2016 CCA Conference Call for Papers

aerial photograph of Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Local Organizing Committee along with the executives of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society and the Canadian Cartographic Association would like to invite you to the 37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing and the 41st Canadian Cartographic Association Conference, to be jointly held at the Richardson College for the Environment at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from June 7-9, 2016. This is the first open call for abstracts.

This year’s conference theme “Imagery to Map” underscores the importance the role that remote sensing plays in the generation of map content. The event will be organized to encourage presentations and discussion on the role of satellite imagery and map production can play in the analysis of our planet. The 37th CSRS will include General Sessions and Special Sessions, building on the symposium theme “Imagery to Map” that brings together different applications and technologies to showcase the role satellite imaging and map production has on the improved understanding of our environment and society.

Abstracts are invited in all areas of remote sensing and related fields, including but not limited to the following General Session Topics:

Agriculture, Grasslands, Rangeland Airborne Remote Sensing, UAVs
Atmosphere Big Data, Cloud Computing
Climate Change Classification & Modeling
Cryosphere Calibration
Ecosystems Monitoring & Modeling Data Fusion
Education Data Quality & Standards
Energy, Oil & Gas Data Processing & Visualization
Environment Field Validation
Earth Observation Policy & Legislation Geophysical Remote Sensing
Food Security GIS, GPS, Geomatics
Forensic Remote Sensing Ground Penetrating Radar
Forestry Ground Stations
Geo-Economy HF Coastal Radar
Geology & Soils Hyperspectral, Ultraspectral
Geospatial Platform Information & Communication
Hydrology & Freshwater Technology
International Development Image Processing & Data Analysis
Land Cover / Land Use Change LiDAR
Natural Hazards & Disasters Marine Microwave Radar
Northern Applications Mobile Devices / Apps
Oceans & Coasts MultiTemporal & Time Series
Planetary Studies Next Generation Systems
Resource Development & Management Optical & Radar Systems
Safety & Security Satellite Missions
Snow & Ice Sensor & Platform Technology
Urban / Transportation Sonar Systems
Water & Wetlands Synthetic Aperture Radar

The organizing committee also encourages participants to organize special sessions. If you wish to organize a special session please contact one of the technical committee co-chairs:
Each abstract submission is to include:

  • Title of abstract. List of authors with affiliation, position, and contact information for each author (title, organization, address, telephone, e-mail)
  • Presenting author indicated with an asterisk (*)
  • Abstract (no more than 250 words) that introduces the work, states the methods used, results obtained, and conclusions.
  • Preference for Oral or Interactive Poster Presentation format.
  • Proposed topic(s) from the list of General Session Topics.

All abstracts will be emailed to [email protected]. If you need to submit late please contact Chris directly.

Important Dates

December 2015 First Call for Papers
January 2016 Second Call for Papers
March 18, 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline (extended)
April 1, 2016 Abstract Acceptance Notifications Sent
April 22, 2016 Early Registration Deadline, Deadline for registration of at least one of the authors of an accepted paper to insure insertion in the symposium program.


General Conference Chair: Dr. Christopher D Storie ([email protected])

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Ed Cloutis ([email protected])

Dr. Joni Storie ([email protected])

The organizers want to finally encourage those who are planning to attend to go to the accommodations page to make their hotel arrangements soon. We did not set aside a bank of rooms dedicated to the conference this year as we have several large hotels within walking distance.We look forward to seeing you all in Winnipeg in June.

Conference Website:   http://cca-acc.org/conferences/current-conference/


The editorial team of Cartographica invites the participants of the Joint CRSS and CCA2016 annual conference in Winnipeg (June 7-9, 2016) to submit a full paper describing original research contribution in all aspects of Cartography including sensor driven mapping. The papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be presented at the Conference and be published in the Fall Issue of Cartographica (Issue 51.4). In the event of sufficient submissions an entire special issue will be dedicated.

Paper submissions must be up to 6,000 words long and contain: title, abstract, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), contact details (post, phone, fax, email), and a brief biography of author(s) (up to 100 words). Manuscripts should be emailed to Emmanuel Stefanakis [email protected] by the deadline.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 15th 2016
Notice of Acceptance: April 30th 2016
Presentation at the Conference: June 7-9, 2016
Revised-paper Submission: June 30th 2016