AGSE 2019


Digital Landscapes: Chances for Development

The conference will take place September 11 – 14, 2019, at HFT Stuttgart. It is organized by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards and the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab).

Due to the developments in the recent years we will focus the following fields:

  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Crowdsourcing,
  • Earth Observation,
  • Geo-portals and Geodata Infrastruktures, collaborative data custodianship.

but not only, other related topics are welcome as well!

The conference will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Master Programme "Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics". The Master of Science program started with the first batch 20 years ago, meanwhile there is a global network of about 500 alumni graduated from the program. Since its beginning, the course is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in its program for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS).

For the joined AGSE conference and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the study program we are happy to announce that travel funds for a number of participants – in particular alumni of the study program but not only – will be available, sponsored by DAAD.

For those alumni not able to participate in-situ in Stuttgart, we are happy to announce a special event:

  • a 24-hour online Webinar around the world!

In addition to the technical topics mentioned above also talks about your experiences as alumni with the re-integration into the local/regional/global job market are welcome.


The prelimanary program including abstracts and further information is available for download:



We are happy about the confirmtion of the first keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kreiß, Aalen University , Aalen, Germany: Bubbles, Busts and Crashes – Why Rising Inequality is Economically Unsustainable
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, University of Bamberg & Beuth University Berlin: Continuous Remote Sensing Imagery from Micro to Macro Scale
  • Athina Trakas, Open Geospatial Consortium: t.b.a.



Registration is still possible up to 1st of September as

  • late registration full participant (200 Euros)
  • alumni of the study prgram PG at HFT Stuttgart (100 Euros)
  • Pre-conference SimCity (200 Euros including AGSE conference)
  • Webinar only (no fee, only remote)
You can register through our online conference system, http://ocs.applied-geoinformatics.org/index.php/agse/agse2019

Please note that for the workhop "Agricultural monitoring with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data" an additional registration is required. The number of seats is limited to 25 participants.

Let us know about your intended contribution

  • Full presentation in-situ or remote (24-hour webinar)
  • Full-paper proceeding

Date & Location

AGSE 2019 will take place September 11 – 14, 2019, at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dietrich Schröder, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Franz-Josef Behr, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Anja Ernst, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Michael Hahn, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • International Advisory Board

    • Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, Beuth University
    • Vipula Abeyratne M.Sc., Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Seraphim Alvanides, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK
    • Prof. Dr. Hossein Arefi, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Tehran
    • Dr. Karina Guardado M.Sc., Universidad de El Salvador
    • Dr. Ashish Karmacharya, i3 Mainz
    • Prof. em. Rainer Kettmann, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
    • Prof. Dr. David Kuria Kuria, The National Land Commission (NLC), Kenya
    • Prof. Dr. Jaishanker Nair, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India
    • Dr. Murimi Ngigi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
    • Dr. Adel Omran, University of Tübingen
    • Dr. Lorenz Wendt, University of Salzburg
    • Dr. Rafael Rebolledo Wueffer, Colombia

    Sponsorship opportunities

    The AGSE 2019 Committee has created a variety of sponsorship opportunities for this year's event. Sponsoring AGSE, unlike other conferences, is not just about marketing – it is also a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the meaningful dissemination of knowledge on behalf of our communities and the environment we are living in. Our specific focus ist to support education, training and scientific education in the realm of geospatial technologies, science and data. Contact agse@hft-stuttgart.de for further information.
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    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) by means of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
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