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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.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Photogrammetry
  • Natural Phenomena Data Acquisition
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
  • Geospatial Information and Technologies
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Geodesy
  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Geocomputation
  • Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Parallel and Distributed Computation
  • Real-Time Sensors


  • Spectroscopy and Spectroradiometry
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Earth Observation and Satellite Data
  • RADAR and LiDAR
  • Infrared Remote Sensing
  • Sensor Networks
  • Urban Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing of Agriculture
  • Hydrological Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Topography
  • Remote Sensing in Climate Change Studies


  • Computational Geometry
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • Cartography and Geodesy
  • 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics Applications
  • Computer Vision Applications
  • Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Spatial Information and Society
  • Data Sharing, Privacy and Security
  • Topological Modeling and Analysis
  • Underground Geo-Reserves Modeling
  • Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
  • Standardization and Interoperability
  • Storage, Indexing and Searching


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Web Applications
  • Geographic Information Retrieval
  • Intelligent Data Fusion
  • Data Mining and OLAP
  • GPS and Location Detection
  • Location-Based and Mobile Services
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Management
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Spatial Analysis and Integration
  • Image and Video Understanding
  • Big Data and GIS
  • Land Management
  • Spatial Information Management
  • Deep Learning for Urban and Environment Planning
  • Machine Learning for Spatial Data


  • Ecological and Environmental Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Crops and Soils Research
  • Water Information Systems
  • Energy Information Systems
  • Coastal Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Industrial Applications
  • Disaster Management
  • Climate Change
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oil Exploration
  • 3D/4D Cadaster


Ioannis ManakosInformation Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Toshihiro OsaragiDepartment of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Lena HalounovaCzech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 23 - 25 April, 2021

Paper Submission: December 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2021 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 17, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 9, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 16, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Abstract Submission: March 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 4, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 27, 2021 (expired)


GISTAM Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Lemonia RagiaHellenic Open University, Greece


Cédric GrueauPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal
Robert Laurini (honorary)Computer Department, Knowledge Systems Institute, France


Andrea Ajmar, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Rute Almeida, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, University of Porto, 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
Pedro Cabral, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Cristina Catita, Geographic Engeneering, Geophysics and Energy, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Filiberto Chiabrando, Department of Architecture and Design , Politecnico di Torino- DAD, Italy
Eliseo Clementini, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Antonio Corral, Informatics, University of Almeria, Spain
Paolo Dabove, DIATI - Environment, Land and Infrastructure Department, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Pinliang Dong, University of North Texas, United States
Nikolaos Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Anastasios Doulamis, Production Engineering and Management, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Suzana Dragicevic, Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada
João C. Fernandes, Engenharia Geográfica, Geofisica e Energia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 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
Cheng Fu, Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Sébastien Gadal, Géographie Aménagement Environnement, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS ESPACE UMR 7300 and North Eastern Federal University, France
Jinzhu Gao, Computer Science, University of the Pacific, United States
Lianru Gao, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gil R. Gonçalves, Mathematics, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Hans W. Guesgen, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
Gilberto Gutierrez Retamal, University of Bio-Bio, Chile
Bob Haining, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cristina D. Henriques, Ciências Sociais e do Território, Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Stephen Hirtle, Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, Computer Science, University of North Dakota, United States
Karsten Jacobsen, Institut of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Steven Jin, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Simon Jirka, 52 North, Germany
Andreas Koch, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Austria
Poh-Chin Lai, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
Brahim Lejdel, Teksebt, BP. 127, University of El-Oued, Algeria
Christophe Lienert, c/o Federal Office for the Environment BAFU, Secretariat Steering Committee "Intervention in Natural Hazards" LAINAT, Switzerland
Yu Liu, Inst. of RS and GIS, Peking University, China
Vladimir V. Lukin, Transmitters, Receivers and Signal Processing, Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine
Jean F. Mas, Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Gavin McArdle, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gintautas Mozgeris, Institute of Forest Management and Wood Science, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Anand Nayyar, Da Nang, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Dimos N. Pantazis, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, University of West Attica, Greece
Massimiliano Pepe, DICATECh, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Muhammad Zulkarnain Bin Abd A. Rahman, Geoinformation, Faculty Built Environment and Surveying, Malaysia
Dar A. Roberts, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Mathieu Roche, TETIS, Cirad, France
John Samuel, Graduate School of Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Lyon, France
Diego Seco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Sylvie Servigne, INSA Lyon, France
Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
Francesco Soldovieri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Jantien Stoter, Urbanism, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Rui Sun, Institute of Remote Sensing Science and Engineering, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, China
Ana M. Teodoro, DGAOTRua campo Alegre, Oporto University, Portugal
Fabio Tosti, School of Computing and Engineering,, University of West London (UWL), United Kingdom
Goce Trajcevski, Dept. of EECS, Northwestern University, United States
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Data Structuring & Eng. Lab., Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Benoit Vozel, Enssat, University of Rennes I - IETR/Shine, France
Lei Wang, Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University, United States
Christiane Weber, UMR TETIS CNRS, Maison de la Télédétection, Montpellier, France
Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Laszlo Zentai, Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eötvos-Lorand University Budapest, Hungary
F. Benjamin Zhan, Texas State University, United States