2018 AGSE Conference

2018 Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Conference

Windhoek (Namibia)

12-16 November 2018

Namibia University and Science and Technology ( NUST)

in collaboration with HFT Stuttgart and DAAD

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geoinformatics related sciences such as Remote sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry play a significant role in both data provision and management of disasters and hazards in nature. Rapid population growth and urban expansion combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of peoples exposed to hazardous events. Natural disasters impose severe damage on almost the entire spectrum of social and natural habitats, ranging from housing and shelter, water, food, health, sanitation, and waste management to information and communication networks, the supply of power and energy, and transportation infrastructure.

In order to contribute to this goal, our 9th AGSE conference/summer school will focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management", i.e., the contribution of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, and Planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. In addition we will try to cover aspects of a related field: the contribution of geospatial science and technology to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We encourage academic papers describing:

  • GIS for Disaster Management Research Agenda and support to the four phases of the disaster cycle
  • Human Food Security, Flood Risk Modeling and Mapping
  • Climate Change in Africa, GIS supporting public health and epidemic research
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs, Best practices
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management and Volunteeering
  • Contribution of Spatial Data Infrastructures, Geosensor networks
  • Alerting people, Understanding and Enhancing Resilience, building resilient communities
  • Spatial data requirements in disaster risk management, Assessing spatial data availability and understanding its importance in disaster risk management
  • Design and construction of GIS-based projects for the analysis and management of natural disasters
  • Techniques in hazard assessment
  • Overview of GIS applications in natural disaster management
  • Mapping natural and man-made disasters, Monitoring and tracking displaced population, Early-warning indicators for humanitarian crisis
  • Crowd mapping, humanitarian VGI, Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Management
  • Crisis monitoring (water supplies, infrastructure, natural resources)
  • Assessment of mid- to long-term effects of humanitarian crises
  • Earth observation in general, Contribution of Remote Sensing Approaches, new Earth Observation data and their potential to hazards prediction and monitoring, vulnerability and risk assessment, including Copernicus Sentinels, Application of advanced RS-based techniques to monitor disasters and assess damages,
  • Emergency Management Service, Links to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS)
  • E-Learning in the realm of the topics listed above
  • Land Management to support UN’s SDGs, Information Technology for Development
  • Alumni session: Professional experiences and personal development – sharing your story with other alumni and your professors

The conference proceedings will be produced in electronic form with an ISBN number.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution and seeing you in Windhoek!

Author Guidelines

We encourage several formats:

  • Full paper (up to 10 pages, peer reviewed)
  • Extended Abstracts (2-3 pages, including introduction, aim, methodological approach, results, limitations, references, peer reviewed)
  • Poster (reviewed)
  • Workshops (reviewed)


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