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 the 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.
Thank you for your interest in submitting an extended abstract.
Questions regarding extended abstract submission should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.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 June 15, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
A printed book with all AARSE 2018 accepted extended abstracts and a CD-ROM containing all full papers received by July 31, 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.