This is the fourth edition of the event so called “IEEE/GRSS-Young Professionals & ISPRS WG V/5 and Student Consortium SS”, this year (2018) it will be hosted at UFMS, campus of Campo Grande / MS, with the theme: UAV Photogrammetry and Machine Learning Applications: Emerging Trends and Challenges for Earth Observation.

Mato Grosso do Sul is a state that covers four biomes: Cerrado, Pantanal, Mata Atlântica and Chaco. The State also stands out in activities related to agribusiness, which due to the population increase and its demand for food, require not only precision and efficiency in productivity management but also protection of the environment.

Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry make it possible to map and to monitor resources through orbital images or through images collected with UAV. They also support precision agriculture, what leads to a greater productive efficiency, and reduce the need on use of pesticides. In this sense, it becomes of great importance to acknowledge what exists in the most recent researches (state of the art) both in the technological aspect and in the methods/techniques of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Machine Learning. The event has the support of ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and IEEE GRSS (Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society), and will contribute to strengthen the graduate school in Mato Grosso do Sul.

The event will be organized in two blocks. The first, lasting one day, follows the model of GRSS Young Professionals. It is intended to guide the careers of young professionals who have bee graduated up to 15 years and consists of lectures and interactive sessions delivered and moderated by prominent professionals active in business, education/research institutions and academia.

The second block, lasting three days, will follow the model of the ISPRS Summer School, aiming to transmit technical/scientific knowledge on the selected topic. In this block, presentations will be performed by three renowned speakers with great technical and scientific experience in the field: Dr. Farid Melgani (University of Trento), Dr. Franz Rottensteiner (Leibniz University Hannover) and Dra. Anette Eltner (TU Dresden).

The event is intended for top-level professionals, students of related courses and graduate students. We will offer these two blocks as a Special Topic of the PPGRN – Programa de Pós-Graduação em Recursos Naturais (Graduate programm of Natural Resources), and students with sufficiency will be entitled to three (3) ETCS credits, awarded by the PPGRN.