Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
21 - 24 September 2020
Conference RS109
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments
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Abstract Due:
1 April 2020

Author Notification:
1 June 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
26 August 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Thilo Erbertseder, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
  • Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
  • Ying Zhang, Natural Resources Canada (Canada)

Program Committee
  • Matthias Budde, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Thomas Esch, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)

Program Committee continued...
  • Wieke Heldens, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
  • Zina Mitraka, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
  • Christopher Small, The Earth Institute (United States)
  • Carlos Tavares Calafate, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

Call for
The global urbanization constitutes an epochal transformation of the Earth. Since 2007 for the first time in human history more people have lived in cities than in the countryside. According to the United Nations in 2050, around 75% of the worldwide population will be living in cities. The population density, traffic and infrastructure, environmental and energy problems, climate change, migration, demographic change, aspects of vulnerability and sustainability, new forms of mobility and sharing--unprecedented challenges and opportunities are continuously arising. In any case, the urban environment plays a major role in the development of humanity and the quality of life of the individual citizen.

Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications offer a wealth of possibilities and opportunities to monitor the urban environment, to support planning processes, to enhance the availability of relevant information, to shape the resilient and sustainable city and to improve the quality of life of citizens. We invite papers related to advanced remote sensing technologies, applications and information systems focusing on the urban environment that push beyond the state-of-the-art. These include:

Remote Sensing of Urban Air Quality and Climate

  • air pollution monitoring
  • urban atmosphere and local climate zones
  • urban climate under global climate change
  • CO2 emissions, capture and sequestration
  • urban energy budget and heat fluxes
  • Urban Heat Island.

  • Remote Sensing for Urban Resilience and Urban Planning

  • urban remote sensing based on satellite, aerial plane, UAV and mobile platforms
  • urban land surface information extraction
  • urban morphology, infrastructure and traffic
  • urban land cover and biodiversity
  • urban planning indicators
  • adapting and transforming towards sustainability
  • strategies with respect to natural disasters
  • urban metabolism
  • sustainable energy and water
  • nature-based solutions.

  • Smart Cities

  • information services and mobile applications
  • Big Data processing and modeling
  • crowd sourcing and microsensors
  • data assimilation (combining measurements and models)
  • quality of life services and support to people at risk.
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