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November 10, 2014
Joint ISPRS Conference PIA15+HRIGI15 Issues Call for papers

The conference chairs of PIA15+HRIGI15 cordially invite you to submit a paper to the joint ISPRS event PIA15 – Photogrammetric Image Analysis and HRIGI15 – High resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information that will take place in Munich, Germany from March 25-27, 2015.

Call for Papers:

Automated extraction of objects from remotely sensed data is an important topic of research in Computer Vision, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geoinformation Science. In order to discuss recent developments and future trends in research in automatic object extraction and their influence on sensors and processing techniques, the two well known ISPRS workshops “Photogrammetric Image Analysis” (PIA) and “High resolution earth imaging for geospatial information” (HRIGI, also known as the ISPRS-Hannover Workshop) will be held as a common event for the first time.
The location of the event will be Munich, Germany.


While in the past PIA specialised on the automatic exploitation of the image content, the strongest side of HRIGI was the geometric processing of aerial and in particular of space imagery. Realising that both areas – geometry and semantics – can significantly support each other when considered together in photogrammetric image exploitation, the two events will be organised under a common roof held at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in March 2015.
At the same time they will keep their identity, as the meeting will be organised as two parallel workshops with common plenary sessions and common proceedings.

The aim of the common event is to seek, exploit and deepen the synergies between geometry and semantics, and to give the two scientific communities the possibility to discuss with and to learn from each other. The joint event addresses experts from research, government, and private industry. It consists of high quality papers, and provides an international forum for discussion of leading research and technological developments as well as applications in the field.

Conference topics:

  • Small satellites and satellite constellations for mapping
  • Exploitation of high resolution space images
  • UAVs and other platforms
  • High-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from air and space
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Sensor and system calibration and integration
  • Surface modeling and reconstruction
  • 3d object extraction: buildings, roads, vegetation
  • Learning and statistical methods for object extraction
  • Sensor and data fusion including information from GIS, BIM, or CAD
  • Image analysis for geospatial data update and change detection
  • Global landcover and landuse mapping
  • Rapid mapping for environmental applications and disaster management
  • Industrial applications

Further topics relevant for the conference can be found in the
Terms of Reference (ToR) of the cooperating ISPRS working groups:

– I/2:
– I/4:
– III/1:
– III/4:
– IV/1:
– VII/2:

Paper Submission:
Prospective Authors are encouraged to submit either full papers or abstracts.

Full paper of maximum 8 pages will undergo a rigorous double blind peer review process. Accepted papers will be published in “ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences”. The fact that the full papers were peer reviewed will be mentioend on each paper. The series was newly established in 2012.

Alternatively, authors may submit an extended abstract of about 1000 words. In case of acceptance by the program committee, these authors are invited to submit a full paper which will be published in “The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences”.

The type of presentation (oral or interactive) will be decided by the program committee and will be dependent upon the subject of the paper and the way it fits to the overall program.

The Archives and the Annals will be available as open access papers and will submitted  to Thomson Reuters’ for inclusion into the Conference Citation Proceedings Index (CPCI), one of the indices of the Web of Science. They are also listed in SCOPUS.

Conference Venue:

The conference will be held in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, and will be hosted by the Chair of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM). The workshop site is located at TUM, close to the museum district, and in walking distance to the main station and center of Munich.

Important dates:

 – Submission of full papers  November 30, 2014
 – Abstract deadline  December 15, 2014
 – Notification of authors  January  15, 2015
 – Submission of camera ready manuscripts  February 10, 2015
 – Author registration deadline  February 10, 2015
 – PIA15 + HRIGI15  March 25-27, 2015

Coordination with JURSE 2015:

We are coordinating our event with the JURSE 2015 conference held in Lausanne March 30 – April 01, 2015 For authors planning to attend both PIA+HRIGI and JURSE, papers accepted for inclusion in the PIA+HRIGI conference will be offered a poster spotlight during JURSE. The paper will be reviewed only by the PIA+HRIGI program committee and will appear only in the PIA+HRIGI proceedings. This is an opportunity on a voluntary base.

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