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ISPRS Joint Workshop

Photogrammetric Image Analysis (PIA)
High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information (HRIGI)

together for the first time

March 25 - 27, 2015
MUNICH, Germany

The ISPRS Foundation offers Travel Grants to participate in PIA15 & HRIGI15. Further information is available on the TIF website.

Further information (paper submission, registration, etc.) at:


Goals and background

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 with respect to 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 in March 2015 in Munich. 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.

Topics and paper submission

You are encouraged to contribute to the workshop by submitting your latest research and development in the areas of

  • Small satellites and satellite constellations for mapping
  • Exploitation of high resolution space images
  • UAVs and other unconventional platforms
  • High-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from air and space
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Sensor and system calibration and integration
  • Surface modeling and reconstruction
  • 3Dd 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

The workshop language is English. Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper of 8 pages max. or an extended abstract with a length of approximately 1000 words, formatted according to the ISPRS guidelines for authors, http://www.isprs.org/documents/orangebook/app5.aspx
Full papers will undergo a rigorous double blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the ISPRS Annals series. Abstracts will also be peer reviewed, and upon acceptance authors will be invited to submit a regular paper, which will be published I the Archives series of ISPRS.

The organizers are proud to announce that Hexagon Geosystems agreed to be the exclusive sponsor of this event. During Thursday afternoon there will be a master class where the processing chain of photogrammetry and remote sensing is illustrated by software demonstrations and real-life examples.