Geomorphometry 2013

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)
  • Day 5 20.10.2013: Excursion (optional)


  1. Tang Guoan, Nanjing Normal University, China
  2. Zhou Qiming, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  3. Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
  4. 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

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


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 YangQinke 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.

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:

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

Students registration fees:

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

Accompanying person registration fees:

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.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (active reviewers)

  1. Alexander Brenning, University of Waterloo, Canada
  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. Michael Hutchinson, Fenner School of Environment and Society Canberra, Australia
  9. Steve Kopp, ESRI, USA
  10. Robert A. MacMillan, ISRIC, the Netherlands
  11. Li Manchun, Nanjing University, China
  12. Jozef Minár, Comenious University, Slovakia
  13. Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA
  14. Brian Lees, University of New South Wales, Australia
  15. Wu Lun, Peking University, China
  16. Takashi Oguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  17. Scott Peckham, Rivix / University of Colorado, USA
  18. Hannes I. Reuter, ISRIC, the Netherlands
  19. Sebastiano Trevisani, University Iuav of Venice, Italy
  20. Thomas Stepinski, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 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


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.
Registration form (for Chinese)   
registration form(for foreigners).doc   
  • "International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG) is a non-commercial, nongovernmental association of researchers and experts that are open for free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and Digital Terrain Modeling."

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