[IADF TC Newsletter] September 2019

Dear members of the IADF Technical Committee,

We hope you had a nice and relaxing summer 🙂

I’m Naoto Yokoya from RIKEN, Japan. It’s my great honor to be elected and serve as the chair of the IADF technical committee for the next two years. I would like to express my special thanks to Bertrand Le Saux for leading
the TC in the last four years. Here, let me introduce two co-chairs: Ronny Hänsch, DLR, Germany, who already served as a co-chair together with me in the last two years and agreed to continue two more years, and Pedram
Ghamisi, HZDR, Germany, who newly join the TC chair team. I’m pleased to work with them and we hope to contribute to the community through the IADF TC activities.

Please find the following news related to current IADF TC activities that may be interesting for you.

# Follow up of EarthVision 2019

Following the special sessions organized at Living Planet Symposium and the CVPR conference (the EarthVision and Computer Vision for Global Challenges workshops), we organize the following special issue starting this
week!
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
http://www.grss-ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Call_for_Paper_Computer_Vision.pdf

# Follow up of DFC 2019

The 2019 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest achieved great success. Two papers summarizing the outcome on the contest will be submitted to JSTARS. The contest data and the evaluation system will remain available on
Codalab for further development. Due to a major crash of the Codalab system, we restored all the four tracks as follows:
Track 1: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/20208
Track 2: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/20212
Track 3: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/20216
Track 4: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/20217

# Other calls for papers

JSTARS Special Issue on “2019 International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS2019)”
Guest editors: Akira Hirose, Irena Hajnsek, Akira Iwasaki, Hiroyoshi Yamada
Submission window: Sep. 1, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020
http://www.grss-ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Call_for_Paper_IGARSS2019.pdf

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

CVPR 2020 (deadline Nov. 15, 2019)
http://cvpr2020.thecvf.com/

# Challenges:

SpaceNet Challenge 5: Automated road network extraction, routing, and travel time estimation from satellite imagery
https://www.topcoder.com/spacenet

xView2: Computer vision for building damage assessment using satellite imagery of natural disasters
https://xview2.org/

# Jobs
http://www.grss-ieee.org/opportunities/

Best regards,

Naoto, Ronny, and Pedram

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