The 2019 International Graduate Workshop on Geo-Informatics (IGWG2019) will be held on June 26-28, 2019 in Wuhan, China. It aims to bring together leading graduate candidates, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all aspects of geoinformatics. IGWG2019 provides an academic exchange platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, and concerns as well as the practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted across the diverse fields intersecting with geoinformatics.
Participants can broaden their horizons while improving bonds of friendship between universities and institutions in China and the world. Young scholars and postgraduates are warmly welcomed to participate.
1. Conference Organization
Organizer: Wuhan University
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University
School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University
School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan University
School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University
GNSS Research Center, Wuhan University
Chinese Antarctic Center of Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan University
Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology
Joint International Research Laboratory of Geoinformatics
Institution of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Peking University
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University
Institute of Space & Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Geographic/Land Information System (GIS) Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong
2. Call for Extended Abstracts and Full Papers
We call for extended abstracts and full papers from post-doctoral researchers, Ph.D candidates, and master students in geoinformatics.
3. Workshop Topics
These include, but are not limited to:
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
Remote Sensing Analysis and Application
Keywords: Advances In SAR, Optical Remote Sensing, Fluorescence Remote Sensing, Nightlight Re-mote Sensing, Image Classification, Object Detection, Change Detection, Information Extraction, Remote Sensing Applications In Agri-Culture, Environment And Geologic Disasters, High Spectral Remote Sensing, Satellite And Ground Lidar, Remote Sensing In Aero-Sol-Cloud-Precipitation-Radiation Interaction
Keywords: Computer Vision, 3D Reconstruction, Geometric Processing, 3-D laser Scanning, Unmanned Vehicles, UAVs, Robots, and Other New Geographic Information Collection Equipment
Geographic Information Systems and Services
Keywords: Smart City, Sensor Network and Internet of Things, Social Sensing and Geo-computation
Geodetic and Gravitational Measurement
Keywords: Planetary Spacecraft Precise Orbit Determination, Planetary Gravity Field Recovery, Planetary Internal Structures
Space Networks and Space Communications
Keywords: Private Data Release, Location Privacy-Preserving, Privacy Protection In Biometrics
Spatial Data Analysis and Mining
Keywords: Data Fusion, Spatial Data Modeling, Processing, Analysis, Mining and Visualization
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 welcomed to contribute interdisciplinary presentations.
4. Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: May 25, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2019
Registration: June 26, 2019
Presentations, Exhibits, and Activities: June27-28, 2019
5. Registration Fee
The registration fee is RMB￥1000, including workshop kit, access to technical sessions, exhibits, coffee breaks, and one copy of the electronic proceeding. The meals and hotel information will be provided by the LOC, but the accommodation is self-paid.
6. 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 ‘IGWG2019_Word_Template & Guidelines.doc
Slides will be required and should be presented in English. Please submit the PPT at check in. 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 IGWG2019@whu.edu.cn. Your email title should include the following information in the provided format: Author affiliation- Author’s name - Thesis Title -Topic Number, e.g. Wuhan University-Tom-Indoor Navigation-1.
7. Publication and Presentation
Authors of accepted extended abstract or full paper will be invited to give oral (or poster) presentations in the workshop, and attend the GeoInformatics Summer School that will be organized on July 1-7, 2019. Detailed information can be found on the workshop website: http://www.lmars.whu.edu.cn/geosummerschool/index.jsp
A selection of high quality 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 ESCI, Scopus, CSCD, GeoBase and PubMed.
Extended abstracts will be viewed and selected by referees; all extended abstracts accepted by the workshop are eligible for awards. Based on the number of extended abstracts in each topic and presentation, we will set Excellent Presentation Awards, Excellent Participation Awards and Interdisciplinary Presentation Awards. The bonus award standards are shown as follows:
8. Travel Grant
Participants can apply for travel grant from the LOC. The LOC will provide partial travel assistance to students of excellent abstracts or full papers to attend the IGWG. The funding standard is shown as follows:
Support Fees (Maximum)
Europe, America, Africa, Oceania, etc.
China neighboring countries
9. Venue and Directions
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, No.129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, China
Tianhe Airport-Department of Information, Wuhan University: Taking metro line 2 from Tianhe Airport Station to Guangbutun Station, exiting from K.
Wuhan Train Station- Department of Information, Wuhan University: Taking metro line 4 from Wuhan Train Station to Zhongnan Road Station, then transferring to metro line 2 to Guangbutun Station, exiting from K.
Wuhan Train Station- Department of Information, Wuhan University: Taking metro line 4 from Wuchang Train Station to Zhongnan Road Station, then transferring to metro line 2 to Guangbutun Station, exiting from K.
Hankou Train Station-Department of Information, Wuhan University: Taking metro line 2 from Hankou Train Station to Guangbutun Station, exiting from K.
10. Hotel Information
Home Inn (Wuhan University Guangbutun Metro Station)
Hotel Adress: No.119 Luoyu Road.
Distance between hotel and the venue: 260 meters about 4 minutes of walk.
Motel 168 (Wuhan Guangbutun Branch)
Hotel Adress: No.189 Luoyu Road.
Distance between hotel and the venue: 560 meters about 8 minutes of walk.
Junyi Dynasty Hotel
Hotel Adress: No.87 Luoyu Road.
Contact Number：(027) 87687777
Distance between hotel and the venue: 540 meters about 8 minutes of walk.
11. Contact Information
If you have any further questions regarding the submissions to the Workshop, please contact the conference staff. These are the ways you can contact them.
Dr. Yaxin Chen: IGWG2019@whu.edu.cn
Submission to: IGWG2019@whu.edu.cn