Call for Abstracts


The emergence of low-cost and easy-to-use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, has led to an explosion of their use for numerous applications. In particular, these new platforms have enabled new imaging and earth remote sensing technologies and applications previously unavailable due to the high cost of manned aircraft or satellites. This event is the 4th conference of STRATUS that will bring together academics, industry representatives, and domain specialists to share perspectives on this rapidly evolving topic.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should include title, authors’ contact information, and abstract body. The abstract can be presented either orally or as a poster. Please indicate in your submission for a poster or oral presentation.


The program will include student prizes for the best presentation and poster!

Full Paper Submission

A special issue of Remote Sensing-Open Access Journal (Impact Factor of 4.118) will be dedicated to selected full papers of this conference.

All full paper submissions will go through the normal peer-review process of RS-Open Access. Up to 5 high-quality submissions (based on the reviewers’ recommendation and guest editors’ decision) will be published free of charge (the article processing fee is 2400 CHF, equal to about 2400 USD for each paper).

Guest editors for the special issue are:

• Dr. Bahram Salehi (SUNY ESF)
• Dr. Emmett Ientilucci (RIT)
• Dr. Chris Renschler (UB)
• Dr. Peter Spacher (RIT)

A future notice regarding the special issue, including the website and submission link, will be available to the public.

For any questions regarding the abstract or full paper submission, please contact the Conference Technical and Publication Chair, Dr. Salehi, at or by phone at +1 (315) 470-6550.