International Workshop on Earth Observation for Early Warning of Land Degradation at European Frontier (EWALD)

Land degradation is the world's greatest environmental challenge affecting the environment, agriculture, and human well-being. Intensified by natural disasters and desertification, land degradation may present potential risks and socioeconomic tension. The workshop proposes a platform for the discussion of relevant trends in the Early Warning System, responses to land degradation, and innovative geo-informational frameworks and solutions.

  • Earth Observation for Early Warning of Land Degradation at European Frontier (EWALD), European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), grant no. ID 101086250;
  • Risk assessment of environmental disturbance using Earth observation data, Slovak Research and Development Agency, grant no. SK-UA-21-0037.

The Workshop EWALD 2022 will be held in the combined format: on-line and presented form at the University of Zilina as part of the International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies 2023. The fee for actual participation is 200 Euro. The on-line participation will be free of charge.

Important dates

Abstract submission: June 15, 2023
Presentation of accepted abstracts: June 20-22, 2023

Proceeding of EWALD 2023

The Proceeding of EWALD 2023 can be downloaded here.

Topics of the Section:

The workshop is focused on a wide range of Earth Observation and Warning of Land Degradation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Earth Observation
  • Land Degradation
  • Drone Application
  • Geo-informatics
  • Risk estimation and Reliability analysis
  • Accident and incident investigation
  • Risk and hazard analysis
  • Data mining and Knowledge discovery
  • Hardware and software solutions
  • Education in eHealth and Telemedicine
  • Education, e-learning

Submission of contributions
The presentation title, authors, their affiliations and abstract of 1000 symbols should be sent by e-mail with the subject "EWALD workshop"

The workshop presentations will be published as abstract in the Book of Abstract. The presentations will be uploaded at the workshop web-page. Authors of all presentation will be invited to publish papers in the journal CERES ( )

Department of Informatics / University of Zilina
Univerzitna 1, 01026, Zilina, Slovakia

Workshop Chair:

  • Zaitseva Elena, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Scientific Program Committee:

  • Aboufiras Mohamed, RESING, Morocco
  • Dubovyk Olena, University of Bergen
  • Kvassay Miroslav, University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • Levashenko Vitaly, University of Zilina,Slovakia
  • Lyubchyk Svitlana, Lusofona University, Portugal
  • Mezzane Daoud, Cadi Ayyad University, Portugal
  • Popov Michail, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Ukraine
  • Rabcan Jan, University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • Rusnak Patrik, University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • Stankevich Sergey, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Ukraine
  • Vdoviko Dmytro, ECOMM CO, Ukraine


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