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The 5th International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing series
7–21 Nov 2023
Abstract Submission
17th August 2023
Acceptance Notification
31st August 2023
File Submission
26th September 2023

Remote Sensing Systems, Remote Sensing Techniques, Remote Sensing Applications
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ECRS2023 is Calls Closed!

The conference is a fully online and free conference. There are no registration fees.
The submission schedule has been updated:
Abstract submission: 17 July 2023 17 August 2023
Notification of acceptance: 3 August 2023 31 August 2023
Proceedings paper submission deadline: 8 September 2023 26 September 2023
Conference: 7–21 November 2023
We look forward to your participation!

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

The 5th International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing with a focus on “Advances in experimental and theoretical studies of terrestrial atmosphere and underlying surface” will be held on 7-21 November 2023. The main aim of the conference is to present recent advances in experimental and theoretical studies of atmosphere (trace gases, atmospheric aerosol, cloudiness, precipitation, temperature, and pressure) and underlying surface with a focus on cryosphere, which has nonlinear impacts on climate change trends and the warming of our planet. The conference will promote the use of remote sensing and geospatial information technology and make it possible to exchange innovative approaches in the area of remote sensing.

This is an excellent opportunity for remote sensing scientists to communicate with their colleagues, learn from each other, and share ideas and results. It will be possible to deliver live and pre-recorded presentations simultaneously.

The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

S1. Remote sensing systems and techniques
S1-1. Ground-based, airborne, shipborne, and spaceborne remote sensing systems
S1-2. Hyperspectral remote sensing
S1-3. Lidar remote sensing
S1-4. Radar remote sensing
S1-5. Passive remote sensing

S2. Remote sensing: physical fundamentals and inverse theory
S2-1. Electromagnetic light scattering
S2-2. Radiative transfer
S2-3. Inverse theory

S3. Remote sensing applications
S3-1. Oceanic remote sensing
S3-2. Vegetation remote sensing
S3-3. Remote sensing of land use and land cover change
S3-4. Remote sensing of snow and ice
S3-5. Remote sensing of precipitation
S3-6. Aerosol remote sensing
S3-7. Cloud remote sensing
S3-8. Remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases

All accepted abstracts will be published on the website of the conference. You are required to submit an abstract (250–500-word limit). Please see the abstract guidelines at "Instructions for Authors".

After the conference, there will be a possibility to submit selected papers to the related journal Remote Sensing (Impact Factor (2021), 5.349, 5-Year Impact Factor (2021): 5.786; Top Open Access Journal in Remote Sensing) with a 20% discount on the APCs.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to join us at the 5th International Electronic Conference on “Advances in experimental and theoretical studies of terrestrial atmosphere and underlying surface”.

Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky
Chair of the 5th International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing
German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Event Chair

German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Session Chairs

Dr. Luca Lelli

Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing, University of Bremen, Germany

Remote sensing systems and techniques

Dr. Dmitry Efremenko

Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Remote sensing: physical fundamentals and inverse theory

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Buccolieri

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Italy

Remote sensing applications

Scientific Organizing Committee

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA

Research Keywords
climate change; remote sensing; climatology; earth sciences; atmosphere; meteorology; optics; sensors; environment; atmospheric physics

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Fudan University, China

Research Keywords
light scattering; radiative transfer; remote sensing

Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Research Keywords
radiative transfer; invariant imbedding; discrete ordinate method; synthetic iterations

Planetary Science Institute, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Research Keywords
planetary spectroscopy and planetary science; photoelectric detection technology; remote sensing

School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Keywords
forest fires; land use/land cover mapping; pre-fire planning and post-fire assessment; remote sensing; GIS; forest management

Remote Sensing Applications (RSApps) Research Group, Department of Physics, Polytechnic School of Mieres, University of Oviedo, Mieres, Spain

Research Keywords
albedo; hydrological techniques; ice; snow; sublimation; topography (Earth)

Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Research Keywords
snow hydrology; Earth system science; remote sensing, and information systems

Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Research Keywords
heat transfer; disperse systems; radiative transfer; droplets

Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing, University of Bremen, Germany

Research Keywords
radiative transfer; satellite remote sensing; oxygen A-band; polarimetry; aerosol-cloud-interactions

Telespazio Belgium, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Research Keywords
satellite navigation; remote sensing

Institute for Atmospheric Pollution Research, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Florence, Italy

Research Keywords
remote sensing; snow cover; reflectance; hyperspectral sensor; artificial intelligence

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

Research Keywords
Linear interaction of polarized light with homogeneous and inhomogeneous anisotropic media; Vector inverse problem of scattering; Development of polarimetric matrix models for anisotropic media by Jones-Mueller formalisms. Development and optimization of

School of Applied Information Technology, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto, Japan

Research Keywords
radiative transfer; aerosol remote sensing

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Keywords
land use/land cover (LULC) mapping; forest; classification development and comparison; geographic object-based image analysis; natural disasters; UAS; ecosystem services

1. Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Program, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Fruitcentre, Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida 23, 25003 Lleida, Spain; 2. Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici B, Carrer de la Fortuna, s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona

Research Keywords
surface energy balance; thermal infrared; time series analysis; hydrological modeling; radiometric correction; field spectroscopy; land cover and land use analysis; snow cover; water resources

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Research Keywords
SLAM and real-time photogrammetry; multi-source data fusion; 3D reconstruction; building extraction and intelligent 3D mapping

Instructions for Authors


Submissions should be submitted by the authors online by registering at, and using the “Submit Abstract” function once logged into the system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 250–500 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online at this website up to 17 August 2023.
  2. The Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation, based on the submitted abstract, of whether the contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 5th International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing. All authors will be notified by 31 August 2023 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is optional to submit a short proceeding paper (3-6 pages), a poster, a slides presentation (in PDF), or a short video presentation (max. 3–5 minutes), up to the submission deadline of 26 September 2023.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available at for discussion during the time of the conference, 7-21 November 2023.
  5. All submissions will be reviewed using the powerful text comparison tool iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Submissions will then be peer-reviewed by conference committees based on originality/novelty, quality of presentation, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, overall merit and English level. After the conference, all submissions will be published on, and only the proceeding paper (3-6 pages) will be published in the MDPI Environmental Sciences Proceedings journal ( ISSN: 2673-4931).
    Note: Publication of proceedings paper is free of charge.
    Before publication, Environmental Sciences Proceedings journal will check the plagiarism issue again. Submissions with a lack of novelty will not be published in the journal.
  6. The open access journal Remote Sensing (Impact Factor 5.349) will publish a dedicated conference Special Issue. Conference participants are encouraged to submit a full paper to the dedicated Special Issue and will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).
    Note: The submission to the Remote Sensing journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.

Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (250–500 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor using the Proceedings template (see below) and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The proceedings paper should be at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.


Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented at the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

1)The poster should be in PDF format
2)The minimum size for images is 148 mm × 210 mm (horizontal × vertical) at 300 dpi.
3)The content of the poster should be a comprehensive presentation of your accepted submission.
4) No copyright issues with any elements in the poster.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides can be prepared the same way as for any traditional conference. They should be converted to PDF format before submission.

Video Presentations
Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. This is a unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. Videos should be no longer than 3–5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). They should be submitted with the full manuscript before 8 September 2023 (full submission deadline).

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the author’s responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here “The authors declare no conflict of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflict of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Live Sessions Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. The live-streaming platform we are using is Zoom. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.

The live sessions are
free of charge. The authors who submit submissions to ECRS2023 will have priority for registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, registration will be available for those who have already registered.. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized. The number of participants in the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterward.

We are pleased to invite you to subscribe to our conference so that you can receive email notifications when the live session program is online and open online discussions.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award.

The Awards
Best Paper Award 500 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award is presented to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.

Best Presentation Award 300 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Presentation Award is given for the oral online presentations/video presentations judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.

Terms and Conditions:

Best Paper Award

Remote Sensing would like to grant an award (500 Swiss Francs) for the best paper as elected by the conference committee.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. A proceedings paper (3-6 papers) must be submitted to ECRS 2023;
2. Originality/Novelty of the paper;
3. Significance of Content;
4. Scientific Soundness;
5. Interest to the readers;
6. English language and style.

Best Presentation Award

Remote Sensing would like to grant an award (300 Swiss Francs) for the best presentation at the conference as determined by a jury.

Presentations should have the following information:
1. Title (with authors and affiliations)
2. Introduction/Objectives/Aims
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Conclusion
6. Acknowledgments
7. Contact information

Poster/Slides/Video Presentations will be considered for this award. During the conference, the chair and committee members will be invited to judge the quality of the Poster/Video Presentations. Presentations will be judged on 1) how well they are able to summarize the described work and capture the interest of viewers; 2) the visual aspect of the presentation and how it contributes to effective and clear communication of the contents.

Sponsors and Partners


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Conference Secretaries

Ms. Judith Wu
Ms. Ariel Zhang
Ms. Amiee Shi
Ms. Denise Liu