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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: URBAN 2007 - URS 2007

 *URBAN 2007 - URS 2007*

                         *Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event 2007 *

*                               Tlcom Paris, France
                                   April 11-13, 2007



Following the successful event in 2005, held in Tempe (AZ) and hosted by
the Arizona State University, the two most important workshops about
Urban Remote Sensing, URBAN and URS, are jointly organized in 2007 also,
and held in Paris, France. The joint event will last three days, and
will feature technical oral and interactive sessions as well as invited
presentations. URBAN and URS will provide two well connected parallel
tracks, but plenary presentations and common discussion panels will be
also organized.

Urban Remote Sensing is a growing research field, and many applications
which were once impossible are now well established or at least
promising procedures. This is due to the increasingly finer resolution
of available sensors (both in the spatial and the spectral domain), but
also to the extensive records of data exploitable for temporal analyses.
URBAN and URS have been always recognized as the premiere place where
researchers, in both academia and industry, share their innovative
results and discuss future lines of work.

The focus of this workshop is in applying to remotely sensed data
suitable algorithms and approaches to extract information useful for
applications. In order to increase the connection of the community
attending this joint event with the data providers' community and the
users' community, two panels will be organized during the joint event.
The first one will discuss requirements for data exploitation by data
providers to URBAN and URS researchers, also in light of future missions
and data sets. The second panel will promote a better awareness by the
attendees of the requirements of final user applications, in a global

Overall speaking, the joint event promises to be a very exciting and
friendly event, hosted in the capital town of France, world wide known
for its richness in arts and lovely atmosphere. We hope you will come
and join us during this event!

*Workshop topics: *

URBAN 2007

    * New data & sensors for urban area remote sensing
    * Structure detection and characterization in urban areas
    * Algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation
      in urban areas
    * Algorithms and techniques for urban area applications

URS 2007  

    * Urban Climatology, Geology & Geohazards
    * RS Applications to Social Science
    * RS Applications to Urban Planning and Conservation
    * Urban Development and Growth tracking
    * Urban/Peri-Urban Ecology

*Organized by:*

    * Florence Tupin (Tlcom Paris, France)
    * Michel Roux (Tlcom Paris, France)

*Conference Chairs:*

URBAN 2007

    * Paolo Gamba (University of Pavia, Italy)

URS 2007

    * Castern Juergens (Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany)
    * Derya Maktav (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

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