Welcome from the Chairs
Researchers from all disciplines are welcome! The application areas should primarily come from field-data coupled (out of the lab) or supporting areas (software & hardware prototyping), which are typically suited to agriculture, climate change, environment, precision farming, soil, vegetation and water spectroscopy, meteorology, etc.
Platforms and sensors
Image and signal processing
Calibration and validation
Data Fusion and sensor synergies
Out-of-the-lab spectroscopy applications
Innovative developments and novel approaches
Open source tools and initiatives
Merging industries and new markets
Instructions for Authors
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with sciforum.net, and using the Submit New Abstract function once logged into their user account.
- Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 300 words covering the content of the manuscript for the proceedings) online on this website until 31 May 2016.
- The International Review Panel of the conference will evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST). All authors will be notified by 30 June 2016 about the acceptance of their abstract.
- If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the authors will be asked to submit the full manuscript by 24 October 2016. Please register as soon as possible for the conference, ideally while you submit your full manuscript (you can register to participate the conference in Ulm, Germany in October 2016 - see the Registration page for more information). You can also register later if you wish (note that the early bird rates apply for registrations that are made up to 31 July 2016).
- The conference proceedings will be made available on the Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST). Additionally, a printed copy will be offered to the participants of the conference.
- The open access journal Remote Sensing, which is covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), will publish a special issue "Real Time Spectral Imaging (Snapshot Imaging Spectroscopy)" with papers from the conference. Authors of proceedings papers are free to submit to this special issue after the conference or to any other journal. Note that the submission of manuscripts to Remote Sensing is independent of the submission to this conference. The journal will organize its own peer-review and article processing charges (APC) apply for the publication in open access format. Please refer to the journal website for more information.
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:
- Full author names
- Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
- Abstract (200-300 words)
- Results and Discussion
Submission: Abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net 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 Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Technologies Conference 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.
- 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).
- Paper Length: 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.
- Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Remote Sensing should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). 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  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.
- 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.
- Copyright: Copyright to each proceedings papers will stay with the authors of the paper. Authors will be asked to grant MDPI AG (Publisher of the Sciforum platform) and RTIST (organizer of the conference) a non-exclusive, non-revokable license to publish the proceedings papers online and in print under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. As authors retain the rights to their papers, papers can be published elsewhere later.
Please go here to register for the conference. After submitting your registration you will receive a confirmation email that your registration was received.
Conference Registration Fees
Young Scientist 3
Early Bird (before 31 July 2016)
Conference + accommodation 1
Conference only 2
Standard (1 August–30 September 2016)
Conference + accommodation 1
Conference only 2
Last-Minute 4 (after 1 October 2016)
Conference only 2
1 One night accommodation in conference hotel from 27 to 28 October 2016.
2 Welcome party, coffee breaks, lunches, abstract and full paper book and dinner.
3 M.Sc. and PhD Students.
4 For last-minute payment options please contact secretary, in last-minute case participation is possible, individual changes in program and presentation options will be limited.
- The final deadline for paying the conference fee is 30 September 2016. No abstracts will be included in the Conference’s Book of Abstracts unless the registration fee is paid by 30 September 2016.
- M.Sc. and PhD students applying for the reduced student fee should ask their advisor to send in parallel with abstract submission a short letter by e-mail confirming their student status.
- Please be sure to check: All charges are paid by the sender (OUR).
Policy for Cancellation
Confirmed registrants canceling after 30 September 2016, will lose the entire registration fees. Cancellation of confirmed registrations before 30 September 2016 will allow 50% refund of the registration fee.
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Travel & Accommodation
The Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST) will take place in Ulm, Germany.
Address: Orange Hotel, Dieselstraße 4, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany.
You reach the centre of Ulm and Neu-Ulm in only 15 minutes walking distance
5 minutes walking distance to the next bus station
10 kilometers to Autobahn A 8
45 kilometers to Allgäu Airport
80 kilometers to Stuttgart Airport
Car rental agency: 200 m
Accommodation and Conference Hosting
Orange Hotel is a welcoming new hotel and our conference place in Ulm that offers us exceptional quality and service. It is ideally located near the centre of UIm, you can reach the beautiful sights of Ulm and Neu-Ulm with absolute ease.
We offer a special price for participants choosing the conference+accommodation option (see Registration Fees).
For more details click here: http://en.orange-hotel.de/
Chairs and Committee
Chair for Science and Research
Assoc. Prof. Dr. András Jung, Szent István University, Hungary and Leipzig University, Germany
Chair for Industry and Applications
Dr. René Michels, Cubert GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Antonio Plaza, University of Extremadura, Spain
Prof. Dr. Manuela Zude-Sasse, Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Bornim (ATB), Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland, Leipzig University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Tamás János, Debrecen University, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Jens Bongartz, Fraunhofer Application Center for Multimodal and Airborne Sensors AMLS, Germany
Prof. Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Assoc. Prof. András Jung, Szent István University, Hungary and Leipzig University, Germany
Dr. Andreas Backhaus, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), Germany
Dr. Angela Lausch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany
Dr. Christian Götze, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany
Dr. Christian Rogaß, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany
Dr. Rainer Böhm, SphereOptics GmbH, Germany
Dr. Giuseppe Romano, Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Laimburg, Italy
Helge Aasen, University of Cologne, Germany
Timea Jung, Brightic GmbH, Hungary
Zsófia Varga, Szent István Egyetem, Hungary
Dr. György Csima, Szent István Egyetem, Hungary
Conference SecretaryMr. Nelson Peng
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: [email protected]
A. Mobile Platforms and Sensors
Platform liberalization (unmanned aerial vehicles, multi copters, robotic terrestrial vehicles, hand-held tracking devices, etc.) has recently been coupled with next generation spectral camera systems. This session is open for all technical solutions that promote spectral mobile mapping, related solutions and approaches. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- Data and device calibration and validation
- Design, development and introduction of new sensors and sensing systems
- Comparative studies of different sensors and sensing systems
- Sensor synergies and multisensory concepts
- Platform and sensor miniaturization
B. Image and Signal Processing
Mobile sensors produce high dimensional data compressing spectral, temporal and spatial information. The latest generation imaging spectrometers produce spectral videos, which extremely challenges the signal and image processing experts. This session opens the door for hyperspectral image, video and signal processing issues. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- Improved data quality, availability and usability
- Real-time data processing (e.g. compression, transfer and analysis)
- Video spectroscopy
- Moving objects tracking
- Data fusion and real-time data processing
C. Applications in Agriculture
Agricultural applications (including horticulture, viticulture, food production and pastures) demand precise and timely information about the plants status. Mobile sensing systems may provide such information on different scales and for different applications. Precise information about agricultural crops support side specific crop and farm management to increase productivity, while decreasing environmental stress. At the same time, high-resolution data can support plant breeding in the context of plant phenotyping. This session welcomes applications, developments and experimental results associated with the application of real-time imaging spectroscopy sensing systems in agriculture, viticulture, horticulture, food production and pastures. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- precision farming
- in-field and indoor plant phenotyping
- viticulture and horticultural robotics and spectroscopy
- non-destructive and wireless sensor networks for agriculture, viticulture and horticulture
- best practice for plant monitoring
- food preprocessing and quality control
- demands of next generation spectral sensing systems in support for agricultural production
- harvest management and soil characterization
D. Applications in Geosciences, Ecosystem Services and Environment
This session presents real-time and traditional hyperspectral techniques to geo- and environmental scientists, while trying to familiarize scientists with technological advantages in snapshot imaging spectroscopy. It has also an integrative mission to promote mobile spectroscopy in monitoring of ecophysiological processes in support for ecosystem services by enhancing professional synergies. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- Spectral geology and mineralogy
- Soil and vegetation spectroscopy
- Biodiversity and conservation
- Water and underwater spectroscopy
- Air pollution and chemical imaging
E. Open Source Tools and Initiatives
This session welcomes all application independent or interdisciplinary solutions that are relevant for any application areas. It promotes technological transparency and open source concepts in real time imaging spectroscopy with scientific and industrial character. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- Cloud computing and spectral services
- Infrastructure and spectral libraries
- Knowledge gaps and challenges
- Open source software technology
- Open hardware technology
F. Merging Industries and New Markets
Market interest is remarkable in hyperspectral remote sensing. New platforms and imaging spectroscopy have significantly changed the data processing chain, scales and economic impacts of mobile spectroscopy. Comparison of different sensing systems and technological challenges will be discussed here.This session brings the players together showing next generation applications, novel markets and industrial interest. Topics may be associated with (but are not limited to):
- Market and application pioneers
- Future markets and industrial engineering
- Tendencies and risks
- Spectral products
- Market research and business development