Last updated: 28 May 2020

As we continue to monitor and address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and challenges, IGARSS 2020 Organizing Committee, GRSS leadership, and IEEE legal team have been negotiating with the conference venue on options that allow us to conduct the conference in a safe and responsible manner. As the COVID-19 pandemic causes global travel challenges and restrictions, a highly likely outcome of this negotiation is a declaration of Force Majeure in which the venue is not accessible for the conference. In order to accommodate a number of possible situations, IGARSS 2020 Organizing Committee has extended the deadlines for paper submission/early registration, adapted a technical session format that can accommodate both physical and virtual participants, and a new (reduced) registration fee for virtual participants/attendees. Registration fee for physical participation will be announced at a later date if travel restrictions to the conference venue in Hawaii are lifted. IGARSS 2020 is committed to providing the best possible conference experience, including real-time physical and/or virtual interactions, to all attendees. We appreciate your patience and support during this challenging and uncertain time. Followings are the updated information.

Updated due dates

  • Full paper submission: June 12, 2020
  • Early registration: June 5, 2020 – June 22, 2020
  • New – registration fee for virtual participants/attendees:
    • For presenting author: 120 USD/paper
    • For non-presenting attendees (non-authors): 10 USD
  • New – 5-min video recording of paper presentation

Continuing our theme of a more open and interactive conference, and to accommodate both physical and virtual participants, all presenting authors are requested to upload a 5-min video recording of their presentation from June 19 to June 30. Videos will be posted on the conference website and will be viewable by all IGARSS registered attendees from one week before the conference through the end of the conference; each video recording will be run in the designated time slot of the session and follow by 5-min Q&A. More details about video presentation upload and a sample video recording will be provided by June 19.

As our negotiation with the conference venue is progressing and global travel conditions are evolving, we will update you about IGARSS 2020 conference preparation through this website on a regular basis.

Bill Emery and Adriano Camps, General Chair and Co-Chair, IGARSS 2020

Important Dates

Invited Session Proposal Deadline4 October 2019
Invited Session Proposal Results4 November 2019
Paper Submission System On-Line11 November 2019
Tutorial Proposal Deadline11 November 2019
Tutorial Proposal Results9 December 2019
Paper Submission Deadline15 January 2020
20 January 2020
Student Paper Competition Deadline15 January 2020
Travel Support Application Deadline15 January 2020
Submission Status Available Online29 March 2020
Registration Open20 April 2020
5 June 2020
Final Submission Deadline29 May 2020 12 June 2020
Early Registration Deadline29 May 2020 22 June 2020
IGARSS 202019–24 July 2020 (to be confirmed)

Welcome to Waikoloa, Hawaii!

IGARSS 2020 - Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions – is to be held on the Big Island of Hawaii. This island – over 4,000 square miles – has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones and lends itself to discovery for our diverse global viewpoints and discussions. You will also find the longest running active volcano in the world (continuous since 1983) and the world's largest active Volcano (Mauna Loa.)

The IGARSS 2020 conference will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on 62 oceanfront acres along the Kohala Coast. It is 20 minutes north of the Kona International Airport. This property offers tropical gardens, wildlife, Asian and Polynesian art, golf courses, tennis courts, shopping, restaurants, snorkeling, a nearby white sand beach (anaeho’omalu bay), salt-water lagoon, fresh water swimming pools, waterfalls and slides, dolphin encounters, sea turtles, and much more.

IGARSS 2020 is offering unique perspectives, discussions, research, solutions, and an opportunity to network in a beautiful environment.

Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020) will be held Sunday, 19 July through Friday, 24 July, 2020 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. The main theme of the 2020 symposium is “Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions”.

On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2020 Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in IGARSS 2020, the world’s premier symposium on geoscience, remote sensing and related topics. We look forward to meeting you in Waikoloa during IGARSS 2020.

Technical Program

IGARSS is a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends and making networking with the international geoscience and remote sensing community.

The IGARSS 2020 technical program will include the following general themes:

  • Data Analysis Methods, Classification, and Data Mining
  • Atmosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Oceans
  • Land
  • Missions, Sensors and Calibration
  • Data Management and Education

In addition, special scientific themes will be addressed, including:

  • Monitoring and damage assessment of volcanoes and other natural disasters
  • Monitoring and Preservation of Natural Reserves
  • Coastal environment, its change and the impact of rising sea levels
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • NewSpace in Remote Sensing
  • Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensors
  • Remote sensing parameters and models for radiation energy budget

Student Paper Competition

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society student members are invited to submit a paper to the IGARSS Student Paper Competition. The selection of the finalist papers will be done by a committee of experts, and the selected students will present their papers during a special session at the Symposium.

Publication of Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings on IEEE Xplore® only if presented at the Symopsium by one of the listed authors, duly registered.

Paper Submission

Authors who wish to give a presentation are requested to submit a paper (minimum of 2 pages; maximum of four pages). Paper Submission is now open!