EuroCOW 2017 High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information

6 - 9 June 2017 (Hannover, Germany)

Sensor calibration, image orientation, object extraction and scene understanding from images and image sequences are important research topics in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Geoinformation Science. In these tasks, geometry and semantics both play an important role, and high quality results require proper handling ofall these aspects. While individual algorithms differ according to the imaging geometry and the employed sensors and platforms, all mentioned aspects need to be integrated in a proper workflow to solve most real-world problems.

This observation has led to launching a common event for a number of well-established scientific meetings under the roof of the ISPRS Hannover Workshop. While HRIGI and EuroCOW are more on the geometric side, CMRT and ISA have a legacy in automatic object reconstruction and trajectory computation. The organisers of the 2017 edition of these workshops believe that significant synergy can be achieved by bringing the various scientific communities together in the same place and at the same time in order to discuss recent developments and future trends in research in automatic object extraction and their influence on sensors and processing techniques. While we intend to have common plenary sessions in this event, the individual workshops will keep their identity as each session will be dedicated to one of the workshops only.

The aim of the common event is to seek, exploit and deepen the synergies between geometry, semantics and sensor modelling, and to give the different scientific communities the possibility to discuss with and to learn from each other. At the same time the advantages of focussed specialised workshops are being maintained. The joint event addresses experts from research, government, and private industry. It consists of high quality papers, and provides an international forum for discussion of leading research and technological developments as well as applications in the field.

Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper or an extended abstract in English, formatted according to the ISPRS guidelines,

Full papers will undergo a rigorous double blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the ISPRS Annals series. Abstracts will also be peer reviewed, upon acceptance authors will be invited to submit a regular paper, which will be published in the Archives series of ISPRS. Note that only papers for which at least one author has paid the registration by April 15, 2017, will be published in the proceedings.

The organizers are proud to announce that Hexagon Geosystems agreed to once again sponsor the event. During Thursday afternoon there will be a master class where the processing chain of photogrammetry and remote sensing is illustrated by software demonstrations and real-life examples.

Hosted by Institut für Photogrammetrie und GeoInformation, Leibniz Universität Hannover (


The fee includes admission to all sessions, conference proceedings, coffee and a social event. Further information is available at Claudia Sander, IPI (

The registration fee will be

  • 380.00 € if paid by April 15, 2017
  • 450.00 € after April 15, 2017
  • Students: 190.00 € (copy of B.Sc. or M.Sc. ID required)

Preliminary programme (pdf)

Important dates

  • Deadline for full papers (max. 8 pages): January 31, 2017
  • Deadline for abstracts (approx. 1000 words): February 28, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2017
  • Deadline for camera ready manuscripts: April 15, 2017
  • Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2017

The official workshop flyer can be found here.