International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(IGARSS 2016)
Invitation to IGARSS 2016 in Beijing
Co-hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, and the National Space Sicence Center, the Chinese
Academy of Sciences (CAS), the 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS
2016) will be held from 10th to 15th July, 2016, at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China.
The theme of the Congress is “Advancing the Understanding of Our Living Planet”, by which we want to stress the
physical insights in Remote Sensing. Technical papers on this theme will be accepted and specially acknowledged.
Other papers in all fields of Remote Sensing will also be welcome. We look forward to meeting you and talking to you
in Beijing during IGARSS 2016.
IGARSS 2016 will include keynote speakers and special sessions dedicated to the “Understanding” theme. A full range
of remote sensing and geoscience topics are welcome. In addition to this, the following special themes will also be
addressed during the IGARSS 2016:
Sp1 New Satellite Missions
Sp2 Global Change Study
Sp3 Data Assimilation and Fusion
Sp4 Hyperspectral Image Processing
Sp5 Natural Hazards and Environmental Pollution
Sp6 Microwave Remote Sensing: Active
Sp7 Microwave Remote Sensing: Passive
Sp8 Modeling, Simulation and Validation
Sp9 Inversion & Information Retrieval
Sp10 Big Data in Geoscience
Sp11 Interdisciplinary Topics
Sp12 Student Paper Competition
Authors who wish to give a presentation are requested to submit an abstract (minimum of two pages; maximum of four
pages) following the instructions and template available at the Paper/Abstract Submission section of www.igarss2016.org
Submission Deadline: January 8, 2016
Abstracts can be submitted on-line at www.igarss2016.org between November 20, 2015 and January 8, 2016.
Results of the review process will be available on-line by January 29, 2016.
IGARSS is a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about
the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends, and making networking with the international
geoscience and remote sensing community. The IGARSS 2016 technical program will include the following themes:
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.
D Data Fusion and Management
E Electromagnetic Scattering and Radiative Transfer
P Planetary Exploration
S Sensors and Systems
Student prize competition
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing student members are invited to submit a paper to the IGARSS Student Prize Paper
Competition. The selection of the finalist papers will be done by a committee of experts and the selected students will
present their papers during a special session at the symposium.
Publication of proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings on IEEE Explore only if presented at the Symposium by one of
the listed authors duly registered.
Invited Session Proposal Deadline October 9, 2015
Invited Session Notification November 16, 2015
Abstract Submission System Available November 20, 2015
Tutorial Proposal Deadline November 18, 2015
Tutorial Notification December 18, 2015
Abstract Deadline January 8, 2016
Travel Support Application Deadline January 8, 2016
Student Paper Competition Deadline January 8, 2016
Abstract Status Available On-line April 8,2016
Registration Opens April 11, 2016
Early Registration Deadline May 20, 2016
On-line Registration Deadline July 1, 2016
Full Paper Submission Deadline May 20, 2016
IGARSS 2016 July 10–15, 2016
Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s center for politics, culture, international exchanges
and technological innovation. Situated in the north of the North China Plain, Beijing (39°56’N 116°20’E) is surrounded
by mountains on three sides and enjoys four distinct seasons. The Municipality covers an area of 16,410.54 km2, with
16 districts and counties.
As a world-famous historical and cultural city, Beijing boasts a history of over 3,000 years as an established city and
860 years as the capital of China. It is home to numerous historical sites and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden
City, the Great Wall, the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs
and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, all of which have been listed as UNESCO World Heritages. Traditional local
art performances and crafts, such as Peking Opera and Cloisonné, are also renowned throughout the world.