The First-Round Exposure of ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 Keynote Speakers

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By Jing Li

With the end of submitting the Academic papers for all workshops of ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017, the information of some keynote and invited speakers has been identified as well.

What is the ISPRS Geospatial Week?

The 3rd ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017, which is devoted to promoting international cooperation and exchanges in surveying and mapping and the development of geospatial science and technology, will be held by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Wuhan University at Wuhan East Lake International Conference Center during the week from 18th to 22nd of September.

There will be 10 workshops and technical exhibitions during the conference week. And there will be several academic activities and social programs, such as the main venue, the sub-venue, commercial exhibitions, new product release, awards & honors, social parties and recruitment.

Experts, scholars and users from all around the world will gather in Wuhan, exchange the latest research results, share successfully experiences, study the academic and technical development, and show the advanced technology and surveying and mapping achievements.

Deren Li

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Deren Li, who is the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, came up with Spatial Data Mining in Canada with his team in 1994. In the past 20 years, the researchers in many fields had the huge academic demand on Spatial Data Mining. Li and his team cost approximately 20 years to do the research on Spatial Data Mining so as to reach the outstanding achievement.

Yu Zheng

Dr. Yu Zheng is a senior research manager in the Urban Computing Group at Microsoft Research, passionate about using big data to tackle urban challenges. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

As the senior research manager in the Urban Computing Group at Microsoft Research, Yu Zheng, will deeply discuss the application on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data in Smart-City. The environmental protection department adopted the Urban Data System, which was developed by him. Meanwhile, this system covers approximately 300 cities. Due to his contributions on the Urban Computing, he was elected as the Global Young Innovators in 2013 by MIT Technology Review.

Diansheng Guo

The Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina

Dr. Diansheng Guo, who is the Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina, will share the Spatial Data Mining, visualization and the challenge, methodologies and application of Big Data Analysis.

It remains a challenging research problem to analyze, visualize and understand complex and dynamic geospatial data, which come in different forms, with various quality issues, for different purposes, and involving many known/unknown factors.

Diego Loyola R.

He is the scientist in German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Diego G. Loyola R., who is the scientist in German Aerospace Center, will present the speech topic surrounding with monitoring the air quality on a global scale. This talk presents machine learning techniques for mastering the expected Big Data from the new generation of European atmospheric composition Copernicus satellite missions with increased spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution.

Liqiu Meng

She is a professor in cartography at Technical University of Munich (TUM), and is a member of German National Academy of Sciences and Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Liqiu Meng, who is a professor in cartography at Technical University of Munich (TUM), will share the findings on smart map services for smart city. Meng claims that both content and form matter for smart maps which can not only keep up with users’ dynamic demands, but also foster their eyes.

Guenther Retscher

He is professor of the Vienna University of Technology.

Guenther Retscher, who is the professor of the Vienna University of Technology, mainly focuses on localization of mobile users in indoor environments with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and the most commonly employed position methods—location fingerprinting and trilateration. In both methods the received signal strength (RSS) of the surrounding access points (APs) are scanned and used to estimate the user’s location. Within the scope of this study the advantageous qualities of both methods are identified and selected to benefit their combination.

Ruizhi Chen

He is the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing at Wuhan University.

Ruizhi Chen, the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing at Wuhan University, has ever published a book named Geospatial Computing in Mobile Devices and Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones. This time, he will present a solution of smartphone positioning indoors by integrating the measurements of smartphone build in sensors and RF radios together with various high precision positioning techniques based on e.g. camera re-sectioning, acoustic ranging, and Angle of Arrival from Bluetooth antenna array.

Chenghu Zhou

The Chinese Academy of Sciences




Shih Lung Shaw

The University of Tennessee, the fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the field of transportation geography of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)



Desheng Liu

He was appointed professor in the Ohio State University. His research mainly focuses on developing geo-spatial data analysis methodologies for monitoring and modelling environmental and ecological processes.



Alexander Zipf

He is the chair of GIScience (Geoinformatics) at Heidelberg University (Department of Geography). He is the member of the Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage and PI at the Heidelberg graduate school MathComp. He is also founding member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE).



Alfred Stein

He is professor in Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis at the department of Earth Observation Science at ITC.




Jixian Zhang

He is Director of National Quality inspection and Testing Center for Surveying and Mapping Products and Mapping Products and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Image and Data Fusion (IJIDF).




Clive Fraser

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and he is an Honorary Member of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society of the UK.



Baoquan Chen

He is a scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), and is the leading talent in the National High-level personnel of special support program. He is the president of the Institute of Computer Science and Technology & the Software Institute at Shandong University.



How to participate in the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017?

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017

Time: 18th-22nd of September in 2017

Venue: East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China

Registration Information:

Before 15th of July, the ISPRS Geospatial Week provides a large number of early-bird registration.

Registration Official Website:

Catch up with more information from the official website on the ISPRS Geospatial Week here.

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