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Call for participation to the CATCON Software Contest at the XXIV ISPRS Congress, 6-11 June 2022

You are invited to participate in the eight edition of CATCON (CATCON 8), the Computer Assisted Teaching CONtest, that will be organized during the XXIV ISPRS Congress, Nice, France, June 6-11, 2022.

The main objective of CATCON, initiated by the Japan Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, is to promote the development and dissemination of effective and user-friendly, open-source and preferably non-commercial software designed and used specifically for computer assisted teaching for:

  • multimedia courses and tutorials for e-learning,
  • simulations and virtual environments,
  • web information packages or datasets

in one of the areas of interest of ISPRS.


Who can participate?

Any participant registered and present at the XXIV ISPRS Congress in Nice, 6-11 June 2022, can submit a proposal and preliminary work for CATCON. The contest is open to individuals and teams. Each group can only submit one proposal.


How can you submit a proposal?

The proposal must be submitted in written form, addressed to the ISPRS Congress Director at the E-mail address: It should include the name, affiliation, country and E-mail address of every team member. In addition, it should contain a title, details about the design concept and purpose, a brief description of functions and system requirements, a URL where the material can be accessed (if available), and other helpful material.

Deadline for submission of proposals is May 6, 2022.

Applicants who have passed an initial evaluation of submitted proposals by the jury, will be asked to present their development in the contest held during the Congress. The contestants are required to bring suitable hard- and software to demonstrate their materials.


What are the evaluation criteria?

The jury will select the winners based on the following criteria:

  • General usefulness and importance of output
  • User-friendliness
  • Scalability and elegance of design
  • Clarity, efficiency and portability of implementation
  • Originality


What are the awards?

There are three prices:  a Gold award (3.000,- SFr.), a Silver Award (2.500,- SFr.) and a Bronze Award (1.500,- SFr.) and a certificate.  The awards are sponsored by TIF – The ISPRS Foundation. The awards will be announced and handed out on June 11, 2022 at the Closing Ceremony of the XXIV Congress by the ISPRS President.

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Nice 2020
XXIVth ISPRS Congress:

June 6-11, 2022

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