Summary: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 45, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2007 3855
Foreword to the Special Issue on Pattern
Recognition in Remote Sensing
THIS special issue is associated with the Fourth Interna-
tional Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Remote Sens-
ing (PRRS 2006) that took place on August 20, 2006, in Hong
Kong as part of the International Conference on Pattern Recog-
nition (ICPR 2006). Both PRRS and ICPR are sponsored by
the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
PRRS 2006 was also sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and
Remote Sensing Society. PRRS workshops are implemented by
IAPR Technical Committee 7 on Remote Sensing.
The PRRS workshop has established itself as an important
event for scientists who are involved in the combined fields
of pattern recognition and remote sensing. These two research
fields have always overlapped, but the large volumes of remote
sensing data that are recently available require advanced algo-
rithms and techniques for automatic analysis.
Papers for this special issue were solicited from partici-