ISPRS Workshop on Modelling and Managing Geospatial Data

ISPRS Workshop on Modelling and Managing Geospatial Data

Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 7, 2019

In conjunction with the 40th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing and the New Brunswick & Canadian Institute of Geomatics Atlantic 2019

(Joint Conference Theme: Remote Sensing and Geomatics – Common Perspectives and NewSpace)

Co-organized Workshop by ISPRS WG IV/7 & WG IV/1:

WG IV/7: Geo-Data Management (

WG IV/1: Multi-dimensional Modelling (


Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 8:30 am

Location: University of New Brunswick, Tilley 223 Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 7, 2019



The rapid evolution in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) over the last couple of decades has drastically transformed the way geospatial data is modelled and managed. At one end, geospatial data is now massively generated from sensors and crowdsourcing applications. At the other end, existing technologies can support the mapping and sharing of geospatial data to meet the needs of diverse geospatial applications. Between these two ends a series of methods and tools are employed to facilitate the modelling and management of source data to feed the applications and processes. The Scope of this workshop is to discuss the trends and current state of the art in the modelling and management of geospatial data as well as to identify the key directions for future research.


Workshop Topics:

We invite submissions in the area of modelling and management of geospatial data, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Geospatial databases in the era of big data;
  • 3D and spatio-temporal data modelling;
  • Open geospatial data;
  • Standards for sharing geospatial data and resources;
  • Discrete Global Grid Systems and interoperability;
  • Multi-resolution representation – integrating time and scale;
  • Data structures and algorithms for geospatial data modelling;
  • Tile systems and indexing mechanisms;
  • Spatial data versioning


Submission Guidelines:

Submissions of abstracts or short discussion papers should be emailed by February 1st, 2019 in PDF-format to Organizers: Emmanuel Stefanakis ( and Eric Guilbert (

Such papers can be professional/demo papers demonstrating innovative systems and practical approaches, or research in progress.

All contributions must be formatted according to the ISPRS guidelines (orange book) and are limited to 8 pages in ISPRS format. ( Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words.



Accepted contributions (short papers) will be published in ISPRS Archives. Abstracts will become available at the workshop website.


Special Issue:

A special issue, with the same scope as the workshop, will be published in Geomatica Journal in early 2020. Submissions to the special issue will be open to either workshop participants or others interested in the theme. The full papers for the special issue will be due only after the workshop, allowing authors to incorporate feedback and new insights gained at the workshop.


Important Dates:

  • Deadline for workshop submissions (short paper or abstract): 1 February 2019
  • Decisions to authors: 15 March 2019
  • Camera Ready submission for ISPRS Archives (short paper): 15 April 2019 
  • Workshop: 7 June 2019
  • Full paper submission for special issue: 1 September 2019
  • Decision on full papers: 15 October 2019
  • Final papers due for special issue: 15 November 2019
  • Projected publication date: March 2020


Registration fee:

  • $50 to cover the cost of lunch/coffee and publication of short papers to ISPRS Archives.


Organizing Committee:

Emmanuel Stefanakis, University of Calgary, Canada

Eric Guilbert, Université Laval, Canada 


Scientific Committee: 

Mulhim Al Doori, American University in Dubai, U.A.E.

Pawel Boguslawski, University of the West of England, U.K.,

Martin Breunig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Eric Guilbert, Université Laval, Canada

Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

Mojgan Jadidi, York University, Canada

Paul Kuper, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Ken Ohori, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Emmanuel Stefanakis, University of Calgary, Canada

(to be extended)









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