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Special Session
Special Session on
Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems Serving Geospatial Applications
 - UAS4GIS 2019

3 - 5 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Within the 5th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - GISTAM 2019


Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Technical University of Crete



Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or "drones") have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. The global market is overwhelmed with various UAS products, yet there are many unresolved research issues to fully unleash their potential. The research community should take action in establishing “smart” solutions to serve GIS and Remote Sensing through autonomous systems. Towards this end, this special session is devoted in UASs in terms of real time data integration in GIS and automated georeferencing, decision making through AI and deep learning, real time image processing, pattern recognition, added value in remote sensing applications, fleet management, 3D reconstruction optimization, autonomous navigation, horizontal and domain specific custom systems.


- Automatic aerial mapping and visualization;
- Autonomous decision systems;
- Communication and security;
- Hardware optimization;
- On-board, real time image processing and pattern recognition;
- Optimization on flight and navigation attitude, Remote sensing applications with added-value;
- Sensor systems;
- 3D reconstruction optimization;


Paper Submission: February 28, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


GISTAM Special Sessions - UAS4GIS 2019
e-mail: gistam.secretariat@insticc.org