The conference will cover three key GEOBIA topics:

Theory & concepts

  • Methodological issues and challenges
  • Geographic object-based classification and modeling
  • Multiscale and multitemporal interpretation strategies and representations
  • Comparative studies of object-based and pixel-based methods
  • Accuracy assessment
  • Integration with GIS

Methods & algorithms

  • Classification algorithms
  • Feature extraction methods
  • Change detection techniques
  • Multitemporal analysis
  • Image segmentation
  • Evaluation of segmentation methods
  • Application of machine learning methods
  • Visualization

Applications: mapping & monitoring

  • Forest and natural ecosystems mapping and monitoring
  • Urban and environmental monitoring
  • Automated feature detection for specific targets
  • Disaster management
  • Semiautomated map updating
  • Heat island detection and monitoring
  • Health and social science related applications
  • Archeological applications
  • Applications of new data & sensor systems (SAR, InSAR, LiDAR, Hyper-spectral, Thermal, Videography, etc.)