Call for Extended Abstracts

The 45th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing / 45e Symposium canadien de télédétection will be held June 10-13, 2024 in Halifax, NS. The symposium will be in person only to optimize interactions between delegates. This symposium, with the theme “Exploring Past, Present, and Future”, will include Invited Sessions, General Sessions, Student Competition Sessions, Keynote Presentations, Workshops, and Discussion Panels.

Submissions of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words (2 pages)) are invited in all areas of remote sensing and related fields, including but not limited to those listed below under the categories of General Applications, Sensors/Technologies, and Models/Methods.

Abstracts must be submitted using the symposium template, which is provided at:


Please make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions provided in the template as there have been a few changes compared to the one for the previous symposium.

Abstract submissions must indicate the preferred topics and the preferred form of presentation (oral or interactive poster presentation). ALL submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee with decisions made by the Technical Program Committee.

To be included in the final programme, authors of an accepted abstract will be required to provide a final revised version of the extended abstract properly formatted and at least one author must be registered by the deadline.

Authors of accepted extended abstracts may optionally wish to submit full papers to:

  • The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS Archives). Camera-ready papers must be submitted by the due date. They must meet the requirements as given in the guidelines. These submissions will NOT be peer reviewed.
  • The Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (CJRS) Special Issue on the 45th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. Submitted manuscripts will be subject to the peer review process of CJRS.

Based on the extent of their research, authors with accepted extended abstracts may choose to pursue full paper publication using either one or both of the options above. In the case that both options are pursued, the two full papers must differ significantly in order to meet publication standards and requirements for uniqueness of the publications.

Further details on full paper submission will be provided on the symposium website, when they are available.

Please select maximum of two topics from the list below:

General Applications

  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Monitoring
  • Cryosphere (Snow, Ice, & Permafrost)
  • Earth Observation Policy & Legislation
  • Earth Observation Programs
  • Ecosystem Monitoring & Modelling
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Environment
  • Forensic Remote Sensing
  • Forestry
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Geophysical Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial Data Infrastructure
  • Hydrology & Freshwater
  • Indigenous Geomatics
  • Land Use / Land Cover
  • Mapping
  • Multitemporal & Time Series
  • Natural Hazards & Disaster Management
  • Oceanography
  • Precision & Smart Agriculture
  • Resource Development & Management
  • Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands
  • Urban / Transportation

Sensors / Technologies

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Geosensor Networks & Sensor Web
  • GNSS
  • Hyperspectral & Ultraspectral Sensors
  • LiDAR
  • Optical Systems
  • Radar (Airborne/Spaceborne/Coastal/Ground Penetrating/Marine)
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for Mapping / Monitoring
  • Satellite Missions
  • Sensor & Platform Technology
  • Sonar & Underwater Imaging Systems

Models / Methods

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Big Data: Management, Cloud Computing, Analytics & Visualization
  • Change Detection
  • Data Assimilation, Validation & Ground Truth
  • Multi-modal Data & Data Fusion
  • Data Processing & Visualization
  • Geospatial Interoperability & Standards
  • Semantic Segmentation, Classification & Object-Oriented Modeling
  • 3D Modelling, Analysis & Visualization

Student Presentation Competitions and Awards

Students who wish to make an oral presentation and to participate in the competition for the CRSS-SCT Best Student Oral Presentation Awards must submit their extended abstracts by the regular submission deadline. The students must be the first author of the abstract and identify that they wish to be considered for this award (with the appropriate checkbox when submitting their extended abstracts). The extended abstracts will be evaluated by the CSRS Award Committee who will select the student presentations which will be invited to the Student Competition Session at the symposium. Please note that this Student Competition Session is new to the 45th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing.

All submissions for interactive posters where a student is the first author will automatically be included in the competition for the Best Student Poster Presentations.

Sources of Financial Support for Students

  • CRSS Symposium Travel Grants
    Up to three (3) CRSS Symposium Travel Grants of $1500 each are available to students (B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. level) enrolled at a Canadian university or college to attend the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. For eligibility criteria and deadline, see the Student Awards on the CRSS-SCT Awards web page.
  • Funding Opportunity at CSA for Canadian Student Participation at CSRS 2024
    The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is offering funding opportunity for Canadian students to participate at the 45th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. The funding covers up to $3500 for registration, travel, accommodation, and meals. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, share your research, and connect with the Canadian remote sensing society.
    Please carefully review the details and conditions of the CSA funding here: The deadline to apply for the CSA funding is April 9, 2024 – 1:00 PM (ET).


All submissions and presentations must be in English or French.


In order to be considered for presentation at CSRS 2024, all submissions must be provided EXACTLY following the symposium template.

List of Authors

Be sure to include the list of authors in your extended abstract. Authors’ names and affiliations appear below the title in upper- and lower-case letters. The list of authors in the document should exactly match, in number and order, the list provided in the online submission form.

File Format

Extended abstracts are to be provided as PDF files.

How to Submit Your Abstract

To submit your extended abstract, please go to . Note that if you have not yet done so, you will first be required to set up a ConfTool account.

Please do not submit your abstract via email.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Any questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to  .


February 19, 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline
March 29, 2024 Notification of Accepted Abstracts
May 13, 2024 (OPTIONAL) Full-paper Submission Deadline for Publication in the ISPRS Archive
December 01, 2024 (OPTIONAL) Full-paper Submission Deadline for Publication in the Special Issue on CSRS 2024 of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing