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IIMCG Charter

The European Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) has been founded by:

- ESA-ESRIN, European Space Agency (European Space Research Institute)
- DLR, German Aerospace Center
- ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich)
- CNES, French Space Agency
- EUSC, European Union Satellite Centre
- ASI, Italian Space Agency

And along years extended to:

- MSU, Mississippi State University
- JRC, Joint Research Centre
- UoT, University of Trento
- INGV, Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology


IIM focus is on research and technological activities for automated and user centred extraction of information from EO images and image archives in support to content understanding. The main areas addressed by IIM activities are:

  • Information modelling and processing for very large and heterogeneous image sets
  • Mediating systems (e.g.: learning, adapting themselves to user conjecture, suggesting solutions, etc.)
  • Knowledge discovery concepts (including auxiliary data)
  • Communicable information and knowledge
  • Opportunities (e.g.: usage scenarios, test cases, business models, technology transfer, etc.)
  • Evaluation methods
  • Related standards also for interfaces



The main objectives of IIMCG activity are:

  • Promote European research and development of IIM techniques
  • Interface with European and National programmes in the field, like the Agency initiatives, the EC FP7 activities, etc.
  • Foster, within the members, the possibility to:
    • Share scientific and technical experience, data, information and applications
    • Identify relevant scientific and technical issues
    • Suggest technical directions
    • Suggest solutions for funding and coordination of activities
  • Provide a forum where interested bodies may:
    • Constantly be kept updated on ongoing activities in the field and on relevant scientific and technical issues
    • Exchange information (including gathering of suggestions and requirements)
    • Be informed on available demonstrators, prototypes, products, etc.
  • Identify and suggest / promote appropriate standards
  • Facilitate and promote the use of resulting products



Contributors to this page: Michele Iapaolo
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