Transportation infrastructure monitoring
Safety and security
Remote sensing instruments - equipped on board of satellites, space shuttles, aircrafts, drones, etc., and operating at optic, infrared and microwave frequencies – provide routinely an unprecedented amount of information about the observed scene. Availability of such information can be exploited to boost data-driven environment control and management, aimed at sustainability, transparency and efficiency. This special session aims at stimulating discussions on models and methods that allow an intelligent processing of remotely sensed measurements to generate added-value products in the context of: smart city, smart agriculture, smart mobility, hazard monitoring, water management, archeology and heritage, etc.
Expected contributions will focus on all aspects of remote sensing: developing of new sensors (multispectral and hyperspectral, infrared thermal cameras, synthetic aperture radars, radiometers, and so on), new missions or new acquisition configurations; methods and tools for the processing of remotely sensed data; electromagnetic scattering models and inversion techniques; methods and techniques for the extraction of the desired information from remotely sensed data.
A wide spectrum of applications can be covered: land (forests, agriculture, environment, wetlands, soil moisture, terrestrial transportation infrastructures, urban areas, archeological sites, etc.), ocean (pollution monitoring, ship detection, sea state retrieval, salinity, currents, etc.), cryosphere (snow, land ice and sea ice, etc.), atmosphere (meteorology, water vapor content, ionosphere, etc.), hazards (fire monitoring, volcanoes, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, etc.). A particular attention will be finally paid to monitoring techniques for security and smart mobility applications.