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GISTAM is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.


Avaliable soon.


Uwe StillaPhotogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Kostas KatsampalosGEODESY and SURVEYING, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Eugene FiumeSimon Fraser University and University of Toronto, Canada


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 17 - 19 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 30, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 6, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018 (expired)


Paper Submission: January 4, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 22, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 31, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 9, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Abstract Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018 (expired)


GISTAM Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The beautiful Funchal town is situated on the wonderful Madeira Island, and is the archipelago capital, nowadays the major touristic, cultural, artistic and politic center in the archipelago. Filled with history, cosmopolite, culture and a wonderful life, Funchal has much to see and admire, starting on the lovely historical nucleus of São Pedro, Santa Maria or Sé, that invite for pleasant walks.


Robert LauriniComputer Department, Knowledge Systems Institute, France
Lemonia RagiaHellenic Open University, Greece


Cédric GrueauPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal


José António-Tenedório, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, CICS.NOVA, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, Portugal
Thierry Badard, Centre for Research in Geomatics (CRG), Laval University, Canada
Jan Blachowski, Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Thomas Blaschke, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria
Alexander Brenning, Geography, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Filiberto Chiabrando, Department of Architecture and Design , Politecnico di Torino- DAD, Italy
Keith Clarke, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Antonio Corral, Informatics, University of Almeria, Spain
Joep Crompvoets, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Paolo Dabove, DIATI - Environment, Land and Infrastructure Department, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luís de Sousa, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Anastasios Doulamis, Production Engineering and Management, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Suzana Dragicevic, Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Qingyun Du, Wuhan University, China
Arianna D'Ulizia, IRPPS - CNR, Italy
Ana P. Falcão, Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Georrecursos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Ana M. Fonseca, DBB, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
Cidália C. Fonte, Coimbra University / Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra, Portugal
Lianru Gao, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinzhu Gao, Computer Science, University of the Pacific, United States
Georg Gartner, Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luis Gomez-Chova, Universitat de València, Spain
Gil R. Gonçalves, Mathematics, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal
José P. Gonçalves, Geosciences Environment and Land Planning, Oporto University, Portugal
Hans W. Guesgen, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
Bob Haining, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stephen Hirtle, Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, Computer Science, University of North Dakota, United States
Haosheng Huang, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Simon Jirka, 52 North, Germany
Wolfgang Kainz, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria
Harry D. Kambezidis, Atmospheric Research Team, Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Eric Kergosien, GERiiCO, Univ. Lille 3, France
Andreas Koch, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Austria
Jacek Kozak, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Artur Krawczyk, Department of Mine Areas Protection, Geoinformatics and Mine Surveying, AGH University of Krakow, Poland
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
Songnian Li, Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada
Christophe Lienert, c/o Federal Office for the Environment BAFU, Secretariat Steering Committee "Intervention in Natural Hazards" LAINAT, Switzerland
Vladimir V. Lukin, Transmitters, Receivers and Signal Processing, Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine
Paulo Marques, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Gavin McArdle, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Fernando Nardi, WARREDOC, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy
Anand Nayyar, Da Nang, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Jose Pablo Suárez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Volker Paelke, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dimos N. Pantazis, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, University of West Attica, Greece
Massimiliano Pepe, DICATECh, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marco Piras, DIATI, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alenka Poplin, Iowa State University, United States
Dimitris Potoglou, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jorge G. Rocha, Departamento de Informatica, University of Minho, Portugal
Mathieu Roche, TETIS, Cirad, France
Markus Schneider, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida, United States
Sylvie Servigne, INSA Lyon, France
Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
Francesco Soldovieri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Jantien Stoter, Urbanism, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Nicholas Tate, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Ana M. Teodoro, DGAOTRua campo Alegre, Oporto University, Portugal
Theodoros Tzouramanis, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Thessaly, Greece
Lei Wang, Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University, United States
May Yuan, Geospatial Information Science, University of of Texas at Dallas, United States