Introduction & Invitation




The world has experienced several devastating disasters in this century. First an earthquake of a very high magnitude, then tsunami followed by heavy rain flows, floods and landslides which are common occurrences. These are situations where even the most advanced EWS cannot make a significant difference. Therefore, most of the potential to mitigate such a disaster in the future would have to be in the field of vulnerability reduction by adaptation, e.g. in urban planning and construction, based on risk and vulnerability maps.

Another question is the quality and coordination of disaster mapping activities to support response measures. We should coordinate here all efforts globally as most of the disasters nowadays affect the trans boundaries. The geoinformation technologies should help in all facets of disaster management. An international effort in this direction is the Gi4DM series of conferences. The first conference was held in 2005 in Delft after the Indian Ocean tsunami and is repeated every year in almost all parts of the world. The upcoming conference in next September 2019 will demonstrate the last international advances in geoinformation regarding the disaster management.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract. In case of its acceptance, you will be asked to send a full paper to the conference. All accepted papers will be published in ISPRS Archives. The ISPRS Archives are listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

From the papers presented at the conference, the selected ones are likely to be published in revised form in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964), which is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on geo-information (with a 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.960 (2019)). From all the accepted and published papers, five of them with high quality research results and/or comprehensive literature reviews will be published free of charge. All the others will have a discount of 20%.

We invite all scientists, practitioners and decision makers to join the conference and share their experience by presenting papers and participating to the discussions afterwards.

Tullio Tanzi Orhan Altan Madhu Chandra
URSI ISPRS Honorary Member URSI

For more information you can visit Gi4DM homepage.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Dr. Begüm Demir
Professor and Head of the Remote Sensing Image Analysis (RSiM) Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Milan Konecny
Professor, Head of Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Prof. Dr. Candan Gokceoglu
Dean of Engineering Faculty of Hacettepe University and the Chairman of the Executive Board Hacettepe Technopolis, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Madhu Chandra
Head of Microwave Eng. and Electromagnetics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany