Geomorphometry 2018

Aug 13 2018 09:00
Aug 17 2018 21:44


Geomorphometry 2018 flyer

Geomorphometry 2015:  Conference and Workshops


Submissions are now open.

Submission instructions:

  • EasyChair system opens for submissions: 1 December 2017.
  • Download the abstract template.
  • Prepare a 2-4 pages abstract closely following the instructions.
  • Submit your abstract by 1 February 2018 1 March 2018 15 March 2018 the latest via the EasyChair system.
  • Do not submit poorly prepared, incomplete and/or already used materials. Your paper will be reviewed by three members of the scientific committee.
  • After the review process is completed, you will be invited to submit the final camera-ready digital manuscripts.


  • EasyChair system opens for submissions: 1 December 2017
  • Extended 4 page abstracts due to EasyChair: 1 February 2018 1 March 2018 15 March 2018
  • Workshop proposals due: 15 March 2018
  • Notification of acceptance and required revisions: 1 April 2018
  • Registration opens: 1 April 2018
  • Schedule finalized: 1 April 2018
  • Final camera-ready digital manuscripts due: 15 May 2018
  • Early registration deadline: 15 July 2018
  • Conference: August 13-17 2018


Workshops received so far:
  • Using GDAL and PKTOOLS for Raster Operations | Lecturer: Giuseppe Amatulli, Yale
    GDAL and PKTOOLS are powerful command line utilities mainly used for raster manipulation and analysis. In this workshop we will explain the main principle and philosophy about these tools by showing simple geodata processing for raster cropping and reprojection, image masking, spatial and temporal/spectral filtering as well as image classification. We will explain how to maximize computational implementation and process raster data more efficiently by building up routines that allow saving temporary raster outputs in RAM and use VRT files for tiling operations in a multicore environment. We expect basic command line knowledge (any language is fine) and a general familiarity with geospatial data processing. Participants should bring laptops with the latest OSGeo-Live virtual machine ( with PKTOOLS ( ) already installed.
  • Processing Large Rasters using Tiling and Parallelization: An R + SAGA GIS + GRASS GIS Tutorial | Lecturer: Tomislav Hengl, Envirometrix
    This workshop will provide a gentle tutorial on how to implement complex computing using large DEM rasters including LiDAR point clouds, even using a laptop PC. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: converting polygon maps to rasters, downscaling or upscaling (aggregating) rasters to match the target resolution, filtering out missing pixels / reducing noise and multi-colinearity problems, and overlaying and subsetting raster stacks and points, derivation of complex DEM derivatives using tiling with overlap, automated classification of landforms using Machine Learning. For all analysis we will use the power of R and its packages for large data (data.table) and implicit and explicit parallelization (snowfall), newest releases of SAGA GIS (>2.3), GRASS GIS (>7.4) and gdal. The lecturer is an experienced R developer and has more than 10 years of experience with processing global (100 m resolution) DEMs for purpose of soil and vegetation mapping. The lecturer will provide all data and code via github and a local copy on USB stick. Using Linux 64bit OS is recommended but not a requirement.
  • A Hands-On Introduction to RiverTools 4.0 | Lecturer: Scott D. Peckham, CEO and Founder, RIVIX, LLC
    The purpose of this workshop is to provide a hands-on introduction to RiverTools 4.0. This version includes 64-bit support for the latest versions of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, a new graphics system, a streamlined graphical user interface and many other new capabilities. Attendees of this workshop will become familiar with the key features of RiverTools 4.0 by working through a set of tutorials. Workshop attendees will need to bring a laptop computer if they want to run the hands-on tutorials. If possible, the demo version of RiverTools 4.0 should be obtained from and installed on the laptop before the workshop. RiverTools 4.0 runs on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac (OS X 10.5 +) and Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat). The demo version includes all of the DEM data sets necessary to run the tutorials.


  1. Alexander Brenning, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  2. Lucian Dragut, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  3. Yongxin Deng, Western Illinois University, USA
  4. Ian Evans, Durham University, UK
  5. Igor V. Florinsky, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russia
  6. Carlos H. Grohmann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. Peter Guth, US Naval Academy, USA
  8. Tomislav Hengl, Wageningen, the Netherlands
  9. Michael Hutchinson, Fenner School of Environment and Society Canberra, Australia
  10. Steve Kopp, ESRI, USA
  11. Robert A. MacMillan, LandMapper Ltd, Canada
  12. Li Manchun, Nanjing University, China
  13. Jozef Minár, Comenious University, Slovakia
  14. Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA
  15. Brian Lees, University of New South Wales, Australia
  16. Wu Lun, Peking University, China
  17. Takashi Oguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  18. Scott Peckham, Rivix / University of Colorado, USA
  19. Sebastiano Trevisani, University Iuav of Venice, Italy
  20. Thomasz Stepinski, University of Cincinnati, USA
  21. Lynn Usery, USGS Center for Excellence for GIS, USA
  22. John P. Wilson, University of Southern California, USA
  23. Liu Xuejun, Nanjing Normal University, China
  24. Chenghu Zhou, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS, China
  25. Qiming Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  26. A-Xing Zhu, Nanjing Normal University, China

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