Special Issue "Deep Learning for Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
In the last few years, space agencies have deployed a large number of Earth observing satellites. End users are flooded with a huge quantity of images of diverse nature, e.g., optical vs. SAR, high-resolution vs. wide-coverage, mono- vs. multi-spectral, often in regular time series. Key towards their full exploitation are fully automated analysis methods, which calls for new tools to extract reliable and expressive information.
Deep learning holds great promise to fulfil the challenging needs of remote sensing (RS) image processing. It leverages the huge computing power of modern GPUs to perform human-like reasoning and extract compact features which embody the semantics of input images. The interest of the RS community towards deep learning methods is growing fast, and many architectures have been proposed in the last few years to address RS problems, often with an outstanding performance.
This Special Issue aims to report the latest advances and trends concerning the application of deep learning to remote sensing problems. Papers of both theoretical and applicative nature are welcome, as well as contributions regarding new deep learning-oriented public datasets for the RS research community.
Major topics of interest, by no means exclusive, are:
- Large-scale datasets for training and testing deep learning solutions to RS problems;
- Deep learning for RS image processing (e.g., compression, denoising, segmentation, classification)
- Deep learning for RS image understanding (e.g., semantic labeling, object detection, data mining, image retrieval)
- Deep learning for RS data fusion (e.g., optical-SAR fusion, pan-sharpening)
- Deep learning with scarce or low-quality RS data, transfer learning, cross-sensor learning
- Processing of RS time-series through deep recurrent networks
Dr. Giuseppe Scarpa
Dr. Luisa Verdoliva
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- remote sensing
- deep learning
- image processing
- large-scale datasets
- transfer learning