ISPRS Congress

International Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

“From human history to the future with spatial information.”


in Prague Congress Centre

12th July - 19th July 2016

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Welcome at the official Congress website. Paper submission is open. Various submission options are possible. Choose from more than 100 submission groups including Technical & Theme sessions, Special Session, Youth Forum, Space Agency Forum, National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Forum and more.

  • Various
    submission options

    Submit an abstract or a full paper for sessions or forums or a software description for CATCON competition.


    Find out more about prices
    and registration.

  • Guidelines

    See guidelines and recommendation
    about submission. Use templates for abstract and full paper submission.


Congress exhibition will take place at foyer of the PCC. Located next to coffee break area exhibitors will be always close to participants. See floor plans and choose best area by sending F1 form.

What are benefits of exhibiting
at the Congress?

  • The Commercial Exhibition is an opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world.
  • Leading companies from Europe and North America will be exhibiting at the Congress. Also numerous Asian delegations as well as organizations from South America are planning to come to Prague. Russian speaking session attracts exhibitors from russian speaking countries. Middle East organizations will be represented at the Congress.
  • Every exhibitor has an opportunity to make a short direct presentation free of charge during the Exhibitors' Showcase (mic&speakers, basic presentation device) in the exhibition area, where coffee breaks and lunches take place.
  • Every exhibitor has an opportunity to rent a room for a Commercial session to present the latest development of the organization.

Ordering forms
and manuals

Have a look at detailed floor plans and choose the best spot now! Would you like to know who are the other exhibitors? See the list of reserved stands.

Information about the Congress exhibition and area reservation:

Exhibitor manual - Area reservation (PDF)
Ordering Form F1 (PDF)

For detailed information about the stand construction
and freight see:

Exhibitor Manual - Stands & Freight (PDF)
Ordering Forms F2-F20 (PDF)

General Conditions for exhibiting at the Congress.


Enjoy the Congress and fabulous venue city, Prague.

About the congress

ISPRS is a leading organization in remote sensing, photogrammetry and spatial information sciences - very high-resolution satellite imagery, terrain based imaging and participatory sensing, inexpensive platforms, and advanced information and communications technologies.

Every 4 years the Congress welcomes participants from all over the world. This gathering strengthens relations among the researchers, professionals and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organization thus enhancing the co-operation within the field. ISPRS welcomes all papers bringing new results, achievements, methods and theory to help to shift the present level of knowledge.

All interested organizations are welcome to participate at the Congress as exhibitors. Profit from the opportunity to present your products and services to the leaders in the field.

The program structure is split into several session types: Technical Sessions, Theme Sessions, Special sessions, Plenary Meetings, Exhibitor’s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions.

Congress program

The Congress is divided into multiple sessions of various types. To actively participate (as a presenter) you must submit a contribution to the one of the following sessions:


The Scientific Program of the Congress will offer a wide range of topics, which are incorporated in the present orientations of the ISPRS Technical Commissions and all their Working Groups.

Theme Sessions will present bridging themes between/among WGs.


ISPRS cooperates with other organizations and they organize together so called Special Sessions (SpS). These sessions will enhance a range of potential applications of our knowledge and will spread our achievements to the member of our sister organizations.


On Sunday 17 July, there will be oral and interactive sessions organized by ISPRS Student Consortium. The students who are currently working on their graduate, master and PhD. studies are welcome to attend.


All registrants at the ISPRS Congress may nominate a software system or a data set for the contest. In principle, all tutorials, software or data sets nominated for CATCON contest should be non-commercial and should be provided to users without license charges for not-for-profit use.


ISPRS together with United Nations Initiation on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will organize the first ISPRS — UN-GGIM National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Forum. One of the strategy goals of ISPRS is to provide a better forum for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies to discuss their scientific and technical issues in mapping.


ISPRS together with the International Academy of Astronautics will organize the first ISPRS-IAA Space Agency Forum. The Forum provides an ideal platform for Space Agencies for mutual discussions with one of the main community of users of space imagery and scientific community that supports it.


ISPRS encourages companies to organize Exhibitor’s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions to present the latest development of their societies to the ISPRS Congress participants.


Half-day or one-day tutorials will take place before the Congress (11 and 12 July). These tutorials are prepared for Congress participants to bring their knowledge up to date or to be introduced to new developments.


Summer school before the Congress will focus among other topics mainly on: LIDAR Measurements and Free softrware for GIS and remote sensing. All Summer school participants must have an accepted paper at the Congress.


The Congress offers social activities every evening such as Welcome Reception, Exhibitors’ Reception, Congress Dinner and more.

For young scientist special social program will be prepared like Young Scientists Ice-Breaker Party, Soccer match and more.

Various optional and technical tours will be offered.

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The main purpose of the Student Consortium is to link students, young researches and professionals in different countries and provide a platform for exchange of information, to organize student specific events and other actions that integrate youth effectively into ISPRS.

Youth activities will start with Summer school before the Congress, followed by Youth Forum during the Congress. “Youth Forum” Best posters and papers will be awarded during the General Assembly. To strengthen the interaction among young scientists special social program for young scientists will be organized.

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ISPRS recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honors which are granted at each quadrennial Congress. Nominations for deserving candidates for awards are welcome and may be made by individuals or organizations in due time.

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  • 13th April 2016 ISPRS awards Prof. Wolfgang Förstner with Brock Gold Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Photogrammetry.

    The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) announced today that Prof. Wolfgang Förstner of Bonn University, Germany, will be presented with the 2016 Brock Gold Medal Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in the fields of photogrammetry and computer vision.

  • 3rd March 2016

    Reserve accommodation during the Congress for advantageous prices with our Accommodation Agent: C-IN. The accommodation offer was designed in order to make sure that your hotel is located within a reasonable distance from the Prague Congress Center. With your free public transport ticket included in the Congress fee, you will get to the Congress Center in less than 20 minutes from every hotel in the offer.

  • 29th February 2015

    ISPRS, TIF, Congress organizers and sponsors are prepared to offer financial support to those participants who would otherwise not be able to attend the Congress. Please use the financial assistance form available on the Congress website.

  • 22nd January 2016 JOIN SUMMER SCHOOL 5 - 11 JULY 2016, TELČ. Summer school is open for young scientists under 35, who have an accepted contribution at the Congress. Focus among other topics will be mainly on LIDAR Measurements and Free software for GIS and remote sensing.

  • 19th January 2016 REGISTER FOR a half day/ full day TUTORIALS: TUTORIAL 1: BIGEARTH - Flexible Description and Adaptive Processing of Massive Earth Observation Data on High Performance Computation Architectures, TUTORIAL 2: Synthetic Aperture Radar: How it works and modern Applications, TUTORIAL 3: Airborne SAR, TUTORIAL 4: Bringing GEOSS services into practice, TUTORIAL 5: LiDAR processing, TUTORIAL 6: Practical Remote Sensing: Handling Optical Data, TUTORIAL 7: Acquisition and Automatic Characterization of Scenes - From Point Clouds to Features and Objects, TUTORIAL 8: Spatial random models for remotely sensed image analysis, TUTORIAL 9: Usability methods and eye movement analysis for understanding the use of remotely sensed imagery, 3D geovisualization and virtual reality, TUTORIAL 10: Uncertainty Modelling and Quality Control for Spatial Data

  • 17th January 2016 Submission deadline for Youth Forum extended until 7th February 2016 and is now open also for abstracts.

  • 15th January 2016 Open submission – CATCON and FORUMS! Whilst Full paper and Abstract submission expired, you can still be a submitter! Submission is still open in the next sessions: CATCON, YOUTH FORUM, MAPPING AND CADASTRAL AGENCY FORUM SPACE AGENCY FORUM Find more information about the individual sessions on website. REGISTER for a VERY EARLY BIRD fee by 31 January 2016

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