Weight loss could result from a number of reasons, water loss, muscle degradation, and you need to be certain that you're gaining muscles and losing body fats. During the challenge you're going to be educated in how to eat and exercise to make the most of your weight loss and you're going to be inspired to adhere to your plan. Weight loss is one thing which can greatly enhance the way that people feel about themselves which improves performance. When others notice your successful weight reduction, it provides you an excellent sense of achievement.

Many heeded the challenge to create fantastic changes in their way of life and be in a position to live much healthier and fitter body throughout the course of their life. Before you set out your weight-loss challenge, you must understand three important keys. Our Weight Loss Challenge makes it possible to get fit, shed weight and adopt wholesome eating and exercise habits. It delivers the perfect combination of the two in a positive, energetic environment that has been proven to get you the results you want. The greatest weight-loss challenge operates by motivating people to shed weight through competition.

In case the Challenge included group fitness programs make sure that they are accessible for all exercise levels. The next thing which you are able to do is to join a weight reduction challenge. A successful weight reduction challenge is one which is intended to support your aims and that empowers you to create adjustments to your way of life and habits.

Key dates


28 August 2019  Opening of registration platform
30 September 2019  Deadline for « very early bird » Registrations
1 October 2019  Deadline for Special Sessions and Tutorials
15 November 2019  Notification of proponents: Special Sessions and Tutorials
18 November 2019  Opening of abstract and paper submission platform
31 January 2020  Deadline for submission to grants
3 February 2020  Deadline for abstracts & full papers: technical sessions and young investigators
2 March 2020  Notification of authors for abstracts: technical sessions and young investigators
30 March 2020  Notification of authors for full papers: technical sessions, young investigators, technical sessions
13 April 2020 Deadline for « early bird » registrations
Deadline for registration payment for papers to be included in proceedings
Deadline for camera ready papers
4 May 2020  Final program release
1 June 2020  Deadline for « regular » registrations

Program at a glance


Plenary Sessions

– Opening Ceremony (Monday 15 June afternoon) will welcome Congress participants and present ISPRS.
– Closing Ceremony (Saturday 20 June) is the official termination of the Congress. There will be an official hand over of the presidency of the Society. The Congress Director of the host country of the next ISPRS Congress will make a short presentation and receive the ISPRS flag.
– Six Plenary Sessions, every morning, will offer world-class keynote speakers from different countries and with very interesting topics, from and outside ISPRS community. Their list will be publicized on the Congress web page.
The plenary meetings are the only sessions that do not run in parallel with the other ones.

Scientific tracks

Technical Sessions are the main core of the Scientific Program of the Congress. They correspond to a wide range of topics, which are incorporated in the present orientations of the five ISPRS Technical Commissions (TC) and all their Working Groups (WGs). They are presented in details on the ISPRS website.

Each Technical Commission will have its specific track every day, running in parallel with the other ones and following the same time schedule. The track is composed of technical sessions and poster sessions. All of these sessions form, together with the Special Sessions (see below), the scientific production in the ISPRS branches since the previous ISPRS Congress.
Acceptance/rejection decision for papers in the Scientific commission track will be decided by the Technical Commission it falls into.
Since 2016, new developments and fields have emerged in many branches of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Sciences. A specific track, running in parallel with the five Technical commission tracks is therefore dedicated to new topics and application fields. It aims to favor emerging subjects and cross-fertilization.

Therefore, Special scientific Sessions will present bridging themes between/among WGs or will be formed from excellent new topics not covered by the WG ones. The floor is given to everybody to propose special sessions. Papers submitted to these sessions will be integrated into the same review process than papers dedicated to technical sessions.

Forum track

A specific track addresses the interactions between science, public organizations, industry and decision-makers on hot topics of the geospatial community. The objective of this track is to see how ISPRS, as a community, can contribute at « Building a better future together » by building collective visions and/or roadmaps. The topics that will be addressed are global mapping and resource or climate change monitoring, smart cities, autonomous navigation, digital globes and geo-platforms, spatial data infrastructures, open science/source/data will be the subject of intense and inspiring presentations and panel discussions mixing experts from various levels and communities.

Technology track

The technology track will be devoted to the presentations of latest technologies, products and services. During the industrial exhibition (15-17 June), this track will allow sponsors and exhibitors that are ISPRS Sustaining Members to give oral presentations on their latest technological developments. After the industrial exhibition, the technology track will be focused on oral presentations of scientific technologies, products, services and platforms by academic ISPRS Sustaining Members. Demonstrations will also be promoted.

Innovation track

The innovation track will integrate on the one hand a mapathon which is a coordinated and collaborative mapping event. The participants will be invited to make online map improvements from geospatial imagery on areas defined by the organizers of the mapathon comprising the area around the city of Nice. On the other hand, a hackaton will also take place. This hackathon will be a sprint-like event in which geospatial scientists and developers will aim at creating in a collaborative manner by the end of the ISPRS 2020 congress a usable software to create a prototype product or service. The subject will be defined by the organizers together with the local stakeholders.

Youth forum

Three days will be dedicated to sessions organized by the ISPRS Student Consortium. The main purpose of the Consortium is to link students, young researchers, and professionals in different countries and provide a platform for exchange of information, to organize student-specific events and other actions that integrate youth more effectively into ISPRS. These sessions focus on graduate, master and PhD students around oral and interactive sessions, speed dating activities with industry and academia, in additional to the Summer School.
All papers will go through the regular review process.

Some info about the program


General Information

The ISPRS Congress is the leading forum where classical and emergent topics related to photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences are discussed. It continues the unique tradition of gathering scientists, educators, and engineers from multiple domains and more than 100 countries. It promotes cross-fertilization between topics and communities, public and private sectors.

More details

The week focuses on how photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences contribute to science and society, such as public policies and main aspects of life and work today. It exhibits how disruptive technologies (sensors and methods) shape and improve the current landscape, how it creates new application fields and opportunities for public and private sectors, as well as for their interactions.
The Congress welcomes all papers bringing new achievements, in terms of methods, experiments, and applicative fields, that help shifting the present level of knowledge. The Congress exceptional value comes from the fact it exhibits the interdisciplinarity of science today and the ubiquity of the application of sensing, whatever the platform (from the satellite to the citizen).
The attendees will obtain up-to-date information about the latest developments in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences. They will have the opportunity to make new contacts, exchange ideas with colleagues, discover new fields and identify future trends in multiple domains.
The Program over seven days will be carefully tailored so as to ensure a smooth planning and to fulfil the expectations of all attendees, would they be interested in diving into one main topic or in having a glimpse of the main achievements in all domains.

Program building

The final program is built by the International Scientific Committee of the Congress. It is composed of the Program Chairs of the Congress, the chair of the ISPRS International Science Advisory Committee (ISAC), Technical Commission Presidents and TC fellows, representatives of the National Scientific Committee, and the chair of the ISPRS Student Consortium.

More details

The committee is led by the chair of ISAC. TC fellows are scientific advisors for TCP (similarly to the 2016 Congress).
Five programs are in practice constructed in parallel:
– The Scientific tracks, composed of the Technical and Special Sessions;
– The Youth Forum track, built by the ISPRS Student Consortium;
– The Fora track, that will be fed with some papers from the Scientific Tracks;
– The innovation forum, that will not include scientific papers and will leave room for more diverse activities (solvathon, hackaton, mapathon, etc.);
– The Industrial track, built by the International Industrial Advisory Committee (I2AC), that is likely to be fed with some papers from the Scientific Tracks if they complement the existing presentations.

The six scientific tracks (five for the five TC and one for Special Sessions) include the large majority of all accepted papers. The International Scientific Committee decides whether papers go to:
– Long oral sessions: 15-20 minutes are allocated per presentation;
– Short oral sessions: 7-10 minutes are allocated per presentation;
– Interactive sessions: a 3 minute spotlight presentation and a poster are allocated per presentation. The spotlight shows a global overview of the method. It will be presented the day before the poster session in which the paper was assigned to.

Such a decision is based both on the scientific excellence of the paper (review scores, feedback from Area Chairs and TCP) and its attractiveness (promotion of a novel or hot topic, particular application field, interdisciplinarity, etc.). Therefore, there is no direct link between papers published in the Annals and Archives and presentation in Oral and interaction sessions, respectively.
The submission of a short video explaining the method and showcasing the main results with the initial blind paper and/or the camera-ready version is highly encouraged for authors interesting in long and short oral sessions.




The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honours which are granted at each quadrennial ISPRS Congress.

Learn more



Call for Tutorials

We solicit proposals for short courses and tutorials to be held on Sunday 14 June 2020, the day before the main program. Tutorials should give a comprehensive overview or a basic understanding of a specific topic related to photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences. A good tutorial should be educational rather than just a compendium of existing methods. The topic should be sufficiently relevant and important to attract significant interest from the ISPRS community: graduate students, researchers, and practitioners from both academia and industry. Topics of interest include:

  • deep learning for geospatial data analysis
  • big data techniques for massive data processing
  • autonomous vehicles
  • calibration and use of sensor networks for geospatial data
  • multi-modal, multi-temporal, and multi-resolution data fusion
  • image sequence analysis
  • 3D point cloud analysis
  • indoor/outdoor location-based services
  • BIM and GIS
  • Hyperspectral data analysis
  • Foundations of photogrammetry (camera calibration, orientation, bundle block adjustment etc.)
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Environmental analysis with the Sentinel satellites
  • Social media and geospatial data
  • Extraterrestrial remote sensing
  • Underwater photogrammetry

We invite proposals for both half-day and full-day courses. An equal share between oral presentations and programming exercises per tutorial is encouraged. Each submission must include a full course description, the name and CV of the proponents, the expected target audience and number, a description of the resources that will be needed (e.g., room size, beamer, computers), and a list of tutorials related to the proposed topic (at any past ISPRS, GIS, robotics or computer vision event).

The deadline for proposals is 1 October 2019. Proposals should be sent to in PDF format (a single document). Decisions will be taken by the International Science Committee of the Congress.

Please email the tutorial chair Jan Dirk Wegner (ETH Zurich; Switzerland) in case you have questions: 

Special Sessions


Scientific special sessions track

Since 2016, new developments and fields have emerged in many branches of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Sciences. A specific track, running in parallel with the five Technical commission tracks of the main program (14-20 June) is therefore dedicated to new topics and application fields. It aims at favoring emerging subjects and cross-fertilization.

Special Sessions should therefore either focus on topics which are not explicitly or insufficiently addressed by the individual ISPRS Working Groups of the five Technical Commissions or present themes between/among WGs. The goal of a special session is to attract specialists with modern methods, themes and applications to present their results to a large ISPRS audience.

The floor is given to everybody to propose special sessions.

We invite proposals gathering between 5 and 10 technical papers, showing the diversity or the complexity of the field. Each submission must include a title, a brief description (1/2 page) with keywords, a short abstract of the topic (1/2 page), stressing its importance and its relation to the ISPRS missions, the name and CV of the proponents, the expected target audience, as well as a preliminary list of full papers and authors that agreed to submit to the session. A «tutorial» overview introducing the sessions is encouraged, especially with a limited number of invitees.

The deadline is 1 October 2019. Proposals should be sent to in a single PDF file.

An acceptance/rejection decision for special sessions will be decided by 15 November 2019 by the International Scientific Committee of the Congress. Then, all invited papers will go through the regular review process. The number of slots allocated for a special session will eventually depend on the number and quality of the accepted papers, as well as the complementary with regular sessions.