We invite you to submit abstract for FIG Working Week 2024 in Accra, Ghana. The overall focus will be on Resilient Environment and Sustainable Resource Management, hereunder the role of geospatial technologies, innovations, and connectivity. Share your research and insights on how these tools become major assets in ensuring a resilient environment and sustainable natural resource management for all. Join us in exploring the intersection of technology and sustainability.

The Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers.

The theme

Your World, Our World:
Resilient Environment and Sustainable Resource Management for all


Submit your abstracts and contribute to the global dialogue on building a sustainable future.
The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development adopted by all United Nation as Member States in 2015 provides a shared blue print, that at its heart has five key dimensions: people, planet, partnership, peace and prosperity.

With less than ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders have called for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development, and pledged to achieve the Goals by the target date of 2030, leaving no one behind.

FIG Working Week 2024 will build on the FIG vision to ‘Serve society, benefitting people and the planet’ will focus on tackling the global challenges as these specifically relate to the wellbeing of our Planet and natural resources.

Natural resource use relate to all three internationally accepted dimensions of sustainability, which are social justice, environmental health and economic development. Poorest countries suffer directly from an increasing polluted and degraded environment and the result of global politics on resource ownership, use and extraction.

Taking the lead from Agenda 2023 “We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations. Sustainable development and climate action are inextricably linked and both are vital to achieving the SDG’s.

Further, the importance of education, capacity building and above all the involvement of the youth will be a key feature of our diversity and inclusion of all.  That geospatial technology and policies plays a key role in connectivity and sustainability which with adequate regulations and continuing innovation is becoming a major tool to ensure resilient environment and sustainable natural resource management.

Partnership relationships and working models will be explored.  Our deliberations and outcomes will be underpinned by working in partnership with and between FIG members as well as revitalising our global partners to mobilize the means and action required to tackle this Agenda as led by FIG commission technical sessions.

We invite your engagement and submission of papers that provide insights for debate and action in topics that contribute to the advancement of a greener and more resilient world and encourage high quality contributions of researchers and practitioners in the following overall topics:

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Specific Topics of FIG Working Week 2024

FIG Working Week is the main event of the year, and it covers themes within all ten FIG technical Commissions, Networks and Permanent Institutions. Many topics are multi-disciplinary and relevant in both developing and developed world contexts. We encourage submissions of cross-disciplinary nature cutting across many disciplines/subject areas. Proposals for papers non-peer review and peer review are requested in all topics of interest of the following:

Professional Standards and Practice – FIG Commission 1

Geospatial Data infrastructure; Policy, Standards and Practices

Professional Education – FIG Commission 2

Frontiers in Education and Training: Keeping pace with the radically changing technological landscape through targeted professional educational interventions.

Spatial Information Management – FIG Commission 3

Big Data applications and emerging challenges

Hydrography – FIG Commission 4

Safeguarding the Blue Economy in the face of changing climate and environmental degradation

Positioning and Measurement – FIG Commission 5

Datum and Reference systems modernization

Engineering Surveys – FIG Commission 6

Structural Digital Twinning frameworks, applications and technologies in Engineering Surveying

Cadastre and Land Management – FIG Commission 7

Sustainable land administration for inclusive development

Spatial Planning and Development – FIG Commission 8

Leveraging land and marine spatial planning for greater resilience 

Valuation and the Management of Real Estate – FIG Commission 9

Financing Local Government services through mass appraisal and land-based taxation

Construction Economics and Management – FIG Commission 10

Scaling up Smart construction approaches

FIG Task Forces

All task forces are cooperating with the commissions and are seeking contributions which align with all 10 commissions in the following areas:

FIG Permanent Institutions

The Permanent Institution of History for Surveying and Measurement invites contributions on the history of surveying and measurement, and the techniques and instrumentation involved.

FIG Networks

FIG Young Surveyors Network would like to see contributions from young surveyors in all 10 Commissions.

Papers are also invited on the areas of the FIG Networks:

Submit your abstract

This Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers. The submission of abstracts will be in English.





Survey Review Prize

The Survey Review Biennial Prize is sponsored by Survey Review, a learned journal covering the fields of positioning and measurement, engineering survey, cadastre and land management, and spatial information management.

The Survey Review prize will, again this year, be offered to the author and presenter of an outstanding selected peer-review paper. Papers submitted by young surveyors will be prioritized. (under the age of 35 or within 10 years of qualifying). In the abstract submission form you can tick a box indicating that you want your paper to be taken into consideration for the Prize.

The paper will be clearly marked in the proceedings as the Survey Review prize paper and will be presented onsite in a suitably high profile session. Survey Review Ltd will fund the prize of € 2,000. Payment will be made to the individual once the paper has been presented. If the paper is jointly authored and presented, the prize value remains € 2,000 and can be paid to one of the individuals, or shared between them at their choice.

The abstract of the paper will be in included in the FIG proceedings, but the full text of the paper will appear on the SR publisher's website, to which the FIG proceedings will link. There will be permanent free access to the paper on the Survey Review publisher’s website. FIG will also use the paper as a FIG Article of the Month in the FIG newsletter. For more information on Survey Review see:

navXperience Award

NavXperience and FIG would like to announce that the best peer review paper in the field of Positioning and Measurement (FIG Commission 5) will be chosen for the NavXperience award. The award winner will receive an award of € 600. The condition is that the author/presenter will attend the Working Week in presence


You are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed and if your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit a full paper and a video presentation. The video presentation must not be longer than 4 minutes. All abstracts, papers, presentation handouts and videos will be included in the final proceedings of this conference.

The sessions will be designed so that they fit best to the topic, this can be e.g., presentation sessions, discussion panels, interview sessions, open discussion sessions or a mixture of different types. A selection of onsite participating authors from the open Call for Papers will be invited to take actice part in a session. All onsite authors connected to a session are encouraged to participate actively and engage in the discussions. Online participating authors will have their papers and video presentation included in the final proceedings as inspirational material for a session, but the video presentation will not be played in a session.  

Important Dates

The deadlines are as follows:  

Non peer review 

Submission of: 

Peer review 

Submission of: 







If you would like to have your paper included in the proceedings, start by submitting an abstract. You will need the following: title, abstract, keywords and biographical information.  

View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting an abstract.

Submit your abstract here.


After we receive your abstract, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of abstracts until 1 November. Abstracts will be reviewed by the beginning of December.

See important deadlines here.


Once your abstract is accepted, you must register to ensure that your paper will be included in the proceedings.  

Submit your registration here.


Once your abstract is accepted, you must submit your max. 15 pages paper to  

View our Paper Guidelines

View our Guide to prepare a video presentation


Your paper and video presentation will be included in a session as background material and will be available before the Working Week starts.


Enjoy the Working Week and connect with fellow participants.

A selection of authors from the open call will be invited as presenter/panelist in sessions.






The Scientific Committee of the Technical Programme:
The Scientific Committee of the Peer Review Papers:
  • Mr. Timothy Burch, United States
  • Mr. Dimo Todorovski, Netherlands
  • Mr. Sagi Dalyot, Israel
  • Dr. Malavige Don Eranda Kanchana Gunathilaka, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Ryan Keenan, Australia
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Lienhart, Austria
  • Dr. Rohan Bennett, Australia
  • Mr. Kwabena Asiama, Ghana
  • Mr. Peter R. Ache, Germany
  • Ms. Mercy Iortyer, Nigeria

Chief Editor:

  • Volker Schwieger, Germany


  • Timothy Burch, United States
  • Dimo Todorovski, the Netherlands
  • Werner Lienhart, Austria
  • Hartmut Müller, Germany
  • Ryan Keenan, Australia
  • Rohan Bennett, Australia
  • Marije Louwsma, the Netherlands
  • Eranda Gunathilaka, Sri Lanka
  • Heidi Falkenbach, Finland

Review team of more than 100 reviewers. For the list of reviewers, please visit:


Non Peer Reviewed Papers

Peer Reviewed Papers

1 November 2023
2 October 2023
  Deadline for authors to submit non peer reviewed abstracts.   Deadline for authors to submit full papers for peer review.
1 December 2023
11 December 2023

Confirmation to authors of acceptance of non peer reviewed abstracts.

  First notification to authors of acceptance of peer reviewed papers.
For accepted papers, authors will also be notified of any modifications required by the reviewers.
Authors of papers not accepted for peer review will be offered to convert the paper to the non peer review process.
8 January 2024
  Deadline for authors to submit revised full paper for 2nd round of peer review (depending on proposed corrections from reviewers).
3 February 2024
      Second notification to authors of acceptance of peer reviewed papers with the possibility of further modifications from the 2nd round of peer review.

All Papers (peer reviewed and non peer reviewed)

8 January 2024
  Deadline for non-peer review authors to register (including payment)
Deadline for all non-peer review authors to submit full papers
19 February 2024
  Deadline early bird
Deadline for peer review authors to register
28 February 2024
  First draft of the technical programme will be published on the web.
19 April 2024
  Deadline for normal registration. Deadline for submission of video presentation
19-24 May 2024


Any inquiries on call for Papers, abstracts, peer review process, technical programme or video presentation, please contact the FIG Office (Email:, tel +45 9391 0813).  

More information:

PDF version of the Call for Papers:



Call for Papers
Abstract Submission
Guide for Presenters
Important dates


We invite high quality contributions of researchers and practitioners.
Call for papers in PDF