Following the international GEOBIA conferences held in Salzburg, Austria in 2006, Calgary, Canada in 2008, Ghent, Belgium in 2010, and Rio De Janeiro, Brasil in 2012, the 5th GEOBIA conference of 2014, will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece between the 21st and 24rd of May.
The 5th GEOBIA conference is organized by three remote sensing units of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, namely, the Lab of Forest Management and Remote Sensing – School of Forestry and Natural Environment, the Lab of GIS and Remote Sensing – School of Agriculture, and the Lab of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing – Department of Survey Engineering, in collaboration with the Balkan Environment Center and Democritus Univesrity of Thace.
Previous GEOBIA conferences have demonstrated the world-wide interest in the emerging field of Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. GEOBIA events bring together the technical and scientific community of remote sensing and environmental sciences, promoting the development of GEOBIA concepts, methods and applications. The international audience is expected to include scientists, professionals and users, of academic, industry, public sector and governmental background, coming from the fields of environment and mineral resource management, agriculture, forestry and urban development. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to communicate new research results, share technical information, network with fellow experts, and build communities of common interests.
The conference programme will include keynote speeches by invited renowned experts in GEOBIA, stakeholder round table discussions, oral presentations of selected studies, and poster exhibition.
These sessions intend to address advancements, trends and challenges, related to the theory and concepts, methods and algorithms as well as applications, to promote the growth of emerging GEOBIA.
Extended illustrated abstracts of the presented studies will be included in conference proceedings and published on the 5th GEOBIA website. Selected articles will be published in a special issue of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing journal, published by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Conference live streaming will be available through the GEOBIA 2014 website, and archived videos of the keynotes speeches, opening and closure sessions, will also be available after the end of the event.
Theory & concepts
- Methodological issues and challenges
- Geographic object-based classification and modeling
- Multiscale and multitemporal interpretation strategies and representations
- Comparative studies of object-based and pixel-based methods
- Accuracy assessment
- Integration with GIS
Methods & algorithms
- Classification algorithms
- Feature extraction methods
- Change detection techniques
- Multitemporal analysis
- Image segmentation
- Evaluation of segmentation methods
- Application of machine learning methods
Applications: mapping & monitoring
- Forest and natural ecosystems mapping and monitoring
- Urban and environmental monitoring
- Automated feature detection for specific targets
- Disaster management
- Semiautomated map updating
- Heat island detection and monitoring
- Health and social science related applications
- Archeological applications
- Applications of new data & sensor systems (SAR, InSAR, LiDAR, Hyper-spectral, Thermal, Videography, etc.)
The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of original contributions on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. Accepted papers will be presented as oral or poster presentations.
GEOBIA 2014 will be a forum of excellence where a selected group of researchers, students and users will present their findings and latest results. Invited keynote speakers will further highlight GEOBIA’s key theoretical and methodological issues, trends and challenges. List of Topics is available here.
Abstracts must be submitted not later than 20 December 2013 by filling in the on line submission form. Should you need any help or advice you may address to the Congress Secretariat email address: firstname.lastname@example.org