Please note that all time slots mentioned below are based on Western European Summer Time (UTC+1). The provided schedule is subject to change and will be continually updated as more information regarding speakers and workshops becomes available.

  • Time Description
    8:45 Registration
    9:30 + Opening Ceremony This session will mark the official commencement of the conference. Its purpose is to warmly welcome the audience, offer an overview of the program's history, and introduce esteemed keynote speakers to the attendees.
    10:00 + Keynote Presentation 1 Prof. Andy Nelson
    Title: “The role of Earth observation in improving food systems”
    Abstract: This keynote starts with the current state of food security and food systems. It outlines how urgent the situation is. The second part shows examples of how Earth observation and other geographic information can help understand the pressures and drivers in food systems thus contributing to a more food secure future.
    10:45 Coffee Break
    11:15 + Paper Presentation Session 1 1. Saad Ahmed Jamal (Travel support winner)
    Title: “Data Fusion for Multi-task Learning of Building Extraction and Height Estimation”
    2. Guilherme Viegas
    Title: “Unveiling human capital disparities between Santa Catarina and Portugal: A geographical descriptive analysis almost two centuries after independence”
    11:45 + Poster Presentation Session 1. Saad Ahmad Jamal
    Title: “Development of Automated Irrigation system”
    2. Jordan Steven Bates
    Title: “UAS Multi-Sensor Integration with a Two-Source Energy Balance Model for Evapotranspiration Estimations for the Entire Growing Season of Sugar Beet”
    3. Abran Idrees
    Title: “Assessing Flooded Cropland using SAR satellite imagery: A case study in Larkana district, Sindh province in Pakistan for the 2022 flood”
    4. Fahima Begum
    Title: “Monitoring Air Quality Changes in Bangladesh Between 2019 to 2021 Using Sentinel 5P Imagery”
    5. Kamal Shahi and Ngoran Serge Fondzefe
    Title: “Automated Landslide Mapping using Deep Learning”
    6. Afsaneh Rasoulian Lafmjani
    Title: “Assessment and Mapping of Access to Public Transportation in the City of Chattanooga”
    12:15 Lunch Break
    13:45 + Keynote Presentation 2 Aida Monfort Muriach
    Title: “Gender equity in the GI/EO sector initiatives: Women in Copernicus and Women+ in Geospatial”
    Abstract: Women+ in Geospatial and Women in Copernicus are two of the many initiatives that want to empower, inspire, and make visible women working in the GIS and EO sectors. These two networks have different resources and activities, such as surveys, mentoring programs, and the speaker's database, which help other women reach higher positions, strong technical jobs, and even speaker roles that are mostly occupied by men. The high answer rate of the surveys, the regular activity in social media and in private groups, and the general interest that these activities entail prove the need for such initiatives.
    14:30 + Paper Presentation Session 2 Aleksandra Jastrzębska
    Title: “Concept and development of an expert system to identify optimal locations for kitesurfing using Python language”
    14:45 + Interactive Session Presentation conducted by Ngoran Serge Fondzefe
    Title: “Embracing Entrepreneurship in GIS: Pioneering Your Path"
    15:00 Coffee Break
    15:30 + Sponsor Presentation 1. Prof. Michael Gould from Esri
    2. Hector Huertas from Conterra
    16:15 + Alumni Session Following Geotech alumni will share their work experiences and future prospects during the event.
    1. Sergi Sanchis
    2. Andre Kotze
    3. Vicente Tang
    4. Itza Hernandes
    5. Ignacio Ponsoda
    16:45 Closing First Day
    19:15 + The Conference Dinner The conference dinner will happen at Giuliani's Centro Restaurant. We sincerely hope that you will join us in this celebratory gathering and seize the opportunity to network and foster connections. Please be aware that there is a limit to the number of participants, so we encourage you to register well in advance if you wish to take part.
  • Time Description
    9:30 Registration
    10:00 Resume the conference & Keynote Introduction
    10:15 + Keynote Presentation 3 Maria Arias De Reyna Dominguez
    Title: “The Future of the Developer Tooling for Geospatial”
    Abstract: There's a lot of uncertainty on what is going to be the future for developers and developer tooling. Are low code or even no code frameworks going to replace full developers? Is AI going to take our jobs? How do we know which trend is the right one that we should jump in? Are we reinventing the wheel? In this talk, we will try to summarize the current state of the art on developer tooling and make an educated guess on what would be our best bet. Should we be worried or is this the advent of a bright new future?
    11:00 + Paper Presentation Session 3 1. Oluwafemi John Ifejube (Travel support winner)
    Title: “Risk Assessment of Cholera Epidemic in Cameroon”
    2. Fırat Gündem
    Title: “The Spatial Roots of Voting Behavior and Spatial Regimes: The Turkish General Elections (2018) Case”
    11:30 Coffee Break
    12:00 + Paper Presentation Session 4 1. Muhammad Qasim (online)
    Title: “Flood Risk Assessment using Geospatial Technologies: A Case Study of Mirpur Division, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan”
    2. Monica Sofia R. Blanco and Gabriel dos Santos Duarte
    Title: “Renaturation of River Aa: Geospatial Insights for Münster Region's Ecological Restoration”
    12:30 + Overview of Workshop Session The audience will receive a concise overview of the workshop sessions, providing them with a glimpse of the topics and activities that will be covered.
    12:45 Lunch Break
    14:30 + Keynote Presentation 4 Dr. Qiusheng Wu
    Title: “Interactive Geospatial Analysis with Cloud Computing and Open Source Software”
    Abstract: Satellite data are critical for a wide range of environmental applications. In the past, access to satellite data was limited to researchers and professionals with expertise in remote sensing and image processing. However, with the increasing availability of open-access satellite data and cloud-computing platforms such as Google Earth Engine, Microsoft Planetary Computer, and Amazon Web Services, anyone can now gain insight into environmental changes on a planetary scale. This presentation will introduce open-source packages, data catalogs, and interactive web apps designed to empower users in harnessing the full potential of cloud computing for geospatial analysis. These user-friendly and accessible tools enable researchers, students, and environmental professionals to explore and analyze satellite data for diverse environmental applications.
    15:15 Coffee Break and Networking Session
    During this session, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in informal discussions with the keynote speakers, sponsors, workshop leaders and Geotech alumni. It will provide a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and networking with these esteemed individuals.
    15:45 +Workshop Session Workshop 1 conducted by Onyeukwu Nnadozie Uzoma and Nyi Nyi Nyan Lin
    Topic: “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System in Geoinformatics for Sustainable Development”
    Workshop 2conducted by Itza Hernandez-Sequeira
    Topic: “Semi-supervised Learning for Aerial Scene Classification with Deep Learning”
    Workshop 3 conducted by Babatunde David Aremu
    Topic: “Exploring Sustainable Solutions with Google Earth Engine: Assessing Recent Flooding Events in Libya”
    18:30 Closing Ceremony of the Conference
    18:45 Conference End