Call for papers


The Summit Theme:Digital Earth in the Era of Big Data


The 6th Digital Earth Summit will focus on the advances of digital earth science and technologies in the big data era. During the Summit, it is proposed to invite keynote speakersin plenary sessions and organize a series of parallel sessions and special sessions.


A: Big Data and Digital Earth

  • A-1 Big Data and Earth Observation
  • A-2 Large scale analytics for spatio-temporal data
  • A-3 VGI and Crowd-scouring techniques
  • A-4 Spatial online analytical processing
  • A-5 Visualization and visual analytics
  • A-6 Mining Location-based Social Networks
  • A-7 Infrastructures and Services for Big Data
  • A-8 Retrieving and browsing of Linked Spatiotemporal Data
  • A-9 Linked Data and Sensor Web Enablement
  • A-10 Applications of big data analysis

B: Advances in Digital Earth

  • B-1 Digital Earth theories, Frameworks, and data warehouse
  • B-2 Digital Earth discrete models, virtual globe and simulation
  • B-3 Data service Infrastructure for global change
  • B-4 Earth observation and global environment change
  • B-5 Web based Service for Digital Earth
  • B-6 Virtual Geographical Environment

C: Digital Earth Technologies

  • C-1 Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D Technologies for Digital Earth
  • C-2 Visualization and Simulation for Digital Earth
  • C-3 Lidartechnologies in Digital Earth
  • C-4 Advanced spatial data processing and image fusion
  • C-5 Integrated Technologies for Digital Earth
  • C-6 Digital Earth Education, Ethics

D: Digital Earth Applications

  • D-1 Digital Ocean
  • D-2 Digital City
  • D-3 Digital Forest
  • D-4 Digital Agriculture
  • D-5 Digital Heritage
  • D-6 Digital Mountains
  • D-7 Digital Disaster and Mitigation
  • D-8 Digital Ecology and Land Cover/Land Use
  • D-9 Global Change, Atmosphere and Ocean Study

The official language of 6th DE Summit is English. All abstracts and full papers should be submitted through the online submission system. The instructions and templates for abstract and final paper submissions are provided online.



Accepted abstracts will be invited to be presented in either oral or poster at the 6th Digital Earth Summit. Full papers are then encouraged to submit to the Summit. After strictly peer review, accepted full papers will be published in the Summit Proceedings (EI-Index,Web of Science-CPCI) after the event.

Please notice that only if the registration fees are paid, the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings.

  • About the publisher of the Proceedings – IOP Publishing

    IOP Publishing is a world leader in publishing and electronic dissemination of research and information in the physical sciences. Its publishing activity – which dates back to 1874 – includes a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community. These products and services enable researchers and research organisations to reach the widest possible audience for their research. IOP Publishing combines the culture of a learned society with global reach and highly efficient and effective publishing systems and processes.


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International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), an international scientific organization initialed by Chinese Academy of Sciences, is built for principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.



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