General Plan of Activities
The WG plans the following activities:
- Organization of workshops and support of ISPRS events: One of the main goals of the WG is to support ISPRS events such as the Geospatial Week (GSW), the TC Symposia and the Congress. This includes collaboration in the reviewing and decision making processes for all these events, but also the organization of tutorials related to the WG topics if this is foreseen by the main organizers of these events.
For the GSW 2023, the WG proposes a workshop having the title “Semantics3D“, continuing a series of workshops that was started at the GSW 2019 in Enschede. The workshop will also be supported by WGs II-2, II-4 and II-5.
The WG also supports established ISPRS-co-sponsored events such as the EarthVision workshops and will strive to organize workshops at other events together with other WGs of TC II.
- Organization of a benchmark: The WG strives to organize a benchmark related to its scope, but details still need to be worked out. The plan is to have a definition of the benchmark goals and a detailed schedule for its establishment in early 2023. In any case, the goal is to have the dataset released sufficiently early for the community to publish first results at the ISPRS Congress in Toronto. Details on the potential scope of the planned benchmark can be found in the benchmark document.
- Contribution to Special Issues: The WG is already involved in a special issue of the journal Remote Sensing on Multi-Modal and Multi-Task Learning in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Martin Weinmann acts as one of the guest editors, submission deadline is 15 March 2023. Another special issue is planned to be published in the journal PFG – Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science. That special issue will be dedicated to the Semantics3D workshop to be held in the context of the GSW 2023.
The WG also strives to publish at least one Theme Issue of one of the journals published by the ISPRS or of other journals in the field on subjects related to its terms of reference. Potential topics could arise from the topics of WG-related workshops or there could also be a special issue dedicated to the benchmark of the WG, if the benchmark is published early enough. More details on the plans for special issues can be found in the special issue document.