Emerging Navigation and Mapping Technologies for Autonomous Systems

This workshop will seek contributions covering advanced topics related to the state of the art and future trends of positioning and mapping technologies and algorithms for airborne, land, and marine autonomous systems and applications. Papers addressing the following topics are welcomed: new sensor designs, sensor fusion algorithms, calibration techniques and testing methods for multi-sensor systems, including GNSS, inertial sensors, odometers, magnetometers, radar, LiDAR, cameras, barometers, maps, signals of opportunity, infrared, ultrasound sensors, etc. The workshop will be part of the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2021 and is hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in parallel with several related geospatial workshops.


  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • The Ohio State University, USA


  • Indoor/outdoor navigation
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Alternative navigation technologies
  • Image- and terrain-based navigation
  • Visual Odometry, Surface from Motion, SLAM
  • Indoor navigation and mapping
  • Sensor fusion to support navigation and mapping
  • Real-time and post processed navigation filter solutions
  • Autonomous and assisted vehicle navigation
  • High-definition maps: using for drive
  • Deep Learning methods to support navigation based on geospatial databases
  • Using/creating benchmark data sets in cooperation with IAG and FIG

Scientific Committee

  • Allison Kealy, RMIT, Australia
  • Kai-Wei Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Andrea Masiero, University of Florence, Italy
  • Aboelmagd Noureldin, Queens University, Canada
  • Cheng Wang, Xiamen University, China
  • Antonio Vettore, University of Padova, Italy
  • Ling Pei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Mohamed Elhabiby, Micro Engineering Tech Inc. (METI), Canada
  • Gunther Retscher, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Jonathan Li, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Vasilis Gikas, NTUA, Greece
  • Xiaoji Niu, Wuhan University, China
  • Adel Moussa, University of Calgary, Canada