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The International Symposium on Remote Sensing for Climate and Earth Monitoring

June 26 - 30, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal

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This symposium is part of BIONATURE 2016.


Call for Papers:

Aerial sensors technologies used to detect and classify objects on Earth (both on the surface, and in the atmosphere and oceans) by means of propagated signals may relay on active remote sensing (RADAR, LiDAR) or passive (film photography, infrared, charge-coupled devices, and radiometers). The advances in phenomena modeling, and the increase of computation and storage power made it possible to explore Earth and Atmospheric with a greater accuracy. The quality of remote sensing data consists of its spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolutions. Considering the big climatic and ecologic impact on monitoring vast areas of Earth and Space, we assist to major developments on technologies, models, tools, hardware, and software applications specifically dedicated to remote sensing. Large scale aerial sensing combined with ground-based sensing allow monitoring trends on natural long and short term phenomena. Remote sensing applications include monitoring deforestation in areas, glacial features in Arctic and Antarctic regions, and depth sounding of coastal and ocean depths. Other applications are useful for natural resource management, monitoring agricultural fields, such as land usage and conservation, and national security and overhead, ground-based and stand-off collection on border areas. Additionally, with a high velocity of urban changing, crowd mobility, animal migration, pollution, and traffic patterns are of particular interest. As input data are needed for monitoring, remote sensing replaces costly and slow data collection on the ground, ensuring in the process that areas or objects are not disturbed.

ENVIROSENS 2016, International Symposium on Remote Sensing for Climate and Earth Monitoring, is dedicated to advances and challenges on the following topics.


Remote Sensing for Climatology Models
Remote Sensing for Environmental Modeling
Remote Sensing on Atmosphere, Clouds, Temperature, Ozone
Remote Sensing on Glaciers, Polar Fields, Sea Ice
Remote Sensing on Ocean Waters, Surface and Subsurface Water Currents, Wind-driven Currents, Coastal Waters, Lakes
Remote Sensing on Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Late Freezing, Air Currents
Remote Sensing on Large Disasters, Volcanoes, Wildfires, Marine Oil Spills, Landslide Hazards, Tornadoes
Remote Sensing on Earth Resources, Aerosols, Dams Surveillance, Geology, Reservoirs
Remote Sensing on Agriculture, Tropical Forests, Deserts, Vegetation Dynamics, Crop Estimation
Remote Sensing on Hydro, Flooding, Drought, Rainfalls, Snowstorms
Remote Sensing on Urban Traffic, Public and Commercial Transportation, Airports, Naval Ports
Remote Sensing on Urban Growths, Urban Mobility, Crowd Sensing, Tunnels and Bridges, Wild Animal Migration
Remote Sensing on Pollution, Air Quality, Radiation, Water Quality, Hydrocarbons, Waste Management


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Feb 9 March 10, 2016


April 9, 2016


April 23, 2016

Camera ready

May 17, 2016

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on]
  • demos: two pages [posted on]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

Details on contributions and proposals.


Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the (for slide-based contributions).


ENVIROSENS 2016 Program Committee Members

Thierry Badard, Centre for Research in Geomatics - Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Elena Camossi, NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Italy
Beata Csatho, University at Buffalo, USA  
Gabriel de Oliveira, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil  
Lúcio André de Castro Jorge, Embrapa Instrumentação, Brazil  
Gerrit de Leeuw, Finnish Meteorological Institute / University of Helsinki, Finland
Fabio Del Frate, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy  
Oleg Dubovik, Universite Lille-1, France  
Guido D'Urso, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy  
Garik Gutman, NASA Land-Cover / Land-Use Change Program, USA  
Shahid Habib, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, USA  
Irena Hajnsek, ETH Zurich, Switzerland / German Aerospace Center, Germany  
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Shuanggen Jin, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory / Chinese Academy of Sciences, China  
Martin Kappas, Institute of Geography - Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany  
Alexander Kokhanovsky, EUMETSAT, Germany  
Kati Laakso, Specim Ltd., Finland
Jonathan Li, University of Waterloo, Canada  
Andrea Masini, Flyby S.r.l., Italy  
Alberto Moreira, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany  
Alberto Ortolani, CNR-IBIMET (Italian National Research Council - Institute of BioMeteorology) / LaMMA Consortium (Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring and Modelling for the sustainable development), Italy
Alenka Poplin, Iowa State University, USA
Kamel M. Sheikho, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia
Haruhisa Shimoda, Tokai University Research & Information Center, Japan
Todd Shipman, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) / Alberta Geological Survey, Canada  
Cyril Voyant, Université de Corse, France   
Francesco Vuolo, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria

Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

conference contact:

ISBN: 978-1-61208-489-3

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, BIONATURE 2016.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your article via the Registration Form.

Publication Site for BIONATURE 2016 (includes ENVIROSENS 2016)

Publication details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on thethe Registration Form.

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Sandra.

Registration Form:

Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings. The student rate is the lowest registration rate listed in the registration form.

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter. If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered paid for with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately: if two co-authors attend, each of them has to register

Support letters for entry visa will only be issued to attendees who have successfully paid their registration fees in full.


Registration form:

The registration form can be found here.

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "guest" in the registration form.

Note: For any registration related questions, please contact or by fax at 1-302-397-2096

Support letters

It is solely the responsibility of the participants and their corporations/universities to obtain the necessary travel visa.
The association can only issue a support letter stating that a registered participant has an accepted paper and that the participant is expected to have an oral presentation.
For questions or requests related to entry visa support letters, please contact or by fax at 1-302-397-2096

Hotel information

For a group registration rate at the conference hotel, you can use this form. The booking is done directly to the hotel by the attendee; hotel contact information is on the form. If this is not a suitable option, you can book any hotel you decide.


Attendance guidelines:

During IARIA events, photos and recordings may be made. By registering to and/or attending IARIA events, you consent to allow IARIA to make and distribute such material for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic media.

Video recording of presentations by attendees are not allowed without written permission from IARIA and the on-site OK of the presenter.

Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.


If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed as the articles are freely available from ThinkMind digital library,


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, BIONATURE 2016.


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