• Overview

    gsistc The Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee (IADF TC) of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society serves as a global, multi-disciplinary, network for geospatial image analysis (e.g., machine learning, deep learning, image and signal processing, and big data) and data fusion (e.g., multi-sensor, multi-scale, and multi-temporal data integration). It aims at connecting people and resources, educating students and professionals, and promoting theoretical advances and best practices in image analysis and data fusion.

    Join this Technical Committee

    The committee maintains this site as a platform to share ideas and inform the community regarding the recent advances of image analysis and data fusion and distributes an e-mail newsletter to all committee members on a regular basis regarding recent advancements, datasets, and opportunities. The IADF TC activities include:

    • organization of a special session held annually during the IGARSS meeting, gathering cutting edge contributions covering various issues related to analysis and fusion of multi-modal and multi-temporal earth observation data via artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning, computer vision, and image/signal processing.
    • organization of the Data Fusion Contest, a scientific challenge held annually since 2006. The Contest is open not only to IEEE members but to everyone, with the goal of promoting innovation and benchmarking in analyzing multi-source big earth observation data.
    • organization of EarthVision, a workshop on large scale computer vision for remote sensing imagery held in conjunction with one of the major computer vision conferences (e.g., CVPR). The workshop aims to foster collaboration between the computer vision and earth observation communities and to advance automated interpretation of remotely sensed data.
    • operation of the GRSS Data and Algorithm Standard Evaluation (DASE) website. The website provides data sets and algorithm evaluation standards to support research, development, and testing of algorithms for remote sensing data analysis (e.g., machine/deep learning, image/signal processing).
  • Contacts

    Dr. Naoto Yokoya
    Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee Chair
    Geoinformatics Unit
    RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
    Tokyo, Japan
    Email: naoto.yokoya@riken.jp

    Dr. Ronny Hänsch
    Department SAR Technology
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Wessling, Germany
    Email: rww.haensch@gmail.com

    Dr. Pedram Ghamisi
    Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee Co-Chair
    Machine Learning Group
    Exploration Department
    Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Freiberg, Germany
    Email: p.ghamisi@gmail.com


    You can contact the Committee Chairs by email at: iadf_chairs@grss-ieee.org

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  • Working Groups

    There is exciting news regarding the development of the IADF-TC: We decided to create Working Groups (WGs) under the common umbrella of IADF. Each WG will address a specific topic, will provide input and feedback to the TC chairs, organize topic-related events (such as workshops, contests, tutorials, invited sessions, etc.). Please find the corresponding WG and their thematic scope below.

    To this aim, we are looking for well qualified and highly motivated members of our TC to lead one of these WGs as WG-chair or co-chair. WG leaders will be recognized on the IADF webpage and will be included in TC-related communications within GRSS. Taking such a lead is a great opportunity to emphasize your specific research field within IADF, GRSS, and the scientific community. Furthermore, it can be a perfect entry point to lead other GRSS activities (e.g. chairing a TC). Note, however, that it is expected that the WGs are kept active and are filled with high-quality activities. This will require a certain amount of work and dedication from the prospective WG lead.

    If you are interested, please send a short statement of interest and a brief CV to iadf_chairs@grss-ieee.org until March 06, 2020. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions!

    WG on Machine/Deep Learning for Image Analysis
    – Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation
    – Semantic analysis of Big (Remote Sensing) Data
    – Deep Learning
    – Large-scale learning
    – Incremental learning
    – Domain adaptation and transfer learning
    – Object detection and Automatic Target Recognition
    – Image classification
    – Semantic segmentation
    – Segmentation and clustering
    – Feature Extraction and Selection
    – Target Detection
    – Physical Parameter Estimation (e.g. height, biomass, soil moisture)
    – Anomaly Detection

    WG on Image and Signal Processing
    – Pansharpening
    – Superresolution
    – Segmentation/Clustering
    – Denoising
    – Despeckling
    – Image enhancement
    – Image restoration
    – Inpainting
    – Quantization
    – Compression
    – Data Fusion
    – 3D Reconstruction, Multi-View Stereo, Photogrammetry

    WG on Benchmarking
    – Evaluation methods and metrics
    – Data sets, benchmarks, and contests/challenges/competitions
    – Tools for the creation of reference data
    – Evaluation sites (such as CodaLab)
    – Code bases (such as RCL)
    – DASE

  • Members

    Current membership (as of February 2020):

    Last Name First Name Affiliation Country
    Sunita Amity university, noida Inida
    Abadpour Sepideh University of Tehran Iran
    Abbasi Bahareh University of Tehran Iran
    Abdelkebir Layachi KGC Algeria Algeria
    Abdellatif Bassam Narss – National Authority For Remote Sensing & Space Sciences Egypt
    Abdi Ghasem University of Tehran Iran
    Abreu Pedro Henriques University of Coimbra Portugal
    Achim Alin Univ of Bristol UK
    Adriano Bruno RIKEN Japan
    Aggarwal Hemant Kumar Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi India
    Aghaee Reza K. N. Toosi University of Technology Iran
    Ahmad Touseef Space Applications Centre Ahmedabad India
    Ahmadi S. Ali KN Toosi University of Technology Iran
    Ahmed Shaimaa American University in Cairo Egypy
    Ahmed Shaimaa American University in Cairo Egypt
    Ahn Yushin Michigan Technological University USA
    Ahrari Amirhossein University of Tehran Iran
    Akbari Davood Univ of Tehran Iran
    Akbari Vahid Department of Physics and Technology, University of Tromsø Norway
    Aksoy Selim Bilkent University Turkey
    Aksoy Selim Bilkent University Turkey
    Al Ali Zahara Arabian Gulf University Bahrain
    Al-Wassai FirouzAbdullah Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded India
    Alampatta Shibumon Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Ministry of Defence India
    Alazawi Fadia W Dijlah University College Iraq
    Alboody Ahed University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse France
    Ali Iftikhar Department of Geoinformation for Environmental Planning, Technical University of Berlin Germany
    Ali Syed Saad Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, SUPARCO, The National Space Agency of Pakistan Pakistan
    Alidoost Fatemeh University of Tehran Iran
    Aljumaily Harith Charles III University of Madrid Spain
    Allanddin Saif GRIET India
    Almendra Laura
    Alsayel M. The Quality Geospatial Engineering Com Saudi Arabia
    Alsubaie Naif Univ of Calgary Canada
    Amel Gacem LARESI Algeria
    Amidi Ali Univ of Twente Netherlands
    Amini Omran University of Tehran Iran
    Amiri Khitem
    Ana-Ioana Breaban Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași Romania
    Anfinsen Stian Normann UiT The Arctic University of Norway Norway
    Arastoo Behrooz Semnan Agriculture and Natural Resources Research Center Iran
    Aref Mohammad Mohseni Islamic Azad University Iran
    Arefi Hossein University of Tehran Iran
    Ashapure Akash Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi USA
    Ashokkumar Lavanya Swansea University UK
    Ashraf Salman GNS Science New Zealand
    Asl Mohsen Ghamary Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Tehran Iran
    Audebert Nicolas Onera France
    Avi Ram Hokudai University Japan
    Awad Mohamad Remote Sensing Centre, CNRS Lebanon
    Awuviri Alexander RFMICROTEK Ghana
    Ayazi S.M. Univ of Tehran Iran
    Ayoub Francois Caltech, Pasadena, CA USA
    BS Daya Sagar Indian Statistical Institute – Bangalore Centre India
    Bagga Pankaj TCP Research Solution and E2Matrix India
    Bagheri Hossein Technische Universität München, Signal Processing in Earth Observation Germany
    Bai Yanbing Tohoku University Japan
    Bai Yu
    Bakhti Khadidja Algerian Space Agency Algeria
    Banerjee Biplab Instituto Italiano Di Tecnologia Italy
    Baronti Stefano Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), National Research Council (CNR) Italy
    Barut Onur Middle East Technical University Turkey
    Basuni Agus Corporate Indonesia
    Becek Kazimierz Wroclaw Unive of Technology Poland
    Bechtel Benjamin Universität Hamburg Germany
    Becker Burger Stellenbosch University South Africa
    Bejiga Mesay Belete University of Trento
    Benediktsson Jon Atli Univ of Iceland Iceland
    Berger Christian Department for Earth Observation, Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena Germany
    Bernabe Sergio University of Madrid Spain
    Bernabe Sergio Complutense University of Madrid Spain
    Bhattacharjee Indraneel Trupti Sapphire Geoconsultants Mongolia
    Bielski Conrad JRC, Ispra Italy
    Biswas Asim McGill University Canada
    Biswas Biswajit Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Univ of Calcutta India
    Bisyu Said Adam Hak Department of Energy and Mineral Resources of South Sulawesi Province Indonesia
    Blonda Palma Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l’Automazione CNR-ISSIA Italy
    Bodaghi Marzie Naghsh Click Data Processing International Company Iran
    Bodescu Florian Multidimension SRL, Bucharest Romania
    Boerner Wolfgang-Martin Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ of Illinois at Chicago USA
    Bomin Sun
    Borel Chris Riverside Research, OH USA
    Borgogno Enrico
    Borne Frédéric CIRAD-Agricultural Research for Development,Montpellier France
    Boulch Alexandre ONERA France
    Bovolo Francesca Remote Sensing for Digital Earth – Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy
    Brema J. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences India
    Bretschneider Timo R EADS Innovation Works Singapore Singapore
    Brkljac Branko University of Novi Sad Serbia
    Brodić Nenad Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade Serbia
    Brown Myron Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory USA
    Bruce Lori Mann Mississippi State Univ USA
    Bruckart Robert Corporate USA
    Bruzzone Lorenzo University of Trento Italy
    Buddhiraju Krishna Mohan IIT Bombay India
    Budhiraja Sumit UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh INDIA
    Campos-Taberer Manuel University of Valencia Spain
    Camps-Valls Gustau Univ of Valencia Spain
    Cao Zhimin Harbin Inst of Technology China
    Carlier Simon Aalto University Finland
    Carmen Cima Rodriguez University of Cordoba Spain
    Celik Turgay University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
    Chaib Souleyman Harbin Institute of Technology China
    Chakraborty Srija Arizona State University USA
    Chamberland Martin Telops, Quebec Canada
    Chanussot Jocelyn GIPSA Lab, INP Grenoble France
    Chao Liu XiDian University China
    Charou Eleni Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, National Center for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ Greece
    Chaudhary Sumit Kumar IIT (ISM) DHANBAD India
    Chen Chen University of Texas at Dallas USA
    Chen Frederick W. MIT Lincoln Labs USA
    Chen Haonan NOAA/Earth System Research Lab USA
    Chen Kaiqiang Institude of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Chen Rubia Lotus (H&R) Inc. Taiwan ROC
    Chen Yushi Harbin Institute of Technology China
    Chen Peng XXX Chinese Academic of Science China
    Chen Rubia Lotus Inc Republic of China
    Cheng Kuanhong
    Chetty Girija University of Canberra Australia
    Chini Marco Luxembourg Inst of Science and Technology Luxembourg
    Choi Hyunho Hanyang University South Korea
    Choi Jaewan Chungbuk National University Korea
    Choi Myungjin Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea
    Choukade Yogesh SAI Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. India
    Clausi David Univ of Waterloo Canada
    Clemente-Colón Pablo US National Ice Center USA
    Conte Roberto Univ of Salerno Italy
    Cossu Roberto European Space Agency UK
    Courty Nicolas IRISA/UBS France
    Crawford Melba Purdue University USA
    Csatho Beata M. Dept of Geology, Univ of Buffalo USA
    DOKKALI YASSIR abdelmalek essaadi university Morocco
    Da He
    Dabiri Zahra University of Salzburg Austria
    Dalponte Michele
    Daneshtalab Somaye Tehran University Iran
    Daniel Sandrine Capgemini S.A. France
    Das Kakali Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal India
    Das Nanendra Jet Prop. Lab USA
    Daudt Rodrigo ONERA France
    Davis Curt Univ of Missouri USA
    De Shaunak
    De La Rubio Navare Javier
    DeBoissieu Florian IRSTEA/INRAE France
    Del Frate Fabio Univ of Rome, Tor Vergata Italy
    Delassus Rémi Qucit France
    Dell’Acqua Fabio Dept of Electrical Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Univ of Pavia Italy
    Demirkesen Can Inst of Science and Engineering, Galatasaray Univ, Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey
    Demuzere Matthias UGent Belgium
    Dey Sulehadip IIT Bombay India
    Dhumal Rajesh Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad India
    Di Martini David UFMS Brazil
    Djerrir Khelifa
    Djiknavorian Pascal Laval University Canada
    Dlamini Wisdom M. Swaziland National Trust Commission Swaziland
    Doan Huong T. X. ESRI Vietnam Company Ltd. Vietnam
    Dobigeon Nicolas University of Toulouse, IRIT/INP-ENSEEIHT France
    Doctor Katharina NRESEARCH LAB Unknown
    Doi Kento The University of Tokyo Japan
    Domingues Inês Campos Monteiro Sabino IPO Porto + Universidade de Coimbra Portugal
    Dong Yanfang Institute of Earthquake Science, China Earthquake Administration China
    Donmez Saziye Ozge Istanbul Technical University Turkey
    Donnellan Andrea JPL USA
    Drouyer Sébastien CMLA France
    Du Bo LIESMARS, Wuhan Univ China
    Du Jenny Q. Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mississippi State Univ USA
    Duzgun Sebnem Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey
    Ediriwickrema Jayantha US Environmental Protection Agency USA
    El Abidi
    El Mezouar Miloud Chikr RCAM Laboratory, College of Engineering, Djillali Liabes University, Sidi-Bel-Abbes Algeria
    ElGharbawi Tamer Suez Canal University Egypt
    Elshamli Ahmed University of Guelph Canada
    Erturk Alp Kocaeli University Turkey
    Esfahlan Amin Ghasemi Basir, Inc Iran
    Eslami Mehrdad K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran Iran
    Fabrizi Roberto Deimos Imaging Spain
    Falco Nicola University of Iceland Iceland
    Fang Leyuan Hunan University China
    Fanh Leyuan Hunan University China
    Faria Fabio Augusto Federal University of Sao Paulo Brazil
    Farnaz Aneela National University of Science and Technology Pakistan
    Fauvel Mathieu University of Toulouse – INP ENSAT France
    Femiani John C. Arizona State University USA
    Ferraioli Giampaolo Universita Parthenope Italy
    Ferrentino Manuele
    Figueroa-Villanueva Miguel A. Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Puerto Rico
    Flusser Jan Institute of Information Theory and Automation Czech Republic
    Foody Giles Univ Nottingham UK
    Foumelis Michael BRGM France
    Freedman Ellis Serious Science LLC USA
    Furuya Takashi Tohoku University Japan
    Gader Paul Univ of Florida USA
    Gaikwad Bhanupriya Shivaji M.G.M Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College India
    Gaikwad Sandeep Vasan Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University India
    Gamba Paolo Univ of Pavia Italy
    Gang Zhanging Capital Normal University China
    Gangodagamage Chandana Los Alamos National Lab, NM USA
    Gao Lang China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) China
    Gao Lianru Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Gao Feng Ocean University of China China
    Gaona Elvis Universidad Distrital Colombia
    García Isis Galván Instituto Politécnico Nacional Mexico
    Gargiulo Massimiliano
    Garzelli Andrea Univ of Siena Italy
    Garzelli Andrea UNIV. SIENA-ITALY Italy
    Gasiewski Albin Univ of Colorado, Boulder USA
    Gemine Vivone University of Salerno Italy
    Gercek Deniz Kocaeli University Turkey
    Ghahremani Morteza Tarbiat Modares University Iran
    Ghamchili Mehdi Unkown Iran
    Ghamisi Pedram DLR Germany
    Ghasrodashti Elham Kordi Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University Iran
    Ghassemian Hassan Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran Iran
    Ghosh Suddhasheel Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India
    Gibson Carey Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Canada
    Gin Rojin The Ohio State University USA
    Giordano Sébastien French National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN) France
    Gittins Christopher United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Boston, MA USA
    Gokaraju Balakrishna Univ of West Alabama USA
    Gomez Arantxa Maria Triana University of Bremen Germany
    Goodenough David Univ of Victoria Canada
    Gopalakrishnan Tharani GIS Solutions (Pvt) Ltd Sri Lanka
    Grant Scott
    Gray Andrew
    Guangyi Wang nwpu China
    Guangyi Wang nwpu China
    Guo Qing Associate Professor at Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Guo Jiayi Behang University China
    Gupta Sharad Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal India
    Gupta Sharad Kumar Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India India
    GÖRMÜŞ ESRA TUNÇ Department of Geomatics Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon Turkey
    Hüt Christoph Institute of Geography, University of Cologne Germany
    Hadavand Ahmad University of Tehran Iran
    Hallabia Hind Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax Tunisia
    Han Xiaobing Wuhan University China
    Hanaizumi Hiroshi Hosei University Japan
    Hang Chen LIESMARS Shen Zhen Research and Development Center China
    Hang Renlong Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology China
    Hardy Caroline University of Johannesburg South Africa
    Hasanlou Mahdi College of Engineering, University of Tehran Iran
    Hasanlou Mahdi
    Hasanpoor Erfan University of Tehran Iran
    Hashmi Syed Ghulam Mohayud Din Kinnaird College For Women University, Lahore Pakistan
    Hassani Hadiseh University of Tehran Iran
    He Chu Wuhan Univ China
    He Mingyi Northwestern Polytechnical University China
    He Wei RIKEN Japan
    He Zhi Sun Yat-Sen University China
    Hellwich Olaf Technical Univ of Berlin Germany
    Heylen Rob University of Antwerp Belgium
    Hichri Haikel Salem Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University Saudi Arabia
    Hikichi KEIta Kosuai Kogto Japan
    Homayouni Saeid University of Ottawa, Dept of Geography Canada
    Hong Danfeng German Aerospace Center (DLR) Germany
    Hossein Aghabarbaee Universita Parthenope Italy
    Hou Qiang Chian University of Geosciences China
    Hoxha Genc University of Trento Italy
    Huang Bormin Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
    Huang HuaGuo Key Laboratory for Silviculture and Conservation of Ministry of Education China
    Huang Rui Shanghai University China
    Huang Xin Wuhan University China
    Huang Miaofen Guangdon University China
    Hung Chi-Cheng Kennesaw State University USA
    Huo Lian-Zhi Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Hänsch Ronny Technische Universität Berlin Germany
    Iler Amber Integrity Applications Incorporated USA
    Ilias Theodorakopoulos Univ of Patras Greece
    Irisa Lina IRISA France
    Itoh Yuki University of Massachusetts Amherst USA
    Iwasaki Akira Space Application Lab, Univ of Tokyo Japan
    Jacobs Nathan University of Kentucky USA
    Jaganjac Indir Self Employed Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Jahanishakib Fatemeh University of Birjand Iran
    Janez Fabrice Onera France
    Javan Farzaneh Dadaras University of Tehran Iran
    Jawak Shridhar National Centre For Antarctic & Ocean Research India
    Jayapalan Vivekan PSNA College of Engineering and Technology India
    Jeune Bjorn Consulting Geologist Guyana
    Jha Vikram Chandra Deep Learning Research Private Limited India
    Ji Wenjun McGill University Canada
    Jia Peiyuan
    Jiahui Qu Xidian University China
    Jiang Menghui Wuhan University China
    Jin Yuwei University of Electronic Science and Technology of China China
    Jiny Bao Technichal University of China China
    Jordi Cortes Andrei
    Jun Liu Wuhan Univ China
    Junaidi Ahmad NCKU-Taiwan Republic of China
    Junli Yang Beijing University of Posts and telecomunications China
    Kääb Andreas Univ of Oslo Norway
    Kahraman Sevcan Kocaeli University Turkey
    Kakimoto Tomoko JJEOSS Japan
    Kalogirou Vasileios EU SatCen Spain
    Kanan Christopher Rochester Institute of Technology USA
    Kandasamy Sivasathivel Canada Center for Remote Sensing Canada
    Kang Xudong Hunan University China
    Kang Jian Technical University of Munich Germany
    Karaca Ali Can Kocaeli University Türkiye
    Karami Azam University of Antwerp Belgium
    Karim Shahid Government College University, Lahore Pakistan
    Karimi Saeed University of Guilan Iran
    Kasabalis Dimitris Yloriki Ltd Greece
    Kasampalas Dimitrios unknown unknown
    Kasapoglu Necip Gokhan Universtiy of Tromsø Norway
    Kawulok Michael Silesian University of Techn. Poland
    Kaya Gulsen Taskin Istanbul Technical University Turkey
    Kellenberger Benjamin University of Zurich Switzerland
    Kerekes John Rochester Institute of Technology USA
    Keshavarz Ahmad Persian Gulf University Iran
    Khan Haris Ahmad Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Pakistan
    Khan J Abdullah Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa India
    Khan Jollozy Abdullah Yogi Vemna University India
    Khan Muhammad Murtaza National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan
    Khobragade Anand N Maharashtra Remote Application Centre (MRSAC) India
    Khodadadzadeh Mahdi University of Trento Italy
    Khodadadzadeh Mahdi
    Khopkar Parag Dept of Geogrpahy, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind India
    Kianejad Seyed Abdollah Univ of Tafresh Iran
    Kiani Kamel Kerman Graduate University of Technology Iran
    Kim Yongmin Seoul National Univ South Korea
    Kim Young Cheal Seoul National University South Korea
    King Roger Mississippi State Univ USA
    Kiyasu Senya Nagasaki Univ Japan
    Kleynhans Waldo Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa
    Koeniguer Elise Onera France
    Koirala bixram University of Antwerp Belgium
    Kouchi Hamze Salimi Khaje Nasir Toosi Univ of Technology, Tehran Iran
    Kovalevskaya Nelley Institute for Water and Environmental Problems Russia
    Kulkarni Rushikesh Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune India
    Kumar Anil Indian Institute of Remote Sensing/ISRO India
    Kumar Deepak Central University of Karnataka India
    Kumar Harish Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee India
    Kumar Mallenahalli Naresh National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO) India
    Kumar S.S. Noorul Islam University India
    Kumar Uttam NASA Ames Research Center USA
    Kumar Vinay Indian Institute of Remote Sesning Dehradun India
    Kumar Manohar C V S S IIST India
    Kumar Harish King Khalid University Saudi Arabia
    Kumar Anil IIRS/ISRO India
    Kurte Kuldeep R. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
    Kutluk Sezer Istanbul University Turkey
    Kwon Heesung US Army Research Laboratory USA
    LI Mingyang Chinese academy of sciences China
    Lakshmi Venkat Univ of South Carolina USA
    Lamghari Soufiane ENSTA Bretagne Lab-STICC UMR CNRS France
    Lampropoulos George A.U.G. Signals Ltd., Toronto Canada
    Lan Shenling Xiamen University China
    Lanaras Charis ETH Zurich Switzerland
    Landgrebe David Purdue Univ USA
    Lang Oliver Astrium GEO-Information Services Germany
    Latourette Kevin Lockheed Martin, CO USA
    Lavreniuk Mykola Space Research Institute Ukraine
    Lavreniuk Mykola
    Le Gan Nanjing University China
    Le Bris Arnaud French National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN) France
    Le Moigne Jacqueline NASA USA
    Le Saux Bertrand Onera France
    Lee Lily MIT Lincoln Labs USA
    Lee Matthew A. Mississippi State Univ. USA
    Lee Juhyun Ulsan University of Technology South Korea
    Lefevre Sébastien Univ. Bretagne-Sud France
    Lemoigne Jacqueline NASA Goddard Space Flight Center USA
    Lessio Andrea University of Torino Italy
    Leyuan Fang Hunan University China
    Leyuan Fang Hunan University China
    Li Dongyang Vhinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China
    Li Jonathan University of Waterloo Canada
    Li Peijun Peking University China
    Li Shutao Hunan University China
    Li Wenbo Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei China
    Li Xiaodong Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan China
    Li Xinghua Wuhan University China
    Li Xiang Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Li Hongbo
    Li Weike
    Li Nan Beijing Normal University 中国
    Li Nan Beijing Normal University 中国
    Li Shuwen Wuhan University China
    Li Aija Beijing University of mining and technology China
    Li Qing Beijing Normal University China
    Li Lele Ocean University of China China
    Li Jilu CRES USA
    Li XiaoJuan Capital Normal University China
    Li Qiang Institute of Crustal Dynamics China
    Li Yuxuan Xidian University China
    Liang Wenkai China 中国
    Liao Wenzhi Ghent University Belgium
    Licciardi Giorgio Antonino GIPSA Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Université Joseph Fourier and Université Stendhal France
    Lin Yangguanhua
    Lin Liupeng Wuhan University China
    Lindner Claudia
    Liu Bin Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
    Liu Dehong Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA USA
    Liu Jie Peking University China
    Liu Rong Wuhan University China
    Liu Sicong Tongji University China
    Liu Yansong Rochester Institute of Technology USA
    Liu Yishu South China Normal University China
    Liu Peng Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS China
    Liu Yi University of Extremadura Spain
    Liu Yi Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
    Liu Jianhong
    Liu Jin-King
    Liu Xiaoqiang Nanjing University China
    Lobzenev Vyacheslav Innovative Center, Moscow Russia
    Lombardo Pierfrancesco Sapienza, University of Rome Italy
    Long David Brigham Young University, UT USA
    Longbotham Nathan Digital Globe, Longmont, CO USA
    Lopez Sebastian University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain
    Lovergine Francesco Paolo ISSIA CNR – Bari Italy
    Lu Ting Hunan University China
    Lugari Alessandro Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR, IIT-CNR Italy
    Lunga Dalton Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute South Africa
    Luo Renbo Ghent University Belgium
    Luther Charles Office of Naval Research (retired) USA
    Lv Ning Xidian University China
    Lwin Aung Beihang University China
    Lévesque Josée Valcartier Research Center Canada
    Maboudi Mehdi Islamic Azad University Iran
    Madhusoodanan Dhanusham Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) India
    Maggiori Emmanuel INRIA France
    Mahgoub Ahmed Agrisource Data USA
    Mahmoudi Fatemeh Tabib Univ of Tehran Iran
    Makrogiannis Sokratis Delaware State University USA
    Mallet Clément The French National Geographic Institute, IGN France
    Mallorqui Jordi J.
    Mangalraj P. Indian Institute of Information Technology India
    Mani V.R.S National Engineering College India
    Marcato JR UFMS Brazil
    Marcello Javier University Las Palmas of Gran Canaria Spain
    Marinoni Andrea University of Pavia Italy
    Marpu Prashanth Reddy Masdar Institute of Science and Technology UAE
    Marques JR Ademir Unisinos University Brazil
    Marwaha Richa Indian Institute of Remote Sensing India
    Massamba Bienvenu Lousiana State University United States
    Massetti Andrea
    Masson Eric University of Lille Sciences and Technologies France
    Matasci Giona Integrated Remote Sensing Studio – UBC, Vancouver Canada
    Matteoli Stefania National Research Council of Italy Italy
    Matteoli Stefania CNR-Italy Italy
    Mazza Antonio
    Med Amin Larabi Asal Algeria Algeria
    Medasani Sivasubramanyam Sri Venkateswara University, College of Engineering India
    Medina Reynaldo USAA USA
    Melgani Farid Univ of Trento Italy
    Melillos George Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
    Menan Vineithe University of Alabama USA
    Meng Lingfei Academic USA
    Merentitis Andreas AGT International, Darmstadt Germany
    Miao Yuanjing National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
    Miao Hongli Ocean University of China China
    Michael Nkenfack Hydrogeocartech Cameroon
    Migliazzi Mauro GLOBI Hi-Tech Srl Italy
    Minaei Masoud University of Vienna Austria
    Ming Zhou China University of Geosciences China
    Minottu Felipe University of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
    Mirnazari Javad Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia
    Mishra Roshni Nirma University India
    Mitkari Kavita Mitkari Punjab Engineering College India
    Mofokeng Olga University of Free State, RSA South Africa
    Moghaddam Negin Fouladi Monash University Australia
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  • Data Fusion Contest

    2021 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest

    Geospatial AI for Social Good


    The Contest: Goals and Organization


    The 2021 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, organized by the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee, aims to promote research on geospatial AI for social good. The global objective is to build models for understanding the state and changes of artificial and natural environments from multimodal and multitemporal remote sensing data towards sustainable developments. The 2021 Data Fusion Contest will consist of two challenge tracks:


    Scientific papers describing the best entries will be included in the Technical Program of IGARSS 2021, presented in an invited session “IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest” and published in the IGARSS 2021 Proceedings.


    Results, Awards, and Prizes:


    The following eight teams will be declared as winners:

    • The first, second, third, and fourth-ranked teams in Track DSE
    • The first, second, third, and fourth-ranked teams in Track MSD

    The authors of the eight winning submissions will:

    • Present their manuscripts in an invited session dedicated to the Contest at IGARSS 2021
    • Publish their manuscripts in the Proceedings of IGARSS 2021
    • Be awarded IEEE Certificates of Recognition

    The authors of the first and second-ranked teams in both tracks will:

    • Receive a special prize (see more details in each track page)
    • Co-author journal papers (in a limit of 3 co-authors per submission), which will summarize the outcome of the Contest and will be submitted with open access to IEEE JSTARS.

    Top-ranked teams will be awarded during IGARSS 2021, Brussels, Belgium in July 2021. The costs for open-access publication will be supported by the GRSS.

  • Past Contests

    The 2020 Data Fusion Contest aimed to promote research in large-scale land cover mapping from globally available multimodal satellite data. The task was to train a machine learning model for global land cover mapping based on weakly annotated samples. The Contest consisted of two challenge tracks: Track 1: Land cover classification with low-resolution labels, and Track 2: Land cover classification with low- and high-resolution labels.
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results

    The 2019 Data Fusion Contest aimed to promote research in semantic 3D reconstruction and stereo using machine intelligence and deep learning applied to satellite images. The global objective was to reconstruct both a 3D geometric model and a segmentation of semantic classes for an urban scene. Incidental satellite images, airborne lidar data, and semantic labels were provided to the community.
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results

    The 2018 Data Fusion Contest aimed to promote progress on fusion and analysis methodologies for multi-source remote sensing data. It consisted of a classification benchmark, the task to be performed being urban land use and land cover classification. The following advanced multi-source optical remote sensing data are provided to the community: multispectral LiDAR point cloud data (intensity rasters and digital surface models), hyperspectral data, and very high-resolution RGB imagery.
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results

    The 2017 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest focused on global land use mapping using open data. Participants were provided with remote sensing (Landsat and Sentinel2) data and vector layers (Open Street Map), as well as a 17 classes ground reference at 100 x 100m resolution over five cities worldwide (Local climate zones, see Stewart and Oke, 2012): Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo. The task was to provide land use maps over four other cities: Amsterdam, Chicago, Madrid and Xi’an. The maps were to be uploaded on an evaluation server. Please refer to the links below to know more about the challenge, download the data and submit your results (even now that the contest is over).
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results

    The 2016 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, organized by the IADF TC, was opened on January 3, 2016. The submission deadline was April 29, 2016. Participants submitted open topic manuscripts using the VHR and video-from-space data released for the competition. 25 teams worldwide participated to the Contest. Evaluation and ranking were conducted by the Award Committee.
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results
    Paper: Mou, L.; Zhu, X.; Vakalopoulou, M.; Karantzalos, K.; Paragios, N.; Le Saux, B.; Moser, G. & Tuia, D., Multi-temporal very high resolution from space: Outcome of the 2016 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. Remote Sens., in press.

    2015: The 2015 Contest was focused on multiresolution and multisensor fusion at extremely high spatial resolution. A 5-cm resolution color RGB orthophoto and a LiDAR dataset, for which both the raw 3D point cloud with a density of 65 pts/m² and a digital surface model with a point spacing of 10 cm, were distributed to the community. These data were collected using an airborne platform over the harbor and urban area of Zeebruges, Belgium. The department of Communication, Information, Systems and Sensors of the Belgian Royal Military Academy acquired and provided the dataset. Participants were supposed to submit original IGARSS-style full papers using these data for the generation of either 2D or 3D thematic mapping products at extremely high spatial resolution.
    Contest Rules
    Contest Results
    Paper: M. Campos-Taberner, A. Romero-Soriano, C. Gatta, G. Camps-Valls, A. Lagrange, B. Le Saux, A. Beaupère, A. Boulch, A. Chan-Hon-Tong, S. Herbin, H. Randrianarivo, M. Ferecatu, M. Shi- moni, G. Moser, and D. Tuia. Processing of extremely high resolution LiDAR and RGB data: Outcome of the 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. Part A: 2D contest. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. Remote Sens., 9(12):5547–5559, 2016.

    Paper: A.-V. Vo, L. Truong-Hong, D.F. Laefer, D. Tiede, S. d’Oleire Oltmanns, A. Baraldi, M. Shimoni, G. Moser, and D. Tuia. Processing of extremely high resolution LiDAR and RGB data: Outcome of the 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. Part B: 3D contest. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. Remote Sens., 9(12):5560–5575, 2016.

    2014: The 2014 Contest involved two datasets acquired at different spectral ranges and spatial resolutions: a coarser-resolution long-wave infrared (LWIR, thermal infrared) hyperspectral data set and fine-resolution data acquired in the visible (VIS) wavelength range. The former was acquired by an 84-channel imager covering the wavelengths between 7.8 to 11.5 μm with approximately 1-meter spatial resolution. The latter is a series of color images acquired during separate flight-lines with approximately 20-cm spatial resolution. The two data sources cover an urban area near Thetford Mines in Québec, Canada, and were acquired and were provided for the Contest by Telops Inc. (Canada). A ground truth with 7 landcover classes is provided and the mapping is performed at the higher of the two data resolutions.
    Contest Rules
    Classification Contest Results
    Paper Contest Results
    Paper: W. Liao, X. Huang, F. Van Coillie, S. Gautama, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, H. Liu, T. Zhu, M. Shimoni, G. Moser, D. Tuia. Processing of Multiresolution Thermal Hyperspectral and Digital Color Data: Outcome of the 2014 IEEE GRSS DataFusion Contest. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. and Remote Sensing, 8(6): 2984-2996, 2015.

    2013: The 2013 Contest involved two datasets – a hyperspectral image and a LiDAR derived Digital SurfaceModel (DSM), both at the same spatial resolution (2.5m). The hyperspectral imagery has 144 spectral bands in the 380 nm to 1050 nm region. The dataset was acquired over the University of Houston campus and the neighboring urban area. A ground reference with 15 land use classes is available.
    Contest Rules
    Classification Contest Results
    Paper Contest Results
    Paper: Debes, C. ; Merentitis, A. ; Heremans, R. ; Hahn, J. ; Frangiadakis, N. ; van Kasteren, T. ; Liao, W. ; Bellens, R. ; Pizurica, A. ; Gautama, S. ; Philips, W. ; Prasad, S. ; Du, Q. ; Pacifici, F. : Hyperspectral and LiDAR Data Fusion: Outcome of the 2013 GRSS Data Fusion Contest. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. and Remote Sensing, 7 (6) pp. 2405-2418.

    2012: The 2012 Contest was designed to investigate the potential of multi-modal/multi-temporal fusion of very high spatial resolution imagery in various remote sensing applications [6]. Three different types of data sets (optical, SAR, and LiDAR) over downtown San Francisco were made available by DigitalGlobe, Astrium Services, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), including QuickBird, WorldView-2, TerraSAR-X, and LiDAR imagery. The image scenes covered a number of large buildings, skyscrapers, commercial and industrial structures, a mixture of community parks and private housing, and highways and bridges. Following the success of the multi-angular Data Fusion Contest in 2011, each participant was again required to submit a paper describing in detail the problem addressed, method used, and final results generated for review.
    Paper: Berger, C.; Voltersen, M.; Eckardt, R.; Eberle, J.; Heyer, T.; Salepci, N.; Hese, S.; Schmullius, C.; Tao, J.; Auer, S.; Bamler, R.; Ewald, K.; Gartley, M.; Jacobson, J.; Buswell, A.; Du, Q.; Pacifici, F., “Multi-Modal and Multi-Temporal Data Fusion: Outcome of the 2012 GRSS Data Fusion Contest”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol.6, no.3, pp.1324-1340, June 2013.

    2011: A set of WorldView-2 multi-angular images was provided by DigitalGlobe for the 2011 Contest. This unique set was composed of five Ortho Ready Standard multi-angular acquisitions, including both 16 bit panchromatic and multispectral 8-band images. The data were collected over Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in January 2010 within a three minute time frame with satellite elevation angles of 44.7°, 56.0°, and 81.4° in the forward direction, and 59.8° and 44.6° in the backward direction. Since there were a large variety of possible applications, each participant was allowed to decide a research topic to work on, exploring the most creative use of optical multi-angular information. At the end of the Contest, each participant was required to submit a paper describing in detail the problem addressed, the method used, and the final result generated. The papers submitted were automatically formatted to hide names and affiliations of the authors to ensure neutrality and impartiality of the reviewing process.
    Paper: F. Pacifici, Q. Du, “Foreword to the Special Issue on Optical Multiangular Data Exploitation and Outcome of the 2011 GRSS Data Fusion Contest”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp.3-7, February 2012.

    2009-2010: In 2009-2010, the aim of Contest was to perform change detection using multi-temporal and multi-modal data. Two pairs of data sets were available over Gloucester, UK, before and after a flood event. The data set contained SPOT and ERS images (before and after the disaster). The optical and SAR images were provided by CNES. Similar to previous years’ Contests, the ground truth used to assess the results was not provided to the participants. Each set of results was tested and ranked a first time using the Kappa coefficient. The best five results were used to perform decision fusion with majority voting. Then, re-ranking was carried out after evaluating the level of improvement with respect to the fusion results.
    Paper: N. Longbotham, F. Pacifici, T. Glenn, A. Zare, M. Volpi, D. Tuia, E. Christophe, J. Michel, J. Inglada, J. Chanussot, Q. Du “Multi-modal Change Detection, Application to the Detection of Flooded Areas: Outcome of the 2009-2010 Data Fusion Contest”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 331-342, February 2012.

    2008: The 2008 Contest was dedicated to the classification of very high spatial resolution (1.3 m) hyper-spectral imagery. The task was again to obtain a classification map as accurate as possible with respect to the unknown (to the participants) ground reference. The data set was collected by the Reflective Optics System Imaging Spectrometer (ROSIS-03) optical sensor with 115 bands covering the 0.43-0.86 μm spectral range.
    Paper: G. Licciardi, F. Pacifici, D. Tuia, S. Prasad, T. West, F. Giacco, J. Inglada, E. Christophe, J. Chanussot, P. Gamba, “Decision fusion for the classification of hyperspectral data: outcome of the 2008 GRS-S data fusion contest”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 47, no. 11, pp. 3857-3865, November 2009.

    2007: In 2007, the Contest theme was urban mapping using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and optical data, and 9 ERS amplitude data sets and 2 Landsat multi-spectral images were made available. The task was to obtain a classification map as accurate as possible with respect to the unknown (to the participants) ground reference, depicting land cover and land use patterns for the urban area under study.
    Paper: F. Pacifici, F. Del Frate, W. J. Emery, P. Gamba, J. Chanussot, “Urban mapping using coarse SAR and optical data: outcome of the 2007 GRS-S data fusion contest”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 331-335, July 2008.

    2006: The focus of the 2006 Contest was on the fusion of multispectral and panchromatic images [1]. Six simulated Pleiades images were provided by the French National Space Agency (CNES). Each data set included a very high spatial resolution panchromatic image (0.80 m resolution) and its corresponding multi-spectral image (3.2 m resolution). A high spatial resolution multi-spectral image was available as ground reference, which was used by the organizing committee for evaluation but not distributed to the participants.
    Paper: L. Alparone, L. Wald, J. Chanussot, C. Thomas, P. Gamba, L. M. Bruce, “Comparison of pansharpening algorithms: Outcome of the 2006 GRS-S data fusion contest”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 3012–3021, Oct. 2007.

    For any information about past Data Fusion Contests, released data, and the related terms and conditions, please write to iadf_chairs@grss-ieee.org.