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1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

22/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing
22 June to 5 July 2015

Dr. Ioannis Gitas

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing. ECRS-1 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of remote sensing and contribute towards outlining the role of earth observation in monitoring the environment for a sustainable future.

During the last decade, we witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of disciplines and activities supported by remote sensing, with Earth Observation data being considered essential to most environmental monitoring activities worldwide. Indeed, remote sensing today is considered critical for addressing key challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, industrial pollution, natural and anthropogenic hazards (e.g. earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires), water quality and availability, weather forecasting and early warnings, renewable energy, agriculture, forestry and natural ecosystems, coasts and oceans, topographic mapping and, national security among many others. New missions with sensors suitable for a large variety of different applications, progress in computer technology, development of new advanced digital image analysis techniques, improved access to and availability of images (satellite, airborne) and in-situ measurements, as well as the establishment of global initiatives such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) are expected to further increase the use of EO data to an even broader array of disciplines.

Hence, it seems that the future of remote sensing lies in providing numerous types of accurate, current, and multi-resolution data and derived geospatial information products readily available for every area of interest.

ECRS-1 covers research in key areas of opportunity and challenge in remote sensing sciences, including:

Participants in this multidisciplinary conference will be able to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. We hope that this event will facilitate debates on theoretical and applied aspects of remote sensing, which will yield novel ideas to the field.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing will be held at www.sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1, the platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences and discussion groups.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and selected papers will be considered for publication in Remote Sensing, which is an open access journal publication of MDPI in the field of remote sensing (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing).

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions in this unique event!

Best regards,

Dr. Ioannis Gitas
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
http://fmrs.web.auth.gr/

Ioannis Gitas is an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and an elected fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. His research has focused on remote sensing and GIS applications in environmental monitoring, with emphasis on forest fire management and land cover/land use mapping and change detection. He has been involved in various national and international projects and has long experience working as a consultant in GIS/RS issues for national and international organisations, as well as for the industry. Also, he has served as a project proposal reviewer for a number of national and international research organisations. Dr. Gitas received his PhD and M.Phil. degrees in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, U.K., and a B.Sc. degree in Forestry and Natural Environment from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is an Associate Editor of Remote Sensing and has edited special issues for a number of high impact factor journals. In addition, he has substantial experience in organising international workshops and conferences. Ioannis Gitas is currently the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Forest Fires of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL, FFSIG), the FAO Forest Resources Assessment, Remote Sensing Survey contact point for Greece, and is a member of the GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team.

Call for Papers

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing will be held from 22 June to 5 July 2015. ECRS-1 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of remote sensing and contribute towards outlining the role of earth observation in monitoring the environment for a sustainable future. All proceedings will be held online at http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1.

The continuous technological advent in the broader field of remote sensing opens new opportunities and challenges, emanating from the current and future deployment of new sensors and products, the enormous volume of data becoming readily and openly available, and the ever increasing need for environmental sustainability, among others. Contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives of remote sensing will be covered. Some of the main topics of interest are listed below:

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292; 2.623 (2013); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.729 (2013); http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing). ECRS offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 13 April 2015 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 22 May 2015. The conference itself will be held 22 June to 5 July 2015.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors": http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1/instructions.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 13 April 2015.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing. All authors will be notified by 22 April 2015 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 22 May 2015.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1 for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 22 June to 5 July 2015.
  5. The Open Access Journal Remote Sensing will publish a Special Issue of the conference proceedings papers. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. After the conference, the Conference Committee will recommend manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue.
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer at conferences@mdpi.com to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Presentation of Posters
Authors that wish to present a poster only, i.e. without proceedings paper, can do so in section P. - Posters of this conference. Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

      Accepted File Formats
    • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Remote Sensing should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further enquiries please contact us at conferences@mdpi.com.

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.
Copyright
MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (28)

Title Authors Poster Submitted Abstract
Testing a New Approach for ASTER Image Data Sharpening via Using Diverse Principle Components Jan Jelenek Veronika Kopackova Lucie Koucka N/A 10 Apr 2015 Show
Soil Moisture Mapping in Vegetated Area Using Landsat and Envisat ASAR Data Lanfa Liu N/A 12 Apr 2015 Show
Mapping Changes of Surface Topography under Urbanization Process in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Using Satellite Imagery Tran Thi Van Dinh Thi Kim Phuong Phan Y Van Ha Duong Xuan Bao N/A 26 Apr 2015 Show
Operational Service for the Detection of Vessels and Maritime Activities with Optical Satellite Imagery in Near Real Time - Experiences and Future Aspects Enrico Stein Robin Nitsche Konstanze Lechner Egbert Schwarz Matthias Berg Ralph Kiefl Rupert Müller N/A 17 Apr 2015 Show
SNMP Management of Urban Areas Remote Monitoring via Open Platform Proxy-IP Leandro Machado Alexandre Mota Lia Mota N/A 16 Apr 2015 Show

Conference Sponsors

Media partners

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

Remote Sensing (Open Access Journal)

Conference Chairs

Chair

Samanta La Russa

MDPI AG

DETAILS
Email: larussa@mdpi.com

Chair

Ioannis Gitas

[Not defined]

DETAILS
Email: igitas@for.auth.gr

Chair

Elvis Wang

MDPI AG

DETAILS
Email: elvis.wang@mdpi.com

Chair

Lucy Lu

MDPI AG

DETAILS
Email: lucy.lu@mdpi.com

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

Dr. Ioannis Gitas
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Associate Editor of the Journal Remote Sensing

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Thomas Blaschke, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria
Dr. Ioannis Gitas
, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Chandra Giri, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Nicholas School of the Environment/Duke University, USA
Prof. Dr. Steffen Kuntz, Earth Observation, Airbus Defence and Space, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Dr. Nicola Masini, CNR-IBAM (National Research Council, Institute for Archaeological and Architectural Heritage), Tito Scalo, Italy
Prof. Dr. Daniele Riccio, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Dr. Dongdong Wang, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, USA
Prof. Dr. Iain Woodhouse
, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, UK

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Ms Samanta La Russa, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

List of Keynotes & Videos

Narrowband and Wideband Channel Sounding of an Antarctica to Spain Ionospheric Radio Link

Presentation of Title "Narrowband and Wideband Channel Sounding of an Antarctica to Spain Ionospheric Radio Link", Hervás et al, 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing