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May 1-5, 2011

Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Call for Abstracts
The ASPRS 2011 Annual Conference “Ride On The Geospatial Revolution” will be held May 1-5,
2011 at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
We encourage submissions dealing with virtually any aspect of the collection, management,
analysis and application of geospatial data and information. Topical areas are expected to range from
geographic information systems, to photogrammetry, remote sensing, global positioning, cartography,
computer science, geoscience, bioscience, engineering, land planning, natural resource management,
environmental science, natural disaster assessment, social science and business..
If you have not presented a technical paper in the past, you will find this a very beneficial
experience. In fact, many individuals and organizations have indicated that giving a presentation at
an ASPRS Annual Conference has in some way changed their professional lives and the way they
go about their geospatial business. We not only encourage your participation as a new attendee
or presenter, we welcome previous attendees and presenters to join us once again to share in the multiple values of interactive
information exchange within a broadly-based and informed audience.
Oral presentation, as well as poster presentation, are highly encouraged and will be featured throughout the conference. We aim to
have the poster presentations “come alive” by organizing them in a highly interactive manner. Each poster presenter will have up to
2-3 minutes to present the topic, significance, methods and main findings of their work to a large participating audience. The author(s)
of the poster will then welcome interested participants by the display board for further discussions and interactions after all posters
have been presented. A panel of evaluators from the Conference will evaluate all posters and determine the recipients of Best Poster
The following topics are suggested. Please determine which topic area is most appropriate for your presentation.

Special Topics Data Processing and Analytics Applications

l Radar Mapping for Wetlands l Data Compression l Web Services
l Remote Sensing in Natural Disasters l Image Matching l Mobile mapping

l Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing l Feature Extraction l Natural Disaster Preparedness,

l Remote Sensing Response to the Deep l Object-Based Image Analysis Assessment, and Response
Water Horizon Spill Event l Image Understanding l Emergency Management

l Image Enhancement l Infrastructure Lifecycle

Sensors l Multiple-Sensor Data Fusion l Extraterrestrial Mapping

l Digital Frame Camera l Automated Aerotriangulation / l Land Cover/Land Use

l Airborne Lidar Sensor Orientation l Archeology

l Terrestrial Lidar l Shadows, Clouds, and Occlusions l Agriculture

l Airborne Thermal and Radar l Accuracy / Error Assessment l Change Detection

l Spaceborne Thermal and Radar l Surface Model and Orthophoto l Urban Mapping

l Multi/hyper spectral Imagery Generation l Homeland Security

l High-Resolution Satellite Imagery l Visualization and Animation / l Forensics

l Push-broom Multi-Dimensional Environments l Transportation

l Unmanned and Autonomous Aerial l Geo-cloud computing l Global Studies

Vehicles l Open Source Programming l Hydrology and Water Quality

l Video Monitoring
l Invasive Species

l Forestry and Vegetation Mapping

l Wetlands and Wildlife

l Geology

Images courtesy of Intermap Technologies l Education

Workshop Proposals Conference Registration Requirements
ASPRS will sponsor workshops on Sunday, All technical paper and poster presenters and session moderators are required
May 1 and Monday, May 2, 2011. These to register at the appropriate registration rate within 60 days of the e-mail
workshops are intended to be educational notification of their presentation acceptance.
and not for promoting vendor software or Presenters who present a technical paper(s) and/or poster(s) at the conference
hardware. Workshops should be impartial and will receive a rebate reflecting the difference between the Full Registration Rate
cover a wide range of commercial sources even and the appropriate Presenter Registration Rate ($115 rebate for Members, $95
if a specific commercial vendor employs the rebate for Non-members). Rebates are issued only to eligible presenters who
instructor. Workshops can be taught as either complete the Speaker Rebate Form and submit it by the deadline stated on the
half-day (4 hour) or full-day (8 hour) courses. form. Rebates will be issued within 30 business days after the conference.
Workshops may not have more than two paid If the original applicant who received the notice of acceptance appoints
instructors. If there is more than one instructor, someone else to present their work, the substitute must register at the appropriate
only one instructor will be the point of contact Full Registration Rate within the 60 days after notification of acceptance. If the
for the workshop. substitute attends the conference and gives the presentation, they will be eligible
Anyone wishing to propose a workshop for for the above-mentioned rebate at the conference conclusion as noted above. The
presentation (this would be the person who original applicant will not be eligible for the rebate.
would be the instructor) must provide the Presenters who do not register within the above noted time limit will be
following information to the ASPRS Workshop dropped from the program and all listings will be removed from the Preliminary
Coordinator by September 1, 2010: Program and Conference Proceedings.
l Workshop title No rebates will be issued to any presenter or moderator who cancels their
l 500-word abstract describing the length of registration.
the workshop (half or full-day); the goals/ There are no rebates paid to those registering at the Exhibitor, Student or
objectives and content of the workshop; the Presenter Daily rates.
intended audience of the workshop including
whether it is introductory, intermediate, or
advanced material; and, names of instructors
l Instructor(s) vitae
The Technical Program Chairs and ASPRS staff will be communicating with
l Whether this is an established or a newly
you by email on a frequent basis. Please make certain that these emails are
developed workshop and whether the
not stopped by your spam blocker or other email screening mechanism.
instructor(s) have given this workshop in the
Also, if your email address changes at any time, please make sure to let
us know; otherwise you will miss important information regarding the
l If it is an established workshop, provide a
copy of the most current workbook/materials
All workshop proposals will be
considered for this meeting and the
ASPRS Workshop Coordinator will
notify those selected for inclusion in the
Workshop Program.
In addition to considering new
proposals, the Workshop Coordinator
will recruit additional workshops to
complete a well-balanced program,
minimizing subject overlap and
maximizing the quality of the overall
Workshop Program. Anyone wishing to
propose a workshop for consideration
should contact ASPRS Workshop
Coordinator Bob Burtch at (231)
591-2634,, or for instruction.
ASPRS reserves the right to cancel any
workshop that does not have sufficient
enrollment 30 days prior to the start date.
Image courtesy of NASA Visible Earth
Important Dates Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the form available at the
Abstracts Due conference web site, Authors will be asked to
September 1, 2010
select a category for their paper according to the categories and topic areas listed on
Workshop Proposals Due the web site, and they will be asked to state a preference for oral or poster presentation.
September 1, 2010 Abstracts may not exceed 300 words in length. Abstracts also should include 3–5
keywords and contact information for the corresponding author.
Notice of Acceptance If electronic submission using the web site is not possible, abstracts and required
October 1, 2010 information may be mailed to Technical Program Chair Frank Scarpace at fscarpace@
Speaker Registration Date
December 1, 2010 You will be asked to include:
Paper Deadline (for inclusion in Proceedings) l Topic or category from web site list
February 21, 2011 l Preference for oral or poster presentation

l Paper Title

l Abstract not to exceed 300 words in length

l 3 to 5 key words

l Author(s) name(s) and Affiliation(s)

l Proposed presenter(s) names and contact information

l Contact information, including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail

for corresponding author.

If electronic submission using the web site is not possible, abstracts and required
information may be mailed to:
Dr. Frank Scarpace
6409 Appalachian Way
Madison, WI 53705

Selection Criteria
All submissions will be reviewed for content and appropriateness by the conference
committee. The final decision on acceptances of presentations in the program and
inclusion of topics will depend on response to this Call and space availability.
Abstracts are due September 1, 2010, and strict adherence to submission deadlines is
requested. Notices of acceptance will be sent by e-mail on or about October 1, 2010
by the Technical Program Chairs of this conference. Upon notification of acceptance,
authors will be expected to acknowledge receipt of the acceptance letter by email,
verifying their intent to attend and make a presentation at the conference.
Authors who have not received a communication regarding their submission
by October 15, 2010, should contact the Technical Program Chairs listed in this
Papers accepted for oral presentation will be assigned to a concurrent session based
on topic. Concurrent sessions will be 75 minutes in duration, consisting of three or four
oral presentations, each of which will be 15–20 minutes in length.

Conference Registration and Deadlines

Presenters must complete a registration form and include the appropriate presenter
registration fee no later than December 1, 2010. Presenters who intend to submit a paper
for the final Conference Proceedings must do so by February 21, 2011.

Inclusion of Presentation in Proceedings

If a presenter wishes to have their work included in the proceedings, a full presentation
must be submitted electronically no later than February 21, 2011. Complete details will
be included in the Notification of Acceptance. Proceedings submissions are not
required to make an oral or poster presentation at the conference.

Images courtesy of Intermap Technologies

Image courtesy of Aero-Metric, Inc.

The City of Milwaukee

is a surprising hidden jewel of the upper Midwest with a
wonderful mix of business and pleasure and a perfect destination
for our conference! Home to diverse traditions, heritages, and
cultures, Milwaukee also contains many new city attractions.
Don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the
House of Harley-Davidson, or the Miller Brewing Factory Tour.
All conference events will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency
Milwaukee Hotel in the city center, close to shopping, the
theatre district and adjacent to the Frontier Airlines Center. The
Courtesy of the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau
Conference Social Event is set for the Milwaukee Public Museum,
one of the premier natural history and science centers. Save the
date today for the 2011 Annual Conference, May 1-5, 2011, to
learn the latest technological advancements in our profession,
see the most advanced equipment in the extensive Exhibit Hall,
and share your experiences. Not only is this conference a great
opportunity for learning, but you will also make new friends and
renew acquaintances. More details can be found at

Cover imagery:
Large Cover Image courtesy of Aero-Metric, Inc.
Small Top Right Image courtesy of NASA Modis
Small Top Right Center Image Courtesy of Pictometry Courtesy of the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau
Small Top Right Bottom Image Courtesy of NASA SeaWiFS