Ispra, Italy, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 11
ESA-EUSC-JRC 2011 - Image Information Mining: Geospatial Intelligence from Earth Observation
The event is the seventh in the series jointly organised by ESA and EUSC, and by JRC since 2009.
Today the analysis of a few, very high resolution, multi-spectral images and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) can be complex and challenging.
The manual process performed by experts to mine information from images is currently too complex and expensive to be applied systematically on even a small subset of the acquired scenes. This limits the full exploitation of the petabytes of archived or new data.
Results from current R&D activity might ease the access to the imagery (today mostly retrieved using spatio-temporal and a few more attributes) also through their information content. The need to access information also in large volumes of image data has stimulated the research in the field of content-based image retrieval during last decade. Many new concepts have been developed and prototyped. However the dramatic increase in volume, details, diversity and complexity, and the user demand for simultaneous access to multi-domain data urgently require new approaches for image information mining, multi-domain information management, and knowledge management and sharing (in support of information mining and training).
This year's conference continues to focus on automation in support of applications and services for geospatial intelligence, for which Image Information Mining is considered of very high interest and appropriate.