International Land Use Symposium 2019

Land use changes: Trends and projections
4. Dezember 2019 bis 6. Dezember 2019

On behalf of the organizing committee it is our great pleasure to draw your attention to the 3rd International Land Use Symposium on "Land use changes: Trends and projections", to be held December 4-6 2019, in Paris.

The organizing committee welcomes the submission of original contributions with the goal of advancing our understanding of land use and land cover (LULC) changes. Model-driven analysis and visualization of LULC changes provide basic information for good and meaningful decisions. The demands on the quality and availability of spatial data and information services are constantly increasing, and innovative geoinformation technologies and the processing of large amounts of data (Big Data) lead to new challenges. Contributions may be theoretical, methodological, or applied in nature. Research may address - but is not limited to - the following topics:

  • Land Use and Land Cover Change Observations:
    Sustainable Development Goal indicators; Multi-temporal and multi-resolution land use/land cover patterns, Measuring and modelling urban sprawl/urban growth; Urban structure type mapping; Building type recognition; Urban morphologic analysis (streets, buildings, etc.); Decision making and brownfield management; Transformation of commercial and industrial wastelands; Measuring and management of soil sealing; Urban infill and brownfields redevelopment; Environmental effects of land-use changes; Simulation and prognosis models of land use changes; Uncertainty management
  • Metropolization: Challenges and Risks:
    Causes and mitigation of urban heat island effects; Hazard and risk modelling; Urban planning and climate change adaptation; Smart city models and energy efficiency; Urban energy transition; Land use and transport management; Measuring socio-spatial inequalities; Assessment and strategies to reduce light pollution; Benefits of green and blue infrastructure; Urban metabolism; Trajectories of cities; Cities as complex systems
  • Drivers, Mechanisms, Tools:
    Political, legal, social, economic and planning aspects of land use and land cover changes. Monitoring and Evaluation of land use and land cover changes; Mobile App Development; Citizen Knowledge, Citizen Science; VGI and participation tools in spatial and urban planning
  • Varia: This topic contains free contributions whose topical focus is indirectly related


Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)


Université Paris Diderot
5 rue Thomas Mann
75013 Paris/France


The regular fee is 300 EUR, for students (including PhD students) the fee is 150 EUR.

The fees for the symposium include presentations and keynotes, conference programme, reception, lunches, coffees and teas. Accommodation and travel expenses are not included.

The social events are on a self-pay basis and will be the perfect opportunity to get together and socialize, to make new contacts and meet old friends. Participation in the gala dinner costs 44 EUR (aperitifs and coffee are not included) and registration takes place on the first day of the symposium.


Dr. Martin Behnisch
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
Weberplatz 1
01267 Dresden, Germany
phone: +49 351 46 79-260,

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