Geomorphometry 2013 - Announcement

Geomorphometry 2013: Conference + Workshops

October 16-20, 2013 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Xianlin Campus, Nanjing Normal University


Themes include but not limited:

  • Creation of DEM, such as LiDAR DEM, bathymetry DEM, Aster G-DEM etc.
  • Terrain attributes and objects extraction & mapping.
  • Scaling effect and uncertainty quantification analysis in terrain analysis.
  • Terrain visualization.
  • High performance computation and big data in terrain analysis.
  • Terrain analysis for land-cover modeling, hydrological modeling, soil-landscape modeling, environment modeling and - other landform modeling.
  • Other fundamental issues of geomorphometry.


Click here for a detailed conference programme.

  • Day 1 16.10.2013: DEM generation methods / DEM attributes and objects: extraction & mapping I
  • Day 2 17.10.2013: DEM attributes and objects: extraction & mapping II / DEM analysis for land-cover, hydrological, soil-landscape and environmental modeling / High performance computation and big data in terrain analysis; geo-computing and statistics analysis
  • Day 3 18.10.2013: Fundamental problems of geomorphometry I, II and III.
  • Day 4 19.10.2013: Geomorphometry workshops (training sessions)
    • Peter Guth (US Naval Academy): Free and Open Source Geomorphometry Software
    • Jarek Jasiewicz: Watershed modeling with (GRASS GIS toolbox)
    • Scott Peckham: RiverTools 4.0
  • Day 5 20.10.2013: Excursion (optional)


  • Tang Guoan, Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Zhou Qiming, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
  • Tomislav Hengl, ISRIC / Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands

Conference secretariat: Prof. Liu Xuejun, Conference secretary School of Geographical Science, Nanjing Normal University No.1 Wenyuan road, Xianlin Campus, Nanjing 210046, P.R. China Mobile: 0086 13776685731 Email:

Dr. Li Fayuan, Conference secretary School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University No.1 Wenyuan road, Nanjing, 210023, P.R. China Mobile: 0086 13776626973 Email:


  • Ian Evans, Durham University, UK
  • Michael Hutchinson, Fenner School of Environment and Society Canberra, Australia
  • Chenghu Zhou, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS, China
  • Peter Guth, US Naval Academy, USA


  • Josef Strobl, Salzburg University, Austria
  • Qinke Yang, Northwest University, China
  • Alexander Brenning, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Benjamin Bräutigam, Microwaves and Radar Institute, Germany


  • Workshop proposals due: 1 April 2013
  • Extended abstracts due: 1 April 2013 (one time extension)
  • Notification of acceptance (revisions): end of May 2013
  • Submit a proposal for Geomorphometry workshop: end of June 2013
  • Early registration deadline: 4th of August 2013
  • Final camera-ready digital manuscripts due: 15th of September 2013
  • Late registration deadline: at the conference (+$90 additional fee)
  • Conference date: October 16-20, 2013 (Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Special issue openning: 1st of November, 2013


The aim of Geomorphometry 2013 is to create a platform for better communications and scholarly exchange among researchers in the fields of terrain analysis, geomorphometry, environmental modeling and geographical information sciences. It is the intention of the conference organizer to allow sufficient discussion and exchange of ideas during the conference sessions, so that the conference will be run in the single session format with sufficient time for each paper presentation and follow-up discussion.

Conference language: English


Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 4 pages (ca 2000 words) and at least 2 pages by 1st of April 2013. Extended abstracts must be original works by the authors, not be currently under review in the same form by another outlet and not submitted elsewhere prior to the notification date.

Author guidelines

Extended abstracts that have been accepted for the conference (either as poster presentations or oral talks) must be submitted before 15th of September 2013. Please follow the author guidelines closely. The submitted digital copies of extended abstracts (PDF) that do not comply with the author guidelines might not be included in the conference proceedings and shared at the conference.

After the conference, a number of authors will be invited to submission a full article for the special issue on “Advances in Geomorphometry: new technologies, data and software for DEM analysis” in the Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) journal (this is an interactive Open Access journal).


Registrations are now open!

Regular registration fees:

  • ¥1800 or $280 (before 4th of August 2013)
  • ¥2300 or $370 (after 4th of August 2013)

The registration fees will cover all sessions of the conference, proceedings, meals, welcome banquet and coffee breaks.

Students registration fees:

  • ¥900 or $140 (before 4th of August 2013),
  • ¥1150 or $235 (after 4th of August 2013).

The registration fees will cover all sessions of the conference, proceedings, meals, welcome banquet and coffee breaks.

Accompanying person registration fees:

  • ¥800 or $130

The registration fees will cover all meals, welcome banquet and coffee breaks.


Recommended accommodation:

  • Xian Lin Hotel, Xian Lin Campus, Nanjing Normal University.
  • 仙林宾馆
  • Address: No.1 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing,南京市栖霞区文苑路1号
  • Tel: (0086) 25 85845888
  • Fax: (0086) 25 85845766

Nanjing Normal University, Xian Lin Hotel was founded in 2005, located in Xian Lin Campus of Nanjing Normal University. Xian Lin Hotel is an accommodation, dining, academic exchanges, meeting and a modern tourist resort place for three-star hotel.

There are over 150 rooms available for at least 250 people. It takes about 10 minutes walk to Jinwen library and about 10 minutes walk to K3/K4 buildings.

To know more about Nanjing, please vist

Local transportation:

From SHANGHAI Pudong International Airport

Train from SHANGHAI Pudong International Airport to SHANGHAI Railway Station takes about one hour and 30 minutes using the metro line 2; or airport bus from Shanghai pudong to Shanghai Railway station \ then two hours by high-speed rail from SHANGHAI Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station; taxi to the Xian Lin Campus.

From Nanjing Lukou International Airport taxi : 60km , about 150 yuan public transit : take airport bus to NanJing Railway Station 20yuan bus route 97 to the station of Ya Dong Xin Cheng Qu, then walk to XianLin Hotel from south gate (you can find walk route in the programm)

From Nanjing railway station——–XianLin Hotel Taxi: 15km, about 38yuan Public transit:bus 97Nanjing Normal University south gate,walk to XianLin Hotel from south gate

From Nanjing South Railway Station——–XianLin Hotel Taxi: 26.5km, about 90yuan Public transit:take the metro 1 to Xin Jiekou Station then transfer Metro 2 to Xue Zelu Station take bus 138 or bus 165 to Wenlan Road, walk to Xianlin Hotel utes and costs about 140RMB.


This event is sponsored by:

  • Geographical Society of China
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographical Environment, Ministry of Education
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Centre for Geo-computation Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Nanjing Normal University, located in Nanjing–an old ancient capital city of Six Dynasties, which is a key university of Jiangsu Province. The history of Nanjing Normal University can be traced back to Sanjiang Normal Institute, which was established by Zhang Zhidong, Governor-General of Jiangsu and Jiangxi, in 1902. It has three campuses including Xianlin, Suiyuan and Zijin, of which Suiyuan is a key historical site under state protection and has been praised as “the most beautiful campus of the east”. The university covers a total area of 2,199,575 m2 and the built-up area is 1,064,103m2; it has 24 colleges with 2 independent ones added. The number of the faculty is 3293, 482 of them with Senior Title and 842 with the Vice-senior. 16,213 undergraduates (without the consideration of independent colleges), 6681 masters and 963 doctors are pursuing knowledge of various fields, as well as 1725 on-the-job graduates working for the master degrees and more than 5000 adults for the higher and further education.

School of Geography is the most prestigious college of Nanjing Normal University. It has three major research platforms including Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographical Environment of Ministry of Education, Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Ecological Construction and Regional planning and Development Research Center, there are 8 departments in the college including Geographic Science, Tourism Management, Land Management, Geographic Information System, Marine Science, Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Environmental Science, and Environmental Engineering. Nanjing Normal University have already hosted the International Science Seminar on the Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Stimulation (TADTM) in 2006. Later in 2008, the team participated in organizing ISPRS Summer School as well.

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