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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
  • Land Management
  • Spatial Information Management
  • Deep Learning for Urban and Environment Planning


  • 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
  • 3D/4D Cadaster


Ilias TziavosAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sara FabrikantUniversity of Zurich - Irchel, Switzerland
Norbert PfeiferTechnical University of Wien, Austria


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 3 - 5 May, 2019

Paper Submission: January 4, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)

Special Session HGIS
Paper Submission: March 7, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)

Special Session ONM-CozD
Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 25, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 25, 2019 (expired)


GISTAM Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: gistam.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.gistam.org/


The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


Robert Laurini (honorary)Knowledge Systems Institute, France
Lemonia RagiaATHENA Research & Innovation Information Technologies, Greece


Cédric GrueauPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal


Ana Paula Afonso, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andrea Ajmar, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Maria Ana Viana Baptista, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Jagannath Aryal, University of Tasmania at Hobart, Australia
Thierry Badard, Laval University, Canada
Alexandru Badea, Romanian Space Agency, Romania
Jörg Benndorf, Institute of Mine Surveying and Geodesy, Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Jan Blachowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Thomas Blaschke, University of Salzburg, Austria
Cristina Catita, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Filiberto Chiabrando, Politecnico di Torino- DAD, Italy
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
Suzana Dragicevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Qingyun Du, Wuhan University, China
Arianna D'Ulizia, IRPPS - CNR, Italy
Jacinto Estima, INESC-ID, Portugal
Ana Falcão, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
João Fernandes, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ana Fonseca, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
Cidália Fonte, Coimbra University / Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra, Portugal
Sébastien Gadal, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS ESPACE UMR 7300, France
Lianru Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinzhu Gao, University of the Pacific, United States
Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Linlin Ge, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luis Gomez-Chova, Universitat de València, Spain
Gil Gonçalves, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Célia Gouveia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Nikos Grammalidis, Centre of Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
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
Bo Huang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,, Hong Kong
Haosheng Huang, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew Hudson-Smith, University College London, United Kingdom
Claire Jarvis, university of Leicester, United Kingdom
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Ahmed Jihad, Department of Education Fallujah, Iraq
Simon Jirka, 52° North, Germany
Harry Kambezidis, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Eric Kergosien, Univ. Lille 3, France
Andreas Koch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Barbara Koch, University of Freiburg, Germany
Artur Krawczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Poh-Chin Lai, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
Songnian Li, Ryerson University, Canada
Jun Li, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Jyh-Ming Lien, George Mason University, United States
Christophe Lienert, Secretariat Steering Committee «Intervention in Natural Hazards» LAINAT, Switzerland
Vladimir Lukin, Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine
Paulo Marques, ISEL - ADEETC, Portugal
Gintautas Mozgeris, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Scott Orford, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jose Pablo Suárez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Volker Paelke, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dimos Pantazis, University of West Attica, Greece
Larry Paxton, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Jian Peng, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China
Massimiliano Pepe, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marco Piras, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Dimitris Potoglou, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Chrysi Potsiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Josep Roca, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech, Spain
Jorge Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Mathieu Roche, Cirad, France
Sergiy Sadovnychiy, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico
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
Kristin Stock, Massey University, New Zealand
Rui Sun, Beijing Normal University, China
Nicholas Tate, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
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
Benoit Vozel, University of Rennes I - IETR/Shine, France
Lei Wang, Louisiana State University, United States
Christiane Weber, UMR TETIS CNRS, Maison de la Télédétection, Montpellier, France
Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
May Yuan, University of of Texas at Dallas, United States
Laszlo Zentai, Eötvos-Lorand University Budapest, Hungary