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    • Remote Sensing and GIS as Tools for Natural and Man-made Disaster Management
    • Landslide Monitoring and Data Processing
    • Flood Analysis, Drought Monitoring
    • Forest Fire Control
    • Urban Analysis
    • Earthquake and Geo-Hazards
    • Coastal and Ocean Pollution
    • Desertification and Land Degradation
    • Radio Communication and Observation Services at All Levels of Disaster Management
    • Guiding Rescue Teams by GI-Technology
    • Use of Small Satellites and Drones in Disaster Management
    • New Approaches in Disaster Management Like Societal Science
    • Multi-Stake Holder Disaster Management Models/Approaches
    • Capacity Building in Disaster Monitoring, Assessment, and Management
    • Relationships between the Land-Use Decisions and Disaster Risks
    • Mobile Mapping Applications in Disaster Management

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    07 January 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
    15 January 2018 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
    22 January 2018 Early registration Deadline
    15 February 2018 Full Paper Submission Deadline

    We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract and in case of acceptance your paper to this conference. All accepted papers will be published in ISPRS Archives. The ISPRS Archives are listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in revised form at the Springer Book Series.
    Please note that your manuscript needs to follow the official ISPRS publication guidelines:

    Another possibility for your papers to be presented at Gi4DM is that authors can publish their papers at the ISPRS Journal of Geo-Information which is an open access journal with an Impact Factor of 1.502 (2016).

    Instructions for authors are as follows:
    1. Please provide a cover-letter to indicate it was a contribution from Gi4DM 2018.
    2. Conference papers should be expanded to the size of a research article by adding at least 50% new materials.
    3. Editorial Procedures including following parts: pre-check, peer review, revision, decision and publication (rejection).
    4. The publishing fees of IJGI will be 1000CHF from 1 January 2018.
    More detailed information can be found on the journal's website:

    Authors can submit abstracts for oral, poster presentation for the Gi4DM 2018. The final presentation type of the accepted abstract is under the discretion of congress scientific committee. All abstracts must be prepared in English only.


    Online Abstract System Procedure

    • Authors shall open an account on the online abstract system with a username and a password.
    • Each presenter can present only one abstract.
    • Please do not forget to authorize your abstract once submitted. Only authorized abstracts will be evaluated. Abstracts not authorized by the authors will not be submitted to referees.

    Abstract Submission Rules

    • Abstract shall not be longer than 300 words.
    • Abstract title must be less than 10 words and express the researches essence.
    • Name, last name, title, institution, city and contact details of authors shall be stated clearly.
    • Presenting author shall be stated in the system.
    • Abstract body shall not include any indication of the personal details of authors.
    • Avoid reference to institution names, locations, or funding sources in the abstract.


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  • » Pre – Conference Radar Training Workshop Click here for details...
    On the occasion of the Gi4DM conference and under the aegis of the URSI Working Group F.1 (on Education and Training in Remote Sensing and Wave Propagation) and the ISPRS ICWG III/IVa, a one-day radar-training workshop of title:

    “Advanced Radar Methods and their Application in Disaster Management” will be held on Sunday, 18th of March, 2018, at the venue of the Gi4DM conference due to be held in Istanbul, during 19-22 March 2018. The event is jointly organised under a co-operation between the Technical University of Chemnitz, Institut of Mines-Telecom-Telecom ParisTech, and ITU Istanbul.

    Admission: The training workshop is open to all participants registered for the conference. The workshop is free of cost but capacity is limited. Admission to the workshop will be on first-come-first-serve basis. Potential attendees should send e mail to to inform the course facilitators of their interest in attending the workshop.

    Computing Recommendation/Requirements: As some hands-on features make use of MATLAB, the participants are advised to bring along their laptops with MATLAB program.

    Room: To be posted at the conference office/secretariat.

    Date and Duration: Sunday 18th of March 2018, ca. 10:00 – 17:00 (including breaks).

    Course Coordination: Prof. Madhu Chandra and Prof. Tullio Tanzi.

    Course Description: The Workshop will provide insight into radar fundamentals that will enable the participants to understand the present day advanced remote sensing radars and their applications in disaster management.

    Topics to be considered include: introduction to radar and wave propagation fundamentals, understanding what radars really measure, key radar observables and their resolution; survey of methods employing diversity of polarisation, waveform, channels, and antenna beams; fundamentals of disaster management, monitoring and observation of disaster related events, application of remote sensing data.

    The course should particularly appeal to scientists and engineers who use radar remote sensing data in the management and monitoring of disasters. The course combines oral presentations with some hands-on exercises (using MATLAB routines) to illustrate radar fundamentals. Despite the technical features of the course contents, their presentation will be specially tailored to appeal to both early-stage and established professionals from all backgrounds, who are now engaged in the fields of remote sensing, disaster management, or GIS.

    In this spirit, the workshop will feature the following key topics:

    Session 1: Introduction and Radar Remote Sensing
    Duration: approximately 4 hours (with breaks)
    Presenter: Prof. M. Chandra, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany.
    Introduction: Prof. Orhan ALTAN, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

            - Disasters, What Why? …
    Radar Remote Sensing
    1. Key radar observables and their methods of measurement
    2. Physical interpretation of radar observables and their resolution
    3. Survey and overview of the modern radar methods based on the Doppler-effect, diversity of polarisation, waveforms, channels, and antenna beams.
    4. Simple hands-on exercises to demonstrate radar fundamentals and the physical interpretation of radar data.
    Session 2: Application-based Approach to Disaster Management and the Role of Radar Remote Sensing.
    Duration: 2 hours
    Presenter: Prof. Tullio Tanzi, Institut Mines-Telecom - Telecom ParisTech, France.

    1. Radio Sciences versus Disaster Management requirements
    2. Radar and optical remote sensing
    3. New approaches and future systems: GPR, UAV, etc.
    4. Design consideration for humanitarian relief dedicated system