Conference Organizer, Committee Member, Session Chair, Judge, Panel

 

International Conferences Committee Membership

Program Committee Chair, 4th International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, July 4-7, 2016, Guangzhou, China.

Program Committee Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, June 11-14, 2014, Changsha, Hunan, China.

 Program Committee Chair, 2nd International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, June 8-11, 2012, Shanghai, China.

 Conference Chair and Program Committee Chair, International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, June 30-July 2, 2008, Beijing, China.

 Scientific Committee Member, Mapping Urban Areas from Space Conference (MUAS 2015), ESA-Esrin, Frascati, Rome, Italy, November 4-5, 2015.

International Steering Committee Member, 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing Applications in Tropical and Subtropical Areas (RSATSA), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), November 12-14, 2015.

International Scientific Committee Member, Rscy2015 - Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geo-Information of the Environment, Cyprus, March 16-19, 2015.

IEEE/GRSS IGARSS Scientific Committee Member:

  • Publication Committee Co-Chair, and Session Chair, 2016 IEEE/GRSS International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, China, July 10-15, 2016. 
  • IEEE/GRSS International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, Italy, July 26-31, 2015. (reviewed 7 abstracts)
  • IEEE/GRSS International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Quebec, Canada, July 13-18, 2014. (reviewed 8 abstracts)

 International Scientific Committee Member, Enviromatics 2011: The Second International Conference on Information Technology and its Applications in Environmental Management & Planning, Amman, Jordan, November 21-24, 2011.

 Program Committee Member, 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Shanghai, China, June 24-26, 2011.

Technical Committee Member,

  • The 2nd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes, Chengdu, China, May 24-29, 2009;
  • The 3rd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes, Munich, Germany, April 13-15, 2011.

 International Program Committee Member, Spatial Data Handling Symposia, by Commission on Geographic Information Science, International Geographical Union.

  • 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, July 10-12, 2006, Vienna, Austria;
  • 13th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, June 23-25, 2008, Montpellier, France;
  • 15th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, August 22-24th, 2012, Bonn, Germany

Technical Committee Member, Joint Urban Remote Sensing Events, sponsored by ISPRS, IEEE GRSS, ASPRS, and European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories.

  • 2007 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Paris, France, April 11-13, 2007;
  • 2009 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Shanghai, China, May 20-22, 2009;
  • 2011 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Munich, Germany, April 11-13, 2011;
  • 2013 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, San Paolo, Brazil, April 21-23, 2013;
  • 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, March 30-April 1, 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 5-7, 2017.

Scientific Committee Member, 2005 WSEAS International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, Venice, Italy, November 2-4, 2005.

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

  • AAG Session Organizer, Co-organized (with Yuyu Zhou) three paper sessions of “Geographical Applications of Remote Sensing” (Sponsored by Remote Sensing Specialty Group), AAG Annual Meeting, New York City, February 24-28, 2012.
  • AAG Session Organizer, Organized two paper sessions of “Urbanization, Environmental Change, and Sustainability”  (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group), AAG Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 12-16, 2011.
  • AAG Session Organizer and Chair, Organized two sessions on career development (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group). Career development I: How to publish articles in peer-refereed journals? and Career Development II: How to find an academic job? AAG Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 12-16, 2011.
  • AAG Session Organizer, Organized three paper sessions of “Urbanization, Environment, and Sustainability”  (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group), AAG Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 14-18, 2010.
  • AAG Invited Panelist, “Comparing China and the U.S.: Geographic Agendas, Potentials and Prospects” session, AAG Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 18, 2010.
  • AAG Session Co-Organizer (with D.A. Quattrochi, G. Xian, and P. Gong), Organized three paper/panel sessions of “Urbanization and Environment” (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group),AAG Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 22-27, 2009.
  • AAG Invited Panelist, “Urbanization and Environment” session, AAG Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 22-27, 2009.
  • AAG Session Co-Organizer (with Wei, Y.H. and Lin, G.C.S.), Organized three sessions under the theme of “Thirty Years of Chinese Economic Reforms and Urban Environmental Changes: Special Sessions in Memory of Dr. Chor-Pang Lo” (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography, and Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group), AAG Annual Meeting, Boston, April 15-19, 2008.
  • AAG Session Co-Organizer and Chair (with Sun, Y.F., Wei, Y.H., and Wang, S.G.), Organized five sessions under the theme of “Changing Economic Geography of Developing Countries” (Sponsored by China Geography Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group, and Regional Development Specialty Group); Chair for “Land Use and Environmental Changes” session, AAG Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 4-9, 2005.
  • AAG Session Organizer, Chair, and Discussant (with D.G. Brown), “Remote Sensing/GIS Integration and Environmental Applications” and “GIS and Image Processing Convergence” sessions (Sponsored by GIS and Remote Sensing Specialty Groups), AAG Annual Meeting, New York, February 27-March 3, 2001.
  • AAG Session Organizer, “Environment and Development in China” session (Sponsored by China Specialty Group), AAG Annual Meeting, New York, February 27-March 3, 2001.
  • AAG Invited Panelist, “China at the Millennium” session, AAG Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-8, 2000.
  • SEDAAG Program Committee Member, Southeast Division of AAG annual meeting, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Nov. 20-23, 2000.
  • SEDAAG Panel Session Organizer and Chair, “Remote Sensing and GIS Data Integration” panel session (Sponsored by GIS and Remote Sensing Specialty Groups), Southeast Division of AAG annual meeting, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Nov. 20-23, 2000.
  • SEDAAG Discussant, “Geographic Techniques” session, Southeast Division of AAG annual meeting, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Nov. 20-23, 2000.
  • SEDAAG Session Chair, “Advances in Techniques” session, Southeast Division of AAG annual meeting, Tampa, Florida, Nov. 20-23, 1999.

ASPRS:

  • Program Co-Chair, ASPRS Western Great Lakes and Eastern Great Lakes Regions Joint Summer Meeting, June 12-14, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • ASPRS Annual Conference Moderator, “Change Detection Collection Techniques” session, Washington DC, May 22-26, 2000; “Remote Sensing: Infrared Sensors and Applications” session, Washington DC, May 19-26, 2002; “Infrared Sensors in Urban and Agricultural Applications” session, Anchorage, Alaska, May 5-8, 2003; “Urban Applications of the Geospatial Sciences – Part 5: Methods for Mapping Impervious Surfaces” session, Denver, Colorado, May 23-28, 2004; “Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Island Effect” session, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7-11, 2005; “Techniques for Studying Urban Growth” session, Reno, Nevada, May 1-5, 2006; “Urban Remote Sensing: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities” session, San Diego, California, April 26-30, 2010.
  • ASPRS Invited Panelist, 2004 Annual Conference, “Career Development – Part 4: University Opportunities in the Geospatial Sciences” session, Denver, Colorado, May 23-28, 2004.

Other Conferences:

  • Co-Convener and Chair, with D.A. Quattrochi and G. Xian, Special Session on “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 10-14, 2007. (Two paper and one poster sessions, total abstracts received: 65).
  • Co-Convener, with D.A. Quattrochi and W. Kustas, Special Session on “Remote Sensing of Urban Environments”, American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, Indiana GIS 2003 Conference, Indianapolis, Feb. 27-28. Coordination of Student Poster Competition. Indiana GIS 2004 Conf, Indianapolis, Feb. 25-26.
  • Judge, 2003, 2004, Regional Science Bowl, Region A (U.S. Department of Energy) 
  • Chair, “Photogrammetric Compilation” session, GIS/LIS ’98, Fort Worth, Texas, Nov.8-12, 1998.
  • Chair, “Spatial Interpolation and Visualization” and “Advanced Visualization Techniques” sessions, ACSM Annual Conference, Baltimore, Feb. 28 - Mar. 5, 1998.
  • Program Committee Member, 13th Annual Southeastern Geography Student Conference, Feb. 6-7, 1998.