Our Mission

To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth


Call for Bids to Host the 14th International Symposium on Digital Earth (2025)

The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is a world leading non-governmental international organization devoting to the development of Digital Earth technologies and exploring the vision of Digital Earth in our changing world. ISDE is a participating organization of the Group on Earth Observations, an affiliated member of the International Science Council, and a member of Geospatial Societies of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Informational Management. ISDE is calling for bids to organize and host the 14th International Symposium on Digital Earth in 2025, hereby invites all interested organizations, institutions or universities to submit letters of intent and/or bid proposals to host the event. ISDE encourages our members, and the interested organizations or institutions, to consider this hosting opportunity, and also to disseminate this information in your communities. The final closing date for all Bids is provisionally closed on May 31, 2023.

The International Symposium on Digital Earth, a conference series held by ISDE biennially during odd-numbered years, provide academic platforms for state-of-the-art discussion and in-depth dissemination of the broad research fields of Digital Earth. The ISDE symposia are widely recognized as the most significant conferences for scientific exchange in the fields of Digital Earth, including earth observation technology, geospatial information science, geo-data intensive research, virtual reality and visualization of Earth, Big Earth Data, Digital Economy, Citizen sensors, Digital Earth for UN SDGs etc. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for scientists, decision-makers, engineers and educators to consider the latest theories, principles and frameworks of Digital Earth. In the past, the Digital Earth symposia have been high-quality venues for promoting an expanded consensus of the Digital Earth concept, and fostering the international development of Digital Earth.

Over the past 20 years, the symposia have previously been held in China (1999, 2009), Canada (2001, 2015), Czech Republic (2003), Japan (2005), United States (2007), Malaysia (2013), Australia (2011, 2017), Italy (2019), Austria (2021). The 13thInternational Symposium on Digital Earth will be held in Athens, Greece on July 11-14, 2023.

Bid proposals are required to provide complete information on the following:

Information about the Host Organization:

l Name and Introduction

l Contact information (contact person and title, address, email, web site, etc.)

l Governmental/organizational supporting documents.>

l Members, staff and structure of the Local Organizing Committee

Symposium Planning:

l Proposed dates and locations

l Facilities and venue

l Expected number of delegates

l Symposium Theme and Program

l Projected financial arrangements (budget, registration fees, sponsorship fees, etc.)

All requested above information will be considered. If additional information or clarification is required, please contact with ISDE Secretary General, Prof. Changlin Wang (wcl@aircas.ac.cn).

Selection Process

Call for Bid Proposals

10 February, 2023

Expressions of Interest to Bid

30 April, 2023

Final Bid Proposals Due

31 May, 2023

Bidding Presentation and Bid Decision by ISDE Bureau

15 June , 2023 (provisional)

Announcement of the 14thISDE Symposium

Closing Ceremony, 13thISDE

Upon the awarding of the symposium to the successful bidder, the host organization will sign a negotiated memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ISDE Secretariat. The Announcement of the Symposium Host will be made via the ISDE website and mailing list.

The bidding proposal, including all supporting documents, should be sent by email to:

Prof. Changlin Wang

Secretary General, International Society for Digital Earth

Email: wcl@aircas.ac.cn

No. 9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China