BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIFF, UK - Noteworthy articles in theoretical innovation, interdisciplinary applications, and photo-optical instrumentation design published in 2014 in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing have been honored with Best Paper Awards. The awards are being presented for the first time this year, with the winners selected by the journal's editorial board.
The journal is published online in the SPIE Digital Library by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress among the remote sensing community. Ni-Bin Chang, professor of civil, environmental, and construction engineering at the University of Central Florida, is editor-in-chief.
"Pixel classification of large-size hyperspectral images by affinity propagation," authored by Kacem Chehdi, Mariem Soltani, and Claude Cariou of the University of Rennes 1, was selected in the category of Theoretical Innovation. The paper describes a new approach to aid in the effectiveness of unsupervised large-size hyperspectral image classification and to reduce the computational burden. It is available via open access.
"Derivation and approximation of soil isoline equations in the red-near-infrared reflectance subspace," authored by Kenta Taniguchi and Hiroki Yoshioka (Aichi Prefectural University), and Kenta Obata (Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), was selected in the category of Interdisciplinary Applications. The paper presents a highly interdisciplinary study across soil science, hydrology, ecology, earth science, and agriculture demonstrating the mobility over research borders and providing deep impact on various environmental applications. It is available via open access.
"Development of quantum well, quantum dot, and type II superlattice infrared photodetectors," authored by California Institute of Technology researchers David Ting, Alexander Soibel, Sam Keo, Sir Rafol, Jason Mumolo, John Liu, Cory Hill, Arezou Khoshakhlagh, Linda Höglund, Edward Luong, and Sarath Gunapala, won in the category of Photo-Optical Instrumentation and Design. The paper demonstrates a state-of-the art design philosophy based on the latest forefront of optical, thermal, and material science.
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