Image Information Mining Conference: The Sentinels Era
05-07 March 2014
Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti (UPB), Bucharest, Romania
Earth Observation (EO) data has increased significantly over the last decades with sensors collecting terabytes of data per day. Meanwhile, the advent of sub-meter resolution Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors brought new dimensions to application areas with the consequence that the observed details has grown dramatically. Moreover, decades of EO image time series will be continued in the future describing land cover and/or scene evolution and dynamics. The forthcoming Copernicus programme will further change our view over data availability ensuring up to 2020 the long-term, regular observation and monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, providing reliable, validated and guaranteed information to support a broad range of environmental and security applications and decisions. The Sentinels missions will not only be a driver for economic growth, encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises to develop user-driven services they will as well set the challenge for research and development activities on how to augment the usability of the millions of images and EO products being collected to a larger and larger group of end user applications.
Earth observation data sets are growing in size and variety at an exceptionally fast rate, posing challenges and opportunities for their access, archiving and exploitation. Data and images information mining can play a crucial role in this context.
The main topics addressed by the conference are: image information mining and indexing models, multi-sensor and multi-temporal information extraction, automatic semantic annotation, ontologies and semantic web, database management systems and visualization tools, learning paradigms for very large data sets, spatio-temporal search engines, human-machine communication, knowledge discovery in databases.
The main target audience includes the European space agencies and organisations, aerospace industry and research centres, research and academic institutions, commercial companies, value adders or service providers involved in any of above areas.
Participation to the Conference and the Tutorials is free of charge up to available seats.
March 5-7, 2014
Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti (UPB), Biblioteca Centrală
Splaiul Independeței, 313, București 060042 (Romania)
Indications on how to get to the Conference venue can be found here.
Paper submission: December 15, 2013
Paper acceptance: January 10, 2014
Final Camera-ready paper submission: February 3, 2014
Authors are requested to prepare an Extended Abstract of a minimum of 2 full pages and a maximum of 4 pages (including figures and references) following the standard format templates provided below.
Submission must be done in pdf format via EasyChair by December the 15th, 2013.
Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed. Acceptance of full papers will be based on appropriateness of the topic, quality, novelty, and clarity of exposition. Notification of acceptance as oral presentation or poster will be provided to authors by February the 3rd, 2014.
After acceptance of contribution, authors will be invited to prepare a final 4-page proceedings paper addressing the comments of the reviewers, and to register on the conference web site (please follow the instruction below).
Posters shall be presented in A0 format.
Guidelines for Conference Participation
Examples of full papers can be found in the Proceedings of previous Conference (http://dx.doi.org/10.2788/49465)
Templates for paper submission
Final accepted papers will be published in Conference Proceedings.
Prof. Paolo Gamba (University of Pavia, Italy)
"Reprocessing archived EO data for mapping urban sprawl: efficiency versus accuracy"
Prof. Marin Ferecatu (Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France)
"Real-time interactive learning: from low level descriptions to structures and objects in EO data"
Prof. Dana Shapira (Ashkelon Academic College, Israel)
"Direct Processing of Compressed SIFT Feature Vectors"
Marco Quartulli (Vicomtech, Spain)
"Heterogeneous document management and search for Earth Observation"
Prof. Nicu Sebe (University of Trento, Italy)
"Things and stuff: A Computer Vision Perspective"
Prof. Peter Baumann (Jacobs University, Germany)
"Unleashing Big Data - but what is Big, and what is Data?"
Prof. N. Younan (Mississippi State University)
"Scientific Challenges in Information Retrieval from Earth Observation (EO) Imagery"
Mihai Datcu (DLR)
Aksoy S. (Bilkent University), Bolon P. (Polytech Annecy-Chambery), Faur D. (University Politehnica Bucharest), Gavat I. (University Politehnica Bucharest), Gueguen L. (DigitalGlobe), King R. (Mississippi State University), Lefevre S. (Universite de Bretagne-Sud), Pesaresi M. (JRC), Vaduva C. (University Politehnica Bucharest)
Bruzzone L. (UNI-Trento), Colaiacomo L. (EUSC), Datcu M. (DLR), Farres J. (ESA), Giros A. (CNES), Iapaolo M. (ESA), Marchetti P.G. (ESA), Soille P. (JRC)
Local Organising Committee
Nedelcu J. (ROSA), Rodica Constatinescu (University Politehnica Bucharest), Andreea Jutaru (University Politehnica Bucharest)
Registration and access
On-line Registration is now open at the following link:
Details on hotel accomodation can be found here.
Preliminary Conference Program
DAY 1 - Wednesday 5 March
DAY 2 - Thursday 6 March
DAY 3 - Friday 7 March
List of Accepted Posters