mSPARSA 2017

multivariate Signal Processing and Analysis for Remote Sensing Applications – mSPARSA 2017

International Summer School

Brasov, Romania

24 – 29 July 2017

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1. Technical theme

Outline of topics: color, multispectral and hyperspectral image acquisition, processing and analysis, feature extraction, texture analysis techniques, remote sensing applications, Earth Observation, Copernicus Academy framework.

2. Program and Lecturers

The participants (graduate students, Ph.D. students, young researchers) will learn about the latest research approaches in multidimensional signal processing and analysis and remote sensing applications, contributing to their personal and scientific development. All participants will receive a participation diploma.

The following schedule is proposed daily:

9:00 – 10:30 – Lecture

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 – Lecture

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break (it will be offered on-site)

14:00 – 15:30 – Lecture

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 – Discussions

The lecturers are the following:

  • Hilda Deborah (Nowegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Noël Richard (University of Poitiers, France)
  • Manuel Graña (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Ferran Gascon (European Space Agency)
  • Pierre Soille (Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy)
  • Erchan Aptoula (Gebze Technical University, Turkey)

The draft syllabus is given in the following table.Changes may occur during the summer school.

Lecturer Topic
Noël Richard Spatio-chromatic complexity definitions and metrological texture features design for color and spectral images
Mihai Ivanovici The Copernicus Academy context, the Sentinel 2A satellite, remote sensing applications: forest detection based on fractal models, roof detection etc
Pierre Soille Petabyte scale Processing and Analysis for Remote Sensing Applications
Manuel Graña Hyperspectral images: segmentation, CBIR systems,
Hilda Deborah Towards spectral mathematical morphology
Erchan Aptoula Morphological spectral-spatial pixel description and the advent of deep learning
Ferran Gascon Earth Observation from Space – Focus on Copernicus Sentinel-2

3. Venue

The proposed venue is the R&D Institute of Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. There is a conference room equipped with smart board / video projector available for the mSPARSA 2017. Wireless connection to Internet. PCs are not provided.


4. Registration fee

100 euro for students.

200 euro for non-students.

Details about payment will be provided by e-mail (see contact below).

Deadline for registration and payment: 15th of July, 2017.


5. Contact

E-mail: mihai.ivanovici at

Tel/fax: +40 268 475 751