Call for papers

The call for abstracts is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Abstract submissions

Abstracts related to surveying and geomatics education are of interest for this event. Please submit a 250-350 word abstract to the conference organiser, Ivan Detchev, and carbon copy Joe Paiva. The deadline is Fri, March 17 March 31, 2023. Feedback will be provided by Fri, March 31 April 14 April 21, 2023. It is encouraged that abstracts fall within one of the themes listed below. The topics under each theme are suggestions only, i.e., they are not intended to be limiting. Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral or poster presentations.

Theme 1: Surveying and geomatics education

  • Effective pedagogical styles and methods such as active, experiential, team-based, project-based, inquiry-based, etc. learning
  • Innovative surveying/geomatics curricula
  • Success stories in in-person, remote, and hybrid delivery modes
  • Appropriate integration of advanced technology into course work
  • Accreditation – experiences, best practices, program assessment techniques
  • Internships, co-ops, and summer jobs as work-integrated learning (WIL)
  • Field work camps and capstone projects

Theme 2: Surveying and geomatics research

  • Land/boundary surveying, survey law, cadastral issues
  • Geodesy, GIS, positioning and navigation, remote sensing, photogrammetry, laser scanning, hydrographic surveying
  • Computing, estimation, data analysis, numerical methods, engineering design
  • Emerging technologies
  • Undergraduate student research at predominantly teaching institutions
  • Graduate student research

Theme 3: Surveying and geomatics outreach

  • Role of professional associations/organizations (local and national)
  • Importance of professional licensure
  • Industry and government agency partnerships
  • Workforce development, trends, and changes
  • Recruiting and retention efforts

Paper submissions

There will be the opportunity for an optional manuscript submission to the Journal of Surveying and Land Information Science (SaLIS) as a special conference issue is being planned. More information on this will be posted later on. In the mean time, please review the paper preparation guidelines for the journal at the following URL:


  • What is the event? – the SaGES 2023 conference
  • Where is the event? – at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • When is the event? – July 16-20, 2023
  • Who is welcome? – anyone from the surveying/geomatics community including academia (both students and faculty), industry, and government
  • How to present? – submit an abstract for a presentation on surveying and/or geomatics education, research, or outreach to and carbon copy by Fri, March 17 March 31, 2023; the submission should be done in .pdf with the following naming convention: SmithJ.Theme3.pdf (J. Smith’s submission for Theme 3).
  • Why attend? – this is the first in-person SaGES event since 2019 and the first SaGES conference in Canada since 2003
  • When will registration be open? – check this site again later in March
  • Any further questions? – e-mail the conference chair, Ivan Detchev, at