Call For Participation at IEEE InGARSS 2023

2023 IEEE India Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [InGARSS 2023]

Date: December 10 to 13 2023,
Venue: International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Bangalore, India |


A shoutout to IEEE members in R10 and IEEE GRSS members globally to join in person or online – IEEE InGARSS 2023 is HYBRID!

IEEE GRSS Bangalore Section is excited to organize the flagship IEEE GRSS regional conference 2023 IEEE India Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (InGARSS) under the patronage of the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore and IEEE Bangalore Section. The conference features eminent keynote speakers, high-quality peer-reviewed research papers reporting original contributions, special sessions highlighting state-of-the-art research and technologies, doctoral colloquium, IEEE Bangalore Section inter-society collaborative event, industry track, WiE/DEI track, YP track, exhibits, and invited sessions on STEM and social entrepreneurship, all of them in the context of in geoscience and remote sensing .

InGARSS is aimed at providing a platform for sharing knowledge and experience on recent developments and advancements in geoscience and remote sensing technologies, particularly in the context of earth observations, and disaster monitoring, relevant to the Indian subcontinent, and others. This is the third edition of the regional GRSS conference series, InGARSS. The first two being in 2020 and 2021, were conducted online owing to the pandemic. Thus, this is the first in the series to be conducted in-person with limited option for online participation (hybrid mode).

RESEARCH TRACK: ~125 high quality research papers have been accepted for both oral and poster presentations and for inclusion in InGARSS proceedings, potentially in IEEExplore (subject to terms and conditions of IEEE Publishing Policy). The themes in research track are Sensing Methods, Data Science Methods, and Applications. They will be presented in 10 oral presentation sessions and 9 poster presentation sessions during the conference. These also include two invited special sessions.

TUTORIALS: We will have four tutorials on a diverse set of topics ranging from widely used GIS tools to standards and applications. The objectives of the tutorials are multifold including providing guidance on established practices and methodologies to introducing external topics relevant to research in geoscience and remote sensing. Each tutorial will be a half-day (3 hours) session, and will be delivered by experts from academia, industry, and space agencies on the preconference day. The tutorials cover Google Earth Engine, SAR Polarimetry, Geospatial Analysis Ready Products, and Deep Learning.

CO-LOCATED ESA WORKSHOP: We will be having an exciting workshop by the European Space Agency (ESA) on their mission related to polarimetry and SAR. This will be on the pre-conference day along with the tutorials and the doctoral colloquium. It is a great opportunity to interact with scientists from ESA.

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM: The aim of the doctoral colloquium is to bring together students at different stages of their doctoral research working in the interdisciplinary fields of geoscience and remote sensing. Here, there are presentations of extended abstracts from Ph.D. scholars 3rd year or later, and selected abstracts will be presented at the event, on the pre-conference day. We encourage early stage Ph.D. students to register and attend the events to learn from these presentations and expert feedback to the same. This event also includes expert talks on how to navigate graduate school and careers thereafter.

INDUSTRY TRACK: We will have a presentation-only event by industry representatives and a startup-oriented session pertaining to the geoscience and remote sensing domain. For the former, we have selected 17 such presentations, and for the latter, we have a speaker from industry reflecting on the use of AI in geospatial technology. This track capitalizes on the booming geospatial industry in Bangalore and India.

TECHNICAL COMMUNITY NETWORKING EVENTS: We have three events targeted towards specific groups, namely the women in engineering (WIE); diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and young professionals (YP). The goal of the WIE event is to provide a platform for successful women professionals in the domain to talk of specific challenges in their career paths, while that of the DEI event is to provide an opportunity to the minority groups to express themselves and network through birds of the feather (BOF) sessions. The YP events include a “Story through Maps” challenge and an Image Fusion contest, conceptualized by the IEEE GRSS Global YP team. These events are open only for registered participants soon after their registration.

THEMED EVENTS: We have a plenary event on space missions overview, which will see the major space agencies worldwide will report on the various missions they have launched. We have curated special events in parallel tracks on social entrepreneurship by the Geospatial World Chamber of Commerce (GWCC), a capacity building STEAM program, and an event on NavIC.

PLENARY TALKS: We have four plenary keynote talks on a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to geoscience and remote sensing – on socio-ecological resilience, AI/ML trends, and Polarimetric SAR, by accomplished academicians and industry experts. We have additional two plenary talks by industry speakers.

IIIT-B is our academic partner. The Geospatial World and the Geospatial World Chamber of Commerce are our knowledge partners. The IEEE Bangalore Section, OGC, and Let’s Talk Spatial Meetup Group are our technology partners. We are grateful for the gold sponsorships provided by the Machine Intelligence and Robotics Center of Excellence (MINRO) of IIIT Bangalore, Mphasis, and Satsure. We have received a grant equivalent to a silver sponsorship from ISRO, a double bronze sponsorship from NRSC, and bronze sponsorships from IITTNIF, HALG, and Galaxeye. We are looking forward to several exhibits coming forward at InGARSS 2023. IEEE GRSS will be featuring an exhibit booth along with all the sponsors.

Our research track presentations will have best paper awards for both oral and poster presentation categories. We are providing travel grants selectively to students presenting papers in research track and doctoral research in the doctoral colloquium. There are limited travel grants available for students from both IEEE GRSS travel grants and our sponsorships.

Our registration is now open at through Townscript ticketing platform. We have an exclusive offer for students resident in India to register for tutorials for online attendance for free – this is a limited offer for 300 participants. We have conference rates at hotels and local stays as listed at More information on reaching the venue is at

The consolidated list of dates of upcoming deadlines and key events is at

  • Deadline for YP challenge registration November 15, 2023
  • Registration for pre-conference events (tutorials) closes December 09, 2023
  • Pre-conference events (tutorials + doctoral colloquium) and ESA Workshop December 10, 2023
  • Registration for conference closes December 12, 2023
  • Main conference December 10-13, 2023
  • Space Misisons Overview December 12, 2023
  • WiE, DEI, YP events and Research track presentations December 11-12, 2023
  • Sponsors’ Panel Discussion and Themed Events December 13, 2023

For further information on conference and technical program, please visit For enquiries, please contact us at for the conference program and ingarss2023- for local arrangements. We hope to see you in Bangalore, India.

 InGARSS 2023 Organizing Committee

General Chairs
* Dr. Avik Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay (
* Dr. B. S. Daya Sagar, ISI Bangalore (
* Dr. Jaya Sreevalsan Nair, IIIT Bangalore (