12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment
12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment

Conference Overview

  • 25, Oct / 29, Oct 2018
  • Abou Kir, Alexandria - Egypt
Conference Email
info@ierek.com

Full paper submission is open

Introduction

The 12th AARSE International Conference, AARSE 2018, Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in service of Sustainable Development Goals will be held in Alexandria, Egypt, at the Arab Academy of Science and Technology from 25th to 29th of October, 2018.

This conference will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geospatial information science in 2018; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Arab Academy of Science and Technology, in partnership with the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS).

AARSE is a non-political scientific organization. Its primary objective is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and responsibly utilizing the products and services of "Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology". AARSE membership includes professional individuals, institutions and national associations from all over Africa and worldwide working in domains related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographical information science.

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa, alternately with the AfricaGIS conference, and is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities. AARSE conference series commenced in 1996, in Harare (Zimbabwe) and has been held in Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) in 1998, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2000, Abuja (Nigeria) in 2002, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2004, Cairo (Egypt) in 2006, Accra (Ghana) in 2008, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) in 2010, El Jadida (Morocco) in 2012, Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2014, and in Kampala (Ouganda) in 2016.

The main objective of AARSE 2018 is to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experiences. The conference program will feature keynote speeches delivered by leading scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, discussion sessions on operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), space policy, programmes and projects, as well as commercial exhibitions showing latest products and services in remote sensing and geospatial information technologies.

Paper selection is based on extended abstract and full paper peer review following the guidelines provided in the “Call for Paper” document that can be downloaded from the conference website: www.aarse2018.org

Conference Topics

" Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in service of Sustainable Development Goals "

Conference Sub-Themes

  • 1. Space And Geospatial Science For Sustainable Development Goals.
  • 2. Remote Sensing And Gis For Natural Resources Management Climate Change Implications On Sustainable Development.
  • 3. Remote Sensing Of The Ocean And Coastal Zone Management.
  • 4. Applications Of Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies (lidar, Hyperspectral) In Africa.
  • 5. Climate Changes Implications On Sustainable Development In Africa.
  • 6. Space Technologies And Geospatial Sciences For Early Warning Systems.
  • 7. Big Data And Data Mining Of Geospatial Data.
  • 8. High-performance Computing For Geospatial Data Analysis.
  • 9. Influence Of African Space Policy On Youth Generation In Africa.
Important Dates

THE AARSE CONFERENCE DATE IS - OCTOBER 25TH-29TH  2018

 

Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 15th August 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 15th September 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 1st October 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 15th October 2018
Early Payment Deadline 1st September 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 1st September 2018
Late Payment Deadline 1st September 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 25th September 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 25th September 2018
Conference Program 25th September 2018
Conference Launch 25th October 2018
Conference Venue

CONFERENCE VENUE

Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport 
Abou Kir, Alexandria - Egypt 
P.O. Box 1029

 

Conference Fees

REGISTRATION FEES

 
  Early-Bird 
Before 31 August 2018
Regular 
After 31 August 2018
Regular Fees 400 USD 450 USD
Accompany Persons 150 USD 200 USD
Students 150 USD 200 USD
AARSE / IEEE-GRSS Members 350 USD 400 USD
Egyptian Participants 2000 EGP 2500 EGP
Egyptian AARSE Participants 1500 EGP 2000 EGP
Video Conference Presentation 100 USD 100 USD
1 Day Registration 75 USD 75 USD
1 Day Registration (Egyptians) 1000 EGP 1000 EGP

 Full Details needed to transfer Money to our Account in (USD - EGP)

Bank Name Suez Canal bank
Bank Address

60 Alhorreya Road Alexandria, Egypt, P.O.Box: 1767

Tel (0203) 48465514 - 4878208
Fax (0203) 4847446
A/C 20300756
Swift Code SUCAEGCXALX

Please state the Full Name and the Purpose of the transfer in the Swift

Submission

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for your interest in submitting an extended abstract.

- It is vital that you include the title of the paper and the name(s) and address of the author(s) including emails, at the top of your extended abstract.

- Your paper must be original work and must be written in English.

- Extended abstracts should state clearly and concisely the problem, the methodology used and central conclusions.

- Extended abstracts should be written in such a way that the reviewers can quickly make an informed decision about the suitability of the paper for presentation at the conference.

 -Explain clearly the objectives of the paper and its scientific and/or technical significance in 500 to 1000 words, with not more than two (2) pages inclusive of figures and graphs.

- The maximum page limit for all extended abstracts is two single-sided pages. Please use Calibri, 11 point, 1.12 line spacing.

- A maximum of two extended abstracts may be submitted by each presenting author.

- Extended Abstract submission will open from 15 March 2018 and close on 1st July 2018. Papers will be published either as a refereed conference proceeding or special journals issues

- All Extended abstracts must be submitted during this period through the online Abstract Submission page provided on www.aarse2018.org. Please follow the instructions provided therein.

- Email submissions will not be accepted.

- Extended abstracts should be prepared in advance using a word processor before accessing the website. The text can then be either cut and pasted into the appropriate section of the extended abstract submission page or saved in pdf format before uploading to the extended abstract submission page.

- During the extended abstract submission process, you will be asked to select a principal thematic area and an alternate thematic area for your abstract. If your extended abstract does not fall within the AARSE 2018 scientific themes and operational topics, you may select “other” and then enter the title of this other topic in the box labeled “Specify Other”.

- Please clearly mark in the abstract submission form whether you want to present your work orally or in the format of a poster.

- All scientific and technical topics are described in the Conference Technical Program page. Please familiarize yourself with them before submitting you’re extended abstract.

Questions regarding extended abstract submission should be e-mailed to abstracts@aarse2018.org
The acceptance/rejection of submitted abstracts will be based on the review results.Acceptance/rejection letters will be sent via email only and not later than 1st August, 2018

Abstract Submission

Please follow the following guidelines for the submission of your abstract. 
Abstract can be submitted either by email: submission@aarse2018.org

or through the following link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/aarse2018

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

- Participation in AARSE 2018 is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of earth observation and geo-information sciences in Africa. For all sub-themes, papers for oral presentation, discussion, and poster sessions are invited.

- Extended abstracts received by the deadline will be considered for program placement under the standard peer review process. Late extended abstracts cannot be accepted due to a large number of submissions and short review schedule. Authors should indicate the sub-theme under which their papers fall.

- The AARSE 2018 Scientific Committee (SC) will organize all accepted abstracts into either oral or interactive poster sessions based upon their potential contribution to the conference and the composition of high-quality sessions.

- Only accepted papers that are registered and presented at the conference in Alexandria will be published in the conference proceedings (CD-ROM) and will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in a dedicated international journal.


SOLICITATION OF FULL PAPERS FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION (Of Accepted Extended Abstracts)

- If your extended abstract is accepted, you will be required to submit a full paper of a maximum of eight (8) pages inclusive of figures and graphs in Word and PDF format.

- The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is 1st July, 2018, for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published either as a refereed conference proceeding or special journals issues

- Please consult the Paper Kit available for download on www.aarse2018.org for instructions on how to prepare your extended abstract.

- Full registration and payment of conference fees are required for inclusion of the paper in the Technical Program and Conference Proceedings.

 

 
Download Abstract Template
 

Download Abstract Template

 
Download Full Paper Template
 
 
Submission Instruction

Submission Instructions
 
 
English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on: editing@ierek.com

Presentations

Oral Presentations

Key-note presentations of 30 minutes will be given in plenary sessions. There will be no discussion during these sessions. However, those who give a lead paper for a specific theme are encouraged to take part in the subsequent thematic session. Oral presentations in the technical/ scientific sessions must not exceed 20 minutes. For the discussion sessions on operational topics lead presentations of 20 min. including questions, and short presentations of 5 minutes followed by 50 minutes discussion time are planned.


Poster Presentations (120cm * 80cm)

Poster Preparation and Material to be used
 
The poster session code corresponding to your paper ID will be posted at the top of the board. Authors must use the board with this number when setting up their posters. Posters will be mounted on 80 cm (width) x 120 cm (height) plastic boards - portrait format only. It is requested to use a substantial paper sheet (instead of thin cardboard) as posters must be mounted with scotch tape, and not with drawing pins.

Mounting of Posters and Display

Posters must be mounted by authors on the assigned board (indicated by a tag showing your paper code) in advance of the dedicated poster session (to be confirmed). Removal of posters must also be done by authors according to instructions by the LOC.

Poster Attendance

At least one of the authors is required to attend their poster during scheduled poster sessions to answer questions from the attendees. Photocopies or high-quality copies made from the reduced photograph of your poster and additional material may be distributed by the author(s) at the poster site.

 


PUBLICATION OF EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PROCEEDINGS

A printed book with all AARSE 2018 accepted extended abstracts and a CD-ROM containing all full papers received by 1st July, 2018, will be distributed to registered attendees at the registration desk.

Only papers that are presented at the conference by one of the listed authors registered for the conference, either orally or in the format of a poster, will appear in the proceedings. AARSE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Authors who wish to have their paper considered for publication in a peer-reviewed international journal may indicate so on the submission form. Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in topical international journals.

 

Exhibitors And Sponsors

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS PROSPECTUS

 

BENEFITS OF SPONSORING AND EXHIBITING

AARSE_2018 will be a big forum in 2018 for interacting with international constituencies of geospatial and spatial data infrastructure administrators, policymakers, scientists, users, politicians, developers, service providers, students and professionals. Large numbers of geospatial professionals and experts from all sectors are expected to participate. Therefore, companies and agencies offering geospatial products and services, environmental products and services or general information and communication technology products and services (local, regional and international) are invited to sponsor AARSE_2018. In return you will gain exposure through distributed conference materials and the website and be provided with the opportunity to come into direct contact with your target groups by means of a booth and literature distribution at the booth and in the conference bag. Breaks occur in the Exhibition hall where you can demonstrate and show your solutions, products and services to conference participants.

SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR PACKAGE AT A GLANCE

We offer a variety of sponsorship packages and there is definitely one that will meet your brand, networking objective and marketing strategies. An overview of the sponsorship packages are as shown below:

 

 Platinum Sponsor (US $35,000 or more)

  • An exhibition booth of 12 m2.
  • Display of products.
  • Possibility to advertise in one of our bulletins.
  • Full Free Conference registration for 5 staff members.
  • Logo/Name on the Official Banners and other conference materials including bags, and name tags.
  • A logo on the AARSE2018 website and corporate information on announcements billboards and screens throughout the conference.
  • Conference Platinum Award.
  • 20 minutes talk about the organization during a special session organized for Platinum sponsors.

 

 Gold Sponsor (From US $25,000 to $30,000)

  • An exhibition booth of 9 m2.
  • Display of products.
  • Possibility to advertise in one of our bulletins.
  • Full Free Conference registration for 4 staff members.
  • Logo/Name on the Official Banners and other conference materials including bags.
  • A logo on the AARSE2018 website and corporate information on announcements billboards and screens throughout the conference.
  • Conference Platinum Award.
  • 10 minutes talk about the organization during a special session organized for Platinum sponsors.

 

 Silver Sponsor (From US $15,000 to $20,000)

  • 50% reduction on the price of the exhibition booth (9m2 only).
  • Display of products.
  • Possibility to advertise in one of our bulletins.
  • Full Free Conference registration for 3 staff members.
  • Logo/Name on the official Banners and other conference materials including bags.
  • A logo on the AARSE2018 website and corporate information on announcements billboards and screens throughout the conference.
  • Conference Silver Award.

 

 Bronze Sponsor (From US $5,000 to $10,000)

  • 50% reduction on the price of the exhibition stand (4m2 only).
  • Display of products.
  • Logo/Name on the official Banners and other Conference materials including bags.

 


Full Details needed to transfer Money to our Account in (USD - EGP)

Bank Name Suez Canal bank
Bank Address

60 Alhorreya Road Alexandria, Egypt, P.O.Box: 1767

Tel (0203) 48465514 - 4878208
Fax (0203) 4847446
A/C 20300756
Swift Code SUCAEGCXALX

Please state the Full Name and the Purpose of the transfer in the Swift

Awards

AARSE AWARDS

 

All presenters are invited and encouraged to enter the AARSE award-winning competition for best paper presentation and best poster.

The criteria for the award of best paper presentation are:

- INNOVATIVE CONTENT.

- TIMEKEEPING.

- CLARITY OF PRESENTATION.

- ARTICULATE RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS.

The criteria for the award of the best poster are:

- INNOVATIVE CONTENT.

- QUALITY OF VISUALIZATION.

- ATTRACTIVE DESIGN.

In addition to encouragement of quality papers and posters at the 12th AARSE conference through these awards, AARSE will support entry of outstanding papers into review processes for publication in topical peer-reviewed international journals.