Working Groups of ISPRS Commission II

INTERCOMMISSION WGs of ISPRS COMMISSION II

 

WG II/1 - Image Orientation

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg1
 

Chair
Cyrill Stachniss

Photogrammetry, IGG
University of Bonn
Bonn
Germany
+49 - 228 - 73 - 27 13

Co-Chair
Andrea Fusiello

Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura
Università degli Studi di Udine
Udine
Italy
+39 0432 558327

Co-Chair
Ronny Hänsch

SAR Technology
German Aerospace Center
Wessling
Germany
+49 8153 - 28 3975

Secretary
Mozhdeh Shahbazi

Department of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary and Centre de géomatique du Québec
Calgary and Saguenay
Canada
+1 403 210 7710

Industrial Representative
Michael Gruber

Vexcel Imaging GmbH
Graz
Austria
+43 664 882 388 08

Key Member
Yongjun Zhang

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering
Wuhan University
China

WG II/1  Terms of Reference

  • Orientation of non-conventional image sources, i.e. oblique images, cameras with rolling shutter, crowd-sourced images
  • Feature extraction and stereo/multi-view sparse matching
  • Image alignment and applications such as mosaicking, denoising, deblurring, super resolution, etc.
  • Direct and indirect geo-referencing
  • Intrinsic/extrinsic camera calibration including methods based on single images, online approaches, or handling ambiguous and degenerate configurations
  • Structure from Motion and SLAM
  • Geometric/algebraic computer vision, multi-image geometry, and modern approaches to Bundle Adjustment, e.g. large-scale or structureless BA
  • Evaluation of performance, reliability, robustness and generality of methods

 

 

WG II/2 - Point Cloud Generation

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg2
 

Chair
Norbert Haala

Institute for Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Germany
+61 3 9925 9628

Co-Chair
Mathias Rothermel

nFrames GmbH
Kornbergstraße 36
70176 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 99788728

Co-Chair
Pablo d'Angelo

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Oberpfaffenhofen
Germany
+49 08153 28 3593

Industrial Representative
Chritoph.Strecha

Pix4D SA
Lausanne
Switzerland
+41 21 552 05 96

WG II/2  Terms of Reference

  • Stereo and Multi-View-Stereo approaches for terrestrial / UAV / aerial / spaceborne imagery
  • Methods for mesh generation
  • Filtering, fusion and integration of point clouds from different data sources or sensors for surface reconstruction
  • Quality and performance evaluation of point cloud generation with respect to computational complexity, precision, robustness and scalability of methods

 

 

WG II/3 - Point Cloud Processing

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg3
 

Chair
Jan Boehm

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3108 1036

Co-Chair
Bisheng Yang

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS)
Wuhan University
China
+86 27 6877 9699

Co-Chair
Mathieu Brédif

MATIS Laboratory
Institut Géographique National (IGN)
Saint-Mandé CEDEX
France
+33 1 43 98 83 19

Secretary
Martin Kada

Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik
TU Berlin
Germany
+49 30 314 23274

WG II/3  Terms of Reference

  • Development of new methodologies, algorithms and applications for point cloud processing
  • Information extraction from point clouds, including low-level feature extraction, segmentation and classification
  • Point cloud registration and fusion
  • Cloud Computing and high-performance computing for massive point cloud processing
  • Geospatial Big Data processing for point clouds
  • Point cloud rendering and streaming for massive point clouds
  • Point cloud processing for building information modelling (BIM)
  • Ubiquitous point cloud sensing

 

 

WG II/4 - 3D Scene Reconstruction and Analysis

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg4
 

Chair
Franz Rottensteiner

Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Leibniz Universität Hannover
30167 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 3893

Co-Chair
Bruno Vallet

MATIS Laboratory
Institut Géographique National (IGN)
Saint-Mandé CEDEX
France
+33 1 4398 8081

Co-Chair
Markus Gerke

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Pockelsstraße 3
DE-38106 Braunschweig
Germany
+49 531/ 391–945 70

Secretary
Martin Weinmann

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Englerstraße 7
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
+49 721 608 47302

WG II/4  Terms of Reference

  • Models and techniques for extracting features, geometrical primitives and objects from data acquired by airborne and/or terrestrial sensors, including object recognition and 3D object reconstruction, and possibly integrating information about multiple object classes and their relations within complex scenes.
  • Classification and semantic segmentation of point clouds and surface meshes with or without radiometric information.
  • Generation and update of high-resolution 3D city models and road databases, including mesh based, polyhedral, parametric and multiscale representations possibly with level-of-detail (LOD) and (semantic) attributes, and texturing of the resultant 3D models. 
  • Object detection, recognition and 3D reconstruction in the context of robotics or autonomous driving.
  • Multimodal data fusion: performing any of the tasks mentioned above by exploiting the complementarity of using different viewpoints (space-borne, nadir/oblique aerial, UAV, fixed/mobile terrestrial), different sensor types (monoscopic/stereoscopic images, LiDAR, (In)SAR), and existing data (traditional cartographic products, CAD models, urban GIS).
  • Assessment of efficiency and quality and of their dependence on the quality of the input data, including uncertainty analysis and uncertainty propagation, for any of the tasks mentioned above.

 

 

WG II/5 - Dynamic Scene Analysis

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg5
 

Chair
Alper Yilmaz

Photogrammetric Computer Vision Lab
The Ohio State University
Columbus
USA
+1 614-247-4323

Co-Chair
Michael Ying Yang

ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
University of Twente
Enschede
Netherlands
+31 53 489 2916

Co-Chair
Yury Vizilter

GosNIIAS - The Federal State Unitary Enterprise
"State Research Institute of Aviation Systems"
Moscow Viktorenko 7
Russia
+7 499-157-9498

Secretary
Siavash Hosseinyalamdary

ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
University of Twente
Enschede
Netherlands
+31 53 489 3921

Industrial Representative
Kent Kahle

Engineering & Business Development
Trimble Navigation Inc.
USA

WG II/5  Terms of Reference

  • Videogrammetry
  • Dynamic scene understanding from image sequences.
  • Models and methods to determine ego-motion for photogrammetric and computer vision applications including but not limited to navigation, geo-referencing and object reconstruction.
  • Detection, reconstruction, classification and tracking of single and multiple objects in image sequences
  • Event reconstruction and scene analysis from single and multiple image streams.
  • Offline and real-time 3D processing of image sequences (MOCAP system, mobile mapping, etc.)
  • Quality assessment techniques for calibration, orientation and object detection from image sequences
  • Benchmarking of object detection and semantic segmentation from image sequences
  • Change detection in image time-series and/or 3D point clouds

 

 

WG II/6 - Large-scale Machine Learning for Geospatial Data Analysis

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg6
 

Chair
Jan Dirk Wegner

Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
ETH Zurich
Zurich
Switzerland
+41 44 633 68 08

Co-Chair
Ribana Roscher

Remote Sensing
University of Bonn
Bonn
Germany
+49 228 73 2716

Co-Chair
Michele Volpi

Swiss Data Science Center
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
+41 44 632 80 45

Secretary
Clément Mallet

Univ. Paris Est
IGN-ENSG
Saint-Mandé
France
+33 1 43 98 84 36

Industrial Representative
Wolfgang Steinborn

Geo-Info-Systems
Rudolf-Hahn-Str. 152
53227 Bonn
Germany
+49 228 4339581
+49 228 461256

Industrial Representative
Michaela Neumann

European Space Imaging
Arnulfstrasse 199
80634 Munich
Germany
+49 89 130142 0
+49 89 130142 22

WG II/6  Terms of Reference

  • Large-scale image classification,
  • Machine learning, deep learning,
  • Pixel-wise semantic segmentation at large-scale,
  • Supervised, weakly supervised, transfer, and human-in-the-loop learning
  • Multi-view, multi-temporal, multi-modal image interpretation
  • Change detection and environmental / urban monitoring

 

 

WG II/7 - Vision Metrology

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg7
 

Chair
Stephen Kyle

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
London
UK
+44 1481 253057

Co-Chair
Stuart Robson

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
London
UK
+44 207 679 2726

Co-Chair
Thomas Luhmann

Institute for Applied Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Jade University of Applied Sciences
Oldenburg
Germany
+49 441 7708 3172

Secretary
Erica Nocerino

LIS laboratory - Laboratoire d'informatique et Systèmes
I&M Team, Images & Models
Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, CNRS
POLYTECH, Luminy, Bat. A
case 925, 163 avenue de Luminy
13288 Marseille cedex 9
France

WG II/7  Terms of Reference

  • Performance evaluation of active and passive systems
  • Definition of accuracy and best practice
  • Contribution to international standards
  • System developments and industrial applications
  • Very close range and large volume measurement applications
  • Camera-controlled robot and machine guidance
  • Measurement of dynamic processes
  • Structural deformation analysis
  • Medical systems and applications
  • Greater involvement of industrial partners in ISPRS activities

 

 

WG II/8 - Data Acquisition and Processing in Cultural Heritage

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg8
 

Chair
Fulvio Rinaudo

Department of Architecture & Design
Politecnico di Torino
Viale A. Mattioli, 39
Torino
Italy
+39 331 6714787

Co-Chair
Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera

TIDOP Research Unit
Higher Polytechnic School of Avila
University of Salamanca
Avila
Spain
+34 920 353500

Co-Chair
Geert Verhoeven

LBI ArchPro
Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft GmbH
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1/III
Wien
Austria
+43 699 1520 6509

Secretary
Francesco Fassi

3DsurveyGroup
ABC Department
Politecnico di Milano
Milano
Italy
+39 02 2399 6532

WG II/8  Terms of Reference

  • Development and promotion of data acquisition strategies, data processing techniques and data management solutions (such as the spatial information systems GIS and BIM) applicable to all subjects that can be categorized as cultural heritage.
  • Integration of data and measurement techniques supporting metric and remote sensing surveys, and monitoring actions for the valorization, conservation, restoration and archiving of archeological, architectural, urban and natural landscape heritage.
  • Development and dissemination of best practice protocols to aid appropriate application across related cultural heritage fields.
  • Development and promotion of low-cost, rapid, innovative, automated, commercial and open-source approaches for metric and remote sensing survey of heritage assets.
  • Development of both virtual and augmented reality as well as online applications and advanced visualization systems to promote the dissemination and the correct use of 3D metric surveys.
  • Close co-operation with related disciplines, national / international groups (e.g. CIPA, EAA, ICOMOS etc.) and other ISPRS working groups

 

 

WG II/9 - Underwater Data Acquisition and Processing

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg9
 

Chair
Fabio Menna

3DOM - 3D Optical Metrology Unit
FBK - Bruno Kessler Foundation
via Sommarive 18
38123 Povo-Trento
Italy
+39 0461 314446

Co-Chair
Mark Shortis

School of Science
RMIT University
Melbourne
Australia
+61 3 9925 9628

Co-Chair
Dimitrios Skarlatos

Dept. of Civil Eng. & Geomatics
Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol
Cyprus
+357 25002360

Secretary
Panagiotis Agrafiotis

Lab. of Photogrammetry
School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece
+30 2107722687

Key Support Personnel
Higinio González Jorge

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering
University of Vigo
Vigo
Spain
34 986818752

Key Support Personnel
Patrick Westfeld

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Section Marine Geodesy, Automation, Bathymetry
Rostock
Germany
+49 381 4563-603

Industrial Representative
Rustom Jehangir

Blue Robotics
4030 Spencer St.
Torrance, CA 90503
USA

WG II/9  Terms of Reference

  • Definition of best practice for geometric calibration, color correction and validation of systems for underwater 3D measurements
  • Geometric and stochastic modeling of multimedia geometry for underwater image and range measurements
  • Lidar bathymetry for seafloor and water surface measurement
  • Algorithms and methods for underwater localization and navigation used in ROVs, AUVs and augmented and virtual reality applications
  • Combined above water, through water and underwater techniques for 3D modeling of artefacts and mapping of coastal areas
  • Integration and performance evaluation of platforms such as ROVs, AUVs, towed bodies and diver controlled systems
  • Underwater applications and techniques in archaeology, 3D/2D mapping, modeling and visualization, biomass estimation, habitat monitoring, metrology, inspections and volumetric reconstruction for flow tracking

 

 

WG II/10 - 3D Mapping for Environmental & Infrastructure Monitoring

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/wg10
 

Chair
Roderik Lindenbergh

Delft University of Technology
Department of Geoscience & Remote Sensing
Delft
The Netherlands
+31 15 27 87649

Co-Chair
Martin Rutzinger

Institute of Geography
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52f
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria
+43 512 507 54050

Co-Chair
Vladimir Knyaz

Machine vision department
State research Institute of Aviation Systems
Moscow
Russia
+7 499 157 3127

Secretary
Belén Riveiro

Applied Geotechnologies group
Dept. Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction
University of Vigo
Vigo
Spain
+34 986 130 151

Key Support Personnel
Daniel Wujanz

Institute of Geodesy and
Geoinformation Science
Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin
Germany
+49 30 314 22374

Industrial Representative
Christoph Held

Zoller & Fröhlich GmbH
Simoniusstrasse 22
88239 Wangen im Allgäu
Germany
+49 (0) 7522 9308-548

WG II/10  Terms of Reference

  • Improve  methodology for 3D mapping and monitoring of geohazards, geomorphology and vegetation
  • Study and promote  the use of 3D photogrammetric techniques for inspection and life cycle monitoring of  infrastructures like bridges, buildings, dikes, and to improve on the integration with structural component analysis
  • Analyse, share and promote best 3D approaches and results in biomedical applications in collaboration with the biomedical society
  • Study techniques for near-continuous spatio-temporal 3D monitoring of environmental, infrastructural and biomedical processes.
  • Evaluation and integration of new 3D and 2D imaging sensors for the purpose of 3D mapping for environmental and infrastructure monitoring

 

 

ICWG II/III - Pattern Analysis in Remote Sensing

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/icwg-2-3
 

Chair
Uwe Stilla

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Muenchen
Germany
+49 89 289 22670

Co-Chair
Jie Shan

Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN
USA
+1 765 494 2168

Co-Chair
Devis Tuia

Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Department of Environmental Sciences
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
+31 317489403

Secretary
Ludwig Hoegner

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Muenchen
Germany
+49 89 289 22680

ICWG II/III  Terms of Reference

  • Automatic identification and learning of 2D and 3D patterns in uni-modal and multi-modal remote sensing data, e.g. multi-scale aerial and satellite data; multi- and hyperspectral data; SAR-, radargrammetric and SAR-tomography data
  • Automatic identification and learning of temporal patterns in remote sensing data, e.g. image-based flow estimation and learning from InSAR data (traffic, glaciers, currents, etc.); analysis-by-synthesis approaches for motion and deformation modeling with passive and active sensors
  • Integration of radiometry and radiometric models into pattern recognition; radiometrically enhanced object models for range-intensity images and sequences; integration of SAR-simulation into SAR-image and analysis
  • Recognition of 2D and 3D patterns in remote sensing data exploiting 3d and 4d models (GIS / CAD / BIM )

 

 

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