Call for Abstracts - Geospatial Sensing 2019

The 52°North Open Innovation Network announces a Call for Abstracts for the Geospatial Sensing Conference 2019.

Geospatial Sensing 2019 - From Sensing to Understanding our World

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Call for Abstracts

Earth observation networks, e.g. in-situ sensors and remote sensing systems, deliver a multitude of data capturing the state of our environment. The data sets delivered are highly valued by scientists and other stakeholders from various domains and backgrounds such as hydrology, marine sciences, traffic management, environmental monitoring, energy supply or smart city systems. An active research and development community works on new approaches to share, manage, discover, analyze, and visualize such sensor data. The Geospatial Sensing Conference gives an overview of current developments and provides a discussion platform for scientists, developers and users.

The conference continues the series of Geospatial Sensor Webs workshops and conferences that began in 2013. This year’s focus ‘From Sensing to Understanding our World’ includes topics on sensor data interpretation, analysis and visualization, tools and infrastructures for sharing sensor data, and novel sensor platforms. Join us to learn about, exchange ideas on and discuss new developments, emerging technologies, as well as ongoing research activities in the field of geospatial sensing.

We invite researchers, software developers and practitioners to submit abstracts as presentation proposals. The abstract should be 300 – 500 words and include title, authors and an outline of the presentation. Please use the conference template provided online and submit the abstract as a pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and accepted on the basis of content, available space, and overall program balance. The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by May 31, 2019. Final abstracts will be published on the conference website.

After the conference, we plan to invite selected authors to submit an extended abstract for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research.

Conference Topics:

  • Sensors in the cloud
  • Sensor data sharing and integration
  • Event-driven architectures
  • Real-time sensing applications
  • Data mining
  • Sensor data analytics
  • Visualization
  • Big geospatial data
  • Semantics of sensors and observations
  • Novel sensor platforms
  • Sensor data on the Web
  • Sensor data quality
  • Citizen science
  • Smart cities
  • Wearable technology
  • Sensor data in spatial data infrastructures
  • Standards

Program Committee:

Lars Bernard – Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Lorenzo Bigagli – Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche (CNR)
Arne Bröring – Siemens
Rolf de By – University of Twente (ITC)
Edzer Pebesma – Institute for Geoinformatics, Münster University (WWU)
Mike Gould – Universitat Jaume I/Esri
Benedikt Gräler – 52°North
Claus Hüttermann – con terra
Krysztof Janowicz – University of Santa Barbara
Simon Jirka – 52°North
Eva Klien – Fraunhofer IGD
Alexandra Kokkinaki – British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Thomas Kolbe – Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Alexander Kotsev – Joint Research Center (JRC)
Joan Masó – Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre (CREAF)
Dietmar Mothes – Informationstechnikzentrum Bund (ITZBund)
Silvano Pecora – Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy of Emilia-Romagna (Arpae)
Albert Remke – 52°North
Sven Schade  Joint Research Center (JRC)
Ingo Simonis – Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Thomas Usländer – Fraunhofer IOSB
Dawn Wright – Esri
Andreas Wytzisk – Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract submissions:  March 31, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
  • Conference: September 2 – 4, 2019

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