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Call for Papers

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.


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


Richard LucasAberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Alexander ZipfGIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University, Germany
Costas ArmenakisYork University, Canada


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, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 April, 2023

Paper Submission: December 9, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 2, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 16, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 23, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 8, 2023 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 16, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 8, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 15, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Abstract Submission: February 23, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 9, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 17, 2023 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 8, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2023 (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


The conference will be held at the Vienna House by Wyndham Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House by Wyndham Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Lemonia RagiaHellenic Open University, Greece


Cédric GrueauSetubal Polytechnic University - Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Portugal
Armanda RodriguesNOVA LINCS, Departament of Computer Science, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Thierry Badard, Centre for Research in Geomatics (CRG), Laval University, Canada
Pete Bettinger, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, United States
Jan Blachowski, Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Valeria C. C. T. Alves, Center for Informatics, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
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
Cyril de Runz, LIFAT, University of Tours, France
Vincenzo Di Pietra, Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Anastasios Doulamis, Production Engineering and Management, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Max J. Egenhofer, National Center For Geographic Information And Analysis, University of Maine, United States
João C. Fernandes, Engenharia Geográfica, Geofisica e Energia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 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
Ioannis Gitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gil R. Gonçalves, Mathematics, University of Coimbra & INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Amy Griffin, RMIT University, Australia
Hans W. Guesgen, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
Stephen Hirtle, Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, Computer Science, University of North Dakota, United States
Simon Jirka, 52 North, Germany
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy
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
Cesar Parcero-Oubiña, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
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
Khairul N. Tahar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Ana M. Teodoro, DGAOTRua campo Alegre, Oporto University, Portugal
Lorenzo Teppati Losè, Department of Architecture and Design (DAD), Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Goce Trajcevski, Dept. of EECS, Northwestern University, United States
Khalil Valizadeh Kamran, University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Benoit Vozel, Enssat, University of Rennes I - IETR/Shine, France
Lei Wang, Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University, United States
Le Yu, Tsinghua University, China

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