IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

The “IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing” (JSTARS) is a monthly publication sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS).

This journal reflects the growing interest in application themes in the annual IEEE conferences. Many papers are part of special issues that result from GRSS sponsored or technically co-sponsored symposia and workshops and similar initiatives. Some special issue topics, particularly those in the applications area, will now be published by the new JSTARS to ease this load. We welcome individual articles and proposals for theme issues or special issues on topics relevant to JSTARS.

The following defines the range of issues appropriate for JSTARS: “Papers should address current issues and techniques in applied remote and in situ sensing, their integration, and applied modeling and information creation for understanding the Earth. Applications are for the Earth, oceans and atmosphere. Topics can include observations, derived information such as forecast data, simulated information, data assimilation and Earth information techniques to address science and engineering issues of the Earth system. The technical content of papers must be both new and significant.”

Editor-in-Chief:
chanuss Name:Dr. Jocelyn Chanussot, SM IEEE
Institution:GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Location:Grenoble, France
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Bio:  Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from Savoie University, Annecy, France, in 1998. He is currently conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab). See Full Bio »

 

Jocelyn Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from Savoie University, Annecy, France, in 1998. In 1999, he was with the Geography Imagery Perception Laboratory for the Delegation Generale de l’Armement (DGA – French National Defense Department). Since 1999, he has been with Grenoble INP, where he was an Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2005, an Associate Professor from 2005 to 2007, and is currently a Professor of signal and image processing. He is currently conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab). His research interests include image analysis, multicomponent image processing, nonlinear filtering, and data fusion in remote sensing.

Dr. Chanussot is the founding President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing French chapter (2007-2010) which received the 2010 IEEE GRS-S Chapter Excellence Award “for excellence as a Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society chapter demonstrated by exemplary activities during 2009”. He was a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing AdCom (2009–2010), in charge of membership development. He was the General Chair of the first IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Evolution in Remote sensing (WHISPERS). He is the Chair (2009-2011) and was the Cochair of the GRS Data Fusion Technical Committee (2005–2008). He was a member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2006–2008) and the Program Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, (2009). He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS (2005–2007) and for Pattern Recognition (2006–2008). Since 2007, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING.

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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing publication information

Poverty Evaluation Using NPP-VIIRS Nighttime Light Composite Data at the County Level in China

Poverty has appeared as one of the long-term predicaments facing development of human society during the 21st century. Estimation of regional poverty level is a key issue for making strategies to eliminate poverty. This paper aims to evaluate the abili…

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Framework for Evaluating Visual and Geometric Quality of Three-Dimensional Models

Three-dimensional (3-D) models require a quality evaluation prior to their use in specific applications, regardless of whether the modeling process is automatic or manual. A comprehensive framework to evaluate visual and geometric quality of 3-D models…

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Dune Height Estimation on Titan Exploiting Pairs of Synthetic Aperture Radar Images With Different Observation Angles

Widespread longitudinal dunes have been identified on Titan thanks to the 2.2-cm wavelength Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument. Understanding the properties of these surface features, such as material composition and dune height, is very…

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Cloud- and Agent-Based Geospatial Service Chain: A Case Study of Submerged Crops Analysis During Flooding of the Yangtze River Basin

More intelligent construction of geospatial service chains and more efficient execution of such service chains remain major challenges in distributed geospatial analysis. This study addresses these challenges using a Cloud- and agent-based approach for…

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Edge-Tree Correction for Predicting Forest Inventory Attributes Using Area-Based Approach With Airborne Laser Scanning

We describe a novel method to improve the correspondence between field and airborne laser scanning (ALS) measurements in an area-based approach (ABA) forest inventory framework. An established practice in forest inventory is that trees with boles falli…

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Application of RADAR Corner Reflectors for the Detection of Small Vessels in Synthetic Aperture Radar

Detection of vessels from space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data is an important area of research with many applications, including fisheries monitoring, counter-piracy, and maritime border security. The detection of vessels on the ocean surfa…

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Open special issues

  • Special issue on "Urban remote sensing"
    Guest Editors : Devis Tuia, Paolo Gamba, Carsten Juergens, Derya Maktav
    Submission deadline : 01 / 07 / 2015
    [Call for papers]

Past special issues

    Vol. 7, n. 7, july 2014
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON COSMO-SKYMED FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION EXPLOITATION
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 6, june 2014
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 5, may 2014
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON REFLECTOMETRY USING GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS AND OTHER SIGNALS OF OPPORTUNITY (GNSS+R)
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 4, april 2014
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON MACHINE LEARNING FOR REMOTE SENSING DATA PROCESSING
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 3, march 2014
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 2, february 2014
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 7, n. 1, january 2014
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 6, december 2013
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 5, october 2013
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON EARTH OBSERVATION APPROACHES FOR LARGE AREA LAND MONITORING WITH MULTIPLE SENSORS AND RESOLUTIONS
    Guest Editors : PAOLO GAMBA, SAURABH PRASAD, MARTIN HEROLD
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 4, august 2013
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 3, june 2013
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM 2012
    Guest Editors : IRENA HAJNSEK, HELMUT ROTT
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 2 part 3, april 2013
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 2 part 2, april 2013
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING: THEORY, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS
    Guest Editors : QIAN DU, LIANGPEI ZHANG, BING ZHANG, XIAOHUA TONG, PEIJUN DU
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 2 part 1, april 2013
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE EARTH OBSERVING ONE (EO-1) SATELLITE MISSION: OVER A DECADE IN SPACE
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 6, n. 1, february 2013
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON MULTI-SCALE FORESTRY APPLICATIONS SUPPORTED BY REMOTE SENSING AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Guest Editors : JESÚS SAN-MIGUEL AYANZ, DANIEL MCINERNEY, DAVID G. GOODENOUGH
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 6, december 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON INTEROPERABILITY ARCHITECTURES AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
    Guest Editors : STEFANO NATIVI, MAX CRAGLIA, GARY GELLER, MIKE JACKSON, SIRI JODHA SINGH KHALSA
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 5, october 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON PATTERN RECOGNITION IN REMOTE SENSING
    Guest Editors : NICOLAS H. YOUNAN, SELIM AKSOY, ROGER L. KING
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 4, august 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENT MONITORING USING MULTIPLE EARTH OBSERVATION DATA
    Guest Editors : PAOLO GAMBA, UWE STILLA, CARSTEN JUERGENS, DERYA MAKTAV
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 3, june 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS 2011)
    Guest Editors : YA-QIU JIN, MOTOYUKI SATO, YOSHIO YAMAGUCHI
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 2, april 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
    Guest Editors : ANTONIO PLAZA, JOSÉ M. BIOUCAS-DIAS, ANITA SIMIC, WILLIAM J. BLACKWELL
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 5, n. 1, february 2012
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON OPTICAL MULTI-ANGULAR DATA
    Guest Editors : FABIO PACIFICI, QIAN DU
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 4, n. 4, december 2011
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON GROUND PENETRATING RADAR: MODELING TOOLS, IMAGING METHODS AND SYSTEMS CONCEPTS
    Guest Editors : LORENZO CROCCO, MASSIMILIANO PIERACCINI, MOTOYUKI SATO, FRANCESCO SOLDOVIERI
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 4, n. 3, september 2011
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN EARTH OBSERVATION AND REMOTE SENSING
    Guest Editors : ANTONIO PLAZA, QIAN DU, YANG-LANG CHANG, ROGER L. KING
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 4, n. 2, june 2011
    SPECIAL SECTION ON TEMPORAL CHANGE OBSERVATION FOR BIO-GEOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS
    Guest Editors : ROSS S. LUNETTA, DANIEL L. CIVCO, ROGER L. KING, LORENZO BRUZZONE, JOHN G. LYON
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 4, n. 1, march 2011
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: A GLOBAL REMOTE SENSING CHALLENGE
    SPECIAL ISSUE ON EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND HAZARD MITIGATION
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 3, n. 4, part 2 december 2010
    Guest Editors : AKE ROSENQVIST, MASANOBU SHIMADA, RICHARD LUCAS, BRUCE CHAPMAN, PHILIPPE PAILLOU, LAURA HESS, JOHN LOWRY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 3, n. 4, part 1 december 2010
    Guest Editors : LIPING DI, KAREN MOE, TERENCE L. VAN ZYL
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 3, n. 3, september 2010
    Guest Editors : SHUNLIN LIANG, WILLIAM KUSTAS, GABRIELA SCHAEPMAN-STRUB,XIAOWEN LI
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 3, n. 2, june 2010
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 3, n. 1, march 2010
    ISSUE ON MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING FOR LAND HYDROLOGY RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS
    Guest Editors : ENI G. NJOKU, MAHTA MOGHADDAM, DELWYN MOLLER, NOAH MOLOTCH
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 2, n. 4, december 2009
    ISSUE ON HETEROGENEOUS DATA ACCESS AND USE FOR GEOSPATIAL USER COMMUNITIES
    Guest Editors : RAYMOND SLUITER, RICHARD DE JEU, MICHAEL E. SCHAEPMAN
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 2, n. 3, september 2009
    ISSUE ON FOSTERING APPLICATIONS OF EARTH OBSERVATIONS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
    Guest Editors : DIEGO G. LOYOLA R., ERNEST HILSENRATH, JEFFREY S. REID, GEIR BRAATHEN
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 2, n. 2, june 2009
    ISSUE ON REMOTE SENSING OF REGIONAL LAND USE AND LAND COVER
    Guest Editors : QIHAO WENG, JIXIAN ZHANG, JIXIAN ZHANG, GEORGE XIAN
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 2, n. 1, march 2009
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 1, n. 4, december 2008
    ISSUE ON WILDLAND FIRES AND BIOMASS BURNING
    Guest Editors : IOANNIS Z. GITAS, EMILIO CHUVIECO, CHRIS JUSTICE
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 1, n. 3, september 2008
    REGULAR PAPERS ONLY
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 1, n. 2, june 2008
    ISSUE ON REMOTE SENSING OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: STATUS AND CHALLENGES
    [table of contents]

    Vol. 1, n. 1, march 2008
    ISSUE ON EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND RENEWABLE WIND ENERGY
    Guest Editors : ELLSWORTH FRANK LEDREW, KUN SHAN CHEN
    [table of contents]

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    Paper submission is handled through the Manuscript Central site (mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jstars). The work flow for submission and review is the same as that for TGRS.

    We welcome individual articles and proposals for theme issues or special issues on topics relevant to JSTARS. Further information and guidance is available by contacting either the Editor-in-Chief or the Deputy Editor-in-Chief. We look forward to collaborating with the membership on an important and exciting new chapter in the evolution of both the GRSS and ICEO.

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