[IADF TC Newsletter] October 2019

Dear members of the IADF Technical Committee,

I hope this newsletter finds you well.

Firstly, we would like to share information regarding what we have been preparing for the IADF TC activities of the year 2020.

We have prepared the program for our annual invited session entitled “Data Fusion: The AI Era” at IGARSS 2020, in Waikoloa, Hawaii. We feel enthusiastic about the speakers who accepted to participate in our session! It
will be an event not to be missed!

We are currently preparing the 2020 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. It will be an exciting challenge involved in AI and multimodal big data on a global scale. The details will be announced in December 2019 when the
contest starts, earlier than previous editions. Stay tuned!

Please find the following news that may be interesting for you.

# Calls for journal papers

JSTARS Special Issue on “Computer Vision-based Approaches for Earth Observation”
Guest editors: Devis Tuia, Ronny Hänsch, Naoto Yokoya, Myron Brown, Bertrand Le Saux, Yannis Kalantidis
Submission window: Sep. 1, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020

JSTARS Special Issue on “Analysis-Ready Data Interoperability”
Guest editors: Ignacio Zuleta, Hamed Alemohammad, Mike Jeffe, Scott Arko, Fabio Pacifici
Submission window: Oct. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020

More JSTARS special issues: http://www.grss-ieee.org/jstars-special-issues/

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing “Multi-view Satellite image processing”
Guest editors: Rongjun Qin, Pablo d’Angelo, Naoto Yokoya, Jan Dirk Wegner
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020

Remote Sensing Special Issue on “Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Land Cover Analysis”
Guest editor: John Trinder
Submission deadline: October 31, 2020

Remote Sensing Special Issue on “Advanced Multisensor Image Analysis Techniques for Land-Cover Mapping”
Guest editors: Behnood Rasti, Magnus Ulfarsson, Pedram Ghamisi, Jon Atli Benediktsson, Jocelyn Chanussot
Submission deadline: January 31, 2020

Remote Sensing Special Issue on “Data Fusion for Urban Applications”
Guest editors: Stefan Auer, Michael Schmitt, Naoto Yokoya
Submission deadline: September 30, 2020

More Remote Sensing special issues: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues

# Call for conference papers

EUSAR 2020 (abstract deadline Oct. 15, 2019)

LAGIRS (paper deadline Oct. 31, 2019)


CVPR 2020 (deadline Nov. 15, 2019)

# Challenges

SpaceNet Challenge 5: Automated road network extraction, routing, and travel time estimation from satellite imagery

xView2: Computer vision for building damage assessment using satellite imagery of natural disasters

# Jobs

Best regards,

Naoto, Ronny, and Pedram