Working Groups of ISPRS Commission I

WG I/1 - Multi- and Hyperspectral Sensing

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg1
 

Chair
Rupert Müller

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling
Germany
+49 8153 28 2758
+49 8153 28 1444

Co-Chair
Helge Aasen

ETH Zurich
Department of Environmental Systems Science, Crop Science
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
Switzerland
+41 4463 23899

Co-Chair
Jean-Baptiste Féret

National Research Institute of Science and Technology
for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea)
Maison de la Télédétection
500 rue Jean-François Breton
34093 Montpellier
France
+334 67 54 87 49

Secretary
Daniele Cerra

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling
Germany
+49 8153 28 1496
+49 8153 28 1444

Key Support Personnel
Jorge Centeno

Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Setor de Ciências da Terra
Avenida Coronel Francisco Heráclito dos Santos, 210
Jardim das Américas
Curitiba, Paraná
Brasil
+55 41 3361 3153
+55 41 3361 3153

Key Support Personnel
Jakub Bieniarz

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling
Germany
+49 8153 28 2790
+49 8153 28 1444

WG I/1  Terms of Reference

  • Design, calibration, simulation and physical modelling of hyperspectral and multispectral sensors
  • Imaging spectroscopy based on snapshot frame- and line-based camera systems in the VNIR, SWIR and LWIR spectral ranges
  • Sensor-oriented / physically-motivated hyperspectral data processing for performance analysis
  • Feasibility study for the integration of emerging technologies such as smartphone spectrometers for validation purposes
  • System performance investigations based on multi-sensor data fusion and multi- and hyperspectral applications

 

 

WG I/2 - LiDAR, Air- and Spaceborne Optical Sensing

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg2
 

Chair
Jonathan Li

Mobile Sensing and Geodata Science Lab
Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada
+1 519 8884567, ext. 34504
+1 519 7460658

Co-Chair
José Alberto Gonçalves

Department of Geosciences, Environment and Land Planning
University of Porto
687 Rua do Campo Alegre
4169-007 Porto
Portugal

Co-Chair
Daniela Poli

Terra Messflug GmbH
Eichenweg 42
6460 Imst
Austria
+43 5412 6930
+43 5412 6930 26

Secretary
Yi Lin

College of Surveying and Geoinformatics
Tongji University
1239 Spring Road
Shanghai 200092
China
+86 21 65981867
+86 21 65985811

Key Support Personnel
Antonio M. G. Tommaselli

São Paulo State University
Brazil

Key Support Personnel
Hussein Abdulmuttalib

Dubai Municipality
UAE

Key Support Personnel
Mahmoud Reza Delavar

University of Tehran
Iran

Key Support Personnel
Haiyan Guan

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
China

Key Support Personnel
Samsung Lim

University of New South Wales
Australia

WG I/2  Terms of Reference

  • Design and assessment of topographic and bathymetric LiDAR sensor systems (e.g., multi-pulse, full-waveform, multi-/hyper-spectral, single-photon) mounted on airborne and spaceborne platforms
  • Geometric and radiometric evaluation of optical sensor systems mounted on airborne and spaceborne platforms
  • Data quality and performance validation of LiDAR and optical systems for digital surface modelling and 3D feature reconstruction
  • Development and evaluation of innovative algorithms and software tools towards real-time LiDAR and optical data processing onboard airborne and spaceborne platforms
  • Investigation and evaluation of systems integrating LiDAR and optical sensors

 

 

WG I/3 - SAR and Microwave Sensing

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg3
 

Chair
Timo Balz

Wuhan University
LIESMARS
129 Luoyu Road
430079 Wuhan
China
+86 27 6877 9960

Co-Chair
Michael Schmitt

Technical University of Munich
Signal Processing in Earth Observation
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich
Germany
+49 89-289-22643

Co-Chair
Rafael Rosa

Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A.
Estrada Dr. Altino Bondensan, 500
São José dos Campos
Brazil 12247-016
+55 12 2138-5801

Secretary
Teng Wang

Nanyang Technological University
Earth Observatory of Singapore
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798
+65 83 49 49 24
+65 1 43 98 85 81

WG I/3  Terms of Reference

  • Investigations on recent and upcoming spaceborne SAR sensors
  • SAR big data and global coverage from Sentinel­1 mission 
  • Investigations on new airborne SAR systems
  • Evaluation of advanced SAR sensor modes and SAR constellations (e.g. bi-static, multi­-baseline, multi-­aspect, multi­-frequency, polarimetry etc.) 
  • Fusion of SAR data and complementary data (e.g. optical imagery) 
  • Liaison with other groups and societies, mainly TCIII-2, TCIII-3, as well as IEEE-­GRSS 

 

 

WG I/4 - Calibration and Validation of Satellite Sensors

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg4
 

Chair
Xinming Tang

Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center
National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
No.1 Baishengcun, Zizhuyuan
Haidian District
Beijing 100048
China
+86 10 68412138
+86 10 68412678

Co-Chair
Karsten Jacobsen

Institute of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation
Leibniz University Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
30167 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 2485
+49 511 762 2483

Co-Chair
Wang Mi

State Key LAB of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
No. 129, Luoyu Rd
Wuhan
Hubei Province
China
+86 27 68778969
+86 27 68778969

WG I/4  Terms of Reference

  • Parameter design and simulation of space borne optical system
  • Geometric/radiometric calibration and validation including laboratory and in-flight calibration of space borne optical sensors
  • Geometric imaging modeling of space borne optical sensors and/or LiDAR systems
  • Analysis of direct sensor orientation accuracy and changes during the lifetime of sensors
  • Evaluation of space borne sensors for DEM/DSM and DOM generation (cooperation with one working group of Commission II)

 

 

WG I/5 - New 3D Sensors for Metrology and Industrial Vision

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg5
 

Chair
Petri Rönnholm

Department of Built Environment
Aalto University
P.O. Box 15800
00076 AALTO
Finland
+358 50 593 0534

Co-Chair
Marcos Sirota

SigmaSpace Corp
4600 Forbes Blvd
Lanham,MD,20706
USA
+1 301 552 6000

Secretary
Anttoni Jaakkola

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
National Land Survey of Finland
Geodeetinrinne 2
02430 Masala
Finland
+358 50 349 8108

WG I/5  Terms of Reference

  • Developments and investigations on modern active sensing techniques (single photon detection, amplifying, statistics, etc.)
  • Metric quality and (self-)calibration of low-cost 3D sensors (structured light cameras, time-of-flight cameras, etc.)
  • Analysis of low-cost / micro-LIDAR and micro-RADAR systems
  • Advances in industrial applications of 3D sensors (metric measurements, hand-eye-calibration, real-time object identification/recognition)

 

 

WG I/6 - Multi-sensor Integration and Fusion

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg6
 

Chair
Cheng Wang

Department of Computer Science
School of Info. Sci. and Eng.
Xiamen University
422 Siming Rd. Xiamen
Fujian, 361005
China
+86 592 258 0003
+86 10 8011 5555 EXT 706 884

Co-Chair
Andrea Lingua

Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering
Polytechnic of Turin
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi
2410129 Torino (TO)
Italy
+39 0 11 090 7700
+33 0 11 090 7699

Co-Chair
Julian Smit

Division of Geomatics
University of Cape Town
Private Bag Rondebosch
Cape Town 7701
South Africa
+27 2 16 50 35 73
+33 2 16 50 35 72

Secretary
Chenglu Wen

Department of Cognitive Science
School of Info. Sci. and Eng.
Xiamen University
422 Siming Rd. Xiamen
Fujian 361005
China
+86 592 258 0168
+86 592 258 0258

Key Support Personnel
Sherin Youssef

Department of Computer Engineering
Arab Academy for Science and Technology
Alexandria
Egypt
+20 3 56 22 366

Key Support Personnel
Xiaoji Niu

GNSS Research Center
Wuhan University
129 Luoyu Road
Wuhan 430079
China
+86 27 68 77 85 95
+86 27 68 77 89 71

Key Support Personnel
Harri Kaartinen

Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland
00521 Helsinki
Finland
+358 29 531 4756
+358 40 192 0836

Key Support Personnel
Marco Piras

Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering
Polytechnic of Turin
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (TO)
Italy
+39 0 11 090 7661
+33 0 11 090 7699

Key Support Personnel
Yangbin Lin

Jimei University
Computer Engineering College
183 YinJiang Road
Jimei District
Xiamen
China 361021
+86 15060786995

WG I/6  Terms of Reference

  • Multi-sensor system design and on-board processing;
  • Cross-platform sensing with land-, air-, and space-borne platforms;
  • Data quality control/assurance and enhancement for multi-sensor multi-platform solutions;
  • Ubiquitous sensing solutions with non-conventional low cost sensors in mobile devices;
  • GNSS/IMU/image/ranging sensor integration and fusion for positioning and navigation ( for indoor and outdoor);
  • Inter-sensor synchronization and In-situ stability analysis of system calibration parameters.

 

 

WG I/7 - Mobile Mapping Technology

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg7
 

Chair
Naser El-Sheimy

Canada Research Chair – Tier I in Geomatics Multi-Sensor Systems
Department of Geomatics Engineering
The University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. N.W. Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
+1 403 220 7587
+1 403 284 1980

Co-Chair
Kai-Wei Cheng

Department of Geomatics
National Cheng Kung University
No.1 Ta-Hsueh Road
Tainan 701
Taiwan
+886 6 237 0876 ext. 829
+886 6 237 5764

Co-Chair
Sherin Youssef

Department of Computer Engineering
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
Alexandria
Egypt
+20 3 56 22 366

Secretary
Andrea Masiero

CIRGEO - Interdepartmental Research Center of Geomatics
University of Padova
Viale dell'Università 16
35020 Legnaro - Padova
Italy
+39 049 827 2522
+39 049 827 2686

Key Support Personnel
Antonio Vettore

CIRGEO - Interdepartmental Research Center of Geomatics
University of Padova
Viale dell'Università 16
35020 Legnaro - Padova
Italy
+39 049 827 2688
+39 049 827 2686

Key Support Personnel
Xiaoji Niu

GNSS Research Center
Wuhan University
Wuhan 430079
China

Key Support Personnel
Aboelmagd Noureldin

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces, Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7K 7B4
+1 613 541 6000 ext. 6366
+1 613 544 8107

Key Support Personnel
Marco Piras

Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)
Politecnico di Torino
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
+39 011 090 7661

Key Support Personnel
Sudhagar Nagarajan

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, EW 222
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Florida
USA
+1 561 297 3104

Key Support Personnel
You Li

Department of Geomatics Engineering
The University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. N.W. Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
+1 403 473 1779

WG I/7  Terms of Reference

  • Design, development and evaluation of mobile mapping systems
  • Design and development of real-time data processing algorithms for mobile mapping systems
  • Automation of information extraction from land-based mobile imaging and ranging sensor data
  • Development of novel applications in virtual reality, GIS, transportation infrastructure mapping and assessment, including pavement and asset mapping, emergency response
  • Cooperation with ICA, IAG, FIG, and other ISPRS WGs on 3D mobile mapping; image indexing and retrieval; 3D object reconstruction and city modelling; sensor integration and multiple sensing solutions; and applications in LBS and disaster management.

 

 

WG I/8 - Satellite Constellations for Remote Sensing

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg8
 

Chair
Rongjun Qin

The Ohio State University
2036 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
USA
+1 614 292 4356
+1 614 292 3780

Co-Chair
Peter Reinartz

Department Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Muenchnerstr. 20
82234 Wessling
Germany
+49 8153 28-2757
+49 8153 28-1444

Co-Chair
Joseph Mascaro

Planet
346 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA
+1 734 612 7656

Secretary
Min Chen

Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
USA
+1 765 2501979

WG I/8  Terms of Reference

  • Geometric and radiometric characterization of satellite constellations data
    (e.g. Planet, RapidEye, DMCII, etc.), spectral interpretability analysis.
  • Comparison of constellations and with monolithic systems in algorithms and applications
  • Data quality, usability, availability and timeliness; geometric, radiometric characterization of data from satellite constellations, spectral interpretability through remote sensing studies
  • Advancements in image time series analysis through satellite constellations
  • Evaluation of new applications with single or multiple satellite constellations, e.g. traffic monitoring using video from the space, time series 3D mapping with data from satellite constellations
  • Development and evaluation of new algorithms and software tools of processing high temporal and spatial resolution data
  • Collaborate with ISPRS WGs and other societies, including AGU, IEEE-GRSS,CV and other communities (Civil, Environmental, hydrology, etc.), to promote the use of satellite constellations for remote sensing applications.

 

 

WG I/9 - Integrated Sensor Orientation, Calibration, Navigation and Mapping

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg9
 

Chair
Jan Skaloud

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL
EPFL-TOPO Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
+41 21 693 2753
+41 24 693 5740

Co-Chair
Ismael Colomina

GeoNumerics
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
Avda. del Canal Olímpic, s/n
E-08860 Castelldefels
Spain
+34 93 1700 047

Co-Chair
Michael Cramer

Institut für Photogrammetrie
Universität Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str.24D
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 685 84118
+49 711 685 83297

Secretary
Craig Glennie

University of Houston
N107 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX, USA 77204-4003
+1 832 842 8861
+1 713 743 0186

WG I/9  Terms of Reference

  • General rigorous modeling of positioning and attitude sensors.
  • Spatial absolute, relative and temporal modeling of non-standard sensors (low-cost, new-geometry, combined-geometry configurations).
  • Use of Stochastic Differential Equations in orientation and calibration for photogrammetric applications.
  • Orientation/calibration with UAV and micro aerial vehicles.
  • Photogrammetric/LiDAR orientation and calibration: measurement techniques and models.

 

 

WG I/10 - Sensor Systems Verification, Benchmarks, Evaluation

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/wg10
 

Chair
Ralf Reulke

German Aerospace Center
Institute of Optical SensorSystems
2 Rutherfordstrasse
12489 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 67055518
+49 30 67055532

Co-Chair
Dorota Iwaszczuk

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences

Franziska-Braun-Str.7
64287 Darmstadt
Germany
+49 6151 16-22570
+49 6151 16-21916

Co-Chair
Petra Helmholz

CurtinUniversity
Western AustralianSchool of Mines
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia 6102
Australia
+618 9266 3369
+618 9266 2703

Secretary
Krzysztof Bakuła

Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography
1 PlacPolitechniki
00-661 WarsawPoland
+48 22 234 7694
+48 22 234 1578

Key Support Personnel
Jakub Kolecki

AGH University of Technology
Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering
Poland
+48 12 617 2302
+48 12 617 3993

Key Support Personnel
David Belton

School of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Curtin University
Perth
Western Australia
Australia
+61 8 9266 2691

WG I/10  Terms of Reference

  • Characterisation of sensor behaviour from UV to LWIR, RADAR
  • Traceability
  • Image (data) quality (PSF & SNR)
  • Prerequisites (Lab equipment): Radiation sources, collimators, integrating spheres
  • Spatial, radiometric, etc. characterization on sensor level
    • Linearity, PTC, PRNU, DSNU, CTE, …
    • MTF, keyston, smile, etc.
  • Algorithms and data evaluation, Usability

 

 

ICWG I/II - UAS & Small Multi-sensor Platforms: Concepts & Applications

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/icwg-1-2
 

Chair
Francesco Nex

Dept. of Earth Observation Science (EOS)
ITC Faculty - University of Twente
Hengelosestraat 99 7511 AE
Enschede
The Netherlands
+31 (0)53 489 6639
+31 (0)53 487 4400

Co-Chair
Görres Grenzdörffer

Institute of Geodesy
Rostock University
J.-Liebig Weg
618051 Rostock
Germany
+49 381 498 3206
+49 381 498 3202

Co-Chair
Costas Armenakis

Dept. of Earth & Space Science & Engineering
York University
4700 Keele Str.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
+1 416 736 2100, ext 55221
+1 416 736 5817

Secretary
Filliberto Chiabrando

Dept. of Architecture and Design
Politecnico di Torino
Viale Mattioli 39,
10125 Torino
Italy
+39 011 0904380
+39 011 090 4399

Industrial Representative
Jakub Karas

Upvision s.r.o
Klikatá 18158 00
Praha 5 - Jinonice
Czech Republic
+420 601 373 937

Industrial Representative
Bastien Mancini

Delair-Tech
676 Rue Max Planck
31670 Toulouse – Labège
France
+33 5 82 95 44 06

Industrial Representative
Christof Strecha

Pix4D SA
EPFL Innovation Park - Building F
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
+41 21 552 05 90

Industrial Representative
Tautvydas Juskauskas

DJI GmbH
Platz der Einheit 1
D-60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 176 1800 5668

Regional Representative
(East Asia)

Taejung Kim

College of Geoinformatic Engineering
INHA UNIVERSITY, 100 Inharo, Nam-gu
Incheon 22212
KOREA
+82 32 860 7114
+82 32 860 7606

Regional Representative
(North Africa)

Mourad Bouziani

Dept. of Geodesy and Surveying
IAV Hassan II
B.P 6202 Madinat Al Irfane
Rabat
Marocco
+212 537 77 17 59
+ 212 537 77 58 45

Regional Representative
(East Europe)

Václav Šafář

Research Institute of geodesy, topography
and cartography
Ústecká 98, 250 66 Zdiby
Czech Republic
+420 724 020 478
+420 284 890 056

ICWG I/II  Terms of Reference

  • UAS navigation and positioning in outdoor and indoor environments
  • UAS data processing and analysis for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing applications (Scientific Research, Commercial, Defense)
  • UAS platforms, payloads, instruments and their on board integration for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (LIDAR, Multi and hyperspectral, Thermal, SAR, gas detectors, etc.)
  • Integration of UAS data with information acquired by different platforms (satellite, airborne and terrestrial) and sensors (active and passive)
  • Documentation and comparison of innovative UAS systems and sensors in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Comparison of UAS regulations and contribution to new regulations in different countries
  • Dissemination of learning and teaching material on the use of UAS in Academia
  • Collaboration with other scientific communities and associations involved in UAS applications (EuroSDR, robotics, computer vision, electronics, etc.)
  • Cooperation and involvement of industrial partners in ISPRS activities

 

 

ICWG I/IV - Robotics for Mapping and Modelling

Home Page: http://www.commission1.isprs.org/icwg-1-4
 

Chair
Stephan Nebiker

Institute of Geomatics Engineering
FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
4132 Muttenz
Switzerland
+41 61 467 43 36

Co-Chair
Ville V. Lehtola

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
Geodeetinrinne 2
Masala
Finland
+358 40 5692583

Co-Chair
Nora Tilly

Institute of Geography
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Cologne
Germany
+49 0221 470 89653

Secretary
Wissam Wahbeh

Institute of Virtual Design and Construction
FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
4132 Muttenz
Switzerland
+41 61 228 55 47

Key Support Personnel
Edward Verbree

Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Key Support Personnel
John Shi Wen-zhong

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
+852 2766-5975

ICWG I/IV  Terms of Reference

  • Address challenges in employing robotics for mapping and challenges in map representations for robotics and autonomous vehicle navigation
  • Assess robotic mapping platforms for indoor and outdoor environments
  • Evaluate localisation and mapping sensors for indoor and outdoor robotics
  • Investigate the use of on-board sensors of autonomous vehicles for mapping and map updating purposes
  • Research and apply spatial representations, data structures and database technologies for large scale mapping and map updating
  • Address the derivation and updating of sustainable urban and building models
  • Investigate the semantic enrichment of urban and indoor models, specifically for analysis and autonomous navigation purposes
  • Exploit synergies between indoor mobile mapping and building information modelling (BIM)
  • Investigate new robotic and indoor mobile mapping applications
  • Develop and implement indoor mobile mapping benchmarks
  • Establish and strengthen contacts with the robotics community

 

 

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