The global urbanization constitutes an epochal transformation of the Earth. Since 2007 for the first time in human history more people have lived in cities than in the countryside. According to the United Nations in 2050, around 75% of the worldwide population will be living in cities. The population density, traffic and infrastructure, environmental and energy problems, climate change, migration, demographic change, aspects of vulnerability and sustainability, new forms of mobility and sharing--unprecedented challenges and opportunities are continuously arising. In any case, the urban environment plays a major role in the development of humanity and the quality of life of the individual citizen.

The Corona-pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to the urban society. The resulting lockdowns in 2020 affected all areas of life to a considerable extent with impacts on the urban atmosphere, environment and landscape.

Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications offer a wealth of possibilities and opportunities to monitor the urban environment, to support planning processes, to enhance the availability of relevant information, to shape the resilient and sustainable city and to improve the quality of life of citizens.

We invite papers related to advanced remote sensing technologies, applications and information systems focusing on the urban environment that push beyond the state-of-the-art. These include:

Corona Pandemic (Special Session)
  • impacts of Corona-lockdowns on urban atmosphere, environment and landscape
  • EO-based analysis of public health risks.


  • Remote Sensing of Urban Air Quality and Climate
  • air pollution and greenhouse gas monitoring using satellites, aerial planes, UAV and mobile platforms
  • urban atmosphere and local climate zones
  • urban climate under global climate change
  • CO2 emissions, capture and sequestration
  • urban energy budget and heat fluxes
  • integrated urban climate services
  • urban Heat Island.

  • Remote Sensing for Urban Resilience and Urban Planning

  • urban remote sensing based on satellite, aerial plane, UAV and mobile platforms
  • urban land surface information extraction
  • urban morphology, infrastructure and traffic
  • urban land cover and biodiversity
  • urban planning indicators
  • sustainable Urbanization and Adapting and transforming towards sustainability
  • strategies with respect to natural disasters
  • urban metabolism
  • nature-based solutions.

  • Smart Cities

  • information services and mobile applications
  • AI methods and machine learning for mapping and monitoring
  • Big Data processing and modeling
  • crowd sourcing and microsensors
  • data assimilation (combining measurements and models)
  • quality of life services and support to people at risk.
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    Conference 11864

    Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments VI

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    Abstract Due: 28 April 2021
    Author Notification: 18 June 2021
    Manuscript Due: 16 August 2021
    The global urbanization constitutes an epochal transformation of the Earth. Since 2007 for the first time in human history more people have lived in cities than in the countryside. According to the United Nations in 2050, around 75% of the worldwide population will be living in cities. The population density, traffic and infrastructure, environmental and energy problems, climate change, migration, demographic change, aspects of vulnerability and sustainability, new forms of mobility and sharing--unprecedented challenges and opportunities are continuously arising. In any case, the urban environment plays a major role in the development of humanity and the quality of life of the individual citizen.

    The Corona-pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to the urban society. The resulting lockdowns in 2020 affected all areas of life to a considerable extent with impacts on the urban atmosphere, environment and landscape.

    Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications offer a wealth of possibilities and opportunities to monitor the urban environment, to support planning processes, to enhance the availability of relevant information, to shape the resilient and sustainable city and to improve the quality of life of citizens.

    We invite papers related to advanced remote sensing technologies, applications and information systems focusing on the urban environment that push beyond the state-of-the-art. These include:

    Corona Pandemic (Special Session)
  • impacts of Corona-lockdowns on urban atmosphere, environment and landscape
  • EO-based analysis of public health risks.


  • Remote Sensing of Urban Air Quality and Climate
  • air pollution and greenhouse gas monitoring using satellites, aerial planes, UAV and mobile platforms
  • urban atmosphere and local climate zones
  • urban climate under global climate change
  • CO2 emissions, capture and sequestration
  • urban energy budget and heat fluxes
  • integrated urban climate services
  • urban Heat Island.

  • Remote Sensing for Urban Resilience and Urban Planning

  • urban remote sensing based on satellite, aerial plane, UAV and mobile platforms
  • urban land surface information extraction
  • urban morphology, infrastructure and traffic
  • urban land cover and biodiversity
  • urban planning indicators
  • sustainable Urbanization and Adapting and transforming towards sustainability
  • strategies with respect to natural disasters
  • urban metabolism
  • nature-based solutions.

  • Smart Cities

  • information services and mobile applications
  • AI methods and machine learning for mapping and monitoring
  • Big Data processing and modeling
  • crowd sourcing and microsensors
  • data assimilation (combining measurements and models)
  • quality of life services and support to people at risk.
  • Conference Chair
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
    Conference Chair
    Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
    Conference Chair
    Ying Zhang
    Natural Resources Canada (Canada)
    Program Committee
    Matthias Budde
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Thomas Esch
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Wieke Heldens
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Zina Mitraka
    Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
    Program Committee
    Christopher Small
    The Earth Institute (United States)
    Program Committee
    Carlos Tavares Calafate
    Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)