PhotoGA 19

Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) Workshop
Photogrammetric 3D Reconstruction for Geo-Applications (PhotoGA 2019)

May 28-31, 2019
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

In conjunction with the AI.GI.CRV 2019 Conference


With the exponential advancement of digital imaging and ranging technologies, the fields of image-based 3D reconstruction have shown a pronounced presence in geospatial applications such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and law enforcement. Photogrammetric computer vision techniques of 3D reconstruction aim at the development of (semi-)automatic methods for engineering tasks such as fine-scale mapping, high-precision surveying and optical metrology, with certain requirements regarding accuracy and completeness of the derived models.

Photogrammetry is strongly connected to various fields such as mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, robotics, remote sensing, and electrical engineering; where it shares methodological aspects of computational geometry, image processing, and computer graphics. The strong interdisciplinary nature of photogrammetry engineering has necessitated and initiated a wide range of scientific communications between researchers, developers, and engineers from computer science and geomatics communities.

The workshop PhotoGA 2019 aims to co-locate an event related to the areas of photogrammetric 3D reconstructions and their geospatial applications with the AI.GI.CRV 2019 Conference in order to bring researchers of both fields together and allow them to enjoy a multidisciplinary platform to share their ideas and developments.

The PhotoGA19 workshop will have one day of technical programs including a plenary session with keynote talks as well as oral and poster presentations. The workshop is organized by ISPRS WG II/1 and WG II/2 in conjunction with the Computer and Robot Vision 2019 and is hosted by Queen’s University. In addition, a special invited symposium session on Photogrammetric Computer Vision will be co-hosted with CRV. 

Professionals from related disciplines like photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision, geo-data processing and applications are welcome to join the PhotoGA19 workshop to pose their research questions and search solutions.


Workshop topics:

High-quality contributions to PhotoGA 2019 are invited from all researchers in the fields of image-based 3D reconstruction in the context of geo-applications to cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

Integrated sensor calibration and orientation

Multi-source data fusion

Feature extraction, stereo/multi-view sparse matching, dense image matching

3D data acquisition and surface reconstruction

Structure from motion and SLAM

Small unmanned aerial systems for 3D mapping

Evaluation of performance, reliability, robustness, and generality of methods


Submission of papers:

High-quality papers covering one or more of the above topics should be submitted electronically through our submission system. Authors can only submit full papers for a double-blind peer review process. The papers should be prepared according to the ISPRS guidelines for preparing manuscripts and should not exceed 8 pages. Accepted papers will be published in Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and the Spatial Information Science.

To submit a full paper, please go to the PhotoGA 2019 EasyChair page. You need to use or create an EasyChair account to manage your submissions. 


Workshop Organization:


       Ronny Hänsch, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

       Mozhdeh Shahbazi, University of Calgary, Canada

       Norbert Haala, University of Stuttgart, Germany

 Advisory Scientific Committee:

       Cyrill Stachniss, University of Bonn, Germany

       Andrea Fusiello, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy

       Yongjun Zhang, Wuhan University, China

       Michael Gruber, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, Austria

       Gunho Sohn, York University, Canada

       Pablo Angelo, German Aerospace Center, Germany

 Scientific Committee:

       Olaf Hellwich, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

       Costas Armenakis, York University, Canada

       Olivier D’Hondt, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

       Ayman Habib, Purdue University, USA

       Helmut Mayer, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany

       Andreas Kuhn, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany

       Saeid Homayouni, University of Ottawa, Canada


Keynote speakers:

Information on Keynote speakers coming Soon!


Key Dates:

March 22, 2019:   Full paper submission deadline

April 12, 2019:   Notification of paper acceptance

April 26, 2019:   Camera-ready version due

TBD:   Early bird registration and registration due for accepted papers

TBD:   Standard registration

May 28, 2019: PhotoGA 2019 Workshop

May 29-31, 2019:   AI.GI.CRV 2019 Conference



Registration for PhotoGA 2019 is handled through the local conference organizers. Please visit the conference site also for any additional information, such as venue and travel information, nearby accommodation, and the full conference and exhibition program.



Stirling Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Queen's University is located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between Montreal and Toronto, two of Canada's largest cities. Kingston is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands, and the Rideau Canal.

Named by BBC as one of the Top 5 university towns in the world, Kingston is both cozy and dynamic. The first capital of Canada and home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, the city hosts 21 National Historic Sites of Canada, along with the Rideau Canal, that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kingston offers more restaurants per capita than any other city in Canada, busy street markets and quaint B&Bs.


Final program:

The information on oral and poster presentation coming soon!

If you are interested in more information about the general program of CRV 2019, please visit the local conference website.

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