AARSE2020 conference postponed

Announcement: June 25, 2020

AARSE officially announces that due to the coronavirus crisis, the 13th edition of the AARSE Conference (AARSE2020) to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, has been postponed to March 29 – April 2, 2021. The Executive Council of AARSE (EC-AARSE) is aware that this decision has many consequences, but the very real health risks and the capacity to travel for the conference participants did not leave us with any other alternative.

All conference registrations already done will be carried forward to next year. This means that anybody who has registered and paid the registration can use that fee to participate in the conference in March 2021, and if desired, submit a new paper for the March 2021 conference.

Sponsors and exhibitors are also encouraged to maintain their involvement in the AARSE 2020 conference even though it is postponed by five months. The involvement of companies in the activities of AARSE is indeed essential.

The EC-AARSE, in close collaboration with the LOC of AARSE2020, is diligently working on developing the details of this transition and will make corresponding announcements in subsequent communications as things progress.

All the best and hoping to see you in Kigali in March 2021.

Prof. Kamal LabbassI, AARSE President
Dr. Fabian Hagenimana, Conference Director, AARSE2020

AARSE 13th International Conference

29 March to 2 April 2021

The 13th AARSE International Conference, AARSE 2020, Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in service of Sustainable Development Goals will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, organized by Ines-Ruhengeri and has been moved from 26th to 30th of October, 2020 to 29 March – 2 April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This conference under the theme Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri). AARSE is a non-political scientific organization. Its primary objective is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and responsibly utilizing the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology. AARSE membership includes professional individuals, institutions and national associations from all Africa and worldwide working in domains related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographical information science.

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa, alternately with the AfricaGIS conference, and is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities. AARSE conference series commenced in 1996, in Harare (Zimbabwe) and has been held in Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) in 1998, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2000, Abuja (Nigeria) in 2002, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2004, Cairo (Egypt) in 2006, Accra (Ghana) in 2008, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) in 2010, El Jadida (Morocco) in 2012, Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2014, Kampala (Uganda) in 2016, and in Alexandria (Egypt) in 2018.

The main objective of AARSE 2020 is to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experiences in Space and geospatial technologies. The conference program will feature keynote speeches delivered by leading policy makers, scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, discussion sessions on operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), space policy, programmes and projects, as well as commercial exhibitions showing latest products and services in remote sensing and geospatial information technologies.

Paper selection is based on abstract and full paper peer review following the guidelines provided in the “Call for Paper” document that can be downloaded from the conference website: www.aarse2020.org

Images AARSE Conference 2018 held in Alexandria, Egypt

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