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Scope and Topics
JURSE 2011 intends to be a unique forum for urban remote sensing with respect to the Information Technology and Geoscience community. A continuously increasing amount of multiple sensory data offers opportunities to address new questions and solve existing problems more effectively in urban remote sensing. To exploit the full potential these diverse data sources offer, several questions needs to be investigated, for example how to select the best data sets for different applications and how to implement and exploit the algorithms and procedures developed for single sensor data processing. Another important question is how to combine the information derived from these different sensors, for example on which level should the individually processed data been fused.

The objectives of JURSE 2011 are:
  • gathering people coming from industry, academia, local and national/international agencies together to discuss topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring
  • fostering the research and the applications of available data sets over urban areas, with a special consideration for high resolution satellite data and data fusion
  • providing new ideas for developing sensors and/or systems able to analyze and monitor urban areas
  • improving the knowledge and the know-how by means of the interaction of researchers coming from different communities (town and regional planning, engineering, photogrammetry, geology, hydrology, etc)
Urban remote sensing includes a wide array of research topics and disciplines, and is emerging as a truly interdisciplinary field. The joint conferences will feature many special sessions with oral and poster components.
  • First Announcment and Call for Papers [ pdf ] [ jpg ]

URBAN topics

  • New data & sensors for urban area remote sensing
    • SAR
    • InSAR
    • LiDAR
    • VHR optical sensors and data
    • Hyperspectral sensors and data
    • Thermal IR sensors and data
  • Structure detection and characterization in urban areas
    • Change detection techniques
    • Classification algorithms
    • Multitemporal analysis
    • Feature extraction methods
    • Calibration and correction approaches
  • Algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation in urban areas
    • Building extraction and reconstruction
    • Road and road network extraction
    • Vehicle detection and traffic monitoring
    • Urban area extraction
    • Land use and land cover mapping
    • Data mining
  • Algorithms and techniques for urban area applications
    • Urban modeling
    • Urban area trend monitoring
    • Urban heat island monitoring
    • Urban atmosphere monitoring
    • GIS & remote sensing data fusion

URS topics

  • Urban climatology, geology, and geohazards
    • Urban heat island effects
    • Air quality assessment
    • Subsidence
    • Hydrology
    • Earthquake/Volcanic/ falling, landslide and debris flow geological hazards
    • Coastal hazards
    • Environmental monitoring (soil, groundwater contaminant studies)
  • RS Applications to social science
    • Applications to vital statistics
    • RS and health
    • RS and GIS applications to social science
    • Applications to security and emergency
    • Applications to "World Expo" and "Olympic Games"
    • RS and GIS applications in archaeology
  • RS Applications to urban planning and conservation
    • Urban planning
    • Digital city
    • Urban conservation
    • Urban simulation based on RS
    • Cultural heritage
  • Urban development and growth pattern
    • Urban development modeling
    • Contributions to urban trajectory theory
    • Detailed structure change
    • Smart growth
  • Urban and peri-urban ecology
    • Urban and peri-urban landscape ecology
    • Urban and peri-urban ecological process modeling
    • Comparative studies