Evaluation and Benchmarking of Sensors, Systems and Geospatial Data in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

16 - 17 September 2019 (Warsaw University of Technology)

The wide variety of sensors and systems available on the market for collecting spatial data makes the evaluation of provided information, calibration of sensors and benchmarking of systems and 3D data a critical task. It is also an important scientific issue for many professionals. In daily work, the assessment of tools for collecting spatial data resources is a crucial issue for National Mapping and Cadastral Agency officers and all professionals handling geospatial data. This Workshop is therefore appropriate for potential attendees who want to extend their knowledge in the fields of photogrammetry and remote sensing.

For who?

  • Scientists – to promote and announce your benchmarks, exchange your experience
  • NMCA representatives – to get know new trends in sensor and geospatial data
  • Industry representatives – to share your experience, to promote your solutions
  • PhD Students and students – to gain experience during workshop, to publish your research and participate eventually in summer school

General topics

  • Validation of sensors and systems: methods, results
  • Proposals for benchmarks considered for ISPRS/EuroSDR to be released
  • Geometric calibration of sensors and systems
  • Radiometric calibration of sensors
  • Evaluation and comparison of geospatial data
  • Influence of errors caused by sensors/systems in received data
  • Other topics of relevance to the subject of the Workshop and Summer School

Information for Authors

All of abstracts submitted for Workshop will be reviewed and published in ISPRS Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Systems. All participants of the workshop are invited to prepare at least one conference paper submitted to be considered by scientific committee for publication during workshop in oral or eventual poster session (depending on number of submissions). Submitted abstract of 1000 words should also content title, authors, their affiliation and e-mail address. Submissions can be related to evaluation of sensors, systems, geospatial data. Submissions can summarize achieved results of past, present current benchmark and future benchmarking proposals which can be described in ISPRS Archives.
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Important dates

28.06.2019         Early-bird deadline registration for Workshop
31.07.2019         Deadline for abstract and benchmark proposals
17.08.2019         Notification and abstract acceptance
28.06.2019         Deadline of application for Summer School
02.09.2019         Workshop paper submission deadline (ISPRS Archives)

Workshop registration fees

Before 28.06.2019

€ 100  regular attendees early bird 
€ 50    students and summer school attendees 

After 28.06.2019

€ 150   regular attendees  
€ 100   students and summer school attendees

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Preliminary program of workshop

September 16, 2019 - Workshop Day 1

9.00 - 10.00


10.00 - 10.15

Workshop Opening


Keynote presentations:
Dr. Gottfried Mandlburger
“Comparison of Single Photon and waveform LiDAR”
Dr. Isabella Toschi
“Airborne oblique imaging: towards the hybrid era”

11.35 - 12.00

Coffee/tea break

12.00 - 13.30

Session #1 – Past benchmarks of sensors, systems and 3D data

13.30 - 14.30


14.00 -15.30

Session #2 – Validation of sensors and systems: methods, results #1

17.30 - 19.00

Social trip in Warsaw Old Town

19:00 - 22.00



September 17, 2018 - Workshop Day 2

8:30 - 9:00  

News from INTERGEO 2019

9.00 - 10.30

Session #3 - Evaluation and benchmarking of geospatial data

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee/tea break

11.00 - 12.30

Session #4 - Validation of sensors and systems: methods, results #2

13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 16.00

Session #5 - Benchmarks releases – presentations and discussions

16.00 - 16.30

Closing of Workshop


Scientific Committee


Prof. Zdzisław Kurczyński

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Dr Fabio Remondino

Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy / EuroSDR / ISPRS

V-ce chair

Prof. Ralf Reulke

German Aerospace Center, Germany / ISPRS

V-ce chair

Prof. Jon Mills

Newcastle University, Great Britain / EuroSDR

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Organizing Committee


Dr. Krzysztof Bakuła

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Prof. Bogdan Zagajewski

University of Warsaw, Poland

V-ce chair

Dr. Dorota Iwaszczuk

Technical University of Munich, Germany

V-ce chair

Dr. Markéta Potůčková

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

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Summer School

This edition VOLTA Summer School is related to hyperspectral data, which is organized just after the Workshop (additional registration required). It is targeted at PhD Students, Masters Students, National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Officers, and other professionals working with image and range-based sensors collecting remote sensing data, either as separate sensors or in integrated systems. Summer school is organized within VOLTA project.
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Information about workshop and summer school can be found at