[unav_all] The 2017 ISPRS International Workshop on Advances in SAR

Osmanoglu, Batuhan (GSFC-6180) batuhan.osmanoglu at nasa.gov
Tue Jan 10 12:24:13 MST 2017

Dear all,

I would like to cordially invite you to take part in the SarCon 2017, which will take place in Wuhan, China on 21-22 September 2017. Workshop website is http://insar.lmars.whu.edu.cn/sarcon2017/index.html

SarCon 2017 is organized as a part of the ISPRS Geospatial Week, for which additional information can be found here:

Detailed information on the SarCon 2017 is presented below.

Best Regards,

Batuhan Osmanoglu, Ph.D.
AST, Physical Research Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 618.0
P: +1 (301) 614 6690

ISPRS Geospatial Week (Sept. 18-22, 2017)
The 2017 ISPRS International Workshop on Advances in SAR: Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications
SarCon 2017
Sept. 21-22, 2017 Wuhan, Hubei, China
The key importance of radar remote sensing for civil applications has been recognized for decades, and enormous scientific and technical developments have been carried out to further improve the SAR sensors and SAR data processing.

In recent years, SAR satellite constellations consisting of two or more satellites are becoming the “new normal” in SAR remote sensing. The present availability of the SAR sensor constellations like Cosmo SkyMed, TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X, and the new Copernicus sensors Sentinel-1 A and B, as well as the planned SAOCOM-CS, supplies a continuous stream of imagery. Together with many more operational and planned SAR satellite systems, like e.g. Geo-Fen 3 or NASA ISRO SAR (NISAR), this unprecedented amount of high quality SAR data is suitable for a variety of applications provided proper data processing methodology are applied.

Future concepts, like a geosynchronous SAR or the use of non-traditional orbits for fast revisiting times over areas of interest are also important concepts for the future development of SAR remote sensing. Therefore, this wide technological availability stimulates methodological advances and innovative concepts, and new applications are opened or the already established ones are benefiting of a sort of second life.

Themes of the Workshop
This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in different topics related to SAR, from constellations, to the methodology and algorithms, and to the thematic and geometric applications. We intend this workshop to mark a milestone of the state-of-the-art around the following (non- exhaustive) list of topics

·         Theories, methods, and systems for the analysis of SAR imagery 

·         DEM/DSM and global DEM generation and accuracy assessment techniques and applications 

·         Surface motion estimation from SAR 

·         Discussion on new SAR satellite constellations for bi-static and mono-static pursuit pairs 

·         Non-sun-synchronous orbits and Geosynchronous SAR 

·         Physical modelling of electromagnetic radiation, analysis of spectral signatures, image classification, data fusion, pattern recognition, and quality control

·         Big SAR data processing 

·         Ground based SAR Interferometry 

·         Applications in monitoring and assessing environment, landuse/landcover, nature resources, weather/atmosphere and climate, cryosphere, coastal and ocean, forestry/agricultural ecosystems/biodiversity, and archaeology 

·         Object extraction from SAR/InSAR/PolSAR data 

Submission of papers
You are invited to submit full papers (8 pages) or abstracts (400-500 words). The guidelines and templates for preparing the full papers and the abstracts can be found at the ISPRS (http://www.isprs.org/documents/orangebook/app5.aspx). The papers must be submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sarcon2017) or follow the Paper Submission link at the SarCon 2017 site (http://insar.lmars.whu.edu.cn/sarcon2017/index.html).

Paper authors must submit a PDF version of their full paper strictly applying the format of the sample file (provided online). Papers must be in English, in A4 paper format, and not exceed 8 pages, including all text, figures and references. Titles must be typed in regular capitalization of English (no capitalization for emphasis).
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to give oral or poster presentations at the conference.

Important Dates
Mar. 1st, 2017: Full paper submission deadline
Mar. 15th, 2017: Abstract submission deadline
Apr. 14th, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance
May 15th, 2017: Camera-ready version submission deadline May 15th, 2017: Early bird registration deadline
Sept. 21st-22nd, 2017: Workshop

Workshop/conference Organization
Chairs: Prof. Timo Balz, Wuhan University

Dr. Batuhan Osmanoglu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Prof. Fabio Rocca, POLIMI

Prof. Uwe Sörgel, University Stuttgart

Program Committee
Prof. Mattia Crespi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Dr. Michele Crosetto, CTTC

Dr. Susaki Junichi, Kyoto University

Prof. Zhenhong Li, Newcastle University
Prof. Mingsheng Liao, Wuhan University

Dr. Rafael Rosa, Bradar Industry, Brazil

Dr. Bahram Salehi, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Michael Schmitt, Technical University Munich

Dr. Teng Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

sarcon at whu.edu.cn

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