Why Participate?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have become a popular instrument for a wide range of emerging applications such as mapping, search & rescue, infrastructure monitoring, precision farming, transportation, just to mention some of them. The UAV market has overcome 130 B$ value in the last year (source PWC report 2017) and the trend looks extremely promising for the upcoming years too. The economic boom has boosted the scientific and technological development of UAV technologies in the last decade. In this context, UAV-g was initiated in 2011 as the largest scientific event dedicated to UAV in Geomatics and Remote Sensing. In the different editions, the new scientific challenges have made more evident the need for an inter-disciplinary approach leading to stronger synergies with adjacent disciplines.

The ambition of UAV-g 2019 is to bring together experts from different domains such as remote sensing, robotics, computer vision, aerospace engineering as well as UAV user communities. UAV-g is the common house of all these experts where they can create synergies, learn about the recent developments and exchange views on the future directions of UAV research, applications and services. Researchers, developers, service and platform providers as well as end users are therefore invited to participate in UAV-g and contribute with presentations, posters, discussions and demonstrations to create synergies between researches and applications on unmanned platforms.

For the first time in its history, UAV-g will be hosted in the ISPRS GeoSpatial Week (GSW) 2019. This will ensure a larger audience and impact of the conference on the Remote Sensing disciplines. The scenario of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) campus and its facilities (i.e. flight area) will make possible to assist at demonstrations and exhibitions on the recent developments of the unmanned platforms technologies.


A (not exhaustive) list of terms of reference of UAV-g 2019 is provided below:

  • On board sensors and data fusion
  • Image orientation and accurate georeferencing
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and visual odometry
  • Dense image matching and 3D model reconstruction
  • 3D reconstruction from images and laser sensors
  • Semantic scene understanding from UAV images and videos
  • Integration of UAV data with other data sources (LiDAR, airborne, satellite, SAR, etc.)
  • 2D and 3D mapping with UAV data
  • UAV for search & rescue
  • Natural hazards monitoring
  • Precision farming with UAVs
  • Environmental monitoring and mapping with UAVs
  • Change detection in urban and natural environments
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • New Platforms, payloads and instruments for photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Cooperative UAVs and swarm UAVs
  • UAV flight control
  • Obstacle sense and avoidance,
  • Autonomous navigation
  • On-line and real-time UAV data processing
  • Technological challenges and new applications
  • UAV Regulations