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Session on Spatial Classification, Special Session on Spatial Classification

Special Session on Spatial Classification at 11th Biennial Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS)

University of Technology of Dresden, Germany, March 13-18, 2009.

The special session is organized in combination with the 33rd annual conference of the German Classification Society - Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl). Abstract deadline is November 3, 2008.

The focus of this Special Interest Session will be on applications and methodological challenges of the classification of spatial data, especially in, but not limited to, the context of remote sensing and the geosciences. Such applications include land cover classification and change detection, landslide susceptibility modeling, mineral potential mapping, or habitat analysis. Dealing with spatial autocorrelation in model fitting and error estimation is one of the challenges encountered in spatial classification. Specific applications such as hyperspectral remote sensing result in additional challenges such as high-dimensional data. Both applied and theoretical scientists with diverse backgrounds are invited to contribute to this session that is intended to provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum.

Papers of the conference will be published in a post-conference proceedings volume in the series 'Studies in Classification, Data Analysis and Knowledge Organization' with Springer-Verlag after having passed a refereeing process (deadlines are listed below). Long or advanced versions of papers can be submitted to the journals 'Advances in Data Analysis and Classification (ADAC)' and 'Journal of Classification' that both will publish a Special Issue for IFCS 2009.

I look forward to meeting you at the IFCS,

Alexander Brenning

Conference website:

Important Dates:

  • November 03, 2008: deadline for abstracts
  • December 17, 2009: notification of acceptance of abstracts
  • January 19, 2009: end of early-bird registration
  • March 13-18, 2009: conference
  • April 6, 2009: deadline for papers for post-conference proceedings
  • June 29, 2009: notification of acceptance of papers
  • July 20, 2009: camera-ready version of papers
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