The Contest: Goals and Organization
The 2016 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, organized by the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee, aims at promoting progress on fusion and analysis methodologies for multisource remote sensing data.
New multi-source, multi-temporal data including Very High Resolution (VHR) multi-temporal imagery and video from space are released this year. Submissions to the contest are scientific papers presenting the research work done on these data. The best ones will be included in the Technical Program of IGARSS 2016, presented in an oral Invited Session, and published in the IGARSS 2016 Proceedings.
The following challenging data sources are released to the community. First, VHR images (DEIMOS-2 standard products) acquired at two different dates, before and after orthorectification:
- Panchromatic data at 1 m spatial resolution point spacing
- Multispectral data at 4 m spatial resolution point spacing
Second, a video from an in-orbit camera:
- High-Definition Video acquired from the International Space Station (ISS), at 1-m spatial resolution
The data cover an urban and harbor area in Vancouver, Canada, and were acquired and provided for the Contest by Deimos Imaging and Urthecast.
Participants to the Contest are requested to submit 4-page original manuscripts using these data. The topic of each manuscript is totally open in the domain of extremely high resolution and multisource image interpretation. Possible topics include (but are not restricted to): registration (image to image, video to image), change detection, multi-temporal analysis, object detection and tracking (buildings, cars, vessels), image classification (multisensor or multiresolution).
Submission deadline for both tracks is April 29, 2016.