First Announcement of National Conference
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National Conference on
Role of Geospatial Technologies to Bridge the
Rural and Urban Divide
Organized By
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana
in collaboration with
Indian Society of Geomatics-Ludhiana Chapter
VENUE: Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
21-23 February, 2018

Tutorials – 21st February.
Conference – 22nd and 23rd February, 2018


Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) is a VISION 2020 conceptualization of the Honorable President of India, late Dr.A.P.J.Kalam. One of the main philosophies as projected is to make rural areas as attractive to investors as in cities, then rural areas too will generate urban-style employment leading to a reduction in rural-urban migration. It states that a new thrust to all-round rural development can be achieved through the provision of four critical connectivity’s (Physical, Economic, Knowledge and Electronic). Each region has its own concerns that are best addressed at local levels, particularly in rural areas where resources are thin, capacity lacking and geospatial resources often do not exists, whereas in urban areas geospatial technology is well entrenched. The needs of different areas vary greatly. Technological advancement is a key driver for economic growth and sustainable development. Geospatial technologies with proven capabilities for supporting decision making can effectively support governance, enable sustainable development, assist in better management of business process as well as bring location based information closer to the people. As India endeavors to achieve its developmental goals, the multifaceted and specialized capabilities offered by geospatial technologies will play a defining role for information management in future with applications of great social and national significance Punjab has emerged as one of the fastest developing states of India using Space Technologies in the development, planning and management of natural resources and Infrastructure development. As state progresses towards high industrialization and technological advancement, decision makers will continue to face several challenges for effective governance such as rapid growth in population, environmental concerns, resource shortages and security issues. Thus state requires an efficient and advanced information and knowledge regime to brace itself for the envisaged economic growth; therefore it is most appropriate to organize this conference in the state of Punjab. This conference will provide a unique opportunity to the delegates to enhance and share their knowledge.

About Indian Society of Geomatics

The Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG), Ahmdabad established in 1993, is a premier society of professionals from government, academia, industry and institutions involved in promoting and popularising Geomatics in India so that it becomes an important part of the information management and decision making processes. It has about 2000 Life Members, 34 Patron Members, 2 Sustaining Members and 326 Annual & Student members as on March 2017. It has 25 very active Regional Chapters located across the country. ISG regularly brings out a bi-annual journal named Journal of Geomatics and Quarterly Newsletters covering all aspects of geomatics. ISG organises Annual Conventions and National Symposia regularly and confers a number of awards to researchers and professionals for their original and significant contributions. More details are available on ISG website (

Conference Objectives

1. To sensitize the various stakeholder of government and society covering researchers, academicians, professionals, administrators and planners about the role of geospatial technologies in day to day life and
2. To provide a platform to share technological advancement, research and expertise among budding and luminaries from academia, industry and professionals across the board of diversified field of science and technology working for rural development and better urban living.

About Ludhiana

Ludhiana or Lodiana, is called after the Lodis, which dynasty ruled at Delhi from A.D. 1451 to1526. The city of Ludhiana with the population of two millions, is the District Headquarters and located on the latitude 30.550 North and longitude 75.540 East in the state of Punjab in northern India. It has proudly figured among first 20 cities under ambitious SMART CITY program launched by Government of India The city is known as the industrial hub of Punjab, whose roots go back to the 15th century. This vivacious city has turn out to be a colourful bouquet of different cultures, thanks to its industrial status. The inventive and creative urge of the Ludhianivis noticeable itself beautifully in various activities.Ludhiana is well connected through rail and road with other parts of the country, and about 320km north of Delhi. Ludhiana airport is connected with Delhi, and other nearby airports are Chandigarh and Amritsar with 2 to 3 hours drive. At the end of February, the weather is generally pleasant with minimum and maximum temperature ranging from 8.50C to 210C

Major Themes of the Conference

  • Advances in Geomatics and ITeS
  • Urban planning and development
  • Rural planning and development
  • Tourism and Infrastructure and Industry
  • Health and social welfare
  • Agriculture and allied fields
  • Natural and water Resources
  • Climate, Ecology, Environment and Forestry
  • Policy, planning, and Governance
  • Education, Research and Training

Registration cum Abstract/Paper Submission

The abstracts with 350 words with five key words in Calibri 12 font size may be submitted online up to 22ndJanuary , 2018. After acceptance of the abstract, full paper may be submitted upto 31st January, 2018. The format for the submission of full length paper will be as per the Journal of Indian Society of Geomatics, (ISG), Ahmedabad including Introduction, Study Area, Material and Methodology, Results and Discussions, conclusion and References. Selected papers after peer review will be published in ISSN number special volume of reputed journal or in ISBN proceedings. The guidelines for the preparation of oral and poster presentations by the authors will be available shortly in the conference website.

Registration cum Abstract paper submission form

Link for Full paper submission

Link for Registration fee to be paid if already registered.(Authors)

Link for Registration of Delegates other than Authors

Link for Poster template

Link for Sample Paper(Journal of Geomatics)

Awards and Paper Presentation

Best oral and best poster presentation awards will be given in three categories i. e. student, young scientist (below 35 yrs) and general delegates


Pre conference one day tutorials will be organized on 21st February, 2018 on the following themes

  • Geo-informatics for Agricultural Management
  • Space Technologies for Infrastructure Development

Each tutorial will have 20 seats. The tutorial will be organized at PRSC, Ludhiana. Participants will be provided working lunch and tea during the tutorial. Certificates will be awarded to the participants. If the number of participants is less than 10 in any of the tutorial, it may be cancelled.

Post Conference Tour

Post-conference one day field excursion will be organized on 24th February, 2018 on payment basis. Excursion will cover Golden Temple, Jallian Wala Bagh, Durgiana Mandir, Amritsar and Bagha Border (Indo-Pak Border). Post-conference tour will be subject to sufficient number of delegates.

NOTE: Taxes as per Government norms as may be applicable


Exhibition will be arranged in the conference. The cost for 3x3 Sq. m. area of the stall is Rs. 25,000/- if paid before 22nd January, 2018 and Rs. 35,000/- onwards. The fee include one complimentary registration in the conference.
Registration for Exhibition

NOTE: Taxes as per Government norms as may be applicable

Commercial Presentations

A special session for industry has also been planned during the conference to provide platform to them to showcase the updated technology to users. The fee for a presentation of aboput 15 minutes duration is Rs. 20000/- if paid before January 22, 2018 and Rs. 30000/- afterwards. The fee includes one complimentary registration. The priority remains with first come first serve basis till space available.
Registration for Commercial Presentations

NOTE: Taxes as per Government norms as may be applicable


Accommodation will be arranged on prior request and advance payment. Ludhiana has hotels with different star categories. In addition limited Guest House accommodation shall be arranged in university and Government premises as may be available.
Accommodation in Hotels can be booked directly by the participants. Special discounted rates have been obtained from the Hotels for the participants of the seminar.

1) Hotel Nirvana Room tariff :- 4000 Plus Taxes (Single) CPAI, Includes Buffet breakfast :- 4500 Plus Taxes (Double) CPAI, Includes Buffet breakfast The above room rate also includes: • Complementary Wi-Fi Internet in the .Welcome drink on arrivals • Complimentary use of Club Facility (GYM, Swimming Pool). • Complementary 01lt bottles of Drinking water. • Tea coffee maker in the room. • Cookies & fruit basket in the rooms. • The early check in and late checkout is subject to availability. Contact Details - Amritpal Singh/Jashandeep Singh (Front Office Executive ), Phone : +91 9317999511, Email :, Humbran Road, Ludhiana. Punjab – 141007, India Phone : +91 161 5295000 Email : Website:

2) Hotel ONN Single Occupancy Executive Room on single occupancy, room tariff 1865/- plus taxes (18%) 2200/- including taxes and breakfast. Double Occupancy Executive & Club Room on double occupancy, room tariff 2543/- plus taxes (18%) 3000/- including taxes and breakfast. Suite Room for family (4 pax sharing) 4200/- including taxes and breakfast. Contact Details –Yes Bank X-ing, Onn Lane, Off Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab, India. Phone: 8146500725, 1800-137-2300(Toll-Free) , Email : , website :

Contact Details of Hotel ONN:

Name  Designation Contact No. Email Id
Ravi Saini Sales Executive 8146500725
Hans Raj Food & Beverage Manager 9915244933

LUXURY HOTELS ( as per prevailing rates on the date of booking by the delegate)

Link for Guest House accomodation request

Click to view the map of important places.

NOTE: Taxes as per Government norms as may be applicable


Registration Fee

 Before 22 January, 2018 After 22 January, 2018
ISG/ISRS Members Rs. 2500/- Rs. 3500/-
Non-ISG/ISRS Members Rs. 3500/- Rs. 4500/-
Students and Senior Citizens (ISG/ISRS Members) Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
Students and Senior Citizens (Non-ISG/ISRS Members) Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2500/-
Accompanying persons Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2000/-
Pre-Symposium Tutorials Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1500/-
Post Conference Tour Will be intimated shortly*

*Post-conference tour will be subject to sufficient number of delegates.
The registration and tutorial fee may be paid online through NEFT/RTGS as details given on registration form. Conference as well as the pre tutorial fee may be paid jointly.
Fee may be sent through NEFT/RTGS as per the details below:
Name of Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Name of Account: ISG Ludhiana Chapter, Ludhiana
Account No.: 35743555299
IFSC Code: SBIN0001482

Important dates

Abstract Submission 25 January, 2018
Submission of Tutorial Applications 25 January, 2018
Intimation of Admission to Tutorials 25 January, 2018
Intimation of Acceptance of Abstracts 25 January, 2018
Early Bird Registration for Symposium and Tutorials 25 January, 2018
Early Bird Registration for Commercial Presentation and Industrial Exhibition 25 January, 2018
Submission of Full Papers 31 January, 2018
Pre-Conference Tutorial 21 February, 2018
National Conference 22-23 February, 2018

Conference Advisory Committee

Secretary, DOS, GOI & Chairman ISRO
Sh. Vishvajit Khanna (IAS), ACS (D)-cum- Chairman, PRSC
Sh. Tapan Misra, Director SAC, Ahmedabad & President-ISG
Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU, Ludhiana
Dr. A S Nanda, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU, Ludhiana
Dr. S S Ray, Director, MNCFC, New Delhi
Sh P L N Raju, Director, NESAC, Shilong
Dr. Raj Kumar, DD,-EPSA, SAC, Ahmedabad & Vice President-ISG
Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Former Secretary,DOS & MoES, New Delhi &President-ISRS
Dr. Y V N Krishnamurthy, Director, NRSC, Hyderabad & Vice President-ISG
Dr. A Senthil Kumar, Director, IIRS, Dehradun
Dr. Kahn Singh Pannu (IAS), Chairman PPCB, Patiala
Sh .Ravi Bhagat, (IAS), Chief Administrator PUDA -cum- Director, T&CP, Punjab
Dr. Bawinder Singh Sidhu, Commissioner Agriculture-cum CCS, Punjab
Sh. Kuldip Kumar, (IFS), PCCF, Chandigarh
Dr. Jasbir singh Bains, Director Agriculture, Punjab
Dr. Pushpinder Singh Aulakh, Director Horticulture, Punjab
Dr. Jatinder Kaur Arora, Executive Director, PSCS&T, Chandigarh
Dr. Bhoop Singh, Head, NRDMS, DST New Delhi
Dr. R K Gupta, Director, CIPHET, Ludhiana
Sh Surender Paul, Director, IMD, Chandigarh Centre
Dr. A K Dhavan, President, IEC, Ludhiana
Prof. S Palria, Chairman Ajmer Chapter-ISG, Ajmer
Dr. R S Hooda, Chief Scientist, HARSAC, Hisar
Mr. Sashikant A Sharma, Secretary, ISG, SAC, Ahmedabad
Mr. K R P Menon, Jt. Secretary- ISG

Local Organising Committee

Dr. Brijendra Pateriya, Director, PRSC (Chairman)
Dr. D K Benbi, National Professor, PAU
Mr. Sashikant A Sharma, Secretary, ISG, SAC
Mr. P Jayaprasad, Treasurer, ISG
Dr. A K Jain, Professor, SWE, PAU
Dr. Manjeet Singh, Head FPM, PAU
Dr. Harmeet Singh, Professor, FNS, PAU
Dr. V K Verma, Head NRE Division, PRSC
Dr. D C Loshali, Head, FLU Division, PRSC
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Head, Division, PRSC
Mr. P K Litoria, Head, GWG Division, PRSC
Dr. R K Setia, Scientist, PRSC
Mr. Harpinder Singh, Scientist, PRSC & Treasurer-ISG Ludhiana Chapter
Dr. Sunil Garg Sr. Research Engineer, PAU
Dr. Som Pal, Professor, SCC & Agrometeorology, PAU
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Asstt. Professor, Zoology, PAU
Dr. Anil Sood, Head, ACM Division, PRSC (Organising Secretary)

Sponsorship/Advertisement rates for the Souvenir

 Description  Rate (Rs.) Complimentary
1. Advertisement in Souvenir (Multi-coloured) Outer Back Cover- 50,000/-
Inner Back Cover- 40,000/-
Registration (2) and 15 Minutes Presentation in the Technical Session
2. Advertisement in the Souvenir (Black & White) 25,000 (Full Page)
15,000 (Half Page)
10,000 (Quarter Page)
Copy of the Souvenir
3. Sponsorship for Lunch OR Dinner 1,00,000/- Registration (4), Stall in the Exhibition, Banner display during Lunch/Dinner, Full Page Multi-colour Advt. in the Souvenir, 15 Minutes Presentation in the Technical Session and Logo on Banners & Publicity Material.
4. Sponsorship for the Registration Kit – 300 1,50,000/- Registration (5), Stall in the Exhibition, Full Page Multicolour Advertisement on the Outer Back Cover of the Souvenir, 15 Min. Presentation in the Technical Session and Logo on Banners & Publicity Material.
5. Sponsorship for the Souvenir - 350 1,25,000/- Registration (5), Stall in the Exhibition, Full Page Multicolour Advertisement on the Inner Back Cover of the Souvenir, 15 Minutes Presentation in the Technical Session and Logo on Banners & Publicity Material.

Tentative Schedule

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at the followings:
Telephone: +91-161-2303484/+91-9417520536/+91 9888325284
Fax: +91-161-2303483
Post: ISG-Ludhiana Chapter, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre,
PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141 004, Punjab, India
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