approaches in education and outreach for infrastructure and development planning

  • Infrastructure mapping and development planning
  • Urban and regional planning and smart city planning
  • Rural development planning

    Capacity building in emerging trends

  • Advanced EO sensors and data processing: Optical, Thermal, Microwave & Lidar
  • Data acquisition and cloud computing
  • UAV data processing and applications
  • Big data analytics
  • Cultural heritage mapping and monitoring
  • Public health services
  • Social media mining and social networking analytics
  • Data mining and machine learning algorithms

    Capacity building for Utilization of bio-resource national databases

  • Web resource sharing on bio-resource database
  • Modeling tools and approaches in distributed environment
  • Citizen centric approach for end-user data collection and species identification
  • Linkage of species datasets with online thematic services


    Special Sessions

  • Student Sessions

Meet Our Speakers

Shri. Tapan Misra

President, ISRS

Dr. Shailesh Nayak

Ex-Officio President, ISRS

Dr. A. Senthil Kumar

President, TC V

ISPRS TC V Officers

A Senthil Kumar, President, ISPRS TC V India
P.L.N. Raju, Vice President, ISPRS TC V India
Anjana Vyas Chair WG V/I India
Igor Musikhin, Chair WG V/II, Russia
Sultan Kocaman, Chair WG V/III Turkey
Ansgar Brunn, Chair WG V/IV Germany
Krzysztof Sterenczak, Chair WG V/V Poland
Ana I. Prados, Chair WG V/VI, USA
Vladimir A. Seredovich, Chair WG V/VII Russia
Chao-Hung Lin, Chair WG V/VIII Taiwan
Peter Tian-Yuan Shih, Co-Chair WG V/I Taiwan
Grazia Tucci, Co-Chair WG V/I Italy
Maria Grazia D’Urso, Co-Chair WG V/II Italy
Magsad Gojamanov, Co-Chair WG V/III Azerbaijan
Sameer Saran, Co-Chair WG V/III India
Zhipeng Gui, Co-Chair WG V/IV China
Berk Anbaroglu, Co-Chair WG V/IV Turkey
Ivan Detchev, Co-Chair WG V/V Canada
Cemal Özgür Kivilcim, Co-Chair WG V/V Turkey
S.K. Srivastav, Co-Chair, WG V/VI India
Hilcea Ferreira, Co-Chair WG V/VI Brazil
Gottfried Konecny Co-Chair WG V/VII Germany
Karel Vach, Co-Chair WG V/VII Czech Republic
Helena Mitasova, Co-Chair WG V/VIII USA
Lalu Muhamad Jaelani, Co-Chair WG V/VIII, Indonesia


Important dates for Papers of Archives - based on abstract review and Annals - based on double-blinded peer-review

ISPRS Archives

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts

    August 15, 2018
  • Notification to authors of acceptance of abstracts

    September 25, 2018
  • Deadline for submission of camera ready manuscript of full papers

    October 15, 2018

ISPRS Annals

  • Deadline for submission of full papers

    August 15, 2018
  • Notification to authors of acceptance of paper

    September 30, 2018

Registration Fee

Participants Before October 15, 2018 After October 15, 2018
  India Foreign India Foreign
Regular Delegate INR 10000 USD 300 INR 11000 USD 320
ISRS Life Members INR 8000 USD 200 INR 9000 USD 250
Full time Students/Seniors INR 5000 USD 150 INR 5500 USD 160
Per day Registration INR 3000 USD 100 INR 3300 USD 110
Accompanying Person INR 5000 USD 100 INR 5500 USD 110
Tutorial (Working Professionals - Non Students) & (Students) Click here to view details

Note: Registration is mandatory for the paper submission and preferably paid by 15th of October, 2018. Also there is no registration cancellation refund.



Contact Us

All conference participants, including speakers / authors, are required to register and pay the full participant registration fee.
Details shall be announced shortly.


4 - Kalidas Road, Dehradun - 248 001, Uttarakhand, India