Special Issue "Explainable Deep Neural Networks for Remote Sensing Image Understanding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: machine learning; remote sensing image analysis; visual understand
Interests: image processing; machine learning; geological remote sensing
Interests: pattern recognition; machine learning; image processing; remote sensing
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Deep convolutional neural networks have been widely used in remote sensing image analysis and applications, e.g., classification, detection, regression, and inversion. Although these networks are somewhat successful in remote sensing image understanding, they still face a black-box problem, since both the feature extraction and classifier design are automatically learned. This problem seriously limits the development of deep learning and its applications in the field of remote sensing image understanding. In recent years, many explainable deep network models have been reported in the machine learning society, such as channel attention, spatial attention, self-attention, and non-local network. These networks, to some extent, promote the development of explainable deep learning and address some important problems in remote sensing image analysis. On the other hand, remote sensing applications usually involve several exact physical models, e.g., the radiance transfer model, linear unmixing model, and spatiotemporal autocorrelation, which can also effectively model the formation process from the remote sensing data to land-cover observation and environmental parameter monitoring. However, how to effectively integrate popular deep neural networks with the traditional remote sensing physical models is currently the main challenge in remote sensing image understanding. Therefore, the research of theoretically and physically explainable deep convolutional neural networks is currently one of the most popular topics and can offer important advantages in the applications of remote sensing image understanding. This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality research papers and salient and informative review articles addressing emerging trends in remote sensing image understanding using the combination of explainable deep network and remote sensing physical models. Original contributions, not currently under review in a journal or a conference, are solicited in relevant areas including, but not limited to, the following:
- Attention-aware deep convolutional neural networks for objection detection, segmentation, and recognition in remote sensing images.
- Non-local convolutional neural networks for remote sensing image applications.
- Compact deep network models for remote sensing image applications.
- Physical model integrating with deep convolutional neural networks for remote sensing image applications.
- Hybrid models of joining data-driven and model-driven for remote sensing image applications.
- Incorporating geographical laws into deep convolutional neural netowrks for remote sensing image applications.
- Review/Surveys of remote sensing image processing.
- New remote sensing image datasets.
Dr. Tao Lei
Dr. Tao Chen
Dr. Lefei Zhang
Prof. Dr. Asoke K. Nandi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- deep learning
- remote sensing image analysis
- land-cover observation
- Earth environmental monitoring
- attention mechanism
- data driven and model driven
- physical models