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Welcome all participants and exhibitors to ACRS 2018!

The 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2018) is now taking place at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel from 15-19 October 2018.

Full Paper Submission (Camera-Ready) is now CLOSED.

Jointly Organised by

Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA)
Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) 

Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS)

New Updates

1. Online registration is mandatory for all conference participants.
2. On-site cash payment is acceptable. 
Invitation to ISPRS Student Consortium Summer School 2018 is now CLOSED.
4. Upcoming Student Activities in the ACRS 2018. Click here for details.
Special rates for accommodation are offered for registered ACRS 2018 participants only, from MYR290.00 to MYR342.00 per night. Rooms are LIMITED based on first come first served basis. Online reservation can be made HERE.
6. The ACRS 2018 Conference Programme is ready for download HERE. For List of Technical Programmes, kindly click HERE to download.

Abstract Submission is CLOSED

About ACRS 2018

The Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) is an annual event hosted by member countries of the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS). AARS aims to promote remote sensing technology through the exchange of information, mutual cooperation, international understanding and goodwill amongst the members. The idea of organising a remote sensing conference in Asia, by Asian and for Asian was first raised and agreed upon in a gathering attended by Asian scientists in San Jose, Costa Rica in April 1980 during the 14th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ERIM Symposium). The first ACRS was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 5 to 7 November 1980.

The 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2018) from 15 to 19 October 2018 will be the fourth time for Malaysia to host the event after successfully organised in 1989, 1997 and 2007. ACRS 2018 will held at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

The conference will be a platform for participants from government, industries and academia to meet and deliberate on the latest advancement in remote sensing and related technologies. It also provides opportunities for exhibitors to introduce their latest remote sensing products, processes and state-of-the-art technologies.

Important Dates


Call for Papers (Abstract): 1st March 2018

Registration:    6th April 2018 

Deadline for Submission of Abstract: 1st July 2018 15 August 2018 (CLOSED)

Notification of Acceptance: From 15th July 2018

Deadline for Full Paper Submission (Camera-Ready):  16th September 2018 23rd September 2018 (CLOSED)

(Note: Submission of Full Paper is Compulsory)

Registration Fees

Local Participants                             

Local University/College Students          

International Participants and Students                                        





Welcome Message

MR AZLIKAMIL NAPIAH Director General Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we would like to invite you to the 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2018) which will take place at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia from October 15 to 19, 2018.

We would like to thank Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) and member countries, for entrusting Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC), the national focal point to organise this conference for the fourth time. The previous conferences hosted by Malaysia were in the year of 1989, 1997 and 2007.

ACRS 2018 is expected to gather over 500 participants from developed and developing countries from and around Asia. The conference aims to promote and facilitate Remote Sensing and related geospatial technological advancement. In addition, this conference will provide good opportunities for innovative knowledge exchange and collaboration among the member countries. The theme for ACRS 2018 is “Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity”.

The five-day conference will consist of plenary, technical and poster sessions, panel discussions, students session, AARS General Conferences, commercial exhibition, cultural evening and visit/sight-seeing.

We would like to encourage you to participate in this ACRS 2018, one of Asia’s largest remote sensing conference. We look forward to welcoming you in Kuala Lumpur in October 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Chairman, Local Organizing Committee


Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is located at Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle and only 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and within easy walking distant of mall, restaurants, entertainment centres and 3 - 5 star hotels.

Kuala Lumpur or KL is a modern metropolis amidst colourful cultures. As one of the most vibrant cities in Asia, KL possesses a distinct and charming character. Visitors will be greeted by the Petronas Twin Towers, a world-renowned icon of the country. The cityscape is a contrast of the old and new, with Moorish styled buildings standing alongside glittering skyscrapers. This modern city has world-class accommodation facilities and is the venue for prestigious international events. Enjoy the sights and sounds of KL – fascinating culture, exciting places of interest, well-preserved heritage sites and great themed attractions. Added with year-round events and festivals, irresistible shopping opportunities and delicious food, KL is a destination that is not-to-be-missed!

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Suggested Topics



Remote Sensing Applications 



Environment and Environmental Health

Agriculture and Plantation

Disaster Management (Flood, Landslide, Forest Fire, Earthquake,


Marine and Coastal


Hydrology and Water Resources

Climate Change  and Its Impact

Urban and Regional Planning and Smart City Planning

Cultural Heritage Mapping


Geographic Information System (GIS) 


2D/3D/4D GIS Applications

Web GIS Applications

Mobile GIS Applications

Participatory GIS Applications 


GNSS & Photogrammetry 


CORS GNSS Technology

Digital Photogrammetry

Data Processing, Analysis and Modelling


DEM/3D Generation

Change Detection

Data Fusion

Hyper-spectral Data Processing

Feature Extraction

Automatic Classification

High Resolution Data Processing

LIDAR Data Processing



Technology Advancement 


Hyper-spectral Remote Sensing

Application of New Sensors





Calibration/ Validation


Special Sessions 


Ground Station and Satellite Programme

4th Industrial Revolution

STEM and Education Outreach

Environmental Auditing and Geo-financial Services

Societal Well-Being for Prosperity

Location Info

Contact Us

For any enquiries, please send to:

ACRS 2018 Secretariat
Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) 
No.13, Jalan Tun Ismail
Tel : 603-2697 3400
Fax : 603-2697 3350
E-Mail : acrs2018[at]


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 New Updates!

The ACRS 2018 Summary Report can be viewed HERE.

Dear Authors/Presenters,

The ACRS 2018 FULL PAPER PROCEEDING  (updated 17th January 2019) can be viewed HERE. Please note that only presented papers will be published in the proceedings.

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