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

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to the largest and most prestigious conference of surveying and geospatial professionals in 2023, held in Orlando, Florida, USA. We expect around 2,000 surveying and geospatial experts from all over the world. 

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is a United Nations and World Bank recognised non-governmental international professional organisation. FIG was founded in 1878 and represents national associations of surveying, cadastre, valuation, national mapping professionals, geospatial experts and quantity surveyors working in both the public and private sectors, in the scientific, research and academic community, as well as from technology innovators and industry from more than 120 countries around the world. 

Our member organizations measure, position, map, locate, appraise and value, estimate and cost, plan, construct, develop and manage the land, the seas and any man-made structures with a vision to extend the usefulness of surveying for the benefit of society, environment and economy. 

Each year, FIG convenes a conference in cooperation with a national member association. The coming Working Week will be held in cooperation with our US member - the National Society of Professional Surveyors, NSPS. 

One of the characteristics and a distinctive feature of FIG conferences are that experts from all the different areas of surveying – interpreted in the broadest sense including land surveyors, geospatial experts, valuers, quantity surveyors, hydrography surveyors etc. – are all represented. FIG brings these different surveying professions and professionals together to enhance the cooperation and understanding of each other’s fields. 

The FIG Working Week 2023 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to: 


The overall theme is 

Protecting Our World,
Conquering New Frontiers

which refers to the importance of preserving what works well today, whilst also looking ahead and discovering what will be needed in the future for our profession. 

The theme touches many relevant and current topics and refers to the importance of looking ahead and discovering what will be needed in the future for our profession and at the same time make sure to preserve what works well today. There can be many interpretations of how to look ahead, conquer new fronties with an eye on how to protect our world. One large goal is right ahead of us, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a deadline that comes closer. Many topics covered by the 10 Commissions cover areas that are directly related to the SDGs.  

The theme is intended to inspire surveying and geospatial professionals to seek to expand our presence through technology, experience, collaboration and good will for a better tomorrow. As our world and climate changes around us, we aspire to leverage our knowledge base and tools for measuring, monitoring, and forecasting how to improve the outlook for our future generations.  

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 
Professional Education – FIG Commission 2 
Spatial Information Management – FIG Commission 3 
Hydrography – FIG Commission 4 
Positioning and Measurement – FIG Commission 5 
Engineering Surveys – FIG Commission 6 
Cadastre and Land Management – FIG Commission 7 
Spatial Planning and Development – FIG Commission 8 
Valuation and the Management of Real Estate – FIG Commission 9 
Construction Economics and Management – FIG Commission 10 
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: 

There will furthermore be a special focus on Latin America and South America and the challenges in this region. 


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 4 January. Abstracts will be reviewed before mid January.

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
  • Mr. Dimo Todorovski
  • Mr. Sagi Dalyot
  • Dr. Malavige Don Eranda Kanchana Gunathilaka
  • Dr. Ryan Keenan
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Lienhart
  • Dr. Rohan Bennett
  • Mr. Kwabena Asiama
  • Mr. Peter R. Ache

Chief Editor:

  • Volker Schwieger, Germany


  • Tim Burch, United States
  • Maria Henriques, Portugal
  • Dimo Todorovski, the Netherlands
  • Werner Lienhart, Austria
  • Yerach Doytsher, Israel
  • Hartmut Müller, Germany
  • Gerda Schennach, Austria
  • Marije Louwsma, the Netherlands
  • Eranda Gunathilaka, Sri Lanka
  • Heidi Falkenbach, Finland


Non Peer Reviewed Papers

Peer Reviewed Papers

15 January 2023
15 November 2023
  Deadline for authors to submit non peer reviewed abstracts.   Deadline for authors to submit full papers for peer review.
20 February 2023
10 January 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.
30 January 2023
  Deadline for authors to submit revised full paper for 2nd round of peer review (depending on proposed corrections from reviewers).
15 February 2023
      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)

28 February 2023
  Early bird registration closes
Deadline for all authors to register (including payment).
28 February 2023
  Deadline for all authors to submit Full Papers.
24 March 2023
  First draft of the technical programme will be published on the web.
25 April 2023
  Deadline for normal registration. Deadline for submission of video presentation
28 May - 1 June 2023


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).  


The theme
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission
Guide for Presenters
Important dates

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