Register for the 13th AARSE International Conference


The 13th AARSE International Conference (AARSE 2022), Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in service of Sustainable Development Goals, will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, organised by Ines-Ruhengeri from 24 – 28 October 2022. This conference under the theme “Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want” will be a significant event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2022; it will be organised 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 organisation. 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 utilising the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology. AARSE membership includes professional individuals, institutions and national associations from all over 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 (Côte 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.

Conference Objectives 

The main objective of AARSE 2020 is to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international communities to present the latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experiences in Space and geospatial technologies. The conference program will feature keynote speeches delivered by leading policymakers, and 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.

AARSE 2022 Call for Abstract 

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.

Important Dates
    • Abstract submission – 31 July 2022
    • Notification of acceptance –  7 August 2022
    • Complete paper submission – 15 September 2022
    • Conference dates – 24 – 28 October 2022
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