2011 IEEE-DigitalGlobe Data Fusion Contest!

2011 IEEE-DigitalGlobe Data Fusion Contest!

The Data Fusion Contest has been organized by the Data Fusion Technical Committee and annually proposed since 2006. It is a contest open not only to IEEE members, but to everyone. However, final results will be announced at the 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium to be held in Sendai (Japan) in August 2011.

This year the Data Fusion Contest aims at exploiting multi-angular acquisitions over the same target area. Since there are a large variety of possible applications, each participant can decide the research topic to work with.

A set of WorldView-2 multi-sequence images have been provided by DigitalGlobe. This unique data set is composed by five Ortho Ready Standard Level-2 WorldView-2 multi-angular acquisitions, including both 16 bit panchromatic and multi-spectral 8-band images. The imagery was collected over Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on January 2010 within a three minute time frame. The multi-angular sequence contains the downtown area of Rio, including a number of large buildings, commercial and industrial structures, the airport and a mixture of community parks and private housing.

1. Accessing Imagery:

  • Each participant is required to register in order to gain access to the images. As part of the registration process, each participant is required to accept the DigitalGlobe End User License Agreement.
  • After registration, an email will be sent with the link to the images.

2. Submission Requirements:

  • Papers must be submitted by May 31, 2011 to be considered for this contest. The paper must be in English, and be no more than 4 pages including illustrations and references. The paper should describe in detail the addressed problem, method, result, etc.
  • The paper must be submitted as a pdf document and the title of the file should be the last name of the first author, followed by the first name. If multiple papers will be submitted by the same author, the file name should also include a progressive number (for example, for the second paper submitted by Paul Smith, the file should be named as smithpaul2.pdf).

3. Reviewing process:
All papers will undergo a reviewing process by the Data Fusion Award Committee. The winner(s) will be announced at IGARSS2011 and awarded with an IEEE Certificate of Recognition.

4. Award Committee:

  • Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Jenny Q. Du, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Fabio Pacifici, DigitalGlobe, Inc., USA
  • Paolo Gamba, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Lori Bruce, Mississippi State University, USA

5. Moderated Discussion Forum:
For this contest, we have created a discussion group in LinkedIn to help facilitate an open exchange of ideas. Please join the IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest Discussion Forum at: