Submit your full paper to an English digital publication

The contributions presented at AIT2018 can be submitted for publication in  an English digital Volume at no cost that will be considered for indexing through SCOPUS and WEB OF SCIENCE

Submission will be subject to peer-review

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Deadline for submitting the full paper is the end
of September

Reserve a place for the pre-conference LAStools free workshop by Martin Isenburg

In the morning of the 4th of July, before the official beginning of the AIT2018 conference, Martin Isenburg will guide attendees to a short course on LAStools, the most used software package for manipulating raw LiDAR point clouds… and many more!

Attendees are requested to bring their own Windows laptops. Software and data will be provided during the workshop. The course is free but reserved to registered AIT2018 participants. The number of places is limited, and we will use a “first arrived, first served” approach on the basis of the registration date. If you want to secure your place during the registration be sure to activate the option “LAStools course”.

Dr. Isenburg will start with short and lively introduction talk on LiDAR processing with examples of different projects such as the Canary Islands (Spain) where the vegetation-penetrating lasers uncovered elevation differences of up to 25 meters between the official government maps and reality, flood mapping in the Philippines, archaeological finds in Polish forests, and mapping biomass in Thailand, or other recent laser adventures. This is followed by a quick hands-on workshop during which attendees will perform the core steps of a LiDAR processing workflow on their own Windows laptops using the software and data provided. This workshop will touch upon parts of (1) LiDAR quality checking, (2) LiDAR preparation (tiling, classifying, cleaning), (3) LiDAR derivative creation (DTM/DSM/contours/CHM/…).

Martin Isenburg, PhD short bio:

Dr.  Isenburg received his MSc in 1999 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and his PhD in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA – both in Computer Science. Currently, he is an independent scientist, lecturer, and research consultant. Dr. Isenburg has created a popular suite of LiDAR processing software modules called LAStools that is the flagship product of rapidlasso GmbH, the company he founded in 2012. The LAStools software suite has deep market penetration and is heavily used in industry, government agencies, research labs, and educational institutions. These highly efficient LiDAR processing tools are known for their high productivity. They combine robust algorithms with efficient I/O and clever memory management to achieve high throughput for data sets containing billions of points. See for more information.

AIT 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS – Submit your Abstract by end of March 2018


The IX Conference of the Italian Society of Remote Sensing
AIT – Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento

From space to land management
remote sensing technologies supporting
sustainable development and natural
resource management

4 – 6 July 2018

Hosted by the University of Florence, the conference is an important event to stimulate the cooperation between research institutions, remote sensing users and industry.


AIT2018 offers a relevant audience to present the results of your research and to maximise the scientific impact of your contributions. Full papers can be published in indexed proceddings as well as in a special issue of the European Journal of Remote Sensing (IF2016: 1.533). More infos here.

Explore the wide themes covered by the conference, and if you have a specific idea send us a proposal for a special session (for example resulting from a project or a working group). To do so compile this form and send it to

Submit your abstract by end of March 2018 to the conference, as soon as you will receive the acceptance from the peer review process proceed to register. If you will register before end of May 2018 you will benefit of early bird fees.

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the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is willing to  sponsor a best contribution award, to be awarded to a young researcher (≤ 35 years), preferably a GRSS member, who is the first author of a contribution accepted at the conference, on the basis of the contribution content and his/her presentation. The awardee will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the conference, and the award will consist in a certificate and a honorarium of 300€.

Became a sponsor of AIT2018 or reserve a place as exhibitor!

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We are proud to announce the presence of the following keynote speakers at AIT2018:

Paolo Gamba, Università di Pavia: Toward a settlements global archive
Phlippe Loudjani, JRC MARS food Unit: Remote sensing in the agriculture domain
Bernardo Di Bernardinis, ISPRA: The Italian space economy
Mario Gomarasca, CNR Irea: Copernicus user uptake
Fabio Del Frate & Marcello Maranesi, Università Tor Vergata: The European network Fab-Space
Michele Munafò, ISPRA: Soil sealing and new perspectives for remote sensing

AIT2018 is organised by:


in cooperation with:







SBI – Società Botanica Italiana / the Italian Botanical Society
GNRAC – Gruppo Nazionale per la Ricerca sull’Ambiente Costiero / National Research Group on Coastal Environment

CETEM – Centro di Telerilevamento a Microonde / Microwave Remote Sensing Center

and supported by:

FRESh – Life project “Demonstrating Remote Sensing integration in sustainable forest management”

Keynote speakers


We are proud to announce the presence of the following keynote speakers at AIT2018:

  • Paolo Gamba, Università di Pavia: Toward a settlements global archive
  • Phlippe Loudjani, JRC MARS food Unit: Remote sensing in the agriculture domain
  • Bernardo Di Bernardinis, national delegate to the Copernicus European User Forum and coordinator of the Copernicus National User Forum: The Italian space economy
  • Mario Gomarasca, CNR Irea: Copernicus user uptake
  • Fabio Del Frate & Marcello Maranesi, Università Tor Vergata: The European network Fab-Space
  • Michele Munafò, ISPRA: Soil sealing and new perspectives for remote sensing
Titles of the speeches may slightly change.