ISPRS - Technical Commission III 2000-2004
 

Theory and Algorithms

President

Franz Leberl, PresidentFranz Leberl
 
Graz University of Technology
Institiute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Inffeldgasse 16, A-8010 Graz
AUSTRIA
+43 316 873 5012
+43 316 873 5050

 

Scientific Secretary

Rainer Kalliany, Scientific SecretaryRainer Kalliany
 
Graz University of Technology
Institiute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Inffeldgasse 16, A-8010 Graz
AUSTRIA
+43 316 873-5043
+43 316 873 5050

 

Administrative Secretary

Andrea Zunegg, Administrative SecretaryAndrea Zunegg
 
Graz University of Technology
Institiute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Inffeldgasse 16, A-8010 Graz
AUSTRIA
+43 316 873 5011
+43 316 873 5050

 

Terms of Reference
  • Development of algorithms for the analysis of remotely sensed data
  • Development of automated feature and attribute extraction techniques and methodologies from multi-sensor, multi-resolution, multi-spectral, and multi-temporal imagery
  • Fundamental research into image understanding and object recognition
  • Integrated sensor orientation
  • Image sequence analysis
  • Development of algorithms for including features in the orientation processes
  • Research on the spatial, spectral and temporal properties of natural and human-formed objects and their image signatures
  • Analysis of characteristics of hyperspectral and multi-sensor data
  • Study of the relationship between object models in object recognition and GIS

 

WG III/1 - Sensor Pose Estimation

Chair
Henrik Haggrén

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University of Technology
P.O. Box 1200
FIN-02015 Espoo
Finland
+ 358-9-451 3900
+ 358-9-465 077

Co-Chair
Ayman Habib

Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering and Geodetic Science
The Ohio State University
470 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1247
USA
+ 1-614 292-6918
+ 1-614 292-2957

Secretary
Ilkka Niini

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University of Technology
P.O. Box 1200
FIN-02015 Espoo
Finland
WG III/1  Terms of Reference
  • Block adjustment: projective vs. perspective transformation
  • Registration algorithms
  • Orientation procedures for 3D scene reconstruction
  • Block triangulation for airborne digital sensors and cameras
  • Use of features as entities in image orientation processes

 

WG III/2 - Surface Reconstruction from Images as Information Source

Chair
Michel Roux

Department Traitement du Signal et des Images
Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Telecommunications
46 Rue Barrault
75013 Paris
France
+ 33-1-4581-8128
+ 33-1-4581-3794

Co-Chair
Amnon Krupnik

Department of Civil Engineering
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000
Israel
+ 972-4-82-92661
+ 972-4-82-3475

Secretary
Caroline Baillard

Department Traitement du Signal et des Images
Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Telecommunications
46 Rue Barrault
75013 Paris
France
WG III/2  Terms of Reference
  • Stereo matching
  • Shape from X
  • 3D versus 2.5D (in collaboration with WG III/3)
  • Improvement provided by automated object identification and by image/scene understanding (coordination with WG III/4)

 

WG III/3 - 3D Reconstruction from Airborne Laser Scanner and InSAR Data

Chair
George Vosselman

Delft University of Technology
Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Thijsseweg 11
2629 Delft
The Netherlands
+ 31 15 27 81 741
+ 31 15 27 82 745

Co-Chair
Hans-Gerd Maas

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Dresden University of Technology
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01062 Dresden
Germany
+ 49 351 46 33 2859
+ 49 351 46 33 7266

Secretary
Andrea Hoffmann

Terraimaging
Elsenhof
Elsenstrasse 106
D-12435 Berlin
Germany
+ 49 30 53 21 77 20
+ 49 30 53 21 77 26
WG III/3  Terms of Reference
  • Algorithms for point cloud processing (in collaboration with WG III/2 on surface reconstruction)
  • Data fusion (in collaboration with WG III/6)
  • Products: Digital surface models, digital elevation models, 3-D city and landscape models
  • Applications: (in collaboration with WGs VII/3, VII/4, VII/5 on coastal mapping, flood prediction, urban planning, telecommunications planning, monitoring of power lines, noise and gas propagation, tax verification, real estate sales etc.)

 

WG III/4 - Automated Object Extraction

Chair
Helmut Mayer

Institute of Photogrammetry and Cartography
University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich
85577 Neubiberg
Germany
+ 49 89 6004 3429
+ 49 89 6004 4090

Co-Chair
James Bethel

Civil Engineering
Purdue University
CIVL 4109
West Lafayette, IN 47907 - 1284
Germany
+ 1 765 494 6719
+ 1 765 494 0395

Secretary
Albert Baumgartner

Technical University of Munich
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 Munich
Germany
+ 49-89-2892-2688
+ 49-89-2809-573
WG III/4  Terms of Reference
  • Segmentation and aggregation/grouping of image features based on classification and computer vision approaches
  • 3-D object extraction and image/scene understanding (in collaboration with WG III/2)
  • Knowledge representation and manipulation, control structures, management of uncertainty, and learning, i.e., automatic model generation
  • Geometric, semantic and temporal modeling of man-made and natural objects like buildings, roads, and vegetation including their relations in satellite, aerial and close-range imagery
  • Utilization of prior knowledge, especially in the form of CAD models, GIS, or results from digital surface model analysis
  • Performance evaluation (quality control, test procedures) jointly with WG III/7 and III/8
  • Liaise with the Computer Vision community

 

WG III/5 - Algorithms for Industrial Vision

Chair
Carsten Steger

MVTec Software GmbH
Neherstrasse 1
81675 Munich
Germany
+ 49 89 45 76 95 0
+ 49 89 45 76 95 55

Co-Chair
Stefan Scherer

Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 16
8010 Graz
Austria
+43 316 873-5014
++ 43 316 873-5050
WG III/5  Terms of Reference
  • Calibration: Off-line versus on-line, geometric versus radiometric calibration; active versus passive systems, non-stereo such as depth-from-focus and other shape-from-X techniques
  • Reconstruction: real-time versus non-real time, 2D versus 2.5D versus 3D, multiple view geometry versus other shape-from-X algorithms, calibrated versus uncalibrated methods
  • Recognition: object-centered versus viewer-centered, quantitative versus qualitative
  • Model- and appearance based inspection
  • Micro-surfaces: sensor models, active image acquisition, microscopic shape-from-X
  • Performance and Reliability: assessment of the investigated industrial vision algorithms, in collaboration with WG III/8 and WG V/1

 

WG III/6 - Multi-Source Vision

Chair
Olaf Hellwich

Chair of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Technical University Munich
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 Munich
Germany
+ 49 89 28 92 26 77
+ 49 89 28 09 573

Co-Chair
Bea Csatho

Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
USA
+1 614 292-6641
+1 614 292-4697

Co-Chair
Christian Wiedemann

Technical University Munich
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 Munich
Germany
WG III/6  Terms of Reference
  • Information fusion from multi-resolution multi-source data such as SAR, multi-spectral, hyper-spectral, panchromatic and laser scanner data
  • Modeling of uncertainty in multi-source computer vision
  • Using additional knowledge sources, such as GIS, to support object extraction
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of multi-source information fusion

 

WG III/7 - Modeling Large Scale Urban Environments

Chair
David M. McKeown, Jr

Department of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
USA
+ 1 412 268 2626
+ 1 412 268 5576

Co-Chair
Seth Teller

Computer Graphics Group
Laboratory for Computer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NE 43-253 . 545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02 139
USA
+ 1 617 258 7885
+ 1 617 253 6652

Secretary
Chris McGlone

Senior Systems Scientist
Department of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
USA
+ 1 412 268 2524
+ 1 412 268 5576
WG III/7  Terms of Reference
  • Integrated/simultaneous analysis of terrestrial and aerial imagery for urban model and texture extraction
  • Automated generation of urban models with level-of-detail and inferred attribution
  • Merging of information from remotely sensed imagery, traditional cartographic products, CAD models, and urban GIS
  • Techniques for integration of GPS, automated image matching, and interactive construction of virtual environments
  • Photo-realistic rendering for a moving user
  • Optical tracking and navigation for augmented reality

 

WG III/8 - Reliability and Performance of Algorithms

Chair
Nicolas Paparoditis

Institut Géographique National
Service de la recherche
Laboratoires MATIS & LOEMI
4, avenue Pasteur
F-94165 Saint Mande
France
+ 33 143988392
+ 33 143988581

Co-Chair
Sylvain Airault

Service de la recherche
Laboratoires MATIS & LOEMI
4, avenue Pasteur
F-94165 Saint Mande
France
WG III/8  Terms of Reference
  • Data set: setting up a large source data set for algorithm evaluation with B&W and color mages, various stereo overlaps, airborne laser and InSAR reference data
  • Digital airborne data source: test data sets
  • Reference terrain models and digital map data
  • Simulation: data sets for optical, SAR and laser sources for parameter tuning of algorithms
  • Specifications: rules for the validation of algorithms and the tuning of algorithm parameters
  • New quality criteria: surface shape rendering with discontinuities, slope breaks, surface roughness, quality versus compression rates of DSM triangulation techniques (in collaboration with WGs III/2 and III/7)
  • Accuracy versus robustness: definition, evaluation and tradeoffs
  • International algorithm comparison: establishment of evaluation protocols and organization of international algorithm comparisons

 

 

 
Nice 2020
XXIVth ISPRS Congress:

June 6-11, 2022
Nice, FRANCE
 
 
 
 
 
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