First call for the 2020 International Graduate Workshop on GeoInformatics

2020 International Graduate Workshop on GeoInformatics
IGWG 2020 Online
December 16-18, 2020  
The 2020 International Graduate Workshop on GeoInformatics (IGWG2020) will be held online Dec.16-18, 2020. It aims to bring together postgraduates, young researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research in the field of geoinformatics. IGWG2020 provides an academic exchange platform for participants to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges, solution in geoinformatics. Participants are offered an opportunity to broaden their horizons while enhancing bonds of friendship.

  1. Conference Organization

Wuhan University
Peking University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Local Organizers:
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University

Institution of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Peking University
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  1. Call for Extended Abstracts and Full Papers

We call for extended abstracts and full papers from post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and master students in geoinformatics and related areas.

Workshop Topics
The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
(1) Navigation and Location Services
Keywords: Indoor Navigation, Location-Based Services Indoors/Outdoors, GNSS Based Positioning Indoors/Outdoors, Positioning Based on Wireless Sensor Net-Works or Emerging Sensors
(2) Remote Sensing Analysis and Application
Keywords: Advances InSAR, Optical Remote Sensing, Fluorescence Remote Sensing, Nightlight Remote Sensing, Image Classification, Object Detection, Change Detection, Information Extraction, Remote Sensing Applications in Agriculture, Environment and Geologic Disasters, High Spectral Remote Sensing, Satellite and Ground Lidar, Remote Sensing in Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Radiation Interaction
(3) Photogrammetry
Keywords: Computer Vision, 3D Reconstruction, Geometric Processing, 3D Laser Scanning, UAVs, Robots, and Other New Geographic Information Collection Equipment
(4)Geographic Information Systems and Services
Keywords: Smart City, Sensor Network and Internet of Things, Social Sensing and Geo-computation
(5)Geodetic and Gravitational Measurement
Keywords: Planetary Spacecraft Precise Orbit Determination, Planetary Gravity Field Recovery, Planetary Internal Structures
(6)Space Networks and Space Communications
Keywords: Private Data Release, Location Privacy Preserving, Privacy Protection in Biometrics
(7)Spatial Data Analysis and Mining
Keywords: Data Fusion, Spatial Data Modeling, Processing, Analysis, Mining and Visualization
(8)Ubiquitous Mapping and Artificial Intelligence
Keywords: Ubiquitous Mapping, Ubiquitous Location-Based Service, Spatial Big Data Information of Traffic, Traffic Guidance Service, Machine Learning, Intelligent Robotics, Cognitive Aspects of AI, Heuristic Search, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing

Participants from other disciplines are also welcome to contribute interdisciplinary abstracts/papers.

  1. Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: November 25, 2020
Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2020
Slides submission deadline: December 13, 2020
Presentations, Exhibits, and Activities: December 16-18, 2020

  1. Schedule At A Glance (Tentative)
1st dayOpening Ceremony
& Keynote Speech
by Prof. Wenzhong SHI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ice Breaking
& Sessions
2nd daySessions
3rd dayYoung Researchers
Round Table Discussion
Closing Ceremony
  1. Online Platform: ZOOM
  1. Submission Guidelines
    • Authors can choose to submit either an extended abstract or a full paper (but not both). For extended abstract, it should be at least 500 words, and no more than 1000 words. For the full paper, it should be at least 1500 words, and no more than 2500 words (for format details you may refer to attachment ‘IGWG2020_Word_Template & Guidelines.doc’ at the end).
    • Slides will be required and should be presented in English. Please submit the slides to by Dec.13. The presentation should last no longer than 15 minutes, and will be followed by a 5 minutes Q&A.
    • Extended abstract or full paper should be submitted to Your email title should include the following information in the provided format: Author affiliation-Author’s passport full name-Post doctoral researchers/PhD student/Master student-Thesis Title-Topic Number, e.g. Wuhan University-Tom-PhD student-Indoor Navigation-1.
  1. Publication and Presentation
  • Authors of accepted extended abstract or full paper will be invited to give oral presentations in the workshop. Submissions will not be published.
  • A selection of high quality full papers will be recommended to the journal of GSIS (Geo-spatial Information Science, ISBN 1009-5020). GSIS is the first English academic journal in China for Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing and it also a part of the 13th Five-year Plan of Wuhan University and the “Double World-class” Plan of Journals Construction. In 2016 the journal was transformed into an open access (OA) publishing model to boost international communications. At present, this journal is included in international databases such as SCI-Expand, ESCI, Scopus, CSCD, GeoBase and PubMed.
  • Extended abstracts will be viewed and selected by referees. All extended abstracts and full papers accepted by the workshop are eligible for awards. Based on the number of submissions in each topic and presentation, we will set Excellent Presentation Awards, Excellent Participation Awards and Interdisciplinary Presentation Awards. Any award winner will obtain a travel allowance as long as you come to LIESMARS for any academic exchange or degree study within 3 years. Travel allowances from different awards can be added together and the funding will rise up to 70% of the total allowances. Travel allowance is limited to the economy-class seat in airplane, second-class seat of hard berth in trains. The following is the award funding guidelines of single award:
Summer School
AreasTravel allowance (Maximum)
Europe, U.S., Africa4000 RMB
China neighboring countries2000 RMB
China1000 RMB
Graduate Workshop or Degree Study
AreasTravel allowance (Maximum)
Europe, U.S., Africa5000 RMB
China neighboring countries3000 RMB
China2000 RMB
  1. Contact Information

If you have any further questions regarding the submissions to the workshop, please contact the conference staff.

Ms.Youli DING:
Submissions to:

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