Universität Bonn

IGG | Geoinformation

Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geoinformation for the Earth Under Stress

joint PhD colloquium of the Section on Geoinformatics of the German Geodetic Commission (DGK) and the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF)

to be held on March 12, 2024, in Remagen

prior to the DGPF annual conference

Climate change, natural disasters, and rapid land consumption due to a globally growing urban population are increasingly influencing life on planet Earth. The contributions of photogrammetry, remote Sensing, and geoinformation science to coping with these challenges are manifold. Common to the three research areas is the development of computational methods for providing reliable and up-to-date information to adjacent scientific disciplines, such as Earth system science, urban planning, and disaster management.

This colloquium invites PhD students to present recent methodological work in this context. Topics of interest include but are not limited to new developments in Deep Learning, algorithmic data analytics, agent-based simulations, and geovisualization.


We encourage the submission of abstracts on

  • geodata analytics and geovisualization for all aspects of sustainability, e.g.,
    • Earth observation in the context of climate change and disaster resilience
    • movement data analysis for sustainable mobility
    • data analysis for sustainable agriculture
    • ...
  • current trends in computing, even if the focus topic of the colloquium is only implicitly addressed, e.g.,
    • machine learning, in particular deep learning for geospatial data
    • efficient algorithms and data structures as well as new algorithmic paradigms for handling spatial and spatio-temporal data
    • computational frameworks for big geospatial data
    • optimization algorithms
    • agent-based simulations
    • ...


Tentative Schedule

  • 10:00-10:15: Welcome
  • 10:00-12:00: Abstract presentations I
    • Evaluation of the MicaSense multispectral camera for detecting the condition of plants at close range
      Goebel, Mona (TU Darmstadt)
    • It all starts with data – Improving machine learning-based point cloud algorithms for forest applications with synthetic training data generated by virtual laser scanning
      Weiser, Hannah (Universität Heidelberg)
    • Evaluation of personalized Segment Anything Model for tree detection and crown delineation
      Ravindran, Rewanth (TU Darmstadt)
    • Simulating laser scanning of dynamic virtual 3D scenes for improved 4D point cloud-based topographic change analysis
      Tabernig, Ronald (Universität Heidelberg)
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00: Abstract presentations II
    • Multimodal Self-supervised Representation Learning for Scene Analysis
      González Santiago, Jonathan (Fraunhofer IOSB)
    • Spatiotemporal analysis of Earth observation data for mapping the evolution and changes in land-use efficiencies of urban and other settlement areas
      Santillan, Jojene (Leibniz University Hannover)
    • Modeling the Sea Surface Using Triangulations
      Nitzke, Alina (University of Bonn)
    • Monitoring infrastructures with a tailored sequential multitemporal InSAR method
      Piter, Andreas (Leibniz University Hannover)
  • 15:00-16:00: Keynote presentation (together with "Forum Nachwuchsnetzwerk DGPF")
    Prof. Dr. Hannes Taubenböck
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) & Universität Würzburg
    "Understanding dynamics and forms of global urbanization using EO & AI: Capabilities and Challenges"
  • 16:00-18:00: Poster session of "Forum Nachwuchsnetzwerk DGPF"
  • Afterwards: Pre-conference get-together (together with participants of the DGPF annual conference)



Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. They should briefly describe the most important methodological contribution originating from a PhD project, ideally provide a connection to the title of the PhD colloquium, and clarify the next research steps towards the completion of the PhD.

Submissions and reviews are handled via Conftool: https://www.conftool.net/jt2024/



Joseph-Rovan-Allee 2
53424 Remagen

Maps & driving directions: https://www.hs-koblenz.de/kontakte


Submission Deadline 

February 2, 2024; 23:59 (CEST)

February 9, 2024; 23:59 (CEST)



Markus Gerke, TU Braunschweig
Jan-Henrik Haunert, University of Bonn
Martin Kada, TU Berlin
Monika Sester, University of Hannover
Uwe Sörgel, University of Stuttgart



Jan-Henrik Haunert, University of Bonn
Uwe Sörgel, University of Stuttgart


Registration and Contact 

Please register via https://www.dgpf.de/con/jt2024/reg.html. The registration fee of 50 Euro covers lunch, coffee breaks, and the evening event. Questions by e-mail are welcome.


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