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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


Alexander ZipfHeidelberg University, Germany
Paraskevi NomikouNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ioannis ManakosInformation Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Andrew FrankVienna University of Technology, 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 7 - 9 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (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 Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Lemonia RagiaATHENA Research & Innovation Information Technologies, Greece


Cédric GrueauPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal
Robert Laurini (honorary)Knowledge Systems Institute, France


Ana Paula Afonso, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andrea Ajmar, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Rute Almeida, Cintesis - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Portugal
Costas Armenakis, York University, Canada
Pedro Arnau, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jagannath Aryal, University of Tasmania at Hobart, Australia
Thierry Badard, Laval University, Canada
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
María Camacho Olmedo, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Manuel Campagnolo, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
Cristina Catita, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Filiberto Chiabrando, Politecnico di Torino- DAD, Italy
Eliseo Clementini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Joep Crompvoets, KU Leuven / EuroSDR, Belgium
Paolo Dabove, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Philippe de Maeyer, Ghent University, Belgium
Soumyabrata Dev, University College Dublin, Ireland
Anastasios Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikolaos 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
Luigi Fregonese, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Cheng Fu, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Sébastien Gadal, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS UMR 7300 ESPACE, France
Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University, United States
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
Gilles Gesquière, Liris, France
Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luis Gomez-Chova, Universitat de València, Spain
Gil Gonçalves, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Nikos Grammalidis, Centre of Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
Gilberto Gutierrez Retamal, University of Bio-Bio, Chile
Bob Haining, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Shuqing Hao, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Cristina Henriques, Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Stephen Hirtle, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States
Andrew Hudson-Smith, University College London, United Kingdom
Karsten Jacobsen, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Simon Jirka, 52° North, Germany
Wolfgang Kainz, University of Vienna, Austria
Harry Kambezidis, National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece
Eric Kergosien, Univ. Lille 3, France
Andreas Koch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Artur Krawczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Mel Krokos, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Poh-Chin Lai, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
Tianhong Li, Peking University, China
Christophe Lienert, Canton of Aargau, Dept. Construction, Traffic & Environment - ICA International Cartographic Association, Commission EWCM, Switzerland
Vladimir Lukin, Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine
Paulo Marques, ISEL - ADEETC, Portugal
Miguel Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Jean Mas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Gavin McArdle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gintautas Mozgeris, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Lan Mu, University of Georgia, United States
Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
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, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Italy
Marco Piras, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Dimitris Potoglou, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Mathieu Roche, Cirad, France
Anne Ruas, IFSTTAR, France
John Samuel, CPE Lyon, France
Markus Schneider, University of Florida, United States
Diego Seco, University of Concepción, Chile
Sylvie Servigne, INSA Lyon, France
Yosio Shimabukuro, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
René Sieber, Atlas der Schweiz, Inst. für Kartografie und Geoinf., Switzerland
Francesco Soldovieri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Jantien Stoter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
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
Fabio Tosti, University of West London (UWL), United Kingdom
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Data Structuring & Eng. Lab., Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, Greece
Athanasios Voulodimos, National Technical University of Athens, 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
Xiaojun Yuan, University at Albany, SUNY, United States
Laszlo Zentai, Eötvos-Lorand University Budapest, Hungary