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Call for Papers

GISTAM is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Photogrammetry
  • Natural Phenomena Data Acquisition
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
  • Geospatial Information and Technologies
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Geodesy
  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Geocomputation
  • Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Parallel and Distributed Computation
  • Real-Time Sensors


  • Spectroscopy and Spectroradiometry
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Earth Observation and Satellite Data
  • RADAR and LiDAR
  • Infrared Remote Sensing
  • Sensor Networks
  • Urban Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing of Agriculture
  • Hydrological Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Topography
  • Remote Sensing in Climate Change Studies


  • Computational Geometry
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • Cartography and Geodesy
  • 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics Applications
  • Computer Vision Applications
  • Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Spatial Information and Society
  • Data Sharing, Privacy and Security
  • Topological Modeling and Analysis
  • Underground Geo-Reserves Modeling
  • Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
  • Standardization and Interoperability
  • Storage, Indexing and Searching


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Web Applications
  • Geographic Information Retrieval
  • Intelligent Data Fusion
  • Data Mining and OLAP
  • GPS and Location Detection
  • Location-Based and Mobile Services
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Management
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Spatial Analysis and Integration
  • Image and Video Understanding
  • Big Data and GIS


  • Ecological and Environmental Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Crops and Soils Research
  • Water Information Systems
  • Energy Information Systems
  • Coastal Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Industrial Applications
  • Disaster Management
  • Climate Change
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oil Exploration


George VosselmanUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
Jorge Alberto de MirandaUniversity of Lisbon, Portugal
Yannis Ioannidis"Athena" Research & Innovation Center and University of Athens, Greece


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 27 - 28 April, 2017

Paper Submission: December 19, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 9, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 23, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 22, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 6, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 1, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 14, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 24, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: February 2, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: March 1, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 14, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 24, 2017 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 19, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 11, 2017 (expired)


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             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
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Robert Laurini (honorary)Knowledge Systems Institute, France
Lemonia RagiaATHENA Research & Innovation Information Technologies, Greece


Jorge RochaUniversity of Minho, Portugal


Pedro Arnau, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jan Blachowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Arnold Bregt, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands
Alexander Brenning, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
Manuel Campagnolo, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Filiberto Chiabrando, Politecnico di Torino- DAD, Italy
Keith Clarke, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Joep Crompvoets, KU Leuven / EuroSDR, Belgium
Paolo Dabove, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Anastasios Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Arianna D'Ulizia, IRPPS - CNR, Italy
Ana Falcão, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Ana Fonseca, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
Cidália Fonte, Coimbra University / Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra, Portugal
Jinzhu Gao, University of the Pacific, United States
Lianru Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Andrea Garzelli, University of Siena, Italy
Gilles Gesquière, Liris, France
Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luis Gomez-Chova, Universitat de València, Spain
Cédric Grueau, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
Bob Haining, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stephen Hirtle, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States
Haosheng Huang, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Simon Jirka, 52° North, Germany
Wolfgang Kainz, University of Vienna, Austria
Harry Kambezidis, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Barbara Koch, University of Freiburg, Germany
Andreas Koch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Artur Krawczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
Tianhong Li, Peking University, China
Songnian Li, Ryerson University, Canada
Christophe Lienert, Secretariat Steering Committee «Intervention in Natural Hazards» LAINAT, Switzerland
Vladimir Lukin, Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine
Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Teresa Marques, Universidade de Porto, Portugal
Gavin McArdle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Janet Mersey, University of Guelph, Canada
Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Simonetta Paloscia, IFAC, National Research Council, Italy
Dimos Pantazis, University of West Attica, Greece
Nikos Pelekis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Marco Piras, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Dimitris Potoglou, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Guoyu Ren, National Climate Center, China
Armanda Rodrigues, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Markus Schneider, University of Florida, United States
Sylvie Servigne, INSA Lyon, France
Yosio Shimabukuro, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
Francesco Soldovieri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Rui Sun, Beijing Normal University, China
José Tenedório, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, Portugal
Ana Teodoro, Oporto University, Portugal
Miguel Torres-Ruiz, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jan Wallgrün, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA, France
May Yuan, University of of Texas at Dallas, United States