Paper Submission

Official Acceptance Letter

If your paper has been accepted, you may request an official acceptance notification letter. The letter will be sent by email in PDF format to any author of any accepted paper.

Note: This letter is equivalent to the emailed notice of acceptance and may not be sufficient if you are using it as documentation for a Visa application. An official invitation letter for Visa application purposes can be requested by following the instructions given in the registration confirmation email once you have completed registration to the conference.

Proceed to the Official Acceptance Letter Request form.

Paper Submission

Participation in IGARSS is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing. Abstracts received by the deadline will be considered for program placement under the standard peer review process. Late abstracts cannot be accepted due to the large number of submissions and short review schedule. The IEEE IGARSS 2011 Technical Program Committee will organize all accepted abstracts into either oral or interactive poster sessions based upon their potential contribution to the symposium and the composition of high-quality sessions.

Attention publishing authors! Only accepted papers that are registered, written in the required 4-page full paper IEEE format, submitted by May 4, and presented by one of the authors at the symposium will be published in the symposium proceedings in IEEE Xplore.

Please note the following important notes regarding the distribution of IGARSS 2011 abstracts and proceedings:

  1. Electronic media containing all IGARSS 2011 abstracts and full proceedings papers (4-page, IEEE format) will be distributed to all registered attendees at the symposium.
  2. Submission of a full proceedings paper (4-page, IEEE format) is not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all the accepted abstracts.
  3. The full proceedings papers distributed at the symposium will not be labeled with IEEE Log Numbers, and they will not be official publications at that time. Only papers presented at the symposium will be published in the official electronic proceedings of IGARSS 2011 in IEEE Xplore. Papers submitted, but not presented in Sendai, will not be published in the official proceedings and in IEEE Xplore.
  4. The authors who wish to enter the Student Prize Paper Competition of IGARSS 2011 must submit both the abstract (2-4 page, single column format) and the full proceedings paper (4-page, IEEE format) by January 7, 2011. Student papers not selected for the Competition will have their abstracts reviewed along with all other submissions for possible inclusion in the general conference program.

The entire submission process and requirements are detailed in the Paper Kit.

Submission of Abstracts

Note: Abstracts are 2-4 pages in length, formatted as single-column documents. Authors of accepted abstracts may UPDATE the submitted abstract so that the updated version will be distributed at the symposium in August. The deadline for revising abstracts is May 4, 2011.

Submit a revision to an accepted 2-4 page abstract

Online Submission of Full Papers

Final Submission Instructions:

  • Use the links below to revise an accepted abstract submission or to submit a final 4-page proceedings paper.
  • All submissions must be written in English.
  • The minimum page limit for all abstracts is two single sided pages. The maximum page limit is 4 pages. Use Times New Roman font, 11 or 12 point, 1.5 line spacing.
  • Abstracts should state clearly and concisely the problem, methodology used and central conclusions, and may include figures and graphs.
  • Abstracts must include a bibliography to help reviewers place the contributions of the work into context.
  • Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors are strongly recommended to submit a 4-page full proceedings paper in IEEE format by May 4, 2011. Only these full proceedings papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors of accepted papers can revise their abstracts for inclusion on the electronic media until May 4, 2011. IMPORTANT: If you submit a full 4-page paper, your abstract WILL NOT be included on the disc distributed on-site. Instead, we will publish your full paper in the official proceedings, which will be distributed at the symposium. ONLY IF you do not wish to publish a full paper in the proceedings do you need to do anything about the abstract.
  • The electronic system will enable full proceedings papers to be submitted until May 4, 2011.

Note: Full Papers are at most 4 pages in length, formatted as two-column documents. Authors of accepted abstracts should submit the full paper here for inclusion in the official proceedings to be distributed at the symposium in August. The deadline for submitting a full paper is May 4, 2011.

Click here to submit a full, 4-page paper

Check Status

Check the status of a submitted paper

Request Paper Acceptance Letter

Click here to receive a paper acceptance letter.

IEEE Copyright Form

Regenerate the IEEE copyright form for your submission

Conference Proceedings

Presenting authors with accepted abstracts are encouraged but not required to publish their paper(s) in the conference proceedings. Only papers submitted, registered and presented at the conference will be published in the IGARSS 2011 proceedings and hence will be citable and searchable by the Engineering Index. If an author chooses to publish in the conference proceedings, the following instructions apply:

  • Log in to the symposium website www.igarss11.org to follow instructions for submitting full paper(s).
  • All full papers must be submitted by the deadline of May 4, 2011.
  • Student delegates paying a reduced student rate may only register one paper for the symposium. Regular delegates may register up to two papers. Co-authors may register and present papers on behalf of the first author.

Abstract Submission Instructions:

  • Use the links below to submit an abstract or to revise an existing abstract submission.
  • Abstract deadline is January 14, 2011 for both contributed and invited submissions.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • The minimum page limit for all abstracts is two single sided pages. The maximum page limit is 4 pages. Use Times New Roman font, 11 or 12 point, 1.5 line spacing.
  • Abstracts should state clearly and concisely the problem, methodology used and central conclusions, and may include figures and graphs.
  • Abstracts must include a bibliography to help reviewers place the contributions of the work into context.
  • A maximum of two abstracts may be submitted by each presenting author, including both general and invited sessions.
  • Every author is responsible for checking the status of their abstract by visiting the symposium website, igarss11.org after March 10, 2011. Acceptance letters will be sent via email only, and the results posted on the website.
  • Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors are strongly recommended to submit a 4-page full proceedings paper in IEEE format by May 4, 2011. Only these full proceedings papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors of accepted papers can revise their abstracts for inclusion on the electronic media until May 4, 2011.
  • The electronic system will enable full proceedings papers to be submitted until May 4, 2011.

If you are submitting to an invited session, you will receive separate instructions for submitting your paper. Please do not submit invited papers through the regular submission process unless indicated to do so.