Student Activities at the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2017

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About ACRS 2017

The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2017) will take place during October 23-27, 2017 at New Delhi, India. ACRS-2017 will represent a major event in the long series of successful ACRS conferences. The main theme of the conference is Space Applications: Touching Human Lives.

ACRS 2017 aspires to bring together students, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of Remote Sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging inclusive economic growth in one, dynamic Asia. It also aims to be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society. 

Every year, ACRS organizes the following student activities: WEBCON, Student Session, White Elephant Session and Student Night. In collaboration with the ISPRS Student Consortium, a summer school follows right after the conference. For more information about the summer school visit the ISPRS SC official announcement and the summer school's official website

WEBCON 7, Student Session, Student Night and White Elephant Session

Google Earth and other Internet-based services provide the public easy access to satellite/aerial images and other geographic information of different places around the world. Now our interest is “what comes next?”

In order to promote students and young scientists activities, the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) has organized a web contest, or WEBCON. The main objective of the contest is to promote the development of web materials which may give us a future vision of the web, related to geo-information sciences. Students and young scientists under the age of 35 and have registered to conference can nominate their entries to WEBCON7. 

The first WEBCON waas held at the 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2011) in China Taipei. Following the success of the first event, WEBCON was regularly organized as one of the major student activities in ACRS: WEBCON2 (2012) in Pattaya, Thailand, WEBCON3 (2013) in Bali, Indonesia, WEBCON4 (2014) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, WEBCON5 (2015) in Quezon City, Philippines, and WEBCON6 (2016) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

For more information about WEBCON 7, please visit the official webpage (

The Student Session is a session dedicated to promoting different universities all across Asia with degree programmes on remote sensing, photogrammetry and other geospatial information sciences. This is a great opportunity for students and young researchers to know more about the research and advancements in the profession in different countries, as well as to meet students and professors in specific fields of expertise. The Student Night is a social event for students to have fun and establish their professional networks. Participants of the conference may join this event.

The White Elephant Session provides lectures on research writing. Lecturers come from both the ISPRS White Elephant Club as well as prominent professors from the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS). This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of research proposal writing and how to deliver great presentations.

For more information about this year's student activities in ACRS 2017, please visit

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