Submission and Presentation Guidelines

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED

The joint 10th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics and 43rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is currently planned as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event. This symposium will include General Sessions and Invited Sessions, building on the symposium theme “Remote Sensing and Geomatics for sustainable agriculture and environment."

Submissions of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words and 2 pages) are invited in all areas of remote sensing and related fields, including but not limited to those listed below.

The Technical Program Committee will finalize all sessions for the conference program based on the accepted abstracts. In-person presentations can be either oral or interactive posters. Virtual presentations will only be pre-recorded videos.

Abstract submissions must indicate the preferred topics and the preferred form of presentation (in-person oral, in-person posters or virtual pre-recorded videos). All abstracts submitted to General Sessions and to Invited Sessions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee with decisions made by the Technical Program Committee. All submissions will be subject to the same review criteria.

Authors of an accepted abstract will be required to provide a final revised version of the extended abstract for the conference.

Please select the topics from the list below:

General Applications
  • Climate Change

  • Coastal Monitoring

  • Cryosphere (Snow, Ice, & Permafrost)

  • Earth Observation Policy & Legislation

  • Energy, Oil & Gas

  • Environment, Ecosystem Monitoring & Modelling

  • Forensic Remote Sensing

  • Forestry

  • Geoarchaeology

  • Geophysical Remote Sensing

  • Geospatial Data Infrastructure

  • Hydrology & Freshwater

  • Land Use / Land Cover

  • Mapping Multitemporal & Time Series

  • Natural Hazards & Disaster Management

  • Oceanography

  • Precision and Smart Agriculture

  • Resource Development & Management

  • Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands

  • Urban / Transportation

Sensors / Technologies
  • Geosensor Networks & Sensor Web

  • Autonomous Systems

  • GNSS

  • Hyperspectral & Ultraspectral Sensors

  • LiDAR

  • Optical Systems

  • Radar (Airborne/Spaceborne/Coastal/Ground Penetrating/Marine)

  • Satellite Missions

  • Sensor & Platform Technology

  • Sonar & Underwater Imaging Systems

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Mapping / Monitoring

Models / Methods
  • 3D Modelling, Analysis & Visualization

  • Big Data: Management, Cloud Computing, Analytics & Visualization

  • Change Detection

  • Data Assimilation, Validation, & Ground Truth

  • Data Fusion

  • Data Processing & Visualization

  • Geospatial Interoperability & Standards

  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning

  • Semantic Segmentation, Classification, & Object-Oriented Modeling

Agro-Geoinformatics specific applications
  • Agricultural Disaster Monitoring, Assessment, Mitigation & Emergency Response

  • Agricultural Environment & Public Health

  • Agricultural Sustainability & Food Security

  • Agro-Geoinformatics in Policy Formation & Decision Making

  • Agro-Geoinformatics Systems

  • Crop Mapping, Condition Monitoring, Acreage Estimation & Yield Modeling

  • Cropland Evapotranspiration, Soil Moisture, Drought

  • Monitoring & Assessment Monitoring & Modeling on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

  • Water Resource Planning, Management, Irrigation & Water Usage


File Type and Size

Only PDF files will be accepted. Uploaded files are limited to a maximum size of  3 MB.

File Name

When submitting your extended abstract, the online submission system will ask you to rename your file with a specific name that will be given to you at that time. Please comply strictly with this instruction.

Language

English is the official language of the conference. All submissions and presentations must be in English.

List of Authors

Authors' names and affiliations appear below the title in capital and lower-case letters. Be sure to include the list of authors in your extended abstract. The list of authors in the document should exactly match in number and order the authors typed into the online submission form.

Steps for Abstract Submission

Authors must submit their abstract online through the abstract submission system following these steps:

Step 1: Once your abstract is prepared according to the instructions choose your preferred and alternate topics from the list provided.
 

Step 2: Click on the “Submit Here” button at the bottom of this page. This will take you to the “Abstract submission” page: Follow the instructions on that page.
 

Step 3: You will receive an automated email to confirm that we have received your abstract. Follow the instructions in this email and the link that will enable you to access your file and author entry forms at any time before the abstract submission deadline. The conference secretariat will process your request and send you an official confirmation email when your submission is validated.
 

Step 4: The Technical Program Committee with the assistance of the Scientific Committee will review your abstract and inform you whether or not it is accepted as an Oral Presentation (in-person), an Interactive Poster (in-person) or a virtual oral presentation (online).
 

Step 5: (For accepted abstracts only.) Authors are to submit a final version of the extended abstract in which revisions have been made in response to the comments made by the reviewers.


Please do not submit your abstract via email.

We will be pleased to receive your submission!

If you have not received a confirmation in the following 5 days, please contact us.

Any questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to icag-csrs2022-tpc@conferium.com. Please identify the number and title of your submission in your message.

ICAG-CSRS2022 Technical Program Committee email: icag-csrs2022-tpc@conferium.com

Submission of Final Extended Abstract and (Optional) Paper

In order to satisfy the requirements for the presentation of a paper at ICAG-CSRS 2022, authors of accepted presentations must submit a revised and final version of the extended abstract (up to 1000 words and no longer than two pages) for inclusion in the abstract booklet of the conference by May 17, 2022.

Revised Extended Abstracts must be submitted according to the conference publication template:

 

A sample Extended Abstract is provided here:

Download the sample.pdf

The authors of accepted extended abstracts have the option of further expanding the document to a full conference paper (four to six pages) for inclusion in the Proceedings of the joint 10th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics and 43rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing which are published by the IEEE.  It is planned that these Proceedings will appear in the IEEE Xplore digital library (indexed by EI) in September 2022. The full paper is not peer-reviewed. Instructions to submit the full conference paper by June 17, 2022 will be provided later.

Participants also have the option to submit a manuscript for publication as a Research Article or Research Note in an ICAG-CSRS 2022 Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (CJRS), which is peer-reviewed. The manuscripts can be written in either English or French and are subject to standard publication charges.  They should be submitted to the CJRS ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM website by November 15, 2022. Prospective authors should follow the CJRS author guidelines available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=ujrs20

It is noted that either one of these publications will require that authors meet their respective requirements, including the format of the document. For those taking advantage of a publication option, which includes a submission to the Proceedings, IEEE policy requires “substantial” differences between all of the documents, with the meaning of “substantial” being at the discretion of the IEEE. 

There are similar requirements for the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (CJRS), which must be met. A decision on the uniqueness of a manuscript submitted to CJRS compared to the extended abstract and the submission to the Proceedings of the joint 10th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics and 43rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, if that is also submitted, will be at the discretion of the Editor of CJRS.

 Presentations / Q&A Sessions

Presentations and Question and Answer Sessions

ICAG-CSRS 2022 is currently planned as a hybrid conference. The following provides the current plan for types of sessions and how questions will be asked and answered in each case.

In-Person Oral Presentations

In-person oral presentations 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions (for a total of 20 minutes) are to be made in the meeting rooms at the Québec City Convention Centre. 

Slides and voices (but no video of the presenters) will be  provided via Zoom  in real time to virtual participants and recorded by the conference.  All recordings provided in groups by “session” and not as recordings of individual presentations will be available after the session.

Questions to the presenter from in-person delegates can be asked in the meeting room in the usual way.  Questions from the virtual participants are to be asked using the Q & A function in Zoom. The chairperson in the room will ensure that questions submitted in either form are directed to the presenter for response.

All participants will have the option of sending messages directly to the presenter and engaging in one-on-one discussions. 

In-Person Interactive Poster Presentations

In-person interactive posters are to be mounted on presentation boards in meeting rooms at the  Québec City Convention Centre.  

Authors are asked to provide a MP4 video (no longer than 3 minutes) clearly showing the details of their poster and summarizing the important points of their presentation. This MP4 is to be uploaded to the conference website by June 8, 2022. It is currently planned that this video will be made available to all registered delegates from the first day of the conference (July 11, 2022).

Questions by in-person delegates are to be asked in the room as is usual for an interactive poster session.

All participants will have the option of sending messages directly to the presenter and engaging in one-on-one discussions.  This will be the only way for virtual participants to pose questions to the presenters of interactive posters.


Virtual Oral Presentations

Virtual oral presentations (15 minutes maximum) are to be provided as prerecorded videos (mp4). They are to be uploaded by June 15, 2022 (extended date).  It is currently planned that these will be released to all participants prior to the start of the conference.

All participants will have the option of sending email messages directly to the presenter and engaging in one-on-one discussions. 

It is currently planned that there will be Question and Answer sessions  on Zoom for discussions between presenters and interested symposium delegates who have registered for either virtual or in-person attendance. It is planned that these will potentially be held on Tuesday evening July 12 and Thursday morning July 14. (Session timing to be confirmed.)

Guide for Preparation of a MP4
A guide to recording a MP4 of your presentation for ICAG-CSRS 2022 is given at 
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/702963785    
 

     Instructions for Optional Submission of Papers to the ICAG-CSRS 2022 IEEE Proceedings

    General Information

    If authors wish, they may submit a paper (between 4 and 6 pages long) to the non peer-reviewed Proceedings of the Joint 10th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics and 43rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing by June 17, 2022 or a full length paper to the Special Issue on ICAG-CSRS 2022 of the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing by November 15, 2022.

    ALL AUTHORS ARE REMINDED THAT IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION AT ICAG-CSRS 2022 THEY MUST SUBMIT THE REVISED FINAL VERSION OF THE EXTENDED ABSTRACT. THE EXTENDED ABSTRACT IS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT FROM THE ONE DESCRIBED HERE.

    The detailed instructions for optional submission to the Proceedings of ICAG-CSRS 2022 are given in the next section.  To avoid rejection, submitted papers must be between 4 and 6 pages long and strictly follow the requirements of the IEEE TEMPLATE which is available at: IEEE template.  

    PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT THE SAME TEMPLATE as used for submission of the extended abstract to ICAG-CSRS 2022.

    In addition to the registration fees for the conference, authors must pay a publication fee of $200 USD is they wish to have a paper published by IEEE EXPLORE in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE. Publication in the proceedings of the conference is OPTIONAL FOR ALL AUTHORS.

    Detailed Instructions for preparing and submitting your manuscript to the Conference Proceedings for ICAG-CSRS 2022.

    Please read these instructions carefully and follow them exactly to minimize problems with the production of the Conference Proceedings for ICAG-CSRS 2022.

    There are six steps to completing your final paper submission:

    1. Prepare your camera-ready paper.
    2. Validate your camera-ready paper using IEEE PDF eXpress.
    3. Submit the IEEE PDF eXpress validated version of the camera-ready paper to your EasyChair account.
    4. Pay the publication fee.
    5. Register for, attend the conference and present the paper.
    6. Complete and submit the appropriate IEEE Electronic Copyright form.

    These steps are described in detail below.

    1. To successfully create your camera-ready paper, please follow these steps:

    • The paper formatting guidelines require the use of the IEEE template
    • The paper must be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 6 pages long.
    • There is a strict size limit of 10 MB (10,485,760 bytes) for PDF files in the Conference Proceedings.
    • The appropriate IEEE copyright notice must be included in your paper at the bottom of the first page.
      • You must select one of the following which applies to your particular case (without using the “quotes”):

    * For papers in which all authors are employed by the US Government, the copyright notice is: "U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright"
    * For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown Government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: "978-1-6654-7078-0/22/$31.00 ©2022 Crown"
    * For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: "978-1-6654-7078-0/22/$31.00 ©2022 European Union"
    * For all other papers the copyright notice is: "978-1-6654-7078-0/22/$31.00 ©2022 IEEE"

     2. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to validate your paper:

    Before creating a PDF    

    1. Add the copyright notice at the bottom of the first page of your source document. If necessary, contact info@agro-geoinformatics.org for clarification on the appropriate copyright notice.
    2. Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

    Creating your PDF eXpress Account

    Click here to go to IEEE PDF eXpress.  (https://ieee-pdf-express.org/account/login)

    First-time users should do the following:

    1. Select New Users – Click Here.
    2. Enter the following: 55649X for the Conference ID
      • your email address
      • a password
    3. Continue to enter information as prompted.

    An Online Confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

    Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is still valid.

     3. Submitting your paper to the EasyChair website

    Deadline for submission of Full Paper: June 17, 2022. Papers that arrive after the deadline may not appear in the Conference Proceedings, and thus may not appear in IEEE Xplore.  

     4. Pay the publication fee of $200 USD by June 17, 2022.

    Please complete the publication fee transaction at: http://agro-geoinformatics.org/publication-fee/ 

     5. Attending the conference and presenting the paper

    The conference is being held in hybrid mode. Authors were able to request Virtual Presentation if they cannot attend the conference in person.

    Only accepted papers that are presented at the conference by one of the authors will be accepted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.   If the paper is presented as a prerecorded video authors will only be considered to have presented the paper if they also PARTICIPATE in the appropriate Question and Answer session for their paper.

    6. Completing the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form (eCF) for your paper

    The eCF must be completed as a requirement of the publishing agreement with IEEE.

    Within a few weeks after the final paper submission deadline, the corresponding author will receive an email with a user ID and password, and more detailed information on accessing the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form. Please contact us if you need help with this procedure.

    The dissemination of eCF to authors will occur during the month of June. All papers which have passed the format check should expect to receive the eCF email by the end of June.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that once you submit your IEEE Electronic Copyright form, you will not be able to go back and make changes. IEEE does not have any mechanism to redo an electronic copyright form and you will not be able to complete more than one form per paper.  Thus, it is essential that you be sure that the title, author list, etc. (as specified in Step.3) are correct and final on the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form prior to completing and submitting this Copyright Form.

    Papers without a completed IEEE Electronic Copyright Forms will not be included in IEEE Xplore.