Working Groups of ISPRS Commission II

WG II/1 - Image Orientation and Fusion

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

Chair
Petra Helmholz

Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Australia
+61 8 9266 3369

Co-Chair
Ronny Hänsch

DLR Germany
HR-STR
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling
Germany
+49 8153 28-3975

Co-Chair
Ewelina Rupnik

LaSTIG, Univ. Gustave Eiffel, IGN-ENSG
IGN
73 avenue de Paris
94165 Saint-Mandé
France

Secretary
Mozhdeh Shahbazi

Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada
50 Place de la Cité
Sherbrooke, Québec
Canada
+1 819-564-5600

Supporter
Jianzhu Huai

Wuhan University
909 Xinghu Bldg
Faculty of Info Sciences
Wuhan Univ., 129 Luoyu Road
Hongshan District Wuhan Hubei
China
+86-13671260930

Benchmark Manager
Michael Schmitt

University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg
Germany
+49 89 6004-4426

Industry Liaison
Dimitri Bulatov

IOSB Fraunhofer Institute
Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung
Gutleuthausstr. 1
76275 Ettlingen
Germany
+49 7243 992-136

Benchmark Manager
Ludwig Hoegner

Munich University of Applied Sciences
Karlstrasse 6
80333 Munich
Germany
+49 (0)89 1265-2678
+49 (0)89 1265-2698

WG II/1  Terms of Reference

  • Orientation of classical and unconventional images including but not limited to oblique images, images from cameras with rolling shutter, RGBD images, crowd-sourced images, historical images, and thermal infrared images
  • Multimodal image matching for alignment, registration and fusion of multi-source imagery, e.g. optical and radar images
  • Geometric, algebraic and learning-based approaches to multi-view stereo and structure-from-motion (SfM)
  • Modern approaches in intrinsic/extrinsic camera calibration and bundle adjustment (BA), e.g. single-image calibration, online calibration, methods for handling ambiguous and degenerate configurations, large-scale BA, and structureless BA
  • Vision-based measurement of dynamic processes, e.g. structural deformations
  • Evaluation of performance, reliability, robustness, and generality of methods

 

 

WG II/2 - Point Cloud Generation and Processing

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

Chair
Norbert Haala

University of Stuttgart
Institute for Photogrammetry
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24D
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 685 83383

Co-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

Secretary
Francesca Matrone

Polytechnic of Turin
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Turin
Italy
+39 011 090 7700

Advisor
Florent Lafarge

INRIA
Sophia Antipolis
France
+33 4-92-38-77-31

Advisor
Sander Oude Elberink

Faculty ITC
Department Earth Observation Science (EOS)
University of Twente
The Netherlands
+31 (0)53 – 487 4350

WG II/2  Terms of Reference

  • Point cloud acquisition by terrestrial / mobile / UAV / aerial LiDAR or other scanning technologies or photogrammetry 
  • Stereo and Multi-View-Stereo for terrestrial / UAV / aerial / spaceborne imagery 
  • Ubiquitous point cloud sensing and mapping, consumer grade 3D sensors, automotive 3D sensors 
  • Real-time generation of point clouds using SLAM and related methods 
  • Methods for multi-modal mesh generation 
  • Integration of point clouds with multi-modal data (e.g., images, InSAR) for change detection/updating 
  • Point cloud registration, fusion and integration of point clouds from different data sources or sensors for surface reconstruction
  • Development of new methodologies, algorithms and applications for point cloud semantic understanding and analysis
  • Explainability and interpretability for DL approaches on point clouds
  • Machine learning for point filtering operations
  • Information extraction from point clouds, including feature extraction, object detection, segmentation and classification 
  • Quality and performance evaluation of point cloud generation with respect to computational complexity, precision, robustness and scalability of methods 

 

 

WG II/3 - 3D Scene Reconstruction for Modeling & Mapping

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

Chair
Ksenia Bittner

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Earth Observation Center (EOC)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute,
Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
Oberpfaffenhofen
82234 Weßling
Germany
+49 8153 28 4285

Co-Chair
Franz Rottensteiner

Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Leibniz University Hannover
Nienburger Straße 1
30167 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 3893

Co-Chair
Friedrich Fraundorfer

Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 16/II
8010 Graz
Austria
+43 316 873 5020

Secretary
Max Mehltretter

Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Leibniz University Hannover
Nienburger Straße 1
30167 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 2981

Supporter
Jinha Jung

Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
USA
+1 765 496 1267

Supporter
Arpan Kusari

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan
2901 Baxter Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
USA
+1 734 763 4806

Supporter
Martin Weinmann

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

WG II/3  Terms of Reference

  • Models and techniques for extracting features, geometrical primitives and objects from data acquired by airborne, spaceborne and/or terrestrial sensors, including object detection and 3D object reconstruction in complex scenes.
  • Semantic interpretation of data of various origins and generated by various sensors, including methods for semantic segmentation and panoptic segmentation, potentially involving an interpretation of the entire scene, and considering both outdoor and indoor environments.
  • Integration of semantic interpretation and 3D reconstruction of complex scenes, including point-based methods and methods based on object models, e.g. using implicit representations.
  • Generation and update of high-resolution 3D city models and road databases, including mesh based, polyhedral, parametric and multi-scale 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.
  • Multi-modal 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 (mono-scopic/stereoscopic images, LiDAR, (In)SAR), and existing data (traditional cartographic products, CAD models, urban GIS, data produced by crowd-sourcing).
  • Methods addressing any of the tasks mentioned above, while focusing on handling noisy or out-of-distribution input data, including techniques for uncertainty estimation and uncertainty propagation.

 

 

WG II/4 - AI/ML for Geospatial Data

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

Chair
Ribana Roscher

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)
Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße
52428 Jülich
Germany
+49 2461/61-5957

Co-Chair
Devis Tuia

Environmental Computational Science and Earth Observation
School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
1950 Sion
Switzerland

Co-Chair
Jefersson A. dos Santos

Department of Computing Science and Mathematics
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Stirling, FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK

Secretary
Maria Vakalopoulou

MICS Laboratory
University of Paris-Saclay
CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 91190
France

Supporter
Michael Kampffmeyer

UiT Machine Learning Group
Department of Physics and Technology
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
9019 Tromsø
Norway

WG II/4  Terms of Reference

  • Machine learning, deep learning
  • Analysis and interpretation of geospatial data
  • Scene classification, semantic (instance) segmentation, object detection
  • Unsupervised, supervised, weakly supervised, transfer, self-supervised learning
  • Human-in-the-loop learning
  • Multi-view, multi-modal learning
  • Precision agriculture, environmental/urban monitoring
  • Biases analysis, interpretability and explainability of machine learning models

 

 

WG II/5 - Temporal Geospatial Data Understanding

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

Chair
Charlotte Pelletier

Institute for Research in IT and Random Systems (IRISA)
Université Bretagne Sud
Vannes
France

Co-Chair
Michael Ying Yang

ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
University of Twente
Enschede
The Netherlands

Co-Chair
Loic Landrieu

French National Geographical Institute
IGN/ENSG, LASTIG
Université Gustave Eiffel
Paris
France

Secretary
Marc Rußwurm

Environmental Computational Science and Earth Observation Laboratory
EPFL
Sion
Switzerland

Supporter
Wen Xiao

China University of Geosciences
Wuhan
China

Supporter
Alber Sánchez

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
São José dos Campos
Brazil

WG II/5  Terms of Reference

  • Classification and change detection in image time-series and/or 3D point clouds
  • Dynamic scene understanding from image sequences
  • Detection, reconstruction, classification and tracking of objects in image/lidar sequences
  • Event reconstruction and scene analysis from single and multiple image/lidar streams
  • Multi-source, multi-view, multi-temporal, multi-modal image analysis
  • Machine learning and deep learning for time-series data

 

 

WG II/6 - Cultural Heritage Data Acquisition and Processing

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

Chair
Susana Del Pozo

TIDOP Research Unit
Higher Polytechnic School of Avila
Caleros ovens, 50.
University of Salamanca
Avila
Spain
+34 663 170597

Co-Chair
Fulvio Rinaudo

Laboratory “Geomatics for Cultural Heritage” (G4CH)
Department of Architecture & Design
Politecnico di Torino
Viale A. Mattioli, 39, 10125
Torino
Italy
+39 331 6714787

Co-Chair
Charalampos Georgiadis

School of Civil Engineering
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Univ. Box 465, GR 54124
Thessaloniki
Greece
+30 2310 996171

Secretary
Lorenzo Teppati Losé

Laboratory “Geomatics for Cultural Heritage” (G4CH)
Department of Architecture & Design
Politecnico di Torino
Viale A. Mattioli, 39, 10125
Torino
Italy
+39 3460171863

Supporter
Arnadi Dhestaratri Murtiyoso

FORM-ITES
ETH Zürich
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Switzerland
+41 44 632 37 47

WG II/6  Terms of Reference

  • Innovative strategies and solutions in the collection and processing of data for the documentation of cultural heritage
  • Automation strategies in data processing
  • Multi-source data fusion
  • Remote sensing in cultural heritage
  • Cultural heritage monitoring
  • Metrics and accuracy in cultural heritage
  • Cultural heritage modelling towards HBIM
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Open-source promotion
  • Low-cost merging strategies
  • Cultural heritage data acquisition standards
  • Establishment of good practice protocols

 

 

WG II/7 - Underwater Data Acquisition and Processing

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

Chair
Erica Nocerino

Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Sassari
Via Roma, 151
07100 Sassari
Italy

Co-Chair
Fabio Menna

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

Co-Chair
Dimitrios Skarlatos

Dept. of Civil Eng. & Geomatics
Cyprus University of Technology
30 Arch. Kyprianos Str.
3036 Limassol
Cyprus
+357 25002360

Secretary
Caterina Balletti

Cartography and Gis Lab
Department of Architecture
S. Croce 191
30135 Venezia
Italy
+39 041 2571509

Supporter
Gottfried Mandlburger

TU Wien
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Research Unit Photogrammetry E120.7
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8/E120
1040 Vienna
Austria
+43 1 58801 12235

Supporter
Panagiotis Agrafiotis

National Technical University of Athens
School of Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering
Laboratory of Photogrammetry
9 Iroon Polytechneiou Str. - 157 80
Zographou, Athens
Greece
+30 2107722687

WG II/7  Terms of Reference

  • Geometric and stochastic modelling of multimedia geometry for underwater image and range measurements
  • Definition of best practice for geometric calibration, colour correction and restoration, validation of systems for underwater 3D measurements
  • Combined above-water, through-water and underwater techniques for 3D modelling and mapping of coastal habitat
  • Lidar and photo bathymetry for seafloor and water surface measurement
  • AI-driven solutions for through-water, underwater and habitat mapping applications
  • Algorithms and methods for underwater localization, navigation and mapping, including augmented and virtual reality applications
  • Sensors’ integration and performance evaluation of UUVs (ROVs and AUVs), towed vehicles and diver operated systems
  • Underwater applications and methods in archaeology, habitat mapping and monitoring, industrial metrology and inspections, volumetric reconstruction for flow tracking

 

 

WG II/8 - Environmental & Infrastructure Monitoring

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

Chair
María Gabriela Lenzano

Andean Geomatics Lab
Argentine Institute of Nivology, Glaciology and Environmental Sciences National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Av. Ruiz Leal s/n. Parque Gral. San Martín.
Mendoza
Argentina
+54 261 5244226/4243

Co-Chair
Vladimir Knyaz

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

Co-Chair
Zhenfeng Shao

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing
Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
Luoyu Road
Wuhan city of Hubei Province, 430079
China
+86 27 15827188114

Secretary
Nives Grasso

Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)
Politecnico di Torino
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
+39 011 090 7687

Supporter
Changjae Kim

Myongji University, Korea
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
116 Myongjiro
Cheoin-gu
Yongin 17
Korea
+82-31-330-6474

WG II/8  Terms of Reference

  • Promote the use of highly accurate tools and efficient technology to achieve geometric deformation tracking in the urban and natural environment as well as infrastructure.
  • Promote the study, development, and application of algorithms to solve problems in environmental (natural and urban) as well as infrastructure monitoring accurately and precisely, respectively.
  • Evaluate the performance and robustness of methods through the processing of different 2D-3D geospatial datasets to achieve a better description, mapping, and monitoring of the environment.
  • Study and analyze optimal and precise solutions according to the capabilities and challenges of the various remote sensing platforms. Address errors and their impact on the resulting processing.
  • Promote the development of new approaches and methods for biomedical data processing and analysis to improve monitoring and diagnostics and provide valuable results in biometry and biomedicine.

 

 

WG II/9 - Vision Metrology

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

Chair
Markus Ulrich

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus South
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)
D-76128 Karlsruhe
Germany
+49 721 608 42315

Co-Chair
Samanta Piano

University of Nottingham
Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
NG8 1BB Nottingham
United Kingdom
+44 0 1157486226

Co-Chair
Michael Weinmann

Delft University of Technology
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
The Netherlands

Secretary
Martin Weinmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus South
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)
D-76128 Karlsruhe
Germany
+49 721 608 47302

Supporter
Stuart Robson

University College London
Department of Civi, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Gower Street
WC1E 6BBT
United Kingdom

WG II/9  Terms of Reference

  • Geometrical 2D, 3D, and 4D measurements
  • Consideration and assessment of uncertainty
  • Benchmarking
  • Modeling and calibration of vision sensors and lenses
  • Performance evaluation of active and passive sensor systems
  • Machine learning for vision metrology
  • Geometrical object inspection
  • Sensor and object pose determination
  • Vision-guided industrial robots
  • Close-range photogrammetry
  • Vision metrology for objects/scenes with complex optical material appearance
  • arge-volume measurement applications
  • Innovative industrial applications

 

 

ICWG II/Ia - Autonomous Sensing Systems and their Applications

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/icwg-2-1a
 

Chair
Francesco Nex

University of Twente
ITC Faculty
Hengelosestraat 99
7514 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
+31 (0)6 534896639

Co-Chair
Filiberto Chiabrando

Politecnico di Torino
Laboratory “Geomatics for Cultural Heritage” (G4CH)
Department of Architecture and Design - DAD
Viale Mattioli 39
10125 Torino
Italy
+390110904338

Co-Chair
Eija Honkavaara

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
Vuorimiehentie 5
02150 Espoo
Finland
+357 40 192 0835

Secretary
Taejung Kim

Dept. Geoinformatic Engineering
Inha University
100 Inha Road
Michuhol-Gu
Incheon
South Korea
+82-32-860-7606
+82-32-863-1506

Advisor
Costas Armenakis

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

Supporter
Henry Meißner

German Aerospace Center
Rutherfordstraße 2
12489 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 67055 540
+49 30 67055 532

Supporter
Martina Di Rita

Leica Geosystems AG
Heinrich-Wild-Strasse 201
9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland
+41 71 727 4230

ICWG II/Ia  Terms of Reference

  • Drones, ground and underwater autonomous systems
  • Autonomous path planning, SLAM, navigation and VLOS/BVLOS exploration
  • Edge, fog and cloud computing for real-time scene understanding
  • Collaborative and swarm platforms for Geospatial applications
  • Heterogenous data collection from drones (e.g. climate sensors)
  • Next-generation autonomous platform applications
  • Innovative active and passive sensors embedded on autonomous platforms
  • Dissemination of learning and teaching material on the use of Autonomous Sensing Systems and their Applications in Academia
  • Collaboration with other scientific communities and associations involved in Autonomous Sensing Systems and their Applications (EuroSDR, robotics, computer vision, electronics, etc.)
  • Cooperation and involvement of industrial partners in ISPRS activities

 

 

ICWG II/Ib - Digital Construction: Reality Capture, Automated Inspection, and Integration to BIM

Home Page: http://www.commission2.isprs.org/icwg-2-1b
 

Chair
Mehdi Maboudi

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
TU Braunschweig
Bienroder Weg 81
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
+49 531-39194583

Co-Chair
Yelda Turkan

Civil & Construction Engineering
Oregon State University
101 Kearney Hall
1491 Campus Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
USA
+1 541 737 2631

Co-Chair
Kourosh Khoshelham

Infrastructure Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Level 6
700 Swanston St
Carlton, Vic 3053
Australia
+61 3 8344 4050

Secretary
Jónatas Valença

Instituto Superior Técnico
DECivil fab. 2.59
University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais 3
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
+351 218 418 259

Advisor
Markus Gerke

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
TU Braunschweig
Bienroder Weg 81
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
+49 531-39194570

Advisor
Uwe Stilla

TU Munich
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich
Germany
+49 89 289 22671

ICWG II/Ib  Terms of Reference

  • Tackling opportunities and challenges that digital construction and various 3D printing methods (contour crafting, shotcrete, particle-bed, etc.) bring to the current data capturing and inspection methodologies
  • Analysis and selection of sensors and systems for the purpose of reality capture and automated inspection in digital construction (from component to building scale)
  • Progress monitoring of large construction projects (buildings, bridges, etc.)
  • Data exchange between inspection systems and BIM/FIM
  • Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in digital construction
  • As-built vs. as-designed and evaluation of geometric conformity in 3D printing (co-registration, inspection metrics, etc.)
  • Computer vision in digital construction: Co-registration, detection, localization, and tracking of the moving robots and sensors
  • Automated risk assessment and safety hazard identification
  • Increasing automation (IoT, Industry 4.0, etc.) and remote inspection

 

 

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