Invited Session Proposal Submissions

Invited Session Proposal Submission Deadline is 5 October 2018!

Invited session proposals are solicited for the 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2019), to be held on July 28 - August 2, at the PACIFICO Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan.

Proposals for invited sessions must reach the Co-Chairs of the Technical Program Committee by 5 October 2018. This deadline will be strictly observed, and no deadline extension will be given.

Each proposal should include

  • Chair and Co-Chair names, institutional affiliations and contact information
  • Session title
  • Brief description of session with keywords
  • A short abstract (with at least 500 words)
  • List of potential invitees
  • the associated IGARSS 2019 theme (see list of topics at
  • Only 9 or 10 paper full sessions will be considered, with the first paper being a 40-minute overview 'tutorial' if nine papers are included.

As with previous years the chair and co-chair should confirm that their potential invitees are willing to make a commitment to attend and deliver a presentation at the Symposium in Yokohama in July 2019, should the proposed invited session be accepted into the technical program.

When seeking such commitment, we suggest that the chair and co-chair of the invited session advise the invited presenters that a place for the session in the final technical programme cannot be guaranteed, as the competition for invited session places is strong and the number of such sessions is limited.

The following topics have been designated as special interest for IGARSS 2019. Special session proposals covering these topics are specifically encouraged.

  • Monitoring of natural disasters and hazards
  • NewSpace initiatives in remote sensing
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Identification of remote sensing indicators for climate change

All proposals should be submitted online through the link below:

The deadline for submitting or revising invited session proposals has passed.