31th May - 3rd June 2010 UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

First International Workshop on

“Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images”

Mykonos Island, Greece
May 23-25, 2012
Important Notice

In light of the large numbers of abstracts submitted and accepted, the organizing committee has decided to start the Temporal Workshop a day earlier, on May 23 to give more room to presentations and discussions.  Please book your flight and hotel accordingly.


Scope and Topics

This workshop intends to be a forum for discussion of research issues related to temporal analysis of remotely sensed data.  Since the launch of Landsat-1 in 1972, a large number of earth observation satellites have been launched.  The wealth of multitemporal data provides excellent opportunities to study environmental changes at local, regional and global scale. The workshop includes a wide arrays of topics such as:

•    Multitemporal image calibration and correction
•    Landsat, NOAA AVHRR, MODIS, MERIS, SPOT VGT Data Archive
•    Multitemporal SAR and InSAR data analysis
•    Cross-sensor satellite data - data fusion
•    Methodology for analysis of temporal data
•    Change detection methods
•    Landuse and land cover dynamics
•    Vegetation dynamics and ecological processes
•    Applications of multitemporal data

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Multitemporal false-colour images of Shanghai, China, 1979 (left; Landsat) and 2010 (right; HJ-1B images)

Call for Submission

Please submit your abstract of 500 words to the EARSeL Conference
Management System at the http://www.conferences.earsel.org/.
Accepted papers will be included in the EI-indexed conference proceedings.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Yifang Ban Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
Prof. Lorenzo  Bruzzone University of Trento, Italy
Dr. Yves-Louis Desnos
Prof. Peijun Du Nanjing University, China
Prof. Paolo Gamba University of Pavia, Italy
Prof. Peng Gong University of California, Berkeley, USA
& Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Martin Herold Wageningen University, The Netherland
Prof. Barbara Koch   
University of Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Thuy Le Toan CNRS-CNES- Université Paul Sabatier, France
Prof. Jonathan Li    
University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Ioannis Manakos   
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Dr. Heather McNairn Agriculture Canada, Canada
Prof. Eberhard Parlow    Basel University, Switzerland
Prof. Rainer Reuter
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Prof. Uwe Stilla
Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Dr. Hannes Taubenböck
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Prof. Xiaojun Yang Florida State University, USA
Prof. Qiming Zhou Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Organization Committee

Yifang Ban   
Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
Gesine Böttcher EARSeL Secretariat
Eberhard Parlow  
Basel University, Switzerland
Kostas Perakis University of Thessaly, Greece
Rainer Reuter University of Oldenburg, Germany

Keynote Speakers

Photo-Bruzzone Professor Lorenzo Bruzzone 
Professor and Head of the Remote Sensing Laboratory
Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science
University of Trento, ITALY

Keynote talk
Current scenario and challenges in temporal analysis of remote sensing satellite images

Dr. Yves-Louis Desnos
Head of Research and Development Section & Senior Advisor
Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department
ESA - European Space Agency ESRIN

Keynote talk
20 years of Earth Observation with ESA missions

Dr. Thuy Le Toan
Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere (CESBIO)
CNRS-CNES- Universite Paul Sabatier

Keynote talk
Information Retrieval from Multitemporal SAR Images: Applications to agriculture and forest monitoring

Professor Paolo Gamba
Head, Remote Sensing Group
Department of Electronics
University of Pavia, Italy
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Letter

Keynote talk
Change detection in urban areas: spatial and temporal scales

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract February 29, 2012
Notification of Acceptance March 15, 2012
Manuscripts Due Date
May 25, 2012

Registration Fee

EARSeL Members 250
Non EARSeL Members 300
Student EARSeL Members 120
Student Non EARSeL Members 160

*: 25% must be added to registration fees if paid after 15th April 2012.
Workshop fees are reduced by 20% for participants of the Symposium.

Registration fees include:
Free access to oral and poster presentations and to the tutorial session.
Abstract book, cd with workshop proceedings, and other workshop material.
Midday lunches, coffee breaks.

To register, please follow the instructions at the Earsel Conference Management System web site:
Conference Management System


The Workshop will be hosted at the Royal Myconian Hotel on Mykonos Island, Greece (http://www.royalmyconian.gr).

Mykonos can be reached by plane or by ferry. There are many direct flights from most of the European countries to the International Airport of Mykonos (JMK) during the summer season. There are also many flights per day from Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos" to Mykonos Airport. For more information please visit one of the following airline companies' website to book online:

1. Olympic Air
2. Aegean Airlines

There are also many ferries travelling from Piraeus or Rafina Port to Mykonos. The trip depending the type of the ferry takes between 2 and 6 hours.
From Piraeus you can board the Blue Star, Hellenic Sea Ways and Aegean Speed Lines. Alternatively you can get a boat from Rafina with the following shipping companies: Blue Star, Hellenic Saw Ways, Cyclades Fast Ferries and Sea Jets. The island is generally considered to be relatively small. Public transports are well organized and consistent, but if you want to avoid overcrowding you can hire either a motorbike or a car. The town offers two large municipal parking places where you can park.

Further information about Mykonos Island can be found at the Municipality of Mykonos website.


The circular of this Workshop can be found here.

For more information please contact:
the Workshop Chair:
Prof. Yifang Ban

or the EARSEL Secretariat:
Gesine Böttcher