Special Issue "Object-Based Classification Using Multi-Source Satellite Image Time Series"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: image processing; computer vision; machine learning; deep learning; object detection; semantic segmentation
Interests: deep learning; pattern recognition; image processing; object recognition; classification; regression
Interests: computer vision; deep neural networks; image processing; machine learning, image classification; object detection
As remote sensing has witnessed important technological progress with high-definition images, another kind of progress is taking place in the field of satellites, which are able to acquire image time series at high frequency (daily and even multiple times per day). These satellite image time series, also known as SITS, are an important source of information for object classification and scene (e.g., geographic area) understanding. A possible but naive usage of these images would consist in selecting two images from the series and studying their differences and the evolutions they reveal. However, changes in a scene might spread over a long period or even occur in a cycle. Consequently, the number of possible combinations is intractable and cannot be reduced to the analysis of two images. Multisource images have shown promising results and robustness in the recent literature.
In view of the above, ever-expanding choices of multisource satellite images can be considered in object-based classification using image time series. Since multisource satellite images can bring complementary information around the same scene, object-based classification using multisource satellite image time series can achieve increased robustness and accuracy compared with those techniques based on a single or two satellite images. By integrating images from multiple remote sensing sources and including spatial, semantic, and temporal information, object-based classification using multisource image time series becomes a promising research subject. However, this is a challenging task because of variations in spatial information, inconsistency in temporal dimension, abd differences in imaging mechanisms. Therefore, the inclusion of a Special Issue in the journal Remote Sensing is timely to promote innovation and improvement of object-based classification using multisource satellite image time series data. In this Special Issue, we aim to cover the latest advances and trends in the field of multisource satellite image time series.
Dr. Abdul Bais
Dr. Syed Afaq Ali Shah
Dr. Senjian An
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- time series analysis
- machine learning
- deep learning
- image understanding
- object recognition
- object classification
- satellite imagery