3rd International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications

Special Session on Image Processing for Natural Risks (IPNR)

Natural risks are unpredictable, dangerous and may be widespread. It is often not straightforward, cost-effective, or accurate to use metrological sensors in the ground, for example, to study and track their global evolution. The use of image data is a powerful way to do this: this: imaging technology enables the phenomena to be observed continuously, safely, and economically without the use of expensive equipment for a single purpose. High-resolution, multispectral, and remote/proximal sensing can be achieved with standard imaging technologies. Once the image/video data is acquired, research into image/video processing is subsequently necessary to obtain useful and timely information about the nature of the risk arising from the natural phenomena drawing on a range of techniques in a well-established and productive field of research.

The use of satellite, multispectral radar, and stereo images combined with image/video processing for the study of natural risks which may include:

  • Tsunami
  • Flooding
  • Fire
  • Storm
  • Volcanic eruption
  • Ocean and sea pollution
  • Desertification
  • Deforestation
  • Glacier elevation changes
  • Avalanche
  • Monitoring of the ozone layer

Program committee

Lucile Rossi (France)
Bonazountas Marc (Greece)
Kurosh Madani (France)
Neil Robertson (United Kingdom)
Enis Cetin (Turkey)
Brigitte Leblon (Canada)
Moulay Aklhoufi (Canada)


Will be available soon


For further information, please contact IPTA'12 Secretariat
E-mail : iptta@ibisc.univ-evry.fr