Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event - JURSE 2013

Event Organisers: 

Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Venue City: 

Sao Paulo


Maksoud Plaza Hotel


21/04/2013 to 23/04/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Language of event: 



The biannual international 'Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event' (JURSE) reaches for the first time South America, demonstrating the world-wide reach of this scientific field, dedicated to explore cutting-edge themes in urban remote sensing with respect to the Information Technology and Geoscience. JURSE 2013 is designed to be a forum of excellence where a selected group of researchers, practitioners, and students will present and discuss their latest findings and results.

This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resources recently employed to investigate the manifold aspects of the urban environment through orbital and airborne remote sensing data. Emerging topics like new methods for urban land cover and land use classification with detailed discrimination of urban targets, 3D modeling of urban buildings, forecast and impact assessment of natural and man-made hazards in urban areas, urban social studies, urban ecology as well as data fusion, algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation, and multisource remote sensing data will be approached, aiming to address pressing questions and offer effective solutions in urban remote sensing but also to unravel new possibilities for the interpretation, processing, fusion, and application of remotely sensed data in urban investigations.

The objectives of JURSE 2013 are:

  • gathering people coming from industry, academia, local and national/international agencies together to discuss topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring
  • fostering the research and the applications of available data sets over urban areas, with a special consideration for high resolution satellite data and data fusion
  • providing new ideas for developing sensors and/or systems able to analyse and monitor urban areas
  • improving the knowledge and the know-how by means of the interaction of researchers coming from different communities (town and regional planning, engineering, photogrammetry, geology, hydrology, etc) Urban remote sensing includes a wide array of research topics and disciplines, and arises as a truly interdisciplinary field. The joint conferences will feature many special sessions with oral and poster components.
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